Have you ever heard someone utter: “bowls isn’t exercise”? Apart from walking over 4,000 steps during a morning of bowls, it has been proven that many muscle groups get a workout – biceps, shoulders, abs are all well-used, but one of our club experts has proven that glutes do the majority of the work!
With wide smiles of anticipation, 26 young ladies donned their workout gear and hit the mats for their weekly session on Tuesday.
On mat 18, Cherie Frame/Liz Byrne, still fresh from their recent state representation, proved too fit for Marja Iffland/Heather Harvey.
Mat 15 was witness to a great wrestle. The difference in score was only one point as Kay Craft/Hilda McPherson/Di Howell flexed their muscles against Chris Curteis/Chris Cox/Maureen Miller. Sweat dripped and the heart rate quickened as Team Miller gained the advantage over the last 5 ends to draw level, and then win the tussle.
The action on mat 16 proved that tried and true muscles work longer with better results. Joan Simpson teamed with Gwenda Carty/Laurie Keane demonstrating to their opposition how it’s done, rising to success over Lynn Ryan/Eileen Bradley/Kim Evans.
The physical exertion continued on mat 17, where Jan McPhee and Rhona Went limbered up against Brenda Davies and Robyn Morgan. Team Went scored a run of winning ends which pushed up their score to an unbeatable high.
Finally, on mat 19, Fran Dixon/Carol Reed/Rosemary Mitchell set the pace in their game, winning 9 ends to 7 against Helen Heraghty/Merilyn Rodgers/Lorraine Baker.
By Lea Orr