8 alternative ways to get fit in Surrey

Aerial Hoop exercise. Picture by jovanjaric/Thinkstock

Aerial Hoop exercise. Picture by jovanjaric/Thinkstock - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Bored of going to the gym? Make 2019 the year you try one of these alternative ways to get fit… even your dog can join in. Surrey Life has pumped iron and sweated buckets to bring you its top 10 zaniest workouts


A whole body workout with quite the difference. Piloxing, as you may have guessed, combines boxing and pilates and is on every Monday and Wednesday. Click here for a full selection of classes on offer.

YMCA East Surrey, Princes Road, Redhill



Cross-country running with your four-legged friend ticks loads of boxes – you both get fit, it helps with training, encourages bonding and is social for both humans and dogs. Organised by experienced Canicross trainers who ensure the welfare of the dogs as well as the safety of humans, you can join in whether you have a pug or Rhodesian ridgeback.

Locations across Surrey and beyond


Aerial Pilates

Take your Pilates routine to new heights in 2019. Use a ceiling-slung hammock to perform classical and contemporary Pilates exercises to build flexibility and muscle strength.

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The Fitness Hangout, Woodside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming


Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

If you feel you’ve mastered your normal yoga class, then it’s time you tried this. The added challenge of balancing on the board and adapting to the water’s movement will enhance this fitness experience. It’s a water sport that hails from Hawaii, but might be best to try when the weather warms up a bit here.

The Quays in Mytchett, between Frimley Green and Farnborough


Dog Yoga

This is a relaxation class for man’s best friend. Dogs are taught 30 postures to help them become calm. Dog yoga reduces anxiety, aids post-op recovery, helps with digestion and improves behaviour in anti-social dogs.

Across Surrey for one-to-one classes, and Egham area for workshops



If you love Zumba, then you’re going to be blown away with Bokwa, an innovative global fitness craze that combines customary African dance and Capoeira (a form of Brazilian martial art) Even if you have two left feet, Bokwa will have you dancing as you move around imaginary letters and numbers.

Fullbrook Sport Centre, Selsdon Road, New Haw, Addlestone


Air Fitness

Release your inner trapeze artist with Aerial Sling or Aerial Hoop. Exercise the whole body with giant hammocks or hoops slung from the ceiling. There are classes for adults and children. All the fun of the Big Top without having to run away to the circus.

The Arc, Caterham Hill | Beacon Grove Shopping Centre, Carshalton


Aqua Cycling

Get splashing with this spin class in water. Stationary bikes are submerged in a pool, and you peddle away creating a full body workout that claims to burn calories and give cellulite a bashing.

Guildford Fitness & Wellbeing Gym GU2 9LX and River Bourne Club KT16 9DR



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