Mel Marsh, Michael Watt, Ian Fenton and Julie Wallace (front) enjoy exercising in the warmer weather.
Mel Marsh, Michael Watt, Ian Fenton and Julie Wallace (front) enjoy exercising in the warmer weather.

Springing towards end of winter

AS THE warm weather hits and the days have started to get longer, one thought is clearly looming in the minds of Warwickites – bikini bodies.

Water and Indoor Recreation Aquatic Centre (WIRAC) personal trainer Julie Wallace said she had noticed a jump in the number of people looking to get in shape as the warmer months approached.

“We have definitely seen more people in the classes and in the gym throughout the day this week,” she said.

“People really struggle through the winter months but in the warmer months people seem to have a different attitude,” she said.

“People see that on the horizon and they are thinking about getting into their summer dresses and singlets.”

She said it wasn’t unusual for people to pile on a few extra kilograms in the colder months.

“Sometimes in winter people are like bears that go into hibernation,” he said.

“Winter can sometimes become an excuse for people but it should never be an excuse.”

Feelgood Fitness manager Jaron Cumersord said he had also noticed a big increase.

“We had 160 people come in on Monday, back in February we were getting 175, so we are definitely headed back up towards that,” he said.

Mr Cumersord said there was a slump in gym attendances when it was cold but encouraged people to take advantage of the longer days.

“We run 6am classes and the numbers in those classes have gone up; they will continue to as we get even warmer and there is less frost on peoples’ windows,” he said.



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