Happy New Year everyone!
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are not too down about going back to work.
Though I would give people a few ideas for sticking to the new year fitness program that everyone promises to keep on New Years eve.
So where to start when you haven't exercised for some time. The obvious choice is to go for a gym, there are certainly no shortage of them in Islington from mixed gyms such as Fitness First to womens only gyms such as New River. However I would really not recommend going to a gym if you've been out of practice for a while. Not because it will be too strenuous but because you're unlikely to stick to it. I personally find gyms extremely boring and always look for something more interesting to do that will also keep me fit. Join a class or club and take up a new hobbie, something that you will get better at will keep the motivation high and ensure you keep going and burn off those Christmas calories
So what to do in Islington. there are a whole host of associations and clubs that you can join to get yourself fit in 2012 here are a few suggestions
Try Zumba classes of which there are a few in Islington or give Salsa dancing a go down at Cuban Rum in Clerkenwell
Go to Highbury fields every Saturday morning and take part in a free 5 k run http://www.parkrun.org.uk/highbury-fields/home
If you feeling a bit more adventurous pop along to London Fight Factory in Old Street where you can learn Martial Arts in a relaxed and fun environment http://www.londonfightfactory.com/
If you fancy restarting that stalled football career put your details on top corners website and you'll get contacted by plenty of teams that need extra players. There are pitches in Holloway, Finsbury Park and Old Street
These are just a few suggestions but if you want a more extensive list of clubs and associations in Islington follow this link http://www.islington.gov.uk/leisure/HobbilesAndInterests/
As someone who dropped out of sport for 6 years and now has a fairly high level of fitness I couldn't have done it without joining a club and having that motivation to go regularly. It's also a good way to open up you social network.
That's all for now hope these ideas help
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