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PureGym, Red Bull and Another_Run – this week’s fitness news – Friday 10th August

We've compiled the week's hottest fitness news, events and discounts

Another-Run-Bank-StudioAnother_Run events are held in Bank every Monday

From interesting news about the link between exercise and cancer, to running events worth attending and discounts you won’t want to miss out on. We’ve compiled this week’s hottest fitness news and deals for you to enjoy.

General fitness announcements

A study carried out by PureGym has found that the average Brit consumes 322 cans a year of soft drinks. Out of 26 countries in the study, the UK came in seventh place. In comparison, Germans are the worst, consuming 423 cans a year, and those in Greece are the most health conscious, consuming just 145 cans a year.

A study carried out in America has found that people simply aren’t aware that an insufficient level of exercise can contribute to an increased risk of various cancers. Whilst people are aware not exercising can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic issues, just 3.4% are aware it can increase their chances of cancers such as breast and colon. If you’re interested, the full study has been published in the Journal of Health Communication.

Keeping fit is beneficial for our bodies in a number of ways

A new app called TimeTravel has launched that allows you to see how far you could get within a period of time from where you are, depending on your mode of transport. So say you wanted to go for a bike ride and only wanted to be gone an hour, you’d select your location, mode of transport and that you want to go 30 minutes away (allowing time for there and back). Once you’ve entered your details, it highlights the area in which you can travel. The app allows for walking, cycling, driving and taking public transport, up to 1 hour 30 minutes distance.

Plan your journeys with TimeTravel
Fitness events to attend!

On Saturday 1st September, Red Bull Quicksand will be taking over the beach in Margate. 750 contestants will run the one-mile course on the beach, with seven sand castle climbs (large and small) to tackle along the way. It’s not too late to enter for £30 per person. Otherwise it’s definitely going to be a good one to watch.

Red Bull Quicksand will be taking over the beach at Margate.

If you’re in London and love your fitness sessions to be a mix of running and circuits, we’ve got just the thing for you. Every Monday evening, Another_Space run Another_Run events at Bank studio that last roughly an hour. You’ll start with a warm up, before running 5k, carrying out two HIIT circuit sessions and sprinting back. Usually £10, this coming Monday’s event is free for all to attend. Visit their website to book your space and get in on the action.

Another_Space incorporate various workouts into the Another_Run events

We can’t cover all events on weekly roundups, but keep an eye on our Events Calendar for events near you.

This week’s top fitness offers and discounts

Need some new running shoes? Wiggle have up to 40% off adidas Ultra Boost, with prices starting at £89 (down from £149.95)

For those who find  it’s too hot to train outdoors, PayasUgym are offering new members 15% off any pass. This is for either the first month of a membership or one pass only. Enter code AUG1815OFF online for the discount to be applied.

Regatta currently have an up to 70% off sale on their website. You can pick yourself up a nice waterproof jacket for as little as £8.95 – handy with the weather we’re about to get.

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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