1.GET ALL NOSTALGIC
Head to South London For some serious vintage fun at the World Cycling Revival Festival from June 14-16. With The perfect backdrop of the Herne Hill Velodrome (used inthe 1948 Olympics), you can sipon champers dressed in vintage clothing, listen to atmospheric music and watch races,including the Brompton ’48 Invitational, where riders compete for a £10,000 prize!Or get a team together yourself.Tickets cost from £39 for adults; cycling revival.com.
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2.TONE UP, FAST!
We’re proud to big up H&F art director Lucy Pinto’s exciting venture – hot new gym, The Box, in Brighton. Superfit PT Lucy has designed boxing-inspired workouts that help melt away stress and condition your body to the max. Choose Box ‘N Burn for pad work with a partner, let rip on the bags in Rounds, try the HIIT classes for total-body conditioning, and don’t forget a yoga session to stretch your muscles and soothe your mind. Sign Up for a three-month membership and you’ll get your own ‘The Box’ branded boxing gloves.From £8 drop-in; the boxfit.co.uk.
3.BAG THE LATEST FITBIT
Smartwatch fan? Or perhaps you’re feeling behind the times without one? Try the sleek,lightweight Fitbit Versa and get health and fitness stats, heart rate, exercise summaries and even personal workouts from Fitbit Coach – all on your wrist. You can also enjoy over 15 exercise modes (including swimming), connected GPS, automatic exercise tracking, sleep monitoring, Fitbit Play and music. Oh, and it can even monitor your menstrual cycle – clever.£199.95; fitbit.com.
4.HONE YOUR TECHNIQUE
Has your stroke got room for improvement? Champneys’ Swimming Workshops might just get you out of that rut. Book onto a one- or three-daytechnique class at Tring, Springs or Forest Mere Spa resorts and focus on your stroke using the Shaw Method, a hands-on and holistic approach to swimming using Alexander-technique principles. It’s suitable for all levels to help improve swimming efficiency. The one-day session costs £235 including lunch and refreshments, or three days is £665 including two nights’ accommodation and meals; champneys.com.
If you’re in the market for a new, smart-looking sandal for all your active pursuits this summer, check out Teva’s new Terra-Float Knit 2 Universal. Woven with quick-drying, water-wicking polyester, these shoes can be worn in or out of the water. The Minimalist-looking straps are slightly stretchy in places for extra comfort and a snug fit, while the bouncy new Floatlife Foam soles are light as a feather,and the rugged Dermabrasion Rubber is super-grippy.Antimicrobial treatments keeping at bay! £85; teva.co.uk.
6.MAKE A SPLASH
Don’t shudder at the thought of donning a cozzie in public! Head To the Speedo website and you can search for a swimsuit to suit your body shape. Not only that,but it’s Sculpture swimwear contains Xtra Life Lycra panels and seams in strategic places,such as your tummy, waist and bottom, to help smooth and shape you, while making the most of your assets. The range also uses clever colour and print placement to further accentuate this effect – and the latest collection is inspired by nature’s most captivating surroundings,colours and elements. No excuses now! From £36; speedo.com.
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