10 Must-Try Fitness Challenges For March

By Zoe Craig Last edited 19 months ago
10 Must-Try Fitness Challenges For March

Give up going to the gym this March, and try one of these alternative activities instead.

Hot Yoga Society Big Weekender

Four days of mind and body goodness — the very best of Hot Yoga Society's classes, workshops and teachers — plus special guests, including Jessamyn Stanley. There'll be something for everyone: Bikram masterclasses, warm power pilates, nutrition workshops, and even Broga: yoga with American Football player and Superheavyweight bodybuilding champ, Matt Miller.
3-6 March, Hot Yoga Society, 1A Magdalen Street, SE1 2EN

Jessamyn Stanley comes to the Hot Yoga Society this March.

March mayhem at the White Water Centre

Get an adrenaline rush for less this March, as prices at the White Water Centre in Lee Valley are discounted for the month. Rafters can have a go for just £35 each, reduced from the standard price of £50. The special offer applies every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday in March.
From 4 March, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB

Flow in the Dark returns

If you missed last month's opportunity to glow and flow in the dark, there's another blacklit vinyasa yoga class planned for this March. Don't forget your whitest and brightest gear; there'll be glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark body paint to add to the secret, stretchy luminescence.
11 March, secret location in Little Venice, £36.50

Big London Night Walk

Join this epic night walk through London in support of the Big Issue. Starting at St John’s church, Waterloo at 8.30pm (home to one of The Big Issue magazine's distribution points), the route will take you on 12-mile tour of London's best-loved sights. Hot drinks and light snacks are provided along the way.
11 March, St John's church, Waterloo, start between 8.30 and 10. Predicted finish times between 2am and 5am. Registration fee: £25.

London flagship Swimathon

Get involved in Sport Relief with this Swimathon at the London Aquatics Centre. You can take part on your own, or in a team of between two and five people; distance options include 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k.
18-20 March, London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ZQ. £12/£9

London to Reading Bike Ride

Starting from Kempton Park Race course in west London, the 40-mile British Heart Foundation London to Reading Bike Ride takes you through the outer fringes of London into the beautiful countryside until you reach Christchurch Meadows in the heart of Reading.
19 March, Kempton Park Race course, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ, 8am start. Adults £15/under 18s £7.50

City dash

Work together with your mates to uncover secrets, crack cryptic clues, and outwit or outrun patrols in this high-energy 60-minute run around London.
19 March, 1pm; 20 March, 2pm, Liverpool Street. £15

A City Dash team searching for a checkpoint.

Boom Cycle's UrbanTRI

Take on Boom Cycle's three-pronged challenge: a 45 minute vinyasa yoga session followed by a scenic 10k tour of London, finishing with another 45 minute session, this time on your fixed-wheel bikes, with a soundtrack to keep even the most exhausted participants feeling ready to party. There are healthy snacks and treats included in the price, to replenish you when you're done.
20 March, starts at lululemon, 38-42 King’s Road, SW3 4UD. £40

Yoga, running, then a 'party on a bike': BOOM Cycle's UrbanTRI

Where’s Wally fun run

Walk, jog or run around Clapham Common dressed as everyone's favourite Wally and raise money to help disadvantaged kids improve their literacy skills. There's a 1k route for under 12s too.
22 March, Clapham Common, registration is at 8.45am. Adults: £22 with costume/£19 without. Kids: £12 with costume/£9 without.

Where *is* Wally?

Jack the Ripper run

Another tasteless tie-in, or a fun fitness challenge? You decide. Secret London Runs is inviting you to compete in a 'unique running challenge' to 'solve one of history's most famous crimes'.
31 March, The Kings Stores, Liverpool Street, 6-8.30pm. £15

Last Updated 24 February 2016