The quirky studio putting the fun in fitness

IT guarantees a enjoyable strategy to health.

SWAG (Start With A Goal) is a boutique studio in New Milton providing a various vary of courses all wrapped up in a visible wonderland!

Alison Francis, who’s behind the gymnasium, advised the Daily Echo:; “SWAG has naturally grown to be a heat, inviting, and enjoyable place to be, you’re feeling at residence as quickly as you stroll in.

“It’s an escape from life, an opportunity to be as younger in motion as you’re at coronary heart! Want to swing on a rope shouting ‘weeeeeeeee?’ Be our visitor! Want to leap over a gymnasium horse onto a crash mat such as you did in school? Go for it!

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“We work laborious in our courses while making it enjoyable and inclusive. We have the entire spectrum of age, health stage, confidence stage and everyone seems to be supported.

“We’re naturally and splendidly odd and non-conformist which hopefully means everybody feels welcome at SWAG.”

SWAG guarantees an entire strategy to health and wellbeing, thoughts and physique with quirky workshops and occasions together with silent yoga, clubbericse, burlesque and pole match.

The magnificent 16ft excessive vaulted roof is hung with all types of rings, ropes, ariel hoops and Pole Fit poles and there is a explicit deal with calisthenics, pole match and yoga.

Previously a profitable recruitment guide, Alison has been a private coach ever since returning to work after elevating her household ten years in the past.

The 2,000 sq ft open plan area on the primary ground of the previous Drews Yard constructing took 9 months to renovate and solely opened for 3 days earlier than Covid lockdown quantity two was introduced.

“Covid was fully devastating,” says Alison. “It was simply heartbreaking.

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“But as issues open again up, the area and excessive ceilings allow purchasers to area out and the swathes of pure gentle streaming in makes it really feel such as you’re outdoors, with out getting moist! The sealed ground is cleaned with a Karcher laborious ground gadget and strict Covid secure protocols adopted.”

SWAG and its sister firm Highcliffe Outdoor Bootcamp grew out of the closure of earlier enterprise Society 23 in Highcliffe, which ran for practically six years earlier than Covid hit and the constructing lease was up.

“”We need it to be a spot we’d wish to practice, no egos, no cliques, everybody having enjoyable and collectively celebrating each other’s accomplishments,” added Alison.

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