Keep fit with a wiggle and a giggle

Michelle with some of her Zumba class participants. Pic: G63

Michelle with some of her Zumba class participants. Pic: G63

LADIES, teenage girls and kids from Drymen and the surrounding area are being encouraged to keep fit with a wiggle and a giggle thanks to a recently launched programme of classes and activities in the village.

Community Fitness Drymen is the brainchild of Michelle Ironside, a trained dancer who switched her focus to the fitness needs of young mums after having her own children.

Originally from East Kilbride, Michelle moved back to Scotland after a spell living down south and combined her dance background with previous fitness experience to lead a range of activities including Buggy Boot Camp for young mums, Zumba for over-16s and various kids’ and one-to-one classes.

And while a growing interest in the Zumba classes could lead to a second evening being added to the weekly programme, it’s Michelle’s Buggy Boot Camp that has really taken off.

“Mum’s wanting to get back to fitness can bring their babies and toddlers along, so they don’t need childcare or sitters,” says Michelle who runs her boot camp activities at Drymen football pitch off Stirling Road/Charles Crescent. “We do a lot of target toning on tummies, legs, bums…all the problem areas that having babies brings us!”

While most the boot camp sessions take place outdoors rain hail or shine, the buggy boot camp moves indoors to Drymen church hall if the weather’s bad. The Zumba classes also take place in the church hall.

For more info and an up-to-date programme check visit Community Fitness Drymen on Facebook.

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Author: editor

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