With the evenings getting lighter, the milder weather returning and flowers appearing, Spring is definitely returning to London. It’s time to get outdoors and mix up your TruBe training routine.
To give you some inspiration, TruBe decided to put our heads together and list our favourite London training spots.
1. Victoria Park, Hackney
This park has just about everything you could need. A beautiful tree lined four mile loop for running or cycling, an amazing rope climbing frame for the big kid in you, plus an outdoor gym area for resistance training. And when you’ve finished your TruBe session pop into the beautiful Crate Cafe overlooking the lake for delicious food and coffee.
2. Clissold Park, Hackney
A favourite with runners, Clissold Park provides a well maintained wood-chip trail loop, tennis courts and plenty of open space for your TruBe training sessions. When you’re finished pop along to one of the stylish cafes on Church Street for your post session nutrition.
3. Finsbury Park, Haringey
Conveniently located, this park may not be the prettiest, but for athletes it’s up there with the best in the city. It’s hilly terrain provides the perfect environment for those high intensity sprint sessions and it boasts a fully floodlit running track.
4. Crystal Palace, Bromley
This former Victorian pleasure park boasts 200 acres of beautiful greenery and testing hills for even the strongest runners. It’s also home to the National Sports Centre one of the countries premier athletics venues.
5. Holland Park, Kensington and Chelsea
Widely considered one of the most romantic and peaceful parks in West London, it features facilities for tennis and cricket, and its central location makes it a great choice for a post-work TruBe session. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot a peacock roaming around the park.
6. Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith and Fulham
Designated an archaeological priority area, this park is lined by beautiful plane and cedar trees. It’s steeped in history and offers a peaceful place to train.
7. Clapham Common, Wandsworth
The Common is a hive of fitness activity at any time during the week. It has beautiful wide open spaces, stunning views and great routes for running and cycling. Well worth a visit, especially in the spring.
8. Hampstead Heath, Camden
Perhaps the jewel in the crown of London’s centrally located parks. Hampstead Heath offers the best trail running in the capital, brutal hills and well-maintained fresh water swimming ponds. We’d recommend doing a workout from the top of parliament hill the view is a sight for sore eyes for any London lover.
Why not have your next TruBe personal training session at one of the parks you haven’t visited before? After all, it’s a great way to explore more of London, see if your performance improves when you change location, and see if the grass really is greener on the other side…
Did we miss any out? Tell us your favourite place to train in the capital.
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