After the indulgences of the festive season let us help you to achieve a better you for 2018. Throughout January we will be running a series of fitness and wellness activities for a better mind, body and soul. From weekly yoga and outdoor exercise sessions to talks on nutrition, plus exclusive Buzz card offers at local gyms, salons and more, there's something to help you achieve any of your New Year goals.
Fitness and exercise
Kick-start the year with StreetGym®, starting Wednesday 10 January and running weekly throughout the month. See your city in a different light as we make best use of London’s iconic urban terrain. You’ll run up to three miles guided by a professional fitness instructor, stopping along the way at various bits of street furniture and architectural features to perform bodyweight based exercises. Be prepared to crawl, jump and climb along the way. StreetGym® is great fun, will boost overall fitness and is amazing training for obstacle races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Beast. (Wednesday 10 January, 17 January, 24 January, 31 January)
For a more gentle approach or to complement a high intensity workout, try one of our yoga sessions. Each week will introduce a different style of yoga starting on Thursday 4 January with Yin yoga. Also try Ashtanga, Hatha and Nidra yoga.
Keep fit and save on travel costs by commuting by bike in 2018. If you're keen to try cycling to work but are not quite confident on the roads, join us for a practical cycle confidence training session and explore Bankside by bike. We have organised two easy paced rides led by experienced cycling instructors, one lunchtime ride and one after work.
Download one of our walking maps and take to the streets for a lunchtime speed walk. You'll cover up to three miles in 40 minutes, and burn up to 300 calories.
Diet and nutrition
Take a look at what you eat, Food for Mood is a workshop on food for performance and stress reduction, hosted at vegetarian restaurant tibits, with a complimentary breakfast included.
On the subject of eating well, pick up some grow-your-own know how at our superfood seed sowing session. Our Urban Gardener will be hosting a session on growing alfafa sprouts and alpine strawberries.
To celebrate Veganuary tibits Bankside are holding a special talk with one of London's leading vegan personal trainers and a vegan lifestyle blogger. Find out how it is possible to lead a healthy and stress free lifestyle while also being a fully committed vegan. As well as insider tips on how to train on a vegan diet and testimonials from people who have done body transformations while keeping to a vegan lifestyle. Book tickets here.
Learn tools and techniques for building resilience in the workplace at a seminar hosted by John Allison. John spent 24 years in the British Army, primarily in counter-terrorism, and now specialises in workplace wellbeing.
Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages, 20% discount on organic skincare and free goodie bags with every purchase at the Neal's Yard Remedies exclusive Better You in-store event from 8 - 12 January.
The University College of Osteopathy in Bankside is the leading provider of osteopathic education, research and healthcare in the UK, and provides high-quality, osteopathic treatment to thousands of patients each year. A treatment session can help relieve a range of symptoms including aches and pains, sports injuries and tensions. During January, patients can take advantage of £12.50 or £6.50 consultations with your Buzz card.
Brand new to Bankside, Complete Physio will run a variety of exclusive offers including; 30% off initial physiotherapy assessments, 30% off diagnostic ultrasounds and 3 sports massages for the price of 2. They'll also host some CPD evenings - covering topics such as how to prepare for the London Marathon and more.
If your New Year goal is to join a gym, we have a range of offers at Bankside clubs exclusive to Buzz card holders to help you get started. The Fitting Rooms, a personal training studio, is offering a free consultation plus 10% off any first purchase at their training gym. Affordable gym Fit4Less are offering non-contract membership for £22.99 per month with no joining fee plus a complimentary 30 minute session with a personal trainer. Or receive a third off annual membership, for £199 (usually £300).
Women's-only gym The Bridge will be hosting their Open Week. You can enjoy free gym sessions, fitness classes and health checks as well as offers on membership. Use your Buzz card in their cafe and get 10% off food too.
For a more unique fitness experience, head to Flying Fantastic. Try your hand at aerial yoga, silks, and more at this aerial gym in Union Yard Arches with 3 classes for £45 for new customers. Also keep your eye on a very special competition to be in with the chance to WIN 5 free classes.
Spa To You at Hilton Bankside invite you to enjoy 30% off a welcome package, including personalised massage and optional TCM (Cupping) treatment. Or go for a new look with 40% discount on highlights and ombre colouring, plus a free hair treatment for Buzz card holders, at O'Sullivan hair salon.
Keep an eye out for more Better You events and offers, to be revealed soon - and join the conversation using #BetterYou.