Way to health for time poor

IF you have little time on your hands but still want an effective workout, then Swymfit could be just what you’re searching for.The innovative training program at Sans Souci Leisure Centre runs for 30 minutes and is sure to raise your heart rate.Created by trainer Mitch Mahon and Olympic swimmer Craig Stevens, Swymfit is interval swimming at high intensity combined with weights. The program does not focus on technique but instead looks at strengthening your overall swimming level.

Mr Stevens helped develop the program and gives advice on increasing fitness levels, dolphin diving and holding your breath.

Targeted at people aged 16 to 55, the one size fits all program can suit all levels including the elderly, injured and pregnant.

Leisure Centre member Paula Smith said a typical routine could be to swim for 25 metres and then do a weight routine in the water.

“It is an effective and efficient workout,” she said. “All the exercises are adaptable and the water provides a natural resistance to support you.”

The program will continue for the rest of the year.

Details: Sessions are held on Monday and Friday at 6.30am

and on Wednesday at 6.30pm at Sans Souci Leisure Centre.

Classes are $10; free for members.