Swerve the gym with these 8 alternative ways to get fit in Liverpool

Getting fit doesn’t have to involved sweating on a treadmill or pumping iron, check out alternative guide to Liverpool fitness.

It’s already mid January and we’re ashamed to admit that we’ve kind of missed the ‘New Year, New You’ boat! The gyms are chokker and making that first leap onto the rowing machine is enough to frighten us back to the selection boxes. Determined to make some kind of start, we’ve looked at some alternative ways to get fit in Liverpool, and it turns out we’re spoiled for choice!

Here’s 8 alternative ways to get fit in Liverpool…. (and have a giggle while you’re doing it)…

1 – Throw some shapes at Clubbercise

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Boss dance tunes, glow sticks, neon colours and a good mate to laugh along with, that’s what Clubbercise is all about. There are various sessions across the Liverpool City Region, all you need is a good mate and to wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care! Click here to find your nearest session.

2 – Park Run with the Family

The Guide Liverpool Stanley Park Junior Park Run

Park Run is a free, timed 5k even that happens at various Liverpool parks on Saturday mornings at 9am. Simply go online to register and print out your barcode, turn up, say hi, expect to become part of a fitness family and see how you get on. Some people run with buggies, dogs and wheelchairs at some events, so there’s a route for everyone. You can also volunteer to marshal too. Click here to find your nearest Park Run.

3 – Make a splash Wakeboarding

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We’re so lucky to have so many different activities to try out right on our doorstep, including the Wake Park at Albert Dock where you can test your balance (and maybe your nerve too) with wake boarding lessons for all ages. All your kit and tuition can be provided, all you have to do is give it your best shot! Click here to find out more.

4 – Free your Mind with Meditation

There are a number of meditation groups taking place across Merseyside, some even offer drop-in session making it easier to find your calm in the middle of your working day. Mental health is as important as physical health and so taking time out is an essential part of every day life. Check out the free meditation session at the Tempest Building on Wednesday evenings between 6-8pm so a taster. More info available here.

5 – Pedal Power is best

We’re all so incredibly busy these days that finding time to get fit in Liverpool is near impossible. If that’s your story, why not build your cardio session into your day with pedal power? Grab a City Bike or Bike & Go from many Merseyrail stations and cycle your way into a healthier new year. Click here for fun routes and more. 

6 – Breathe & stop with Yoga

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Yoga has become increasingly popular as a fun way to get fit in Liverpool with more studios and drop in sessions popping up all the time. Yoga at St Brides Church with The Brink, or White Wolf Yoga on Cook Street, in its stunning former ballroom location, are just two sessions that you’ve all been raving about. Find out more here.

7 – Hang about at Awesome Walls

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Awesome Walls

Get rigged out and reach for the stars at Awesome Walls climbing centre, Athol Street to burn off some excess calories this year. With sessions for all ages this is a great way to get fit with the kids too. There’s a range of facilities all under one roof making a weekly climbing habit a sustainable and fun one for everyone. Click here for latest prices and session times.

8 – Jump in the saddle with horse power

You might think that the horse does all the work when it comes to riding lessons, but all established riders know that jumping into the saddle wil train your core and help your posture too. Head down to Croxteth Riding Centre and sign up for a half hour session with a four legged friend and see if you can feel the difference. Click here to book.

What’s your favourite way to burn off the calories? Whether it’s shakin’ your bacon at Zumba, beating your mates at Park Run or calming your mind at meditation, drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or tag us on Instagram and we’ll share you suggestions.

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