A hotel health club is encouraging members and local residents to get fitter this summer with the launch of additional paddleboard sessions on Windermere.

Blending core strength, co-ordination and stability with a twist, fitness instructors at the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa health club are delivering a range of exercises out on the lake, with additional types of board available so that more people can take part.

The 45-minute ‘paddle-cise’ sessions allow participants to develop core fitness in a completely different way, whilst enjoying the spectacular outdoor summer scenery on the water.  The paddle board, similar to a surf board, is propelled with a single blade paddle to move through the water whilst in a standing or kneeling position.

Paul Brown from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues says: “Stand up paddle boarding has been brought to us from Hawaii and is a fast growing sport throughout the UK.

“It’s great fun to do and easy to learn.  Everyone needs to be prepared to get wet once or twice, but we provide all the gear, from the stand up paddleboards themselves to wetsuits and buoyancy aids as required.”

The Paddlecise classes at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa health club are held on Thursdays and Fridays at 6pm.  To book a place, call 01539 439 344.

For further information about English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues visit: englishlakes.co.uk