FIT IN THE CITY

 
Laura Williams
FITNESS & DIET EXPERT

RUN FREE
Parkour or free running is the art of leaping around town – the idea is to get between two points as efficiently as possible, which usually involves lots of leaping and jumping, preferably with a bit of street furniture thrown in for good measure. Visit www.parkouruk.org for more info and details of classes.

DIG OUT THE MAP
Orienteering (navigating and completing a course in the best possible time) kills two birds with one stone: not only can it burn über-cals, you’ll also be mentally stimulated at the same time (unlike many other forms of exercise). www.britishorienteering.org.uk is the home of the UK governing body.

GO GUNG-HO
Not for the fainthearted, paintballing can be a great high intensity workout for those who aren’t averse to the idea of getting a bruise or two in the name of fitness. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to golf for a bonding session with your client, or you’re bored of intervals on the treadmill, paintballing will get your heart racing if nothing else. UKPaintball have a fabulous venue at London Bridge housing zones with names like Vietnam Village, Apocalypse London and the Super Airfield (made up of inflatable barricades). www.ukpaintball.co.uk

GET GALLOPING
Remember Bucking Bronco? If you fancy toning your tum rodeo-style, the iGallop may be for you. This popular abs exerciser swivels around underneath you while you try to stay on. Give it a go while you’re watching ‘Stenders. Find it on Amazon or eBay.

VISIT THE VIRTUAL SPA
Fancy having your dreams decoded and getting a daily stretch all without budging from your desk chair? Yes, there is such a place: www.lhj.com/app/getcentered (it’ll keep you away from Facebook for half an hour, if nothing else).