Rather hit the clubs than the gym and prefer to lift a pint than a dumbell? Now you can combine both with our top pick of workouts that feel like a night out. So grab your dayglo leggings, whistle and glow stick and find a class near you.
Move over Zumba, there’s a new dance class in town, and it’s waaaay more fun. Clubbercise, or as we like to call it, raving your tits off to club anthems and 90s classics, was devised by three girls who hate the gym but love to dance.
The result is an hour-long class where you’re taken through easy-to-follow dance routines, lit by the light of lasers and disco balls. You get flashing glow sticks to dance with (yes!) and neon legwarmers are wholeheartedly encouraged.
To find a Clubbercise class near you visit clubbercise.com
2. Electric Run
Prefer the running man to actual, sweaty running? Prepare to have your mind blown.
Electric Run is a 5k night run – well, we say “run”, they’re quite happy for you to walk or dance the route too. The course is broken up into magical, light-filled zones with pumping music, and there’s a mahoossive light party with live DJs at the end.
Expect to find neon trees and glowing arches, tunnels of lasers and (it says here) buildings lit up so brightly that you can see them from space.
To find an Electric Run near you visit electricrun.co.uk
3. Morning Gloryville – Rave Your Way Into The Day
Grab your rave keks, head on down to this early-morning clubbing experience and shake what your mamma gave ya. Doors open at 6.30am, and you can drop in any time till they close at 10.30am.
Forget about dance teachers and complicated footwork, this is all about the freestyle, baby – although motivating dance teams are on hand if you need some encouragement. Wake Up Angels give sleepyheads a morning hug (erm, okay…) and there’s a superfood smoothie station and coffee kiosk to perk you up before work.
Morning Gloryville is currently raving in 16 locations including Brighton, Dublin, Leeds, Liverpool and London. To find a Morning Gloryville near you visit morninggloryville.com
4. Tone ‘N’ Twerk
Twerking’s not just for Miley. In fact, loads of unlikely slebs have been giving the decade’s most iconic dance move a bash, with both Nick Grimshaw and Mary Portas popping along to a Tone ‘N Twerk session.
As the name suggests, this 45-minute class ain’t just about looking sexy: the low-down dance moves and high-energy butt shakin’ also help to strengthen your legs, glutes and core. Luckily for the pancake-butted among us, you don’t need a big tush, as it’s all about the movement rather the size of your ass.
To find a Tone ‘N Twerk class near you visit tonentwerk.com
5. Sure Run To The Beat
Billing itself as the UK’s only musical 10k race, Sure Run To The Beat has more than enough going on to keep your mind off stitch and blisters. There are 13 music stations and DJs banging out choonz along the course – and when you finish, in the shadow of Wembley stadium, there’s a big ol’ afterparty.
Last year’s headline DJs were Nick Grimshaw off of Radio 1 (he pops up everywhere, that guy), Sigma and some bloke out of The Wanted. In previous years they’ve had Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah and Calvin Harris. This year’s Sure Run To The Beat takes place on 13 September.
To find out more about Sure Run To The Beat visit runtothebeat.co.uk
Voga – it’s only a vogueing and yoga mash-up, innit.
Possibly the best idea in history, ever, Voga takes you through the classic stretches of yoga with added Madonna-style posing to work the arms.
Set to an ’80s soundtrack ranging from her Madgesty to dreamy disco, Voga is the brainchild of set designer and yoga instructor Juliet Murrell. Regular classes are held in London and retreats in Ibiza, and they’ve just had a pop-up at Paris Fashion Week. You can also try it at home with videos from Voga TV (see below).
To find out more about Voga visit vogalondon.co.uk