Almost twenty students joined a Squashercise launch class at the Carnegie Sports Centre; Leeds Met University
Squashercise is a fun, female-friendly activity class for all ages which is based on squash and racketball fitness, movements and skills which has been devised after research revealed how women can become bored with a standard gym routine when exercising individually.
Two student volunteer coaches, Chloe Harrison and Adam Wellstead, led the Squashercise class. The participants included squash team players, tennis and badminton players and some that had never been on a squash court before.
Using two courts, with music blaring out, the eight lads and ten ladies undertook a range of short, quick exercises to switch on major muscle groups and improve the range of movements, followed by fun drills and activities to get used to squash specific movements and develop squash & racketball skills.
“This is a great way to get fit for squash, it is great that we now have our own sport specific circuit,” said Adam (a fresher now playing in the squash team) after the session.
First timer Loran declared, “a great way to break my squash virginity, I’ll be back for more next week.”
Squashercise regular and budding squash and badminton player Emma commented, “by coming regularly to these sessions I am building up my fitness and I’m also getting to know a lot of other likeminded sporty people.”
“I’m delighted with the response we have had to Squashercise at Leeds Met we seem to have found a gap in the market for many racket players that want to work on their fitness in a group environment, something that is fun, rewarding and pushes them hard,” beamed organiser Kirsty McPhee.
Leeds Met currently have two Squashercise sessions a week on every Tuesday 5.20 - 6pm and every Friday 12 - 12.40 – all welcome to attend.
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