how to get fit in London

How to Get Fit in London: 9 FUNUSUAL Workouts

Don’t sweat away the pounds huffing in a grey basement gym, this year is time to go funusual with our new guide on how to get fit in London.

1/ Outdoor swimming in a Lido

Brrreak out of the house and dive into the warm water at your local lido to paddle away the winter blues. Our faves are Brockwell Lido, Charlton Lido & London Fields Lido.

Brockwell Lido

2/ Mean Trampoline

Defy gravity at London’s premier trampoline park; Oxygen Freejumping. How high can you go?

oxygen freejumping

3/ Mexican Wrestling

Become a luchador in high-octane class brought to London by Lucha Britannia.

4/ Swing Dance like it’s 1929

Swing Patrol is here to teach the rather shy London masses to dance like you mean it. They teach a range of dances with fun classes suitable for beginners and even if you don’t have a partner to dance with. The venues include the opulent vintage stylings Wilton’s Music Hall

Swing Dance with Swing Patrol

5/ Walk London

For those who love a slightly gentler work out why not get out on a free group walk with Walk London.

Walk London

 6/ Poledancing

London Academy of Poledancing gives you the lowdown on the best tricks & tips to find your inner showgirl.


7/ Freedom to Freerun with Parkour Generations

Own London’s skyline with a parkour masterclass from the masters.


8/ Run away and join the Circus

The National Centre of Circus Arts just happens to be in our great city and features classes in aerial trapeze, tumbling, highwire & acrobatics.

National Centre for Circus Arts

9/ Dodgeball

The nerdy retro fitness craze of dodgeball is back. The premise is simple: ‘Can you dodge the ball?’. If not get ready for some hurt. There’s some free sessions for new players thanks to London Storm Dodgeball Club.

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.