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12 Battersea Exercise Classes Guaranteed to Shake Up your Workout

12 Battersea Exercise Classes Guaranteed to Shake Up your Workout

Right. So. Summer. It’s here, and so is the tidal wave of get-fit-quick schemes, the phrase ‘beach body’ is being batted around endlessly and sometimes when the sunny days roll around you can feel more like you’re in a pressure cooker than an island paradise. Well, we’re not here for that...

However, no one can deny that shrugging off that winter hibernation can be a bit of a struggle and you might be looking for constructive ways to charge all that new energy you’ve got from the longer days and the warmer temperatures. So we’ve done a round-up of all the new and exciting ways to get active right now in Battersea. There’s plenty of exciting stuff going on, whether you’re looking to mellow out, limber up or shed a few unwanted pounds in a way that is sustainable and keeps you sane. So have a little scroll and give a couple a go because it really will feel worth it, even if it’s just to hit the fancy showers at the end...

The Best Personal Trainers In South London

The Best Personal Trainers In South London

So, you’ve bought the gym membership, the results should come in time, right? Not always. Most of the time gyms are so daunting you end up wandering around looking at the scary contraptions and deciding on attempting some crunches in the corner, which you realise you could have done at home anyway. For the best results and a kickstart on your fitness goals, getting a personal trainer the first step to the new you. No longer exclusive to the rich and famous, personal trainers are for everyone who’s trying to shape up. We’ve narrowed down a list of our favourite personal trainers in South London, so you can choose one that is local and appeals to you.

10 Exciting Things To Try In South London

10 Exciting Things To Try In South London

The summer is over and you’re feeling a little resigned to indoor life, where after binge-watching that new show, you feel a little useless. Now there is no shame in that because we’ve all been there, but we are here to inject some enthusiasm into your evenings and weekends. There’s loads going on in South London that will help you learn some new skills and try some new things. This is a list of activities where you’ll probably say ‘I’ve always wanted to try that’ and some where you might say ‘I never thought of doing that’. We imagine you’ve given up on your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions, to which we say: why not make an end of year resolution? That way when Christmas comes around you can feel accomplished and perhaps have a new skill to show off to family and friends. Expect something to suit all South Londoners, including the artsy, sporty and adventurous!

5 Places To Get Fit In Blackheath And Greenwich

5 Places To Get Fit In Blackheath And Greenwich

If you’ve missed the boat for this year’s beach body and want to up your game for next year, look no further. Londoners want the best of everything and are already balancing busy careers, family life and socialising. Introducing fitness seems a big ask, but these places make working out flexible, sociable and enjoyable. From relaxing yoga classes to intense boot camps, Blackheath and Greenwich can deliver your fitness results (providing you turn up).

7 Best Independent Clothes Shops in Brixton

7 Best Independent Clothes Shops in Brixton

Accidentally wearing the same clothes as someone else is terrifying. No, not just a similar outfits, we're talking about actually wearing the same garment as someone else, and then both of you recognising this. You don't actually have to be wearing the said clothes for this to happen - have you ever seen someone else wearing an item of clothing that you own? We have, and it's a chastening experience. There is a very simple reason as to why this happens, oh so simple, and it's that we're all buying our clothes from the same sodding shops! The best way to avoid this is to avoid the major big brands, avoid them like the plague, and instead head to local independent clothes shops. Not only do these shops stock a wide variety of great clothes, they tend to stock much smaller brands, and sometimes their in-house labels as well. Not only does this make it more likely that no one else is wearing the same threads as you, it also means you're contributing more directly to the local economy. Anyway, to get you started we thought we'd give a rundown of what we think are the 7 best independent clothes shops in Brixton.

Mums + Dads: 7 Places To Use Your South London Club Card At In Lewisham Borough

Mums + Dads: 7 Places To Use Your South London Club Card At In Lewisham Borough

Having a South London Club Card is one thing, knowing how to get the best out of it is another, but don't worry mums, we're not going to leave you high and dry once you've bought your card, we've got you covered. We know that finding things to do with your babies can be tough, and we understand that you work hard to ensure you still lead fulfilled lives while your children are in the infancy. We want to help you with these things, so we've compiled this list of 7 places to use your South London Club Card at in Lewisham Borough.

6 Great Independent Coffee Roasters in South London

6 Great Independent Coffee Roasters in South London

For the real coffee lovers amongst us, you will know that there is something special about knowing where and how your coffee has been sourced. Supermarkets flirt with cheap mix-blends and eye-catching names for the sake of convenience. However, there is a thriving community of independent roasters in this city, working away to find real quality and supplying many independent coffee shops all over London. We've sourced out 6 of these great companies working in South London, and each is worth trying out if you get the chance!

8 Great Places To See Live Music In Lewisham

8 Great Places To See Live Music In Lewisham

Lewisham might not be the first place Londoners would consider for quality live music but the borough that Kate Bush grew up in and where Blur famously formed at Goldsmiths University of London, is a haven for fine talent as well as home to venues that artists from across the rest of the country, and world, have played in.