With 2012 being coined the year of Great Britain we thought it was time to explore the great outdoors and get in shape at the same time.Rather than activities to combat solo, these outdoor exercises encourage camaraderie, nothing like a bit of team GB spirit.
Outdoor exercise is a great alternative to a gym workout, you can tone up and get fit whilst boosting Vitamin D levels to improve your immune system and skin. Not to mention the health benefits that a little dose of fresh air can have.
Choose from idyllic beaches, plush parks and even an assault course. There’s something out there worth dusting off your trainers for.
What they do: The Outdoor Fitness Company offers the full works - intense bootcamp workouts, personal advice on health and fitness and a slimming club. If you find it difficult to summon the energy to train in a gym then the benefits of being in a group could help you push your will power that bit further. By working-out outside you halve the time it takes to achieve improved core stability whilst having a trainer will help to push you that extra mile.
Location: Newcastle Price: £40 a month for unlimited training or £65 for 10 sessions.