Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, an exercise enthusiast, or new to the health and wellness world, plenty of events cater to everyone. From 5ks to triathlons to obstacle course races, here’s our list of fun fitness events in London 2023.
Fun Fitness Events in London
Dates: Sat, January 21, 2023, 10:30 – 11:30 GMT
Location: 4A Streatham Street London WC1A 1JB
Beginner class in Hula Hooping. All you need to bring is a smile and a pair of hoops. This introductory class will introduce you to the basics of Hula Hooping and help you to become more confident in your 1st Hoop Dance after a short 15-minute warm-up. Learn how to hula hoop with fun interactive games and best practices, and learn on your own with self-paced learning.
These sessions are open to anyone who has never hula hooped before.
There will be several other classes that are an introduction to Hooping or advanced hooping techniques, as well as the Hula Hoop Fashion Show to celebrate the start of the new year.
Tooting Run Club: Mid-Week Run
Dates: Wed, January 25, 7:00 PM
Location: Tooting Bec Athletics Track Tooting Bec Road London SW17 3NP
Weekly run hosted by Tooting Run Club. Groups will be split into easy and medium-paced groups. It will be a chilled 5k and very family-friendly. There is a kid’s zone before the run, and the run will take place in fields close to the cricket green.
A small group that organises weekly runs in Tooting Bec. We have no set distances or time constraints, so you will never know what will happen next. But on our runs, we aim to make everyone feel welcome, regardless of their fitness level or experience on foot.
Volunteers run Tooting Run Club from various backgrounds and races from all over London and Surrey (and beyond), taking part in our events at free-to-enter events because we want this to be for everyone.
BLOK Rooftop Boxing
Dates: Saturday, January 23
Location: 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD
BLOK Rooftop Boxing is a unique group fitness class that combines boxing-inspired training with adventure and technology. This 60-minute class combines high-intensity movements with strength and conditioning drills, all choreographed to music.
The class begins with a warm-up that comprises a combination of slow and explosive leg warm-ups, punches and kicks to the body, and posture exercises. The central part of the class will then see participants engage in high-intensity circuit training, including boxing-inspired activities such as shadowboxing, punch combinations, and mitt drills. Each circuit is guided by our professional instructors, who will guide the movement while keeping the class safe. This session is open to all fitness levels; anyone can join regardless of experience or fitness level.
Dates: Sun, February 12, 10:30 PM To 3:30 AM
Location: The North London Tavern – 375 Kilburn High Road London NW6 7QB
Yes, we know this is more fun rather than fitness!
Super Bowl Sunday is a celebration of American Football and is one of Europe’s largest American Football events. The event consists of live music, food stalls, merchandise stalls, and a licensed bar. Attendees can enjoy the game from a designated paid stand, watch the game on massive screens, and enjoy free food, drink, merchandise and music. If you’re interested in attending this event, please make sure you get there early to grab a spot in the crowd.
Retroglow Fitness Classes
Dates: Every Sunday throughout January
Location: The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch
Retroglow uses music from the ’80s to the ’90s, with classic dance moves and groovy tunes. The workout is unique for each class, but you can always expect the activities to be super fun and set at a leisurely pace.
The Rooftop is a great environment to work out in. It’s the perfect place to de-stress or forget that Monday morning is just around the corner. All fitness levels are welcome; our classes are non-intimidating, so you’ll find your groove quickly.
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to get fit with friends or new to exercise and trying something new, we’ve got you covered.
The One Hundred Shoreditch Rooftop is a cool, fun space to work out in. The roof has panoramic views of the City skyline, perfect for a workout before or after work.
Tickets: £40.00 – £50.00
Learn To Swing Dance
Dates: Every Tuesday
Location: The Mildmay Club in Dalston.
Learn to Swing Dance! A fun, friendly, and low-impact dance style, perfect for the whole family.
The Mildmay Club’s resident dancers will teach you the basic steps in a friendly and welcoming environment. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to enjoy yourself. All genders and ages are welcome!
Swing dance is an exciting partner dance that all ages can enjoy. It is excellent for socializing, keeping fit, and learning to listen to music.
Date: Sun, May 28, 2023
Location: Central London
The great Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is back in the capital and promises to be better than ever! As a member of TeachFirst, you’ll be part of some big fun and support the charity TeachFirst; to kick off the weekend, we have your chance to run in the Essex 100.
Teach first is one of our favourite charities for helping disadvantaged children get into education. They do this by recruiting bright kids from deprived backgrounds and offering them mentoring from qualified teachers in schools across the UK. This is an incredible achievement, and it’s great that we can support them by running for them!
The race will be an enjoyable challenge and an opportunity to share your talents with a cause that matters. Please note that this charity entry has a minimum fund target of £500. We can’t do this without donations, so we hope you can spare some time to raise money for this great cause.
The 46th Dartford Half Marathon
Date: Sun, March 5, 2023
Location: Central Park Athletics Cranford Road Dartford DA1 1JP
If you are looking for a new training plan, why not sign up for the Dartford Half Marathon?
The event is one of Britain’s longest-standing half marathons, organised by Dartford Harriers for 46 years. It provides an excellent opportunity to run on Dartford’s streets and entertain yourself with a fun-filled weekend.
Now more than ever, the race is challenging and brings you through the beautiful scenery of Dartford. To join the event, you’ll need to register in advance, and it’s essential to attend by this deadline, as registration will be closed at capacity.
Indoor Fun Fitness
Dates: Fri, January 20, 21
Location: Talacre Community Sports Centre-Dalby St, London
Fitness session combining the benefits of strength training, cardio, and abs exercises? Want to be part of a great community with like-minded people? This is the perfect opportunity for you! Join this fun, social and laid-back indoor session with instructors who will guide you every step of the way. The Wellcome Store in Camden is popular among locals as a vibrant hub where you can find everything from yoga to barre and personal training to Pilates.
Dance Funk Fitness
Dates: Wed, January 18, 2023
Location: All Saints Hatcham Community Centre – 105 New Cross Rd, London
Dance funk is a fun and energetic dance workout incorporating elements from different styles, particularly in African American culture, such as funk, hip-hop, and contemporary. This class aims to improve your performance, flexibility, and coordination.
Boxing Fitness Class
Dates: Sat, January 21, 22, 23
Location: Boxit Bootcamp Ldn, Clapham Town, London
Boxfit Bootcamp is a unique fusion of boxing, fitness and culture. You’ll get the chance to use a punching bag, learn basic boxing techniques and improve your fitness simultaneously. You will also meet new friends, enjoy healthy food and beverages after the workout, and receive personal coaching and support from other members. Sign up and join our community!
Afrobeats vs. Dancehall
Date: Mon, January 30 (For twelve days)
Location: Gymbox Covent Garden – 42-49 St Martin’s Ln, London
Afrobeats vs Dancehall is an exciting new concept that combines dance and fitness with a live DJ. The two styles are combined in a series of high-energy workouts where you will be guided through the steps to some of the biggest hits from both Afrobeats and Dancehall. Both styles are energetic; Afrobeats is typically fast-paced, while dancehall has more of a relaxed flow to it. The workout is entirely suitable for all levels, and everyone is welcome. During the class, you will be taken through a series of exercises that will catch your attention and make you want to keep going – the more you participate, the more challenging it gets!
The Eltham Park 5 and Family Fun Run
Date: Sun, June 18, 2023
Location: Eltham Park South Glenesk Road London SE9 1AG
The Eltham Park 5 and Family Fun Run is a popular event that allows you to run in the stunning setting of Eltham Park. It is a family-friendly event and perfect for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner.
If you are looking for a new challenge, this is the right opportunity to develop your skills. If you are a beginner, this event brings you the right platform to learn more about running, while intermediate and advanced runners can improve their performance and develop new skills.
The distance of each run is 5k. The course takes place in Eltham Park, which offers you peace and tranquillity while keeping you active.
Canary Wharf 5K Run
Date: Sun, January 22, 2023
Location: 25 Canada Square London E14 5AH
The Canary Wharf 5K Run is a popular event in the heart of Canary Wharf, a place of great importance in the world economy. The route through the park features beautiful features such as trees and flower beds that create a perfect backdrop to your run. This event is suitable for all levels; whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, this event provides opportunities to improve your performance and develop new skills.
The Canary Wharf 5K Run will be a family-friendly event that welcomes everyone.
RooFIT Pop-Up at Aviary Rooftop
Date: Every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer.
Location: Aviary Rooftop
With an aerial view of the London skyline and the most innovative fitness format, RooFIT promises to keep you excited and committed. Be part of a long, fast-paced workout based on four different circuits that will provide you with the physical strength and energy you need to face the weekend. The concept of RooFIT is based on a mix of upper and lower body movements performed in an aerial style, which is as intense as fun and challenging.
RooFIT workouts are fun! Using the aerial position of a fitness apparatus, combined with music and lights, will be a workout experience you will always remember.
Zumba Funk Fitness
Date: Mon, January 23, 2023
Location: All Saints Hatcham Community Centre – 105 New Cross Rd, London
Zumba funk is a fun and energetic dance workout that incorporates elements from different styles, particularly in African American culture, such as funk, hip-hop, and contemporary. This class aims to improve your performance, flexibility, and coordination. The class will be set at a leisurely pace and open to everyone, regardless of experience.
**We will update as the year progresses. If you have a fun fitness event planned in London that we have yet to mention, please drop us an email with details.
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