Mersey Waves

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Summary

We talk to two fitness professionals who embraced lockdown and went virtual with their classes. Leading Liverpool personal trainer Richie Swan and Natalie Butler who spotted a gap in the market and opened the city’s first over barre studio talk about how it has changed their profession, how physical and mental wellbeing go hand in hand and whether gyms reopening signal the end of this new normal.

Show Notes

One of the positives to come out of lockdown is that many of us seem to have upped our game when it comes to keeping fit. With leisure centres and gyms closed, people hit the streets and parks which both became a runner’s and cyclist’s paradise.
 
But it wasn’t just about the great outdoors. In homes up and down the country, and across the world, kitchens, lounges, bedrooms, hall ways, gardens and back yards were becoming work out studios as more and more people discovered online classes.
 
We talk to two fitness professionals who embraced lockdown and went virtual with their classes. Leading Liverpool personal trainer Richie Swan and Natalie Butler who spotted a gap in the market and opened the city’s first over barre studio talk about how it has changed their profession, how physical and mental wellbeing go hand in hand and whether gyms reopening signal the end of this new normal.

Presenter: Sarah Latcham
Panellists: Richie Swan and Natalie Butler
Editor: Niall Walsh
Recording Location: Zoom

To find out more about our panellists follow them on Instagram – @Richie.Swan and @Barre.Balance

What is Mersey Waves?

Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.