Health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove
6th July 2018
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There are many opportunities in Brighton and Hove to keep yourself healthy and happy year round healthy year-round.

You’re never far from a chance to relax completely and let your worries drift gently away during a floatation session - try About Balance  (in central Brighton) or The Float Spa (if you live in Hove).

Alternatively, if you need to tone up either for summer or following childbirth, build your core strength during a Pilates session or book a personal trainer at Body Happy - Fitness for Life. Hot Yoga, too, is an effective way to lose the pounds, along with those aches and pains. Also known as Bikram Yoga, you can try a class during an open day at Hot Yoga South in Portslade – call them for details.

Active types can go for the burn and boost their seratonin levels during a dance class in the spacious, fully-sprung-floored space at Marina Studios , or check out the gym and challenge themselves to a spin class at  Fitness First - just the job for commuters as it is bang next doo to Brighton station.

If you love the fresh air and can’t take your eyes of our beautiful, briny summertime sea, get along to  Yellowave Beach Sports where you can wriggle your toes and have a bash at volleyball on their outdoor courts, or ease yourself into a gentle yoga session in the glass-walled studio, with splendid views out across the blue yonder.

A visit to this summer  Brighton Yoga Festival (14th and 15th July  First Central County Ground) is the perfect way to try out what becomes, for many people, not just an activity, but a way of life. 

Any runner, too, will tell you that it is about so much more than putting one foot (quickly) in front of the other. Our inspiring coastline, countryside and cities are the perfect setting for freeing your running spirit year-round - a list of Sussex events and challenges, long and short, can be found at Run Brighton.

Or, if you are merely wanting to inject a bit of gentle activity into your life, get outdoors, and meet new people, give Brighton and Hove Council's Healthwalks a go. The scheme runs 18 regular walks across the city and lengths range from under a mile to three miles. 

Here's wishing health and happiness to all!

Mary Kalmus

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Mary Kalmus

Member since: 12th June 2018

Mary Kalmus is a journalist and communications professional who has worked widely across the consumer press and local newspapers and within the NHS. She loves Theatre in all its forms and lives in Brighton.

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