Summer in London means finally getting outdoors and enjoying the occasional rays of sunshine. There are a ton of events happening around the city to make being active more fun: festivals, classes, talks, you name it. Whether you are a yogi or cannot stop running, there is something for every type of athlete to enjoy these next few months.
What: The Fittest Festival
Why: If you are a festival-goer looking for something new, you will obsess over LoveFit. This festival is a truly all-encompassing experience. Enjoy fitness classes based on farming and hands-on labor or do paddleboarding exercises on the lake. There are hot tubs to unwind in, a yoga hut hosted by Good Yoga Life and hot yoga tent by Fierce Grace, an outdoor spin studio, a full gym in the middle of the forest, presentations by industry insiders and so much more. When you are done working out, enjoy the after-party of good music and dancing.
20th-22nd July 2018
Where: Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NL
What: Run Your Way to Colorful
Why: The original “fun run” is back in London. Come out in all white and prepare to be splashed with paint in all shades as you smile through the 5k run. With five color blasting stations throughout the path, you are guaranteed to emerge a sweaty work of art. The run is through Wembley Park, a hip area already covered in street murals and colorful artwork. Become part of the fun while also getting your workout in.
8th July 2018
Where: Wembley Park Wembley HA9 0EG
Wimbledon Workout Week
What: Take Your Favorite Class Outdoors
Why: The Great British Summer series is back, kicking off with a week of outdoor fitness classes. The week before the big Wimbledon tennis tournament, sessions will be hosted by some of London’s most popular fitness boutiques- Frame, 1Rebel, TriYoga, WIT and more. The events are scattered around three spots in the city, so you have no excuse to skip leg day this week.
25th-30th June 2018
Where: 1 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 5JD
What: Doga-Dog. Yoga.
Why: Feeling stressed and need to sweat it out? Big dog person? Head to Doga Mahny for the unique chance to incorporate your favorite canine into your Vinyasa practice. You don’t even need to have a pup to enjoy the class, but you are sure to be surrounded by the cutest puppies in London. There are even proven health benefits of doing yoga with dogs- lowered stress, calming effects on the central nervous system, easier sleeping and more.
Where: 20 Prince Of Wales Road, NW5 3LG
What: A Yogi Festival
Why: Lululemon is hosting this festival once again for a weekend of wellness and fun. There will be incredible workouts put on by the top studios around London, yoga with internationally renowned instructors and panel discussions with fitness leaders and influencers.
23rd-24th June 2018
Where: Wapping Lane, St Katharine's & Wapping, E1W 2SF
Third Space Fitstival
What: Free Outdoor Classes
Why: Third Space has been hosting a series of free outdoor classes and will continue on through the summer. They have everything- Pulse, their unique barre class, Metaburn, HIIT circuits and yoga. Everyone can find a class they will enjoy- and it won’t break the bank. Plus, the classes are being hosted at Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, so the views will help you push through the pain.
Now until 30th August 2018
Where: 1 Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 2HD
Spartan Race UK: South West Super, Sprint and Hurricane Heat Weekend
What: Run Like a Spartan Warrior
Why: Are you someone who loves to get dirty and into Beast Mode when working out? This race is perfect for you. The hilly terrain of this course makes it more difficult than ever, with short climbs, crawls and carries characteristic of spartan races. Be sure to train on hills and be ready for any surprise the race may throw your way.
22nd -24th June
Where: Aston Down Airfield, Gloucestershire, GL6 8GA