You are as excited about your upcoming visit to London as you are concerned about maintaining some form of your daily fitness routine. Don't worry, keeping fit while traveling in London is much easier than you think. Here are five ways you can stay fit while visiting London.
Located just beneath St Giles London hotel, Central YMCA is the largest gym in central London, boasting over 100 classes per week including Cardio, Dance, Mind and Body and Strength. The facilities also include a 25m multi-lane pool which offers serious swimmers the opportunity to beat the clock. Hot Tip - guests at St Giles London enjoy preferential rates to use Central YMCA facilities.
Regents Park and Primrose Hill
If you fancy a bit of nature in the city then jog or walk over to Regents Park and Primrose Hill where you will find excellent sports facilities and the largest outdoor sports area in central London. If you enjoy running outdoors then this is arguably the best option in central London with a number of jogging route maps available via the Royal Parks website - The Primrose Hill route is a must if you fancy something a bit more challenging.Hot Tip - the view at the top of Primrose Hill is your prize for completing the challenge of sprinting up the hill!
If you don't mind getting really sweaty while having fun in a nightclub-esque atmosphere, then Gymbox is the place for you. There are several branches in central London, (the closest branch to St Giles London hotel is located at Holborn - 1 stop on the Central Line from Tottenham Court Road station). Each branch is unique and facilities include Olympic sized boxing rings, combat cages, movie screens, free weights sections, and live DJ sets.
If you fancy a bit of a workout while enjoying the sites of London then take a Santander Cycle and ride your way around the city. You can hire a bike from as little as £2 (PER 30 min use) using a bank card. With docking stations dotted around the city, you can pick up or drop off a bike at any docking station of your choice and you don't have to pre-book to use the service. The nearest docking station to St Giles London hotel is less than two minutes walk from the hotel on Great Russell Street.
Good Vibes Yoga
Sometimes you need an escape within your escape. For a haven of calm in London, Good Vibes Yoga invites you to focus on Vinyasa flow, hot, restorative and yoga nidra. The nearest studio to St Giles London hotel is in Covent Garden offering FAR infra-red studio to maximise the benefits for your mind and body. Hot Tip: There are SAD lighting to elevate your mood.
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