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SwingTrain @ Stirchley Baths
SwingTrain is an exercise to music class to the vintage vibes of swing, gospel, rhythm & blues and jazz – a marked difference to the electronic music that dominates the majority of cardio exercise classes. The fitness regime has been developed by Scott Cupit, the award winning dance teacher and entrepreneur whose pitch for Swing Patrol – the dance school and events company – secured investment on BBC Dragons' Den. Duncan Bannatyne wanted to try swing in health clubs and Piers Linney was looking for "the Zumba of Swing". SwingTrain launched this year under the guidance of investor Deborah Meaden, and local fitness instructor Carola Lange has been selected as the first SwingTrainer in South Birmingham. The SwingTrain total body workouts are inclusive and suitable for all levels of fitness and coordination. No dance or fitness class experience is required whatsoever. Qualified SwingTrain fitness instructors lead participants through a series of fun, follow-along moves. The full body cardio workouts exercise legs, arms and core, as well as developing coordination and mental agility through memorable routines. SwingTrain sessions at Stirchley Baths lasts for 30 minutes (from 9.30 a.m.), or an hour (from 10.10 a.m.), including warm-up and warm-down time, depending on whether you attend the full high-intensity work-out or the new gentler 30-minute 'Get Active' sessions.