National Marine Aquarium partners with Nuffield Health

The National Marine Aquarium is pleased to announce it has partnered with Nuffield Health to deliver a series of wellbeing events throughout 2018.

Featuring Yoga, Pilates and Body Balance classes, the series will kick-off with a Body Balance class on 22 January, designed to help visitors workout and centre themselves.

Body Balance builds strength and flexibility through a series of poses and stretches and, as an holistic experience, it will teach participants how to focus their mind and control their breathing, leaving everyone feeling relaxed and calm. Led by experts from Nuffield Health, the Tai-Chi inspired Yoga and fitness class will strengthen mind, body and soul.

Research conducted by the National Marine Aquarium, in partnership with Plymouth University and the University of Exeter, has found that people who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing1. With the Body Balance class to be set in front of the Aquarium's impressive Eddystone Reef tank, the National Marine Aquarium makes for an ideal location to relax and focus.

Josh McCarty, Head of Marketing at the National Marine Aquarium, commented: “People lead increasingly busy and stressful lives so public aquariums can help provide valuable calming and relaxing experiences. Combining meditative exercise with the Aquarium environment for the Nuffield Health sessions is a great combination, and we hope those taking part in the session will feel the restorative benefits.

“The first Body Balance class in our series provides the ideal way to kick-start 2018 and help people stick to their New Year resolutions!”

Daniel Lewis, Deputy General Manager at Nuffield Health Plymouth, said: “We have been working with the National Marine Aquarium for the last couple of years and have built a really strong partnership. We have hosted several Yoga and Body Balance classes and our member feedback has been really positive. All participants are really engaged and  love the opportunity to try the classes they enjoy in a unique setting. We love forward to continuing our partnership in 2018.’’

Nuffield Wellbeing events featuring Body Balance, Yoga and Pilates will be held at NMA on the following dates throughout 2018: 22 January, 19 February, 19 March, 23 April, 14 May, 21 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October and 19 November.