Tag: fitness

I'm a massive fan of The Hoxton (Hotel). I've been a full-on convert since I used to do all my meetings there about 7 years ago- it had cocktails and comfy sofas and my office didn't. They have supported me with WJ London events and more and I am always impressed by their roster of events not to mention the hotel and brand as a whole.

That's why, even though I've already done a marathon runner round up this marathon-relevant event needs it's own post.

The Hoxton are teaming up with lululemon to put on the Marathon Shakeout Event, taking place this Saturday (21st April).

As with almost all of The Hox's events, it's completely free to attend. Guests and those setting out on the ambitious 26-mile slog can drop by to get their hair braided by Blue Tit (free), have a sports massage from Recovery Massage Therapy (free), and join us at one of the 3 sessions, covering pre-race nerves and more.

Find out more here 

This June, 12-18, Merchant Square, Paddington is running a unique free workout experience, Floating Fitness, as part of their ongoing health & wellbeing campaign. The week long event will take advantage of the newly opened Floating Pocket Park, hosting classes al-fresco in the garden of this floating park on the Grand Union Canal.

Run in conjunction with Virgin Active Health Club, activities are free to join and equipment is provided so all you need to bring is your workout gear. Classes include yoga, pilates, meditation and paddle boarding, and are suitable for people of all levels and abilities. Designed to fit around your schedule, the classes will take place throughout the day as well as before and after work. A special series of candlelight yoga classes are also available for those looking to unwind after work under the stars

current_retouched_swoosh_4_approved_ho16_nsw_ftw_bw_etw_gif_034_gif_glitch_v0629Get ready to have a whole new trainer to be jealous of when you go to the gym.... Nike has brought out The Lunar Charge...

Recently bringing a slimmer silhouette into fashion when it comes to trainers the Lunar charge is the latest in a run of trainers form Nike that look cool as F*** either in or out of the gym.

At Nike, often the company’s best future innovations are rooted in tried and true design elements from past products. The new Nike LunarCharge exemplifies this method, with the goal of transforming comfort through a fresh silhouette that leverages Nike’s latest running innovation, the Lunarlon cushioning system introduced with the Nike LunarEpic this year.

To do this, Nike Sportswear designers brought a few additional models to the table: the Nike Air Presto (2000), the Nike Air Max 90 (1990) and the Nike Air Current (1990). The result is the Nike LunarCharge, a shoe that maximizes comfort with the Air Flow’s neoprene, the Air Presto’s bootie construction and the LunarEpic’s laser-siped, cushioned outsole—all with the iconic eye stays of the Air Max 90 and the sleek silhouette of the Air Current.

The technical stuff...

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The UrbanTRI  is deemed to be the modern triathlon for fitness fanatics looking for their next endorphin hit or cross training program. Starting off their journey, participants begin at lululemon on the Kings Road for a 45 minute invigorating vinyasa flow yoga session with one of their renowned ambassadors, before taking to the streets of London for a scenic 10k tour lead by Hannah Luck from Barry's Bootcamp and Emily and Hannah from Twice the Health. Once completed the 3 discipline event ends at BOOM Cycle for a 45minute party on the bike followed by health eats and treats from our brand partners.

Tickets available now from www.boomcycle.co.uk £40 each including post workout protein packed snacks and a goody bag full of nutritious fitness treats!

Your next chance to get involved is on February 28th 2016, or March 20th.

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Do you often go to a cycle class, HIIT or bootcamp? Why not switch it up a bit and combine your exercise with a team sport?

It's not great to do a lot of high impact sessions too many time a week - just the same as it's also not advised now to do too many long runs, even if they are at a medium pace. It's been shown to be fairly unproductive and isn't great for your joints at all.

So how about switching it up a bit one day a week and going for some football training drills?

When it comes to endurance training it's nice to have something that you can do outside, especially as the weather begins to thaw a bit.  There are so many London parks - now is the time to get out onto some softer ground and switch it up a bit!