Try Something New
When the gym begins to pall, take up a new sport:
By simulating altitude-training, exercising in a hypoxic chamber makes your cardiovascular, respiratory and immune systems work more efficiently. www.altitudecentre.com
Developed by Joseph Pilates ( a boxer and self-defence instructor), this is the way to improve posture and build muscle through strengthening the body's core muscles.
You don't need to fight - if you just want to get fit, build strength and stamina get some coaching and start training hard.
To see if you like it, try the 8m ice wall kept in a fridge at Ellis Brigham in Covent Garden.
Once you're hooked, enroll yourself on a course:
An outdoor adventure sport that exercises the body and mind. Individual racers use a map and magnetic compass to navigate through diverse terrain. You need a high level of fitness and good navigational skills
One of the fastest and most exciting water sports, this is for team players who are looking for exhilaration and excitement. There are over 20 clubs throughout the UK.
The UK has a strong history in this sport and there are plenty of outdoor tracks around and 3 indoor tracks. Choose whether you are a sprinter (races are less than 2 minutes) or an endurance racer (be prepared for 40km on the track).
If you are an all rounder this is for you. Combining a mixture of physical and mental skills, disciplines include pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running. Whilst times for running and swimming may decline with age, experience and skill in the technical disciplines often increase. If this is too much for you, try the Biathlon - cross country skiing and rifle shooting.