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Ditch the gym for these outdoor fitness trends in 2019
1st January 2019
If you fancy a break from the confines of the gym, venture into the great outdoors to keep fit in 2019. Taking your fitness regime outside brings opportunities for more unusual and adventurous activities. So, here at Aqua Parcs we have selected five of the best outdoor fitness trends that will get your heart racing in the New year!
Fitness festivals Combining the popularity of outdoor fitness classes with entertainment, food and drink, fitness festivals are popping up all around the country. The UK’s largest Festival of Fitness is set to take place in Hackney in May and, taking London’s fitness scene into the forests of Kent, LoveFit festival in July utilises the outdoor landscape to offer activities like a forest gym and lake paddle board yoga.
Rowing on the rise Sparked by the UK’s success in the last few Olympics, rowing is on the rise. With London’s first boutique rowing studio having recently opened its doors, there is a clear demand for this British sport. However, there is only so much training you can do in a studio and once you’ve got the bug you’ll soon find yourself wanting to test out your newfound rowing skills on the water like a proper Olympian.
Wild swimming Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do in terms of burning calories and toning the body, but if you fancy adding a bit of a thrill to your strokes you should probably consider the growing trend for wild swimming. The low temperatures might not seem appealing in rivers and lakes but the adrenaline rush is unrivalled. There are a huge number of wild swimming spots around the UK to enjoy and don’t let being in the city stop you. Although swimming in the Thames is forbidden, there are many places to undertake this sport on the edge of the city.
Obstacle courses You might have noticed more people on your Facebook feed getting muddy recently, thanks to the increasing popularity of outdoor obstacle courses such as Tough Mudder. With the chance to take part with your friends, this group activity is a great endurance challenge to experience with close pals which will test both your mental and physical strength. Don’t let that put you off though, as it’s plenty of fun too – we promise!.
Aqua parks Arguably the only item on this list more fun than a muddy obstacle course is an inflatable one on water! Having grown in popularity across Europe, aqua parks are currently set to take the adventure activity market in the UK by storm in 2019. Combining great fun with some friendly competition, it’s the perfect activity for a family day out, party of friends or a corporate team-building day. Why not pre-plan your fitness for the new year and purchase a gift voucher for our Aqua Parcs 2019 season here.