The New Year is like a clean slate from all those unhealthy habits we form the year before. However, some diets or fitness regimes can be so strict, dull or unrealistic that we’ve usually failed by this point in January, and nibbling on leftover Christmas chocolates from the back of the cupboard.
This year reach for more realistic goals by trying some fun activities and making small and realistic changes to your diet so you can stick to them on a long-term basis.
Here are our top picks and inspiration for Health & Fitness in 2016.
GET ON YOUR BIKE
Propello, offer a range of unique cycling training programmes. The programmes have been designed by ABCC Level 3 coach and cycling guru, Rob Wakefield to help cyclists achieve their goals and proven to improvement fitness by 25%.
In addition, Rob Wakefield also runs bespoke guided tours on the stunning Exmoor National Park where Propello is based. These unique cycle tours will take you through some of the UK’s finest landscapes, from woodlands to waterfalls, offering an ideal weekend getaway or present for any cycling lover.
GET HOT AND FLEXIBLE
Fierce Grace; the ultimate hot yoga studios based across London. Perfect for anyone with injuries, the range of classes are brilliant for beginners or the advanced yogi.
Keep a look out for my review on this place very soon.
Classes are accessible with studios all over the city.
DO A MARATHON IN SARDINIA
Seven Days, Two Races, One week of Real Sport in Sardinia
Sardinia’s luxurious Chia Laguna Resort will hold its hugely popular annual Half Marathon on 24th April 2016, in addition to launching its first Half Triathlon which will take place on 16th April 2016. Where better to test your mettle or increase stamina ahead of future races, than in the gorgeous surroundings of Sardinia.
Entry to the Chia Laguna Half-Marathon starts from 18 Euros/£12.60.
Early bird Platinum rates for athletes with 15% discounts on rooms start from €383/£268* per person for two nights on a full-board basis at Hotel Village****, entry into the Half Triathlon and group transfers from and to Cagliari airport. Rates for room companions are from €230. Offer valid for bookings made before 22nd January 2015 at Chia Laguna Resort properties.
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GET FIT WHILE SOCIALISING
“THE KING OF GYMS” – GQ
1Rebel is centrally located and holds a no-contract ‘pay-as-you-train’ boutique gym offering, a big leap away from traditional gyms. With highly intense fitness sessions against a backdrop of live entertainment, bespoke playlists curated and mixed by internationally acclaimed DJs, the gyms and layouts are inspired. It’s somewhere to make an impact, to socialise with fitness fanatics and those wanting a seriously honed body.
With spacious changing facilities fully stocked with top-end grooming and skincare products, sports-luxe retail fashion zones and a post-grind workout courtesy of Roots & Bulbs’ cold-pressed juice bar, you’ll be decking out your sports wardrobe so you look the part with this crew.
Those used to the tired looking baggy t-shirt and leggings in the gym need not apply.
YOGA FUN ON A BUDGET
Brixton Yoga have two easy to find locations delivering affordable Vinyasa Flow Yoga that is set to an eclectic and contemporary soundtrack. The founder Gurpreet below is a bit of a character too if you like a bit of banter in your yoga class!
REALISTIC EATING AND NUTRITION
The content featured is much of what Natalie runs through when coaching clients with their health goals. The 5 star rated book takes a realistic approach to healthy eating and is full of nutritional advice, wellbeing inspiration and delicious recipes without deprivation.