Outdoor Exercise Sessions at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:45

Outdoor Exercise Sessions at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

LOPC has set up an activity programme that is designed to have a focus on exercise and good health. These will be our typical outdoor pursuits activities but designed to give you that extra focus on improving aspects of your health and fitness.

This is ideal for people looking to get out and exercise but also fancy something a bit different to your typical fitness programme.

There will be two aims of the programme:

  • Get active through outdoor pursuits.
  • Learn more about how you can take these activities further should you want to participate in them more regularly.

The price is £8 per session, apart from the Cross Country Orienteering which is £16 as it's longer. If you book on to all of the programme there is a £10 cash back reward when you turn up for the first day plus free Adventure Club membership.

The programme is as follows:

Week 1, Rock Climbing – Saturday 26th September, 9:30am to 11:00am

We will start off with some rock climbing; improve those upper body muscles hanging on to our artificial wall. Can you reach the top?

Week 2, KataKanuing – Saturday 3rd October, 9:30am to 11:00am

Another upper body work out, but with a slightly more cardio emphasis engaging both the arms and the core body muscles. A KataKanu is essentially like a canoe but looks like two joined together making it into a catamaran shape.

Week 3, Orienteering – Saturday 10th October, 9:30am to 11:00am

Exercise those legs as you run from marker to marker. You will also get the chance to learn a bit of map reading too. This is great chance to prepare yourself before our big cross country orienteering challenge later in the programme.

Week 4, Canoeing – Saturday 17th October, 9:30am to 11:00am

Carrying on from what you've learned in the KataKanus, we now go into regular canoes and see how far we can paddle in the allotted time.

Week 5, Aerial Trekking – Saturday 24th October, 9:30am to 11:00am

Now we're testing your nerves as we go up high off the ground, as well as your agility as you go around our Aerial Trekking assault course. We'll start with a taster for people to get used to the course, then we will bring in some games to get people jumping around the obstacles.

Week 6, Kayaking – Saturday 31st October, 9:30am to 11:00am

More fun on the river, from canoeing to kayaking. A great cardio workout on the upper body muscles from the core stomach to the shoulders and arms. Can you go as far on the river as you did in the canoes?

Week 7, Cross Country Orienteering – Saturday 7th November, 9:30 to 12:30pm

For this we will meet at Bradgate Park for a bigger longer orienteering challenge. Here you will take what you learned on the previous session and apply them to a longer distance challenge spanning across the park. You will start off with some training from our qualified instructor on more advanced map reading techniques, before we set you off on your own orienteering race. Who will win the race?

Week 8, Canoe Racing – Saturday 14th November, 9:30am to 11:00am

As a grand finale to our outdoor pursuits exercise programme we will be giving people the chance to paddle a variety of different canoes and kayaks to try out. The aim is to give people a taster of racing in paddle sport and see how fast they can paddle the specialist boats.

Minimum age is 18, to book on please click on the orange button.

There is no set difficulty level for this programme. The instructors will try to accommodate everyone as best they can!

Tags: Canoeing, Climbing, News, Orienteering