Make a splash with free lessons

PUBLISHED: 17:26 09 January 2007 | UPDATED: 22:28 28 May 2010

Kim Lumley, the world champion water skier, is going into Neale Wade Community College, March, on Wednesday to take some of the students through some exercises that she has to do on dry land

Kim Lumley, the world champion water skier, is going into Neale Wade Community College, March, on Wednesday to take some of the students through some exercises that she has to do on dry land

FREE lunchtime swimming sessions in three of the four Fenland towns are on offer for those taking part in the county s biggest push yet to get more people to take exercise. The free lunchtime sessions are being offered next Wednesday at Fenland Council ow

FREE lunchtime swimming sessions in three of the four Fenland towns are on offer for those taking part in the county's biggest push yet to get more people to take exercise.

The free lunchtime sessions are being offered next Wednesday at Fenland Council owned pools at the Hudson Leisure Centre in March, the George Campbell in Wisbech and the Manor Leisure Centre at Whittlesey.

The Fenland initiatives follow a campaign by the 'Start Living Sport in 2007" organisation who is asking everyone to stop what they're doing at 12 noon next Wednesday to take part in 10 minutes of physical activity wherever they are.

"The idea is that we can learn how easy it is to fit more time for physical activity into our everyday lives, and become fitter, healthier and happier," said a spokesman.

"Thousands of people from businesses, local councils and schools have already signed up to the idea and will be doing something to get their heart beating faster for 10 minutes."

Cambridgeshire County Council is hosting a variety of exercise sessions, including installing a rowing machine in their council chambers that staff can use for free in their lunch break. They'll also be using the stairs instead of the lift and utilising some outdoors green space for a quick kick around.

If you're out and about on the January 17, there will also be free events taking place in some central areas where you can try a range of exercise sessions, from yoga to dancing and Nordic walking, all for free.

These events will be at Cathedral Square in Peterborough, The Grafton Centre in Cambridge and Hinchingbrooke Country Park as well as organised sessions in some schools and village colleges.

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