From yoga and brunch to fitness festivals and marathons, this year promises a wealth of wellness. These are the 2019 fitness events to check out now
Words Jada De Cinque
Fitness Events in London 2019 to book now…
Yoga and Low Impact Workshop at FLY LDN
New to London’s wellness scene last year, FLY LDN is the non-yogi yoga studio offering something different. Their yoga and low impact workshop invites you to flex and stretch away the tensions of the day with a signature low impact, high-intensity workout followed by a breath-led slow flow class taught by FLY LDN’s Head of Yoga, Fi Clark. The workshop will end with a quick burst of cardio, courtesy of activewear brand Skimmed Milk and their exclusive pop-up.
Tickets available here.
Pullman London St Pancras x Track Life LDN
With performance running set to be one of the biggest fitness trends of 2019, Pullman London St Pancras has teamed up with Track Life LDN to invite Londoners to train like an athlete. The Running Club will run monthly from January until June and will see attendees meet at Pullman London St Pancras for a pre-run warm up before heading to Regents Park, with a route that will take runners via a number of London’s iconic landmarks. After every session, guests and visitors are invited to refuel in the Pullman London St Pancras lounge, enjoy complimentary nutritious refreshments, followed by a Q&A session with leading wellness experts.
Running Club dates: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Tuesday 5th February 2019
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Tuesday 25th June 2019
To register for the Running Club, participants should e-mail their name and telephone number to [email protected]. No joining fee is required. Spaces will be held on a first come, first serve basis.
Brunch, Yoga and Bonnard at Tate Modern
Stretch out your weekend and rejuvenate with the perfect combo: morning yoga and brunch. Following the success of last year’s yoga classes, Tate Modern is collaborating with FRAME to host a morning Yin Yoga class and post-yoga brunch. Suitable for all levels, Yin Yoga invites you to embrace the natural daylight and breathtaking view overlooking St Pauls and the Thames, before tucking into a healthy brunch or organic bircher muesli, fresh fruit, quinoa salad and refreshing smoothies. As part of the yoga and brunch package, there will be the opportunity to visit The C C Land Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard.
January 26, February 2, February 9.
Yin Yoga + Brunch; £25 | Yin Yoga + Brunch + Exhibition; £46
30 Days of Wellness at South Place Hotel
Kick start the new year with new habits at South Place Hotel. They’ve curated a ’30 Days of Wellness’ programme to keep your food and fitness goals on track throughout the cold winter months. With healthy yet delicious non-alcoholic cocktails from Seeplip, a weekend of celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes with Laura Phelan and Abby Russell to yoga, strength and flexibility classes guided by Oitoo Fitness – there’s a wellness event to suit everyone.
Follow @southplacehotel on Instagram from 29th January – 27th February for exclusive health and fitness tips, and to be in with a chance of winning 30 days of Wellness goodies each week.
TABASCO x Melissa Hemsley Yoga Brunch
Start your Sunday morning in a yoga groove with Fresh + Fit and Melissa Hemsley. Work up an appetite in a yoga class with Sarah Malcom, then delight in a healthy brunch with an array of hearty and nutritious dishes. Hosted by Melissa and in collaboration with TABASCO, learn how to make some tasty, healthy new brunch dishes, all with a Tabasco Green Sauce kick.
Sunday 27 January, 10am – 1.30pm; £10; thehoxton.com
Full Moon Ritual
Clear out the old and embrace the new this year as you celebrate your spiritual side at The Hoxton, Shoreditch. Book your spot on Fresh + Fit for a full moon ritual with London crystal dealers, She’s Lost Control, and shamanic healer, Wolf Sister. Be introduced to the cosmic healing benefits of Green Calcite for the year ahead.
Monday January 21; 6.30pm – 9pm; £25 tickets include crystal to take home; thehoxton.com
TrackMafia Run Club at The Hoxton, Shoreditch
Keep your fitness goals on track this year, staring with a 5km run with TrackMafia. No need to be a running pro, just bring your energised self. TrackMafia will be taking you through town at a leisurely pace, keeping the conversation flowing, while helping to motivate and encourage you to achieve your personal best. Food and drink will be served after your run to refuel.
Monday January 21; 7pm – 9.30pm; FREE EVENT; trackmafia.co.uk
Wild Swimming and Anxiety with Joe Minihane
Though the name suggests otherwise, this one is on dry land. A new year brings with it the opportunity to try new things. Join Fresh + Fit and adventurous travel writer, Joe Minihane for an evening introduction into wild swimming and how embracing the great outdoors can impact your wellbeing and mental health.
Thursday January 24; 7.30pm – 9pm; £7; thehoxton.com
London Landmarks Half Marathon
From the Capital’s landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners of the London Landmarks Half Marathon get to explore the capital on a route like no other. It’s the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster and is jam-packed with music, entertainment and cheer stations along the way. In 2018, the inaugural event raised £4.98m for over 102 different charities. The target for 2019 is £6 million. People looking to take part this year can still run as part of Team Tommy’s, the organisers of the award-winning event, or with one of the other charity partners who have places.
24 March 2019; for more information about the event and how to sign up for a charity place visit llhm.co.uk
Red Monday at DWFF
DW Fitness First will be lifting the nation’s mood and turning the day notoriously named Blue Monday red as they invite everyone UK-wide to hit the gym for free. Opening the doors to the 120+ gyms, expert staff will be on hand to offer anyone who’s interested the chance to trial the expanded fitness menu and get endorphins flowing. Certain gyms will premiere bespoke classes such as Rhyde, a high energy cycle class which incorporates upper body conditioning and uses the principles of mindfulness and ROX – Run and Box, the new 50 per cent treadmill, 50 per cent boxing class fuelled by lights to improve mood.
21 January 2019; for more information visit dwfitnessfirst.com