We’ve already fallen off the healthy New Year wagon straight into the path of the vodka truck but we’re getting back on it and these healthy fitness events should help make your January lovely and sweaty too.
No Goal too Small Yoga class
11 Jan, 9.45 (for a 10am start)
Victor’s Lab, Bussey Building, Peckham
Catalyst (London-based activewear company and maker of our favourite new yoga leggings) run regular free community yoga sessions and this is their first of 2015. Held in Victor’s Lab, a very cool and airy space in Peckham’s awesome Bussey Building, the 90-minute energising rocket practice aims to support you whatever stage of yoga you’re at. There’s brunch and a chance to peruse the catalyst collection and have a natter afterwards too. WE’re going, sign up and join us on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
30-day Online HotBod Course
From 18 Jan, £65
The best thing about one of our favourite personal trainers EVER? Kim Ingleby is super-motivated and enthusiastic – and it’s infectious! The worst thing? She’s based in Bristol, we’re in London. However the internet is a wonderful thing and her South West location is no longer a barrier as she’s hosting an online 30-day course. With workout plans, nutrition guides, online support, discounts on kit and supplements, this could be just the New Year kick up the butt you’re looking for. The aim is to get a happy body – ahhh, we love Kim! Register here.
Brixton 10k, 18 Jan, 9.30am £14
Hyde Park 5k and 10k, 25 Jan, £18
Got a marathon on the horizon or made a New Year’s running resolution? Then challenge yourself with this easy to get to (for Londoners anyway) RunThrough races. Choose from 5 and 10k distances, enter with friends, go for brunch after.
Week of 18 Jan
Yay, Nike’s Training Club week is back with a whole host of free fitness classes for women including ballet, football training, group cycling in the Gherkin, yoga in the Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, paddle boarding at the Olympic pool, Barry’s Boot Camp and Yoga Skate Night (yoga in a skate park followed by a chance to try out skateboarding on the ramps). Register to try and secure a place here.
63 St Mary Axe, London
Oh we do love a new studio launch. And we love it even more when we have a FREE pass for all you wonderful L&L readers. The new pay-as-you train boutique offers high-intensity classes, playlists from top DJs, an impressive list of instructors and cold-pressed juices from Roots & Bulbs. There are two classes to choose from at the moment, Rebel Ride (indoor cycling) and Rebel Reshape (a high-intensity group class that uses work stations and Woodway 4front treadmills – powered by you). Use the code on the image above and get your first class FREE of charge, saving yourself fifteen smackers in the process.
Every Tuesday, 18.00
Sweaty Betty Leeds
We are aware that our Month in Sweat listings can be somewhat London-centric. We don’t mean to leave the rest of the country out it’s just we never hear what’s going down. This though is for all you Leeds-based lovelies. Our mates over at Veggie Runners have teamed up with Sweaty Betty to offer FREE Roga classes every Tuesday. Roga being a run, followed by yoga. Get involved.
Fly Flex Flow
Sweaty Betty boutiques nationwide
The latest workout in Sweaty Betty’s GetFit4Free campaign is Fly Flex Flow, combining run training, conditioning and yoga flow, there’ll be FREE classes at Sweaty Betty boutiques and videos online. Classes kick off on 22 Jan, keep an eye on the community page here for further details.
24 Jan, 15.30-17.30, £25
When I was a kid I used to hang out in the splits all the time – for fun! Sadly, those days of gratuitous displays of flexibilty are long gone, I blame it on old age and running. If you want to work on a new party trick then this workshop – led by the super-smashing Daniella Olds – is a good place to start. Safe and progressive stretching in a warm environment will help you get long, lean muscles and it’s is open to those who can’t touch their toes too. Daniella is also running a handstands and arm balance workshop on the 17th.
Brutal10 Women Only
24 Jan, 10am, 5k £12, 10k £20
The Brutal series of races are muddy, hilly, wet trail runs with loads of obstacles to tackle. This is their first women only race so you can experience all the fun without smelly boys. As well as prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place there are prizes for ‘best-dressed group’, which is probably the only one we have a chance of winning. Choose from the 5 or 10k course.
Beyoncé Dance Class
25 Jan, 10.30-12.00
lululemon athletica Covent Garden
Who doesn’t want to dance like Queen Bey? Exactly, no one! This class taught by instructors from Seen on Screen – they work with Rihanna, One Direction and Kylie you know – will have you releasing that inner diva and shaking your butt Beyoncé style. And no need to worry about being a bit crap, the emphasis here is on fun and complete beginners are highly encouraged.
INSANITY pop-up event
28 Jan, 7.15 or 7.45am, £10
YMCA, Tottenham Court Road
You’ve heard of INSANITY right? The hardcore, high intensity interval workout previously only available on American DVD? Well it’s been live in the UK for a while now and Tanya, of London Insaniacs, has teamed up with fitness fashion website activeinstyle.co.uk to bring you a pop-up event. There are two 30-minute classes to choose from and the cardio and conditioning moves are suitable for all levels but prepare to work HARD!! To congratulate you on surviving class you’ll receive a goody bag full of fitness treas. And who doesn’t love a goody bag eh?
Cancer Research UK Winter Run
1 Feb, £45
Ok, so the eagle eyed among you may have spotted that this event is not, in fact, in January. But you do need to sign up for it by 19 Jan to take part so we presume we’re forgiven. A 10k with a difference, the Winter Run winds through the streets of central London passing the London Eye, Big Ben, the Tower of London and all those other sights the tourists go mad for. What makes it different though is the Snow Zones – not quite sure what they are but we imagine there’ll be some fake snow involved – polar bears hugging you on the finish line, a giant snowball warm up and a Swiss Winter Wonderland. Definitely one to do with a group of mates – we are!
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