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Portsmouth challenges you to get fit

Portsmouth challenges you to get fit
Created on 20/03/2013 14:53:00

Even though the British Heart Foundation South Downs Challenge has been and gone (23 February) for 2013, the Portsmouth area offers many other fitness challenges in 2013 including:


  • Outdoor Fitness

Don't enjoy going to the gym? Want to exercise outside in the fresh air? Want to have fun whilst exercising? Want to lose weight, raise your energy levels and get fit? Want to meet new people in the area?

Local company, ‘Innovations Fitness’, offers a combination of low and high intensity physical activities -  including circuit training, boxercise, assault courses, log runs, team games and command tasks - in various locations in the area, including the park in Emsworth and Hayling Island.

Their military experienced physical trainers will ensure you stay on target to achieve your personal fitness and weight loss goals. They run groups for beginners to more advanced classes and aim to make sure you have fun and get the most out of your exercise class.  “No boring gym machines, we work hard and have fun!” they say.  More details


  • Triathletes

If you like running, swimming and cycling, have you thought about triathlons?  Starter fitness levels don’t matter. They say “we all have to start somewhere”.

The Portsmouth Triathletes have been established since 1988.  They are a friendly, social club that caters for all levels of athlete and race distances whether you are a beginner, improver or an 'elite' athlete. 

Training sessions are held regularly at fitness centres, swimming pools and country parks in the area in all of the three disciplines involved in triathlon.

They also organise several races during the year that are part of the Triathlon calendar, where many of our people compete or else give up their chance to compete in order to help run the race. They also hold low key (free) events as out of season warm ups and interclub events with others in the areas.  More details

There is also a Sprint Triathlon event for members of the David Lloyd Sport Centre in Port Solent on 28 April 2013.  This will involve a 400m swim in the indoor swimming pool, a 16.1 mile cycle around Port Solent and then a 3 mile run around Port Solent.


• The Great South Run

This famous 10 mile Portsmouth road race takes place on Sunday 27 October this year; so there is plenty of time to get training.  Entries are open now at www.greatrun.org


• Spinnaker Tower

City dwellers can take part in one of the Spinnaker Tower activities like ‘Storm the Tower’ (a vertical sprint up its 530 steps) or a charity abseil to raise funds for Naomi House (5 May 2013).


If you run a business looking for a lively location and would like to encourage your staff to stay fit and healthy, it is worth looking at either the Hampshire office space rental or Hampshire managed office space options offered by Langstone Technology Park (LTP) in Havant.  LTP encourages its office users to be part of a business community which stays health and fit and tackles all sorts of challenges together.

Langstone Technology Park, for example, has its own on-site gym and makes it easy to cycle or run to work with lockers and showers. In addition, in recent years, workers at Langstone Technology Park have taken part in a variety of charity fitness challenges, raising money for some great causes including: Cancer Research, Katie Piper Foundation and Rowans. 

For further details about office space to rent at Langstone Technology Park call 0239 249 7603 or email us now.

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