Kick start your New Year and get fit with one of the latest fitness trends at Broadgate.
With three gyms (Virgin Active, Fitness First and Slim Jims Health Club) and free cycling facilities – there’s no excuse not to dig out those trainers. Let us know how you're getting on and share your photos with us on Twitter and Facebook.
High-Intensity Interval Training
Perfect for busy schedules and more effective at fat burning then an hour jog on the treadmill, High-Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT, is becoming all the rage in the fitness world. Although this fast paced and challenging style of workout isn’t an easy option –TV watching and gossiping are pretty impossible – it’s guaranteed to get fast results.
Fitness First host a range of 20 minute Freestyle Team HIIT sessions, as well as Tabata and 15 minute ab workouts. Virgin Active are also following the trend with PUMA HIIT and Slim Jims Health Club offer plyometric HIIT – so get jumping.
If you haven’t already, try indoor cycling for a high intensity full body workout to a playlist full of tracks designed to get you moving. Group Cycle classes are available daily at Virgin Active and Spin is available Mon-Fri at Fitness First and Slim Jims.
Prefer the great outdoors? Why not cycle to cycle to work. Find out where you can park your bike at Broadgate and visit the Broadgate Bike Station in Finsbury Avenue Square on the first and third Thursday each month for free advice and bicycle maintenance.
Antigravity Yoga has now been launched in Virgin Active’s new suspension studio. Suspended above the floor in AntiGravity Yoga hammocks, you align your body from head to toe, relieving compressed joints and improving flexibility in ways you never thought possible.
If you need a mental and physical challenge to keep you motivated, squash is fast paced, strategic game which offers a great work out. Slim Jims host regular squash ladders for those who enjoy a bit of competition; otherwise you can hire a court to play with friends and colleagues.
If only the latest cutting edge gym equipment will get you moving, head to Virgin Active. Their newly installed Technogym Artis range means you can skype your mates in LA, or catch up with Facebook while running 5k. The new range also benefits from Fast Track, which allows you to adjust the speed and incline of your run without interrupting your rhythm.
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