Sorry, sorry, we’re very late this month but we’ve been busy redesigning the site. Looks good huh? Anyway, here’s the best of February’s sweaty fitness occurings for your delectation.
LIVE Month at 1Rebel
6 LIVE performances per week on various days/times in February, £25 but FREE if it’s your first session
63 St Mary Axe, EC3
It’s LIVE month at 1Rebel which means you can soundtrack your spin session to a selection of sax players, drummers and guitarists.
Partner Yoga Workshop
13 February, 19-21.00, £20 online, £23 drop-in
Islington Arts Factory, N7
Obviously we’re being whisked away to Paris via private jet for Valentine’s weekend, but if we weren’t we’d probably drag the fella/best mate/cat along to this partner workshop from Mindful Movements. By working together you’ll stretch those places normal yoga just can’t reach. And you might even have time to do a heart pic for instagram, as above.
Candlelit Yin Class – Be Your Own Valentine
14 February, 18.00-19.30
Victor’s Lab, Peckham
We do love Catalyst Activewear’s free yoga events, and this one includes chocolate so we like it even more. Apparently Yin teacher Jonelle Chamberlain will lead an indulgent yoga sequence themed around connecting to your Heart Meridean (no, us neither). And it will all be followed by Raw Chocolate tasting. Yay!
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
17 February, 12.30
The Old Truman Brewery
This looks like flipping good fun (sorry). Grab your mates, form a team of four and toss pancakes as you power up and down Dray Wharf in this ridiculous race raising money for London’s Air Ambulance. Each entrant will receive a hot pancake when they finish and there are prizes for the winners, best-dressed and best-behaved teams too. The event is free to enter but you will need to make a small donation to charity. To enter a team email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yoga and Chocolate Experience
21 February, 10.30-13.30, £25
Railway Arches, Hoxton
We spy a yoga-y, chocolatey theme this month. But don’t go expecting a Freddo and a toffee crisp, this is much more grown-up. You’ll be making your own healthy raw chocolate concoctions, then hitting the mat for 75-minutes with Laurella (above) of flow yoga while they set. Soon as you’ve finished feel free to throw that chocolatey goodness down your throat with wild abandon.
Yoga for Runners
21 February, 15.30-17.30, £20 (£15 for members)
Stretch Ada Street, London Fields
Tight hamstrings, niggling knees? Running may be fun but it can make you ache when it fancies. This workshop aims at getting into all those cranky areas such as the hips, IT band and glutes, and giving them a damn good stretch out. The instructor will also take you through a short yoga sequence you can use as a pre-run warm up or post-run cool down.
Runners Need Marathon-Ready Seminars (Advanced Training)
26 Feb, 18.30-20.30
Runners Need Strype Street, E1
The second in a series of four marathon-training seminars from Runners Need, this one is for those who’ve already run a marathon or two. The talk will focus on maximising your performance and acing goals, and there’s plenty of time for questions after. The next two seminars will cover Sports Nutrition and Fuelling (12 March) and Tapering and Race Day Tips (4 April) and are suitable for all levels of runner.
For runners in Bristol, Runners Need are hosting a FREE talk on 24 Feb for those running the Manchester Marathon (although any marathoners can attend). Click here for the deets.
Seen On Screen Dance Workshops
Various London locations, various dates, from £20
From cardio dance workouts with a soundtrack of Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Beyonce to mastering filthy dance routines to Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty or Britney’s Slave 4 U, there’s no way we could pick just one of Seen on Screen’s fabulous February classes to feature. All taught by professional backing dancers but suitable for total doofuses like us too, pop over to the site and see what takes your fancy.
Garmin Race Your Pace Half Marathon
28 February, £34
Dorney Lake, Berkshire
If you’re looking to perfect your marathon pace or simply test yourself over 13.1 miles, this is a great event to try. There are pacers for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12-min miles and loads of timing mats so you can analyse your splits after. It’s a flat course, which the organisers describe as fast but be warned, it can get pretty windy down there, so don’t worry if you don’t PB. Deadline for entry is 23 Feb, or earlier if full.
Yoga Flow Workshop
28 February, 14.00-16.00
Victor’s Lab, Peckham
We haven’t got too much info on this one yet, other than it’s another free class from Catalyst Activewear (big fans of their super-comfy leggings). But we know it will be led by teacher Toni Osborne – who is a rather fabulous instructor – and it’s in Victor’s Lab, which is such a gorgeous warehousey studio we’d quite like to have it as a flat. Keep checking the Facebook page for more details as they come
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k
28 February, from £14
Sheen Gate, Richmond
The second in a series of events taking place in Richmond Park throughout the year, these fun races are open to all abilities. We’re not going to lie, it’s a pretty hilly course but you can spank it, you can walk it you can skip the whole way if you want. A mix of paths and trails, watch out for deer on your way round.
Cycle Surgery Workshop Sessions
Final Wednesday of the month from 18.00
The events listings this month seemed a bit yoga and running heavy so we thought we’d throw in this little tip to balance things up. If you want to go bike to basics and learn how to do a bit of simple bike maintenance, sign up for one of these sessions. Held across the country, you’ll learn how to look after your bike, mend a puncture and clean and lube your bits.
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