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MINDBODY, The National Running Show and RunFestRun – This week’s fitness news – Friday 22nd March

MINDBODY-Decathlon-The-National-Running-Show-Weekly-NewsToday's weekly news roundup features insight into our fitness habits and great deals from Nike and Wiggle

General fitness announcements

MINDBODY looked at their class bookings for 2018 and found that Yoga (25%), Barre (6%) and Pilates (6%) were the most popular, with Cycling coming in at number 4 (4%).

I much prefer bootcamps, weight training classes and HIIT sessions because I love to come away sweaty and out of breath, feeling like I’ve pushed myself. But maybe there’s something in yoga that I need to try out and discover.

Interestingly, Decathlon also found that over 65’s are the most physically active in the UK. More than two fifths of over 65’s take part in sport eight times more a month than those of us aged 25-34.

MINDBODY found that Yoga and Barre are the most popular gym classes

Product launches you need to have if you’re into fitness!

Not a product, but a fitness class… David Lloyd Clubs have launched LIIT (low intensity interval training) classes. Last year was all about HIIT, but LIIT are perfect for those wanting to keep fit but have a chaotic lifestyle, training regularly at a high pace or those wanting to reduce pressure and stress on joints.

The fitness classes encourage slower, controlled movements, focusing on good form. Example workouts include switching from jumping jacks to slowed down squats.

Fitness events to attend!

We recently told you about RunFestRun, a new running festival coming to the UK thanks to radio DJ Chris Evans. Well now we’re pleased to announce a few more details that have been announced…

Bands and DJs have already begun to be announced, including a Faithless DJ set, Olly Murs and Razorlight. In terms of running talent, we already know that Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, Colin Jackson and Natasha Evans will be the team captains.

And tickets are now available, with registration closing 25th May 2019. Child tickets are really cheap, adult tickets can cost up to £140 for a weekend ticket, with camping permits ranging from £70 to £110, charged on top. You will need a Results Base profile to be able to purchase tickets.

Susie Chan is returning to host The National Running Show 2020 for the third year in a row, alongside Iwan Thomas who joins her after being a speaker at the 2019 event. The running and fitness event has grown year on year and is expected to be better than ever next year.

Tickets are already on sale for the 2020 event, costing £10 for the whole weekend.

Iwan Thomas and Susie Chan will host the third event in 2020

The entry ballot has now closed for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, but it’s not too late to get a slot. Charity entries have now officially opened and what’s better than running and raising money for a worthwhile cause?!

Be sure to check out their approved list of charities to sign up and get a space.

This week’s top fitness offers and discounts

Nike have a fantastic up to 50% off sale right now, with products including tracksuits, hoodies, Compression & Nike Pro and sports bras.

For those of you who love celeb collaborations with your fave fitness brands, have you yet checked out Under Armour’s The Rock Collection? It is geared towards men, but there are some fantastic pieces, from sleeveless hoodies to joggers and duffle bags.

Another sale worth mentioning is Wiggle’s cycle clothing clearance where you can kit your spring wardrobe out for up to 50% off.

Sam Walker
the authorSam Walker
Sam is a regular gym goer who loves a strong spin or step class. Her main fitness goal is to tone up and be a healthier / fitter version of herself.

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