Yoga buffs and beginners can take advantage of the Lululemon free workout classes at the brand’s stores and showrooms. Every week yoga mats are unfurled and the shop spaces are turned into instant yoga studios. All the classes are complimentary and led by instructors from local studios in the surrounding areas. At the Covent Garden store, the highly coveted classes start at 10.30am every Sunday, so be sure to get there early to ensure you have a space.
Lululemon, 19-20 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LD, +44 (0)20 7836 5052
Nike’s series of free classes provides a purse-friendly alternative to costly gym membership. Nike fitness classes are held throughout the brand’s stores in London, offering customers the chance to easily access exercise classes nearby. Whether you are looking to improve your overall endurance, speed or mobility, the classes are a great way of going that extra mile in your training routine, alongside with like-minded individuals as well as well-qualified instructors. In addition, the free Nike+ Run Club offers an enjoyable way to burn off Christmas calories with a global community of runners. Nike Women Week comes to London from 25 to 29 January 2016.
Nike, 33 King’s Road, London SW3 4LX, +44 (0)20 7259 9960
Sweaty Betty classes
Sweaty Betty offers a wide range of in-store classes to suit all requirements. From pilates and yoga to salsa and hiit (high-intensity interval training), the brand provides than 70 different sessions each week, ensuring that there is something for everyone. All the classes are available to book one day in advance and all are free. In coming to the stores for the workouts you’ll also enjoy a great way of keeping up to date with the brand’s new-season colours and styles as well as its striking fashion-forward designs.
Sweaty Betty Soho, 21 Beak Street, London W1F 9RR, +44 (0)20 7287 5128
Parkrun 5km runs
Those looking to set themselves a challenge in the new year should take a look at Parkrun. This organisation offers free, weekly 5km timed runs encouraging everyone from beginners to Olympians to push themselves and strive for new personal records. Held on Saturday mornings in areas of open space around the UK, the runs are free and open to all. Sign up to join and to take a look at the extensive results page.
Asics running club
Asics has become one of the go-to brands for sports enthusiasts, offering customers a wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories. Those wishing to get expert sports guidance alongside Asics products should head to the brand’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street and sign up to its weekly running club led by highly qualified trainers. You’ll be offered help and tips to ensure that you improve as a runner and also have fun.
Asics, 527 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QL, +44 (0)20 7629 0154