Why not get out and do something so unique as this?

Kayaking is one of the best sports for fitness purposes and it complements other fitness activities, like running or biking, because it doesn’t involve the stress on your legs and it uses your upper body strength. You can burn up to 350 calories an hour depending on how hard you paddle, and with proper technique you can give your legs, back, shoulder muscles and core a decent work out too!

With less stress on the body and legs, kayaking or canoeing is a great alternative to hitting the treadmill or pavement.

Getting started and having fun with a kayak is easy with lots of local places around. Local activity centres will provide you with all the gear to have a fun day out and will usually offer taster sessions and training to help develop your skills. Once your confidence and ability grown you can venture off and enjoy rivers and lakes checking out some beautiful locations in Wales, Scotland and back at home in the Lake District.

Whether it’s kayaking or a gentle canoe down the river, the team at I’m Savvy have found a few locations not to far away where you can get out on the water and have fun on your own or with the family.

National Watersport Centre – Holme Pierrepont – Adbolton Lane Holme Pierrepont Nottingham
NG12 2LU – Tel: 0115 982 1212. www.nwscnotts.com
Rapid Horizons – The Square and Compass, Station Road, DE4 2EQ Matlock, Derbyshire
Tel: 07581 242256. www.rapidhorizons.com
Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure – Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire Tel: 07896912871.
www.peaksandpaddles.org
White Hall Outdoor Education Centre – Long Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6SX Tel: 01298 23260
Carsington Water Sports & Leisure – Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST.
Tel: 01629 540478. www.carsingtonwater.com