A recent BBC survey highlighted that 48 percent of adults said that they had put on weight during lockdown.
One of the biggest complaints of the most recent lockdown was that gyms, swimming pools and leisure facilities had to close when many people relied on these facilities to manage their physical and mental wellbeing. Thankfully, our swimming pools will remain open now, even during Tier 3 restrictions.
As swimming is one of the best forms of a cardio workout, why not switch your routine to the pool and give swimming a try as you aim to lose those extra pounds gained during lockdown. Even if you are finding life tougher right now, swimming has been proven to have many mental health benefits above many other sports.
Preparing your mind to start swimming and lessons again!
It is important not to beat yourself up about any weight gain but accept that we have all been through strange times and now it is time to be kind to yourself and your body. Stressing about your weight gain will increase cortisol in your body (stress hormone) which in turn stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism. The bodies’ hormonal system checks this stress and promotes weight gain to counteract this stress.
Strictly Swimming London coaches can help you develop a plan of getting back into the water and quitting this stress. We will look at helping you become healthier rather than thinner when you are in the swimming pool, and this will lead to greater weight loss.
Training and Lessons
Whether you want to develop your freestyle stroke, start your journey into competing in your first triathlon, or simply develop your swimming training to become fitter and faster in the pool, your lockdown weight gain can become a thing of the past.
Our swimming pools are luxury private health clubs which means that the swimming pools are exceptionally quiet. Many of our beginner clients prefer a quiet learning environment. Many of our triathlete clients prefer a quiet space whilst they concentrate on fine tuning their swimming strokes. And many of our clients have built up their confidence in these quiet pools whilst they burn off that unwanted weight gain.
Book a lesson
We can tailor any swimming lesson to your specific individual needs. Strictly Swimming London coaches will help you back to your full self.
To book a private lesson, please click the Book Online button on all of our webpages and register your details and availability for your swimming lesson.
Paul started competing in swimming from the age of 8 and eventually went on to represent his country all over the world. During his time at University, Paul specialised in Aquatics and the Biomechanics of Swimming and produced numerous theses on swimming performance.