More than 40 people from Andover and the surrounding areas made a splash when they tried out a new Aqua Zumba® class at Andover Leisure Centre.
The new water-based exercise class, which was led by Zumba® education specialist, Caroline Parsons, is aimed at reintroducing older and less active people to regular exercise.
At the free starter session, people let loose and danced to Latin inspired music throughout the class and the swimming pool was even dyed a cool purple for the event to add to the party atmosphere.
Obdulia Mcgeoghan, who took part in the class said: “It was brilliant! The instructor was very good. I’m a regular swimmer and would definitely come again.”
Joy Piper, who also took to the water, said: “It was fantastic. I have done aqua classes before so sort of knew what it would be like, but it was really excellent.”
The 45-minute taster marked the start of the third and final phase of the Move More with Zumba® Fitness programme which is funded by Sport England, Sporta, Zumba® Fitness LLC, and Sport Hampshire Isle of Wight and delivered in the Test Valley by leisure trust, Valley Leisure.
Valley Leisure run four Test Valley owned sports and leisure outlets in the region including Andover Leisure Centre and Charlton Lakeside.
Over the past six months, a total of 330 people from across Test Valley have taken part in the programme which aims to engage, enthuse and excite people into more physical activity.
If you would like to find out more about the upcoming Aqua Zumba classes and the other classes that are part of the Move More with Zumba® Fitness programme, contact Liz Murray on 01264 347100.