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Instructor profile : Hayley

Hayley has a real passion for everything to do with water whether it’s in the pool or out in open water. Hayley is a Level 2 Swimming Teacher and STA Tutor, Open Water Swimming Coach and Level 2 Aqua Instructor. Hayley says, “I have been teaching swimming in local swimming clubs since 1997 and wanted something to offer…

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How to keep it synchro

Synchro is our passion. We created SynchroFitness to bring the health benefits of synchro to a much larger audience than just those who are on the competitive track. For class participants they get a great sense of achievement swimming something that looks neat – and its more fun and social that way. After all, that’s what…

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Synchro, not painkillers?

“Taking drugs for back pain is largely pointless”, an overview of research has concluded. The Times newspaper in February 2017 reported anti-inflammatory pills like ibuprofen are widely used for back pain however they make little or no difference. Instead exercise is recommended with Pilates, yoga or stretching favoured. One in 10 people are affected by…

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A thoroughly enjoyable way to exercise

Candy (back row, second from left) started SynchroFitness over a year ago with her daughter, Amy (front row left), after seeing an advert. Candy tells us about their fitness journey. “My daughter and I both love swimming and dance and SynchroFitness seemed to be the perfect combination. We went along not really sure what to expect, but ‘in for…

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The most fun I ever had exercising

Hayley Reynolds ran a successful SynchroFitness taster class series for Abingdon Swimming Club and will be running regular classes from September. Find out what her class thought and how it came about. “SynchroFitness was the most fun I have ever had exercising!” Hayley says “I have been teaching swimming since 1997 and over the years I…

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Road to recovery

Now we all know SynchroFitness is a great way to keep fit and have fun, but did you also know it is a great way to get back into exercise following an injury? One of our class regulars, Pippa, has had knee problems, a meniscal tear, since before starting our classes. A few months ago she took…

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Instructor profile : Lisa

Lisa says “I am an aquatic fitness specialist with a passion for all things synchro. I have been coaching club synchro since 2007 and when I heard about SynchroFitness I knew I had to get involved. I love the fun based structure of the classes and being a tutor/assessor too means that I am helping…

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Instructor profile : Nigel

Nigel has a very special place in our hearts – he is our first male instructor. Nigel is into fitness in general. He used to box, has run several marathons, loves dance and teaches boxfit and tap dance. Nigel wanted to become involved in swimming and, through life guarding, got drawn into synchro. He joined…

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First instructor course

Wow! Two firsts in one go! Our first course AND our first male instructor. After months of meticulous planning we sent out details of our first instructor course, sat back and waited. Its one of those moments when you think “will it work… will all that hard work pay off…”. Almost straight away Nigel’s booking came in!!…

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Instructor course launch news

SynchroFitness: fun, social and energising synchronised swimming fitness classes and events We are delighted to announce our SynchroFitness instructor training course has been endorsed by SkillsActive with a fabulous 16 REPS points. They gave us some great feedback…. “This is an excellent submission; all of the requirements are covered in detail. The resources are produced…

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