Need a new fitness challenge? Get inspired with these former mass-participation events that have down-scaled in light of restrictions, taking place at smaller local gyms in safer numbers across the UK..
You’ve made it through a summer of outdoor classes, home dumbbell and bodyweight workouts. You’ve picked up some new Metcons or Nanos, some new grips and have finally got your head around workout acronyms. Now winter is coming and you are ready for battle – one that tests both your physical and mental health. A real challenge…
3 fitness challenges to try this winter
TURF GAMES ‘COMBINE’
Fresh from the success of Home Games, Under Armour Turf Games, has kept up the competitive momentum over lockdown connecting with its community virtually. They recently hosted the originally planned outdoor Turf Games Summer festival virtually with teams competing in their local gyms and submitting scores onto a live leader board. Turf Games continues to set the pace with its latest pairs COMBINE event.
COMBINE is a competition for pairs, held across over 6 gyms across the UK, starting 3rd October until the grand final on 12th December. Athletes compete in 4 workouts across various aspects of their fitness in a fun, competition style format. Upcoming events are taking place across the country in London, Leicester, Worcester and Liverpool with more venues to be announced.
BATTLE CANCER UK CITY LEAGUE
Battle Cancer has always been about supporting its community. It continues to help raise money towards cancer charities by partnering with local gyms across the country to host a UK City League series.
Unable to deliver the largest events with everyone together this year, Battle Cancer are on a mission to tour local gyms across 7 cities across UK with partners WIT and Nocco. People can join events in person or compete in the challenge remotely in teams of 4, taking on two 9-minute Battle Cancer workouts and fundraising as a team for a cancer charity of their choice.
PLANTBASED TRAINING DAYS
Given the rise in people choosing an increasingly plant-based lifestyle, Plantbased Games continues to offer its thriving Active Vegans Network community an exciting range of training days to connect with like-minded individuals in a sweaty competition-style workout.
Each training day is designed to test individuals across a number of disciplines including weightlifting, strongman, Olympic lifting and functional fitness. Look out for the upcoming events due to take place London’s leading training spaces WIT and Foundry.
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Martin is a city explorer. Always looking for new places to sweat, discovering new fitness classes, studio concepts and testing some of the toughest workouts out there. Never one afraid to take on a challenge. When not discovering the latest in fitness, you can find him sniffing out the latest developments in street food, coffee and digital trends.