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September 20, 2022

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Wednesday, September 21 marks this year’s National Fitness Day, a day that celebrates the important role physical activity plays in our physical, mental and social well-being. Not only is it a chance to highlight and raise awareness of how we can lead healthier lifestyles by being physically active, but it can also act as a springboard to encourage people to try a host of new activities. And where better to do that than Canary Wharf? Whether it’s revamping your fitness routine or simply trying out a new class, we’ve got you covered this National Fitness Day and beyond…

For a holistic approach to body and lifestyle, how about enrolling in Third Space Canary Wharf? The epitome of high-end health club, not only does it offer three floors of state-of-the-art workout facilities and 210 classes per week, but it also boasts Europe’s tallest indoor climbing wall, a 23-meter swimming pool and even a life-size basketball court. Additionally, on this National Fitness Day and the day after (September 21 and 22), Third Space and lululemon have teamed up to host a special vinyasa yoga class at Canary Wharf’s scenic Crossrail Place Roof Garden. Led by one of its expert instructors, there are only 20 places available at each class – reserve your spot here – and be prepared to work hard, sweat, and walk away feeling energized both physically and mentally. Plus, you’ll leave the classroom armed with a bonus lululemon goodie bag. Tickets cost £10 and 100% of proceeds will go to mental health charity Mind.

Man lifting weights at Third Space Canary Wharf

Third Space, 18-19 Place du Canada

After a tough workout? Barry’s will certainly put you to the test in its famous Red Room. Said to burn over 1,000 calories per hour-long class, the high-intensity interval workout is based on the simple idea of ​​shocking your body with a combination of strength and cardiovascular exercises. And this national fitness day, why not involve your colleagues as well? Change the conference room to the red room for team training – after all, teamwork makes the dream job.

Exercise classes at Barry's at Crossrail Place

Barry’s, Crossrail Place

If you’re looking for group training instead, check out In2Sports, which is a newcomer to Canary Wharf. A purpose-built sports and leisure facility, equipped with a Sports England designed gym, fitness room, training room and more, it is ideal for accommodating all types of sporting events, from football tournaments to team building activities.

Alternatively, Sweat By BXR leads from the top – after all, it’s inspired by renowned actor and heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua. His flexible classroom training is based on three key pillars: strength and conditioning, cardiovascular exercises and skill development; and is designed for anyone at any stage of their fitness journey.

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Get ready for your National Fitness Day activities by revamping your wardrobe with new fitness gear. Canary Wharf retailers have you sorted; Sweaty Betty and lululemon are best known for their luxury leggings, ASICS for running gear, while JD Sports has everything you need for a workout style overhaul at high prices.

woman running

ASICS, Jubilee Square

After sweating, it is important to refuel the body; get a fresh protein shake from Natural Fitness Food. Plus, there are plenty of other healthy food and drink options on the estate to complement your new fitness regimen, including Kaleido’s reimagining of the salad-in-wrap, Crussh, which features a 45-course menu. % Plant-Based, and Veggie Pret for all-vegetarian cuisine. food. Alternatively, you can count on Urban Greens for tasty salads, Island Poké for fresh Hawaiian bowls, and Poké House at Wharf Kitchen for California-style poké. And if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, be sure to check out other healthy eating options such as Pure, Birleys Salad Bar, Garbanzos, Farmer J, Grill and Pilpel.

Island Poke Poke Bowl

Island Poke, Crossrail Place

However you choose to mark the occasion, Canary Wharf has everything you need to help you achieve your goals, not just for National Fitness Day, but for the future as well.