A new year brings the promise of a fresh start. While we may have been presented with a unique set of challenges this year, it is more important than ever to prioritise our health and fitness.
As we slowly ease back into lockdown, we have more time than ever to discover a new hobby, revisit an old one and enjoy some #selfmovement. As there is nothing quite like endorphins from a spot of exercise. Here are our top 5 “get moving” trends that might just become your new thing.
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Get HIIT with Joe Wicks
The nation’s PE teacher is back with his enthusiastic and sweat-inducing workouts. The perfect way to get moving, Wicks will be hosting a series of virtual workouts to keep the nation fit during lockdown. The Body Coach also offers free and simple-to-access workouts that can easily be squeezed in before work or during your lunch break – all from your living room. So why not pop on your gym wear and get moving?
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Looking to pick up a fun and active lockdown hobby? It’s time to get your skates on and try rollerblading. Embrace your inner child with this fun and inexpensive activity that allows you to experience London in a unique way. Burning 250 calories in just 30 minutes, explore London solo skate hot-spots like Richmond Park, Clapham Common and Battersea Park.
If you’re not feeling quite brave enough to take on the outside world, try out some simple skating basics at home. Tune into session run by some of the city’s best skating guides – you’ll feel wheely good.
Channel your inner Yogi
The benefits of practising yoga are unmatched. Carving out just 10-20 minutes a day can make a significant difference to your wellbeing; particularly after a long day spent hunched over your desk. Easy to do from home, yoga helps improve mindfulness, and promotes overall health. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or still trying to master your downward dog, you can find the perfect online yoga session with just a couple of clicks, allowing you to nama-stay at home with ease.
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Time to start running
During these darker lockdown months, it’s important we make time to head outside and soak up some vitamin D for some daily exercise. Running is a great way to improve your fitness, reduce stress and explore areas of London you’ve yet to discover.
From Primrose Hill to Tower Bridge, the capital has some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring running routes in the world and should be explored (safely) by every Londoner. So grab your trainers and head out to enjoy this completely free, yet exhilarating way to get fit.
Find some local running spots here.
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Move your body at a dance classes
Dance like no one’s watching with this endorphin-inducing dance class. Pick from a wide range of online classes including ballet, salsa and even twerking from some of London’s best dance studios. Experienced dancers and beginners are all encouraged to let this fun hobby pirouette into their living rooms. This is a fun fitness fad you can really twist and shout about during the next few months at home.
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