NLL Legend - Bill Hamilton
Meet our latest NL Leisure Legend - Bill Hamilton!
Bill teaches a Zumba class every week at Ravenscraig and we recently caught up with him to find out more about his passion for the class! Read his story below:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm Bill Hamilton, and I previously worked North Lanarkshire Council in the Building & Works Department. I took early retirement and moved on to be a Production Manager for a local kitchen company, before moving into a role designing and selling kitchens, bedrooms & bathrooms. I completed my working career with the Salvation Army carrying out building maintenance, driving and entertainer at a day centre in Cambuslang.
2. Tell us about your background in fitness?
I've always been a person who likes to keep fit. Whether it's cycling, playing golf or attending the gym. I enjoy all types of dance exercise classes. I can jive and that was my first passion! Zumba is of course my favourite and I've been attending these classes for the past 10 years.
3. When and why did you decide to become a Zumba fitness instructor?
My present instructor said I should be one and it was with her encouragement that I decided to attend training. In January I gained my licence to teach!
4. What would be your advice to anybody interested in trying Zumba? / What can they expect from your class?
Zumba is a dance that gives the student a fun class, it's excellent for your fitness levels and helps you shed calories. After each class it leaves you feeling a sense of achievement and enjoyment. Zumba not only works on the body but is good to keep the brain alert and active also.
5. Anything else you would like to add?
I would recommend this dance to anyone for all the reasons I have mentioned. I can help to bring all of the above to NL Leisure as an instructor and be a good asset for members to enjoy their Zumba class!
If you would like to attend Bill's Zumba class, you can book online today here or via the NL Leisure App! It takes place at 10.30am every Thursday morning at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. We're sure that you'll love his fun filled class!