Squeeze in a quick swimming lesson at 7am with Immerse, whose instructors teach individuals of various abilities (from “scared to jump into a pool” to confident swimmers) how to hone their technique.

They don’t bark orders from the dry sidelines, and there’s no horrible whistle to remind you of school. These instructors get in the water and monitor your moves, every step of the way.

Swimming is great for all-round body toning. And these teachers reckon they can make you more “stretchy” and nimble in their classes, too.

Plus, there are theories that swimming improves your breathing, sleeping and stress levels.

If you’re still not convinced, it’s an ideal winter sport – learn how to swim properly then sign up for some spring and summer water sport next year.

Call Immerse to get a lesson price quote (prices start from £65), and book in for an early morning lesson.

Get the workout over and done with first thing, and you can feel virtuous for the rest of the day!

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