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New Year, New Exercise!

The ‘’New Year New Me’’ mantra can seem a bit unrealistic at the best of times. We think you’re pretty good, just as you are! We also like to think more positively here at Active Nation so, instead of seeing New Year as a time to give something up, why not see it as  a time to try something new? And we have just the thing for you!

Winter Sports

Make the most of the winter weather by giving a winter sport a go. Why not try your hand at ice-skating, skiing, or snowboarding? See if Active Nation has a dry ski slope near you, where we offer a variety of fun skiing and snowboarding classes or open sessions, for all abilities. We even offer donutting!

Warm Up

If you’re looking for a new hobby that gets you out from the January cold, then you should try a new way to exercise that keeps you warm. Swimming is one of the best ways to workout your whole body, as well as providing a welcome refuge from the freezing outdoors – you could even schedule in some sauna time!

A lot of people, after trying it once, find a new favourite hobby in climbing! Look for a climbing wall near you to give your muscles a great workout. Or, why not fight off the January blues with a martial arts or body combat class?

Something Exhilarating

Dance-based exercise classes like Sh’Bam or Zumba can be a really fun way to let loose. With party tunes to get your feet going, and a high-energy atmosphere, dance exercise is a fun way to get the adrenalin pumping and your body moving!

For the thrill-seekers out there, watersports like power boating, sailing or windsurfing will be just the ticket. If you’re local to our Southampton Water Activities Centre, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Wind Down

Perhaps your idea of a new way to workout doesn’t involve bracing winds and a rush of adrenalin. After a busy Christmas, enter the New Year with a newly found calmness and mindfulness. Taking up a class like Yoga or Pilates is a fantastic, relaxing way to exercise without being too rigorous.

Walking is another way to workout which should not be underestimated. Its health benefits, both physically and mentally, are huge and for people who would rather spend some peaceful time in nature than in a group class or gym, walking is an ideal way to exercise – oh, and it’s completely free!

See a full list of activities we have on offer at Active Nation.

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