#DiscoverDeptford – New Year, New you?
We would like to wish everyone a warm welcome into 2018 and hope you are all kicking off your New Year in the best way! In our latest #DiscoverDeptford instalment, we are giving you a head start for jumping on the fitness bandwagon this January.
So why not hit the ground running? We’ve put together some of the best ways you can shift the Christmas pounds this January – and have fun in the process. The fitness fanatic in Deptford is spoiled for choice - from the gyms, fitness classes, and variety of activities available to help you keep track of your New Year fitness goals!
1.The great outdoors…
If you’re looking for a way to #DiscoverDeptford and get fit at the same time, you’re in luck. Deptford has an abundance of different running routes, enjoyed by residents who want to take in the many unique sights of the area – including the great street art on offer! The colourful streets of Deptford High Street and the surrounding areas are perfect for getting out and pounding the pavement. Two popular running routes are those through Deptford Park and Blackheath Park – both of which allow you to #DiscoverDeptford whilst getting into shape:
Deptford Park: The best known and loved park in Deptford has its very own designed running route, made and completed by residents of Deptford. This 1km lap passes by some of Deptford’s most renowned landmarks and can be completed as many times as you fancy!
Blackheath Park: #DiscoverDeptford and beyond during this all-encompassing route around Blackheath Park. This route will take you on a journey through time in London, as you pass landmarks such as The Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and Deptford Creek. The route totals two miles so if you’ve not managed to take in enough sites on the way, why not challenge yourself to an extra lap – and more sightseeing?
2. The great indoors…
Joining the gym can seem like a dauntingly expensive commitment to your fitness goals. However, with the New Year upon us, many deals have surfaced across Deptford which boasts an abundance of gyms, all tailored to suit the different preferences to achieve personal fitness goals.
There are more gyms that you could shake a medicine ball at, all offering unique and tailored programmes, and all within reach of our Deptford Foundry development! These include PureGym, Greenwich Fitness and Pilates studio, Meridian Health Club and Spa, Wavelengths Leisure Centre, 9round (kickboxing) and VINYOGA – to name but a few!
3.The great challenge…
If you’ve been hitting the gym and pounding the pavement and you’re still hungry for more then why not take on the biggest fitness challenge – and get competitive? London hosts some of the best races in the country, giving you the opportunity to #DiscoverDeptford and beyond, whilst interacting with other members of the fitness community.
Taking part in a 10k, half marathon or even a full marathon is the ultimate motivation for those looking to keep track of – and challenge – their personal fitness goals. 2018 promises to be another big year for the avid London runner so why not set yourself the ultimate challenge and see if you can take one of these on?
Secret London Runs This is one for the secret fitness fanatic – these 10k races require you to solve puzzles to crack a murder mystery, during your journey through London. You can interrogate suspects, find clues, question witnesses and discover more of London in the process – make sure you’ve got your running shoes and your thinking caps on!
The Big Half A brand new half marathon which has been designed to get more South-East Londoners involved with their local communities, all through sport. Organised by the same team behind the London Marathon, holding the same principles, this run embodies the celebration of community and life. And what’s more, it’s perfect for those who fancy a challenge – without taking on the full 26 miles.
London Marathon This iconic event, held every spring, takes its millions of runners through a tour of London unlike any other. The London Marathon is the UK’s largest annual fundraising event – and a chance for its competitors to be part of an event which truly gives back to the community. Your participation will be making a real difference to the lives of those who need it. However, entrance is extremely competitive, so if you weren’t lucky enough to get in in 2018, it won’t be long before 2019 entries are open – good luck!
If you’re interested in a home good for the mind, body and spirit then look no further than our homes at Deptford Foundry. Get in touch today on 020 7526 9229 or pop in to see the team between Tuesday – Sunday (10am – 6pm)