Dulwich will be one of the first places in the country to offer a new and joyful cardio fitness workout from a BBC Dragons’ Den success.

SwingTrain is an elating exercise experience accompanied by the vintage vibes of swing, gospel, rhythm & blues and jazz – a marked difference to the electronic music that dominates the majority of cardio exercise classes. The fitness regime has been developed by Scott Cupit, the award winning dance teacher and entrepreneur whose pitch for Swing Patrol – the dance school and events company – secured investment on BBC Dragons’ DenDuncan Bannatyne wanted to try swing in health clubs and Piers Linney was looking for “the Zumba of Swing”. Now, SwingTrain is launching under the guidance of investor Deborah Meaden, and local fitness instructor Robyn Larsen has been selected as the first SwingTrainer in Dulwich.

The SwingTrain total body workouts are inclusive and suitable for all levels of fitness and coordination. No dance or fitness class experience is required whatsoever. Qualified SwingTrain fitness instructors lead participants through a series of fun, follow-along moves inspired by the vintage street dances of Charleston, lindy hop, and shag. The full body cardio workouts exercise legs, arms and core, as well as developing coordination and mental agility through memorable routines. Each SwingTrain session lasts for an hour, including warm-up and warm-down time.

Weekly classes will take place every Tuesday  at 2pm at St Barnabas Parish Hall, Parish Office, 40 Carlton Avenue, London, SE21 7DG, starting on 3rd January 2017. Classes cost just £7.

SwingTrain creator Scott Cupit said, “Robyn Larsen is a truly talented and very friendly fitness instructor with a passion for building a local community of SwingTrainees and motivating them to achieve their fitness goals. She will be running her own SwingTrain business, so hopefully we’re bringing a little bit of Dragons’ Den’s entrepreneurial spirit to Dulwich, not just a new fitness regime.”

Robyn Larsen said, “We’ll be fostering friendships as well as fitness at the St Barnabas Parish Hall SwingTrain sessions. The music and atmosphere is designed to be supportive and uplifting, so that participants won’t even realise they’re burning up to 500 calories an hour because they’re smiling so much. The best thing about SwingTrain is that it’s accessible to everyone, no matter their age, fitness levels or abilities. We will always warmly welcome absolute beginners to fitness. All that’s required is a desire for a positive experience.”

For more information and to book a class see www.swingtrain.com.