Adrenaline rush

Five fun ways to get an adrenaline rush — and burn some calories at the same time.

AirHop (Guilford)

Imagine 50 trampolines connected together with padded walls and pits of foam and you have AirHop, the first of its kind in England.  You can now practice slam-dunking like Michael Jordon, play a game of dodge ball or practice moves you have only dreamed of.  This place is a great place for kids to burn off energy or 1,000 calories an hour for £10/person. +44 1483 504750
12 Midleton Industrial Estate Road, Guildford GU2 8XW

Anti-gravity Yoga (Godalming)

The Fitness Hangout was the first studio in the UK to feature this New York City craze.  If you want to learn how to fly, flip and invert — this is your chance.  Using a silk hammock it combines traditional yoga poses and principles with elements from aerial arts, dance, gymnastics, Pilates, and calisthenics.  As well as being fun, it’s a complete workout that is certain to get you in shape while realigning you — we walked away an inch taller and smiling. +44 7779 110773
Unit 14, Woodside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1LG

Climb Over O2 (London)

Up the O2 is really a climb over the roof of the O2 on a raised walkway. At the top, there's an observation platform with 360° views of London and its landmarks including Canary Wharf, Olympic Park and River Thames. You’ll also have a chance to star in your own movie with help of motion trackers. But hold on tight for the climb, which is 52 meters above ground level and reached via a fabric walkway. There is talk about a zipline being added from the O2 over the Thames.  I’ll be there! +44 2084 632000
Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

National Centre for Circus Arts (London)

Have you ever wondered what it was like to run away and join the circus? National Centre for Circus Arts, (formerly Circus Space) is a chance to become a pro under the Big Top. Sessions are taught by professional circus instructors at one of the top circus schools in Europe. During the workshop you learn how to juggle, walk a tight rope, swing on a trapeze and climb ropes like a circus star. We had to cheer each other on to be able to step off the trapeze platform. 2076 134141
Coronet Street, London N1 6HD

Parkour (Multiple)

Originating in France, this is a form of fitness training that improves strength, speed, agility, coordination, stamina, endurance and precision. Parkour became popular after the famous jump scene in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. Learn how to overcome obstacles as quickly and efficiently as possible only using your body. We hired an instructor from London to teach us the fundamentals (running, jumping and climbing) and built on these skills to pass over, under, around and through obstacles with more complex movements. They also boast the UK's first and only dedicated parkour centre and gym in Canary Wharf. All you need is a pair of tennis shoes and a sense of adventure for this full-body workout. +44 2036 513364


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