Month in Sweat: October

 Autumn weather sucks, luckily autumn fitness rocks. from free yoga to muddy trail runs, legging making workshops and Insanity pop-ups it’s all going down this month.

Gymbox Old Street Opening
13 October

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Yay, there’s a new Gymbox in town. Our favourite gym is bringing it’s own wonderous mix of awesome classes, indoor rigs for bodyweight training and live DJs to EC1V – it’s even got dedicated CrossFit classes. We’re going to check it out on Friday and will report back. Now if they could just open one in Brixton please!


Good Vibes open day
14 October, FREE
Good Vibes Studio, Fitzrovia

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Good Vibes are spreading the good vibes (sorry) with an open day offering free classes at their Fitzrovia studio. You just need to pop in with a business card or email today to book. Classes include Glow yoga, Glow Cycle and Power Plates. Luxury exercise-wear label Pepper & Mayne will also be there offering 20% discount on their latest collection. For more details visit

(Ps, this offer is open to new Good Vibes clients only.)


Lunges & Lycra are two
16 October

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It’s our second blog birthday. Just mentioning it, you know, incase you want to send us cake.


Rail to Trail Series begins
18 October, from £29.50
Newport Essex

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Bored of running through the streets of the city? This new series of trail runs offers countryside routes across varied terrain, all easily reachable from London Tahn by train. There are four different locations with races taking place from October through to February and at each location you can choose your distance, 10k, half marathon or the full 26.2. Em’s planning on doing them all. Go join her!


The Fit Festival
18-19 October
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, from £7.50

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Edinburgh’s first health and fitness exhibition is taking place this weekend with masterclasses from health and fitness professionals, health checks, fitness kit, the chance to check out loads of new suppliers and, surely the prime reason for attending events, loads of samples from healthy food companies to try!


Brutal 10 Winter Series begins
18 October, £16
Woolmer, Greatham, Hampshire

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Autumn is well and truly upon us, which means off-road racing a go-go hurrah! This series of wet and muddy races use only natural obstacles (so ponds, hills, rivers forests) but you will get filthy so don’t wear your best kit! There’s a race every month with locations across the South of England and distances varying from 8-16k, there’s even a women’s only race in January. The brutal series comes highly recommended by mates from our running club, and it’s very reasonably priced innit?


21-23 October, £8
Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, 7.30 and 8.15am

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You know that hardcore American DVD exercise programme INSANITY? Yeah, well now you can do it live. We’ve heard loads about it so we’re popping along to this pop-up before work. Led by Tanya from London Insaniacs it’s 30 mins of intense training, combining high intensity cardio, full body toning and an abs section done with silent disco style headphones. Ouch. Luckily you get a free smoothie from Moosh Cafe afterwards and a goody bag to take away the pain. Book here.


Old Deer Park Richmond Half Marathon
26 October, £19 in advance, £30 on the day
Richmond, Surrey

via Make a Wish

via Make a Wish

There’s still time to get an autumn half marathon PB. The Old Deer Park half is fast and flat and takes entries on the day too.


Like the Wind Pop-ups
27 October – 2 November, prices vary per event

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New running magazine Like The Wind has curated a series of running themed pop-ups and they all sound rather lovely. There’s a run and Creative Writing Workshop from Run Dem Crew founder Charlie Dark, a Sewing Workshop where you can learn how to make your own running tights with our Twitter running buddy and seamstress extraordinare Melissa Fehr, film screenings, talks, action photography workshops and a FREE Street Art Run with Adidas. For a full listof pop ups visit



Edinburgh Marathon 2015 Workshops
28 October (Edinburgh), 30 October (Glasgow) FREE

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If you’ve signed up for next year’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival get yourself along to one of their free workshops in Scotland. EMF have teamed up with Nuffield Health & Wellbeing to offer free workshops offering expert advice on everything from training plans and nutrition to injury prevention and motivation and there’s an optional guided run to finish. Book here.


Know of any upcoming fitness events for November or December? Email them to would you please? Ta.



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