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Novelty jumpers, fake snow and the (Christmas) tree pose. It can only be one thing – a Christmas yoga party!
Advent is here, which means it’s officially OK to play The Pogues on the radio, drink only liquids that have been mulled*, and get planning those Christmas parties. But in amongst the obligatory work bashes and get-togethers with your friends, make sure you get to one of these workout parties if you’re in the capital. London’s fitness scene has never come over so festive.
If you follow Fitphernalia on Twitter, you’ll have seen on Wednesday I announced the launch of Summer of Sweat – a series of heavily discounted pop-up fitness classes in London, courtesy of the ladies behind Lunges & Lycra. (If you don’t follow Fitphernalia on Twitter then lesson learnt. Get on it – @fitphernalia).
Once upon a time, 6pm on Friday in London was time to down tools and head immediately to the pub. But something has changed – and it smells like lycra.
Ever been at something awe-inspiring (Taj Mahal/peace summit/ Britney concert. Hey, we’re not here to judge) and everyone’s totally lost their minds, taking ba-jillions of photos on their smartphones. And you’re cursing their inability to just “be” in the moment. You’ve adopted a serene expression as you think, ‘Look at me, just soaking this up and recording it in my actual memory not my SD card.’ But really, REALLY, you’re an internal quivering wreck, just moments away from breaking and screaming, ‘Screw the moment. Take my photo here, now here, now here, now from this angle, now in this pose, now in front of this, now with my hand here. Again, again, AGAIN. PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING.’