It probably won’t come as a huge surprise that January is the month where gym memberships soar. Many of us look to the start of the new year and promise that this is the year we’ll break all our bad habits and start new ones. But there’s a reason we often don’t keep that promise; it’s hard work, time consuming and gruelling. Going to the gym isn’t, if we’re honest, a huge amount of fun.
If you’re staying in London, though, there’s many more options than simply hitting the treadmill. Clarendon guests can use gym and swimming pool facilities in Discovery Dock East and Lanterns Court in Canary Wharf as well as Kew Bridge in Richmond. You can swim a few lengths or leap out of bed and do a workout.
Or if you fancy something a little different, especially if you’re new to London and perhaps you want to make some friends or if you like to stay fit while on a business trip here are our ideas.
Hashing is the latest craze to hit London. You jog or run to different locations in a “chasing the hare!” route. There will be dead ends but there will also be the stunning backdrop of London so it’s a great way to get to know the capital if you’ve just moved here or you want to explore in a different way. Reach your destination and usually you’ll head to the pub for a pint or two afterwards.
A Zuu class is set to be the latest fitness trend to become popular. It’s high intensity and it’s like a souped up yoga class in that you mimic different positions but move quickly. You either squat or go on all fours and you’ll use all your muscles. A great way to get fit with high intensity training.
Have you ever thought about how many calories you burn while you’re dancing? That’s at the heart of Clubbersize which brings club culture to a fitness class near you! Work out with glow sticks and dance tracks and make getting fit fun!
If you’re feeling adventurous then why not try Gorilla Circus? In Regent Street this summer they will be hosting classes so try a trapeze and get toned like a gymnast.
London’s a richly diverse place and there always new trends and ideas spreading around the city. If you’re visiting, relocating or want to stay fit on your business trip or meet new people then why not try one of these classes to get yourself healthy in 2015?