Putting the fizz into exercise in Spalding, Gosberton and Surfleet

A group of women are giving it some fizz in Ayscoughfee Gardens at Spalding’s first boot camp on Wednesday evenings.

You’ll see them burst into action doing things such as flipping tyres and jumping through agility ladders as a way of getting fit quick.

Flip that tyre: Holly Barrett at boot camp. Photo: SG140514-338TW

Flip that tyre: Holly Barrett at boot camp. Photo: SG140514-338TW

“We do lots of different exercises, explosive exercises,” explains Zoe Myall, who has introduced boot camp to Spalding and Gosberton (Tuesday) – as well as a stretch and relax class in Surfleet (also on Tuesday) – under the name Give it Some Fizz.

She says: “We do cardio training, resistance training, exercises with kettle bells and agility ladders as well as using free weights.

“It’s a fun atmosphere, so although I call it boot camp, and I’ll push people to go harder, it’s not like at Army camp where you have someone shouting at you constantly.

“It’s done in a fun and energetic way and even if you have never done exercise before it is a great way to start.”

Building up fitness in the fresh air are (from left) Julia Knight, Zoe Myall, Holly Barrett and Liz Murray. Photo: SG140514-334TW

Building up fitness in the fresh air are (from left) Julia Knight, Zoe Myall, Holly Barrett and Liz Murray. Photo: SG140514-334TW

Zoe is in her mid-30s, but looks closer to 20 thanks to getting into exercise as a teenager as a way of shedding some extra pounds.

In fact, Zoe worked for these newspapers briefly in the late 1990s, before going on to work in London for Take a Break and Bella magazine.

However, her interest in fitness continued and Zoe decided to qualify as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and sports therapist – she is also a hockey coach.

Once fully trained she decided to leave journalism and focus on fitness, working freelance in lots of different places.

She then returned to the Deepings, where she grew up and went to school, and is now establishing her client base in this area.

Many of the people going to boot camp have told Zoe that the fresh air helps their workout, spurring them to push harder.

However, Zoe thinks the quick-fire nature of the exercises also has a lot to do with the boot camp’s success.

Zoe says: “A lot of people go to the gym and spend an hour on a bike or a treadmill but it’s not giving as much benefit as doing lots of difference exercises, and challenging your body in so many different ways. This is an all-over body workout and by doing short bursts of exercise, say 30 or 45 seconds before going on to the next one, you keep it active and it’s not boring.”

Zoe is on holiday during the week of June 9-13, so there are no classes at Spalding, Gosberton or Surfleet.

Contact her to find out about the three classes on 07921 553849 or email giveitsomefizz@yahoo.com

Visit the website giveitsomefizz.com