Burn Calories in the Pool – no swimming required!

Now that Summer has at last arrived and it’s really too hot to go to the gym or pop out for a refreshing walk or run. Levi Thatcher, Manager of BTU Pools Pool Shop at Wyevale Garden Centre Woking passes on a few swimming pool tips that make sure all the work you put into getting fit and keeping trim over the winter doesn’t go to waste!

Just because the weather is too hot to get out running or push iron – doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to stop.  We’ve got some great ideas that mean you can keep fit and cool at the same time!’

  1. For those lucky enough to have a pool at home you can try the Aquaness Bike. Aquacycling is great to keep fit, sculpt your legs, improve your figure and fight against cellulite!
  2. The Aquaness Treadmill is another great option. The natural buoyancy of the water allows you power walk or jog with minimal stress on your joints. It also gives a great cardio workout to stay in shape or burn fat.
  3. Water logs (or pool noodles) not only come in great colours – but you can use them in lots of ways to give a great cardio workout. Curl yours like a ‘J’, sit on the hook and pedal your legs, to propel yourself across the pool – simple, yet effective.
  4. You can ‘plank’ with your pool noodle too! Hold it in horizontally front of you, then push down until you are in a plank position with your body in a straight line and balancing on your toes – you’ll be surprised at how great an excercise this is!
  5. You can use pool weights to give your deltoids a good work out. If you don’t have pool weights you can use kettlebells – but make sure you don’t drop them in case they crack the tiles. Simply raise and lower them from your sides – you can find weights in most outdoor equipment stores.
  6. And finally, you can fit a Counter Current system to your pool and there will be no stopping you. You can swim for as long as you like, use it for light relaxation, for swim training or simply for fun!

We’ve got lots of great ideas on how to keep fit in the pool, to suit every budget. Pop in and simply ask! Pool Noodles start at about £4.00 – so there are no excuses! We are based in Wyevale Garden Centre, Woking and open 9 till 5 Monday to Saturday in the Summer months. You can shop online at www.btupools.co.uk or call us 01483 727444.

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BTU Pools, Wyevale Garden Centre, Egley Road, Woking.

GU22 0NH

Retail Pool Shop:
Monday to Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (all year)
Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 (April to August)

Tel: 01483 727444


BTU Pools and Aylings Garden Centre dive into Summer!

Woking based swimming pool experts, BTU Pools are delighted to announce that from this Bank Holiday Weekend, they will be supplying a fantastic range of swimming pool and hot-tub accessories, equipment and chemicals to Aylings Garden Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Levi Thatcher, Sales Manager at BTU Pools said, “We are delighted to be supplying Aylings Garden Centre in Petersfield with swimming pool and hot-tub products and equipment this summer. We have hand-picked a collection of equipment, accessories and family-friendly toys from our extensive catalogue, so that anyone living in the Petersfield, Midhurst and the Hampshire/West Sussex border area, whether they already have a pool or not, will be able to get their summer off to a great start!

Martin Cooley, General Manager of Aylings agreed saying, “Aylings has been open for just over a year and we already have a fantastically loyal customer base.  We believe that including swimming pool products, equipment and accessories alongside our home leisure and garden ranges is the perfect addition enhancing what we already offer. And partnering with BTU Pools, who are the experts in all things pool related, is a really good opportunity for us and our customers.”

To kick off this new partnership BTU Pools and Aylings are delighted to offer customers some great offers on inflatable toys and chemicals – it will be worth dropping by to get your Bank Holiday off to a great start.

So whether you’ve already got a swimming pool or hot-tub and simply need some top up chemicals; want an instant back garden pool (either inflatable or framed); or inflatable toys, like BTU’s hugely popular Popsicle, Alligator and Unicorn ride-ons’, simply drop by Aylings and pick up what you need!

Find Aylings at – Trotton (near Rogate) just off the A3 and A272.

Contact and Directions


Aylings Garden Centre
Trotton – Rogate
GU31 5ES

Phone: 01730 810 430
Email: info@aylingsgardencentre.co.uk

Web: www.aylingsgardencentre.co.uk