Team challenge: BODYPUMP™ by Les Mills | Bury Rugby Union FCOn March 13, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
We came down today really to do a BODYPUMP
session because, although we have got a conditioning gym, obviously in the winter you can’t go
on the pitches and our gym’s only really small. So, to come and get a big studio feel to get
the aerobic benefits of BODYPUMP and to get away from just ‘smashing sets of ten’ and
really challenging ourselves to do something for a whole hour, that really pushes us, was
one of the main reasons. Bury Rugby Club’s been going for 145 years
now. We celebrated our 140th five years ago, we
had a big do down at the Town Hall in Bury. We’ve got age groups ranging from two-year-olds
all the way up to seniors. Our oldest player is 75-years-old and he still
plays every week in the third team – and they’d miss him without.
So we’ve got a really big age span down at Bury.
The Under 16s and Under 17s are the ones where we really need some extra players that can
come down. And any abilities really would help them out.
It’s open to everyone – everyone from any ability can come down and enjoy rugby.
From touch rugby in the summer through to contact rugby at senior age groups and beyond.
There are loads of real benefits to playing rugby – from the obvious fitness ones, where
I can get out, twice a week – with my mates and do some training and then play on a Saturday
– all the way through to the camaraderie and the team building.
And every rugby club has that – where you can get in, meet some great people and enjoy
stuff. And around that, there’s always other things
you can do – you can build friendships and go beyond just playing rugby on a Saturday.
Winter training, if it’s been raining a lot, is really difficult to do anything that beneficial.
We’ve got a grass pitch and although it’s got good drainage, we sometimes struggle to
keep the pitch good for games. So we tend try and get on some astroturf and
run through some touch rugby, or sometimes we’ve had a game of football or sometimes
we’ll play rugby netball, or something like that.
We try and vary it up a bit, to keep coming down, keep training and try and get as fit
as we can and keep it going through the winter – even though it’s quite difficult.
If you want to find us, get yourself on Facebook, look up Bury Rugby Club and send a message
through there. Otherwise, just pitch up – we’re just off
Manchester Road, opposite Holy Cross. Get to Parkhills, turn right on Radcliffe Road
there. There’s a big sports club, we’ve got two beautiful
rugby pitches. All abilities, have a look out for touch rugby in the summer – it’s a
good entry level for everyone and it’s open to all age groups, men, women and children.