The Tasty Games
If like us your New Year’s fitness resolutions are already falling through – despite your insistence seven weeks ago that this year is definitely, almost certainly, 100% going to be your year – you may also, like us, have reached the point of scrolling frantically through #instafit accounts wondering where on earth these people get their motivation from.
#instafit being Instagram’s hub for all things fitness, nutritional and motivational…and not the next new DIY get up from Ikea. Side note: if only motivation could be found at the bottom of a plateful of Ikea’s Swedish meatballs.
Luckily, we put in the hard yards and did some investigating for you this weekend as we rubbed shoulders with the city’s most dedicated fitness groups, healthy eateries and bloggers for the second edition of The Tasty Games – a showcase of healthy lifestyle offerings in London.
Offering taster sessions from fitness groups across London –Rabble, UN1T, HulaFit, PHIIT, Twenty Two Training and The Refinery – the basis of The Tasty Games is to try as many 20 minute taster sessions as you can in order to earn healthy treats at the end.
And boy did we earn it.
After reliving our childhoods with some fun games of Dodgeball and Capture the Flag courtesy of Rabble, we were soon put to the test with some high intensity cardio and core strength conditioning from Fulham’s UN1T and PHIIT London, before tucking into some buckwheat-based treats from Notting Hill’s Farm Girl (in collaboration with Two Peas in a Bod) and Fitzrovia’s Rawligion (in collaboration with Gains4Girls).
And while we won’t be reaching for the matcha green tea coconut milk again anytime soon, it turns out that a momentary fear of death from squats actually turns into a slightly smug, post-workout high. We may even have found the motivation to break up our binge watching of Taboo with some HIIT training instead. At least, after we can walk again without yelping upon every slight movement.
Hannah Phillips: twitter @hanrph