London:our fitness playground…Let’s play!

Want to be offered more than just fitness? Welcome to the world of Somuchmore

Lets take the age old quote “variety is the spice of life”; we’ve all heard it right? Well, what if we applied this thinking to our overall approach to fitness, health and wellbeing? What I’m talking about here, is a pick and mix fitness philosophy. What if we combined all three elements to really explore the infinite possibilities that could help us realise our full potential. Intrigued? Well so was I…

I’ve always loved mixing up my workouts; I’m a devoted yogi, practise mindfulness on a daily basis, like hitting the gym hard on the TRX machine and you’ll often find me bouncing around in a step or combat class. But sometimes I can limit myself by mixing and matching my workouts around the classes and equipment that my gym provides, thus, often feeling limited of choice. It’s by falling into routines and fitness regimes that can make our approach to fitness tiresome and quite frankly dull and it’s at this point we find ourselves at a crossroads. We either give up entirely (after all if it’s not fun then why bother) or if you’re like me, search out ways (which can sometimes be time consuming and expensive) to keep our fitness new, exciting and more challenging. Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 09.31.23 We all know that when it comes to keeping our fitness on track, motivation is key. We need to explore what truly inspires us to put on our gym kit and get up off the sofa. Whether we’re trying to lose weight, get in shape or just live a healthier lifestyle, finding exercise that excites us is vital to keeping our fitness journey on track. So why not try: boxing, tai chi, barrecore, swimming, cardio tennis, pilates, yoga, mediation… After all, the summer months are perfect for exploring what we can do to become a fitter and happier version of ourselves, with plenty of opportunities to get outside. But it’s finding a range of classes that don’t come with a hefty (and sometimes limiting) gym membership that interests me.

Well, what if I was to tell you that we now have the opportunity to choose which workouts we do, where we do them and how often we do them. For £89 a month we get to access the newest, finest and most sought-after classes at a range of top studios right across London. Not only this, but the classes are lead by trainers and practitioners who are the most knowledgeable in the industry! Too good to be true? Actual no; let me introduce to you the world of Somuchmore.

It’s a new approach and quite frankly a whole new philosophy to fitness and wellbeing that is taking the capital by storm! I liken it to a ‘pick and mix’ at a sweet shop (minus the sugar overload). Their approach is not solely about fitness but also about holistic wellbeing. They describe themselves as a ‘platform that combines disciplines like fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and alternative holistic therapies in one.’ I asked, Johannes Klose, its Founder to explain more: Somuchmore was created to enlighten peoples lives and open their eyes to the infinite opportunities in this world that can help improve their general wellbeing. We have the largest holistic offering in Europe we offer a one-stop-shop solution for an increasingly curious and mindful population. We offer the largest holistic wellbeing subscription in Europe and are the only platform that combines disciplines like fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and alternative holistic therapies. With such a vast variety of health, fitness and wellbeing classes available, our members can curate their own bespoke ‘self-empowerment plan’ when they want, with whoever they want.” Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 09.31.10 I was intrigued to see how this would actually work in practise, so I eagerly signed up to the two week free trial (open to everyone if you visit the website) and went out into the Capital so see what London had to offer. My journey started at TenPilates in Green Park, where I got to experience my first reformer class. Having done a range of mat classes in my time, this was a whole new experience to me and I loved every minute of it. As soon as I got home I logged onto the Somuchmore website to see what other classes were on offer and quite frankly, the list was endless. There is a huge (and I mean huge) range of classes running daily from 6am -10pm. I’ve already signed up to a boxing class in Great Portland street and a hot yoga class too!

The bottom line is simple. The most effective way to boost motivation is to love what we do; getting fitter, happier and healthier shouldn’t feel like a chore. That is what helps us to stay on track and to keep our fitness journeys exciting, motivating and above all fun! So why not see exactly what London has to offer!  What are you in the mood for today? Yoga, pilates or meditation? Pushing yourself to the limits with CrossFit, TRX or Barre Core? Feel like hitting up the dance floor with a spot of Tango, Hip-Hop or Salsa? Or want to slow it down a little, reconnect and strengthen your core and concentration with Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Kung-Fu? Fancy learning more about Nutrition and Biomedicine? Or simply want to chill out and unwind in the Sauna or Spa? 

London has become our fitness playground…go and play!

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