Pipers try out unique workout plan to help them stay strong

Craig McInnes, Richard Gill and Keith Bowes from Johnstone Pipe Band work with personal trainer Lloyd Stevenson (centre). Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire
Craig McInnes, Richard Gill and Keith Bowes from Johnstone Pipe Band work with personal trainer Lloyd Stevenson (centre). Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire
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JOHNSTONE Pipe Band members are working with personal trainers at David Lloyd Renfrew to create a unique workout programme to get them fit for the start of the international piping season.

The band’s Craig McInnes, Kiaran Gaughan and Keith Bowes are being put through their paces by personal trainer Loyd Stevenson as part of a programme co-devised by the David Lloyd Club in Renfrew.

Blair Wishart and Ciaran Gaughan from Johnstone Pipe Band at David Lloyd Renfrew. Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire

Blair Wishart and Ciaran Gaughan from Johnstone Pipe Band at David Lloyd Renfrew. Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire

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Trainers at the club, advised by the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, are creating a “pipers workout programme” to help build strength in the upper body ahead of the demanding piping season.

The programme has been devised to strengthen the body, and in particular the muscles in the neck, shoulder and under arm to enable a longer and less fatigued playing time.

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