Beryl’s tribute to the art of ‘spin’ on Bute

Spin instructors John Docherty and Ellis Rutherford from Argyll and Bute Council with Beryl and Tony Harrison at Rothesay Pavilion on Monday, October 20, 2014.
Spin instructors John Docherty and Ellis Rutherford from Argyll and Bute Council with Beryl and Tony Harrison at Rothesay Pavilion on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Bute’s most enthusiastic ‘spinner’ has spoken this week of how attending regular fitness classes at Rothesay Pavilion has changed her life.

BSeventy-two-year-old Beryl Harrison received a bouquet of flowers from instructor Ellis Rutherford this week as a ‘thank you’ from Argyll and Bute Council for her commitment to the exercise classes, which started in 2011.

Beryl attends spin classes at the Pavilion three or four times a week, often accompanied by her husband Tony, making her the most consistent Bute ‘spinner’ - while she’s also a regular at the ‘kettlebells’ sessions held at Rothesay Joint Campus.

“I am fitter now than at any time in my life and the overwhelming feeling of being in control of my body is fantastic,” Beryl said. “My lung capacity is much greater, speed of movement and flexibility has increased markedly, I have lost weight and perhaps most pleasing of all, I feel much more toned, with higher levels of energy.”

* Full story in the October 24 issue of the Buteman, on sale now.