The Social Fitness Movement Is Here: Sign Us Up

Tired of meeting friends for drinks? Book into one of these workout events instead and become part of the social fitness movement

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BOOTCAMP AND BEND

A fusion fitness pop-up created by London-based personal trainer Brit Williams and yoga instructor Sophie Dear.

Expect to earn your endorphins with 40 minutes of bootcamp led by founder of Fit Brit Collective, Brit Williams, which involves a combination of high-intensity cardio and bodyweight conditioning.

Then, yogi Sophie will take you through a mindful but challenging 40-minute Vinyasa flow, culminating in the holy grail: a well-earned savasana.

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Once you've come back round, refuel with a multi-course lunch served up by the team behind Mindful Chef, the farm-to-table food delivery service.

This combination class is perfect for people who like the buzz of a HIIT workout but also appreciate a good, mindful stretch afterwards.

Book tickets for the next event on 12 March at sophiesfitness.co.uk.

SAINTS & SINNERS

The fitness event that does what it says on the tin…starting with a 45-minute Rumble class at London's1Rebel, you will be learning all the fundamental boxing moves and when you're not punching, kicking or jabbing, expect some high octane cardio.

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Then it's over to the nearby South Place Hotel for a far more virtuous Vinyasa yoga flow taught by ROOTED London.

To finish off, there's a two-course brunch where you can choose from 'sinful' dishes, such as waffles with chocolate sauce, or the more 'saintly' raw key lime pie.

Book tickets for the next event at https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food...

MINISTRY DOES FITNESS

'Big bass, big beats, legendary coaches, epic full-body training. Oh, and a bar.'

The famous London nightclub is jumping on the fitness bandwagon offering five signature classes, such as Core, Endurance and Fat Buddha Yoga in The Arches studio, previously the club's alcohol vault.

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The classes are run by Health and Fitness Specialist Harry Jameson so expect to sweat.

Their One-off events include high octane HIITBOX – boxing, training and raving all in one go.

http://www.ministrydoesfitness.com/

Urban TRI with Balance festival: HIIT, RUN, YOGA

If you've toyed with the idea of entering a triathlon but you've been put off by the thought of swimming in a wet suit in a lake full of duckweed, then this Urban TRI could be the answer.

Part of the Balance Festival taking place at The Old Truman Brewery (12-14 May), the Urban TRI consists of 25 minutes of HIIT, followed by a 6K run and then a 30-minute yoga session.

The event starts at 7am on Saturday 13 May beneath the Olympic Stadium and ends at The Old Truman Brewery, where participants will get full-day VIP entry into the fitness festival.

Before race date, BOOM Cycle in Holborn are hosting training camps to get you race fit.

Expect a 30-minute HIIT session, followed by a 5k run and a 30-minute BOOM Cycle ride to finish.

Training camps are running on Saturday 1& 15 April and 6 May.

https://www.balance-festival.com

YOGA...ON WATER

Yoga balances can be tricky at the best of times, but this brings a whole new dimension to your tree pose.

Haymarket Hotel in central London is launching FloatFlit yoga with AquaPhysical.

Small class size make these sessions especially fun, as does the challenge of staying on top of the large inflatable boards while you reach for your toes.

After the 30-minute session, and once you're back on terra firma, there's a Recovery Brunch in Brumus, the hotel's restaurant, which includes dishes such as sweetcorn chilli fritters with avocado and eggs, and freshly baked waffles. Namaste to that!

https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/hayma...

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