Ways To Keep Fit In Hampshire This New Year

Jan 23, 2018

For most of us, the beginning of a new year is the kickstart we need to make some positive changes. More often than not this change will be to get fitter and healthier. If this sounds like you then we have discovered plenty of ways you can keep fit in and around Hampshire this year. From traditional exercises to new trends, you are sure to find the right class for you.


If you are really in the mood for something different and want to combine socialising with getting fit, then this class would be ideal. Taking place in the dark, Clubbercise mixes aerobics, toning and dance moves to the beat of a club-worthy soundtrack. As Founder Claire Burlison Green says, ‘Like many people, work and family commitments mean we do not go clubbing as much as we used to and we like finding fun ways to keep fit, so we decided to combine all the highs of a night out with a healthy workout.’
To really make the room come alive everyone is provided with glowsticks to light up their moves and provide an extra arm workout too. Clubbercise began in 2014 and now has classes throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. To find a class near you click here.
Location: Thorden Secondary School, Winchester Rd, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh
Catherine Butler, Monday 8:15-9:15

Get limber

Everyone enjoyed gymnastics classes when they were younger, but most people don’t carry it on in later life. If you are considering picking the sport back up again then we would encourage you to do so, as gymnastics can help improve physical strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination skills.
At Dynamo Gymnastics adult classes are held every Thursday from 8.30pm until 10 pm and you can choose between an hour or hour and a half class. All classes are mixed ability for those over the age of 18 and include a warm-up, cardio work and strength and flexibility exercises. Though you might not get an intense workout straight away, this will change as you become more skilled. As well as this the classes will be a great environment in which to meet new people.
More class details, including costs, can be found here.
Location: Dynamo Gymnastics, Hamble Community Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire

Reach for the stars

Getting another skill under your belt is never a bad thing, which is why you might consider giving rock-climbing a go. It is an incredibly difficult, yet rewarding, thing to do. Once you’ve progressed to outdoor climbing you’ll find it to be a mental workout as well, as you try to find the best paths in the rock face.
In fact, rock climbing builds strength and endurance, with a one-hour climbing session able to burn over 700 calories if you push yourself hard enough. It also helps to reduce stress, improve brain function and instil focus and determination. Classes take place for a range of ages at High Sports and can be booked for groups as well.
For more information see here.
Location: Alton Sports Centre, Chawton Park Road, Alton, Hampshire

Get jiggy with it

Last but not least, everybody harbours desires to be a little bit better on the dancefloor which is why starting dancing classes might be the right choice for you. At Vanessa Golborn School of Dance there are a range of classes available to suit different ages.
Adult classes include Adult Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet. There are also senior classes that teach Contemporary, Pointe Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Street dancing. No matter what gets your body moving you’re bound to find the right class for it here.
You can download the class timetable here to find out what slot is best.
Location: Alton Sports Centre, Chawton Park Road, Alton, Hampshire
We hope these ways to keep fit in Hampshire help you to get moving in a fun way this year!