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Walking: Steps to better health

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Walking is one of the easiest, yet most effective ways to boost your health. It's a gentle form of cardio exercise, meaning it's great for losing fat and can help maintain a healthy heart. Best of all, it requires no fancy equipment - just a sturdy pair of shoes! The Isle of Wight is a walker's paradise, with over 500 miles of paths right on our doorstep. Ask our team for more info on the best routes! Here are just a few of the benefits walking can bring you: Improves your mood Like all forms of exercise, walking produces mood-boosting endorphins that combat feelings of anxiety and depression. What's more, walking can be enjoyed as a social activity. Taking a stroll with friends or family is a great way to spend some quality time together and will maximise its happiness-inducing effects. Burns fat and strengthens the heart As mentioned above, cardiovascular exercise is one of the most effective ways to drop those extra pounds and encourage healthy heart function. Walking is low-impact and intensity, making it an ideal introduction to exercise. It's not just for beginners, though - why not add a hill walk or two into your usual route for a challenge? Lowers your risk of disease Walking regularly can aid in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, thanks to its effects on blood pressure. Studies have found that stepping out regularly lowers blood pressure by as much as 11 points, and cuts stroke risk by up to 20%. Stuck for inspiration? Take a look at some of our favourite walking routes!
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All levels

These classes have been specifically designed to allow participants to work at their own intensity level, with the ability to modify all exercises according to their own personal fitness.

Beginner

A person new to training or an individual with below average fitness levels can be termed as a beginner. These classes are also suitable for those returning to exercise after a break/injury.

Intermediate

A person training at intermediate level should have a fair amount of base fitness and coordination and thus can be exposed to a higher intensity workout.

Advanced

At an advanced level, the participant should have experience in subjecting themselves to high intensity training on a regular basis. Every person starting off as a beginner should aspire to reach this level.

Online booking is available for members for classes, activities and spa treatments.
Non-members can book our spa treatments online, and please call 01983 766222 to book classes or activities.

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