Posted on January 20, 2017
Swing Patrol, the swing dance school and events company, has launched a new fitness workout called SwingTrain. Developed by Scott Cupit, the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year who won investment on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, SwingTrain is an upbeat cardio programme performed to vintage swing, gospel, jazz and blues.
Aimed at working the whole body, SwingTrain workouts are suitable for all levels of fitness and coordination. Fitness instructors lead the class in moves inspired by the Charlston, lindy hop and the shag, working legs, arms and core while also developing coordination and mental agility.
SwingTrain launched in January 2017, with classes across the UK. Sessions have also been planned for Germany and Australia. SwingTrain is recruiting more instructors in the UK.
Cupit said: “As is the Swing Patrol ethos, SwingTrain sessions are designed to foster friendships as well as fitness… participants don’t even realise they’re burning up to 500 calories an hour because they’re smiling so much.” For more information, or to book a class, see www.swingtrain.com.
Photograph: Mark Wheeler Photography