Start the new year as you mean to go on! We round up per­sonal train­ers who are ready to get you in shape.

It’s time to work off all those mince pies and Christ­mas cock­tails! Ko­hi­noor Sa­hota tells you how to keep your new year’s res­o­lu­tions to get fit and healthy, with­out bail­ing out by the end of the month

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It’s that time of year when, af­ter all those fes­tive ex­cesses, peo­ple vow to lose

weight, get fit­ter and eat cleaner. Nearly half of those, how­ever, lose their willpower af­ter just a month. But in Lon­don, we have some of the world’s lead­ing per­sonal train­ers, gyms and treat­ments, which is a step in the right di­rec­tion.

If you have ever wanted to look as fit as Jennifer Lawrence, you can start by book­ing a ses­sion with the per­sonal trainer who got her into shape for the X-Men film fran­chise: Dal­ton Wong. ‘Dal­ton changed my body for a movie, but taught me skills to change my life,’ says the ac­tress.

When Wong was 10 years old, his fa­ther died from a heart at­tack. The ac­ci­dent spurred him on to lead a healthy life­style. Born in Canada, he moved to Lon­don in the 1990s and worked at a health clinic in Har­ley Street. He later founded Twenty Two Train­ing, a pri­vate bou­tique gym in South Kens­ing­ton, which has a nu­tri­tion­ist, yoga in­struc­tor, acupunc­tur­ist, hypnotherapist and ki­ne­si­ol­o­gist – a per­son who stud­ies move­ment.

‘Our ap­proach isn’t just about los­ing weight. We of­fer clients a life­style choice. We’ll sup­port you through your choices and help you achieve the very best from your body,’ Wong ex­plains ( 22bEl­vas­ton Mews,SW75H7).

At ESPA Life at Corinthia you will be able to com­bine sight­see­ing with stay­ing in shape. The Mindful menu has treat­ments that get you on to Lon­don’s streets: dur­ing Park Power, which takes place in St James’s Park, a per­sonal trainer takes you through aer­o­bic exercises to help re­duce your risk of in­jury and im­prove your pos­ture; while

River Rush, which takes place along the South Bank, sees you and a trainer take part in high-intensity ex­er­cise to re­duce body fat and learn run­ning tech­niques and breath­ing pat­terns. Both treat­ments cost £160 for 90 min­utes ( White­hall Place, SW1A2BD). In Rich­mond, a leafy sub­urb of south­west Lon­don, a new eco-well­be­ing es­cape has opened. Bhuti in­fuses a mix of yoga, Pi­lates, med­i­ta­tion and holis­tic spa treat­ments. There are more than 35 weekly classes to choose from, rang­ing from be­gin­ner to ad­vanced. When you have fin­ished your ses­sion, visit the café which has a ve­gan, or­ganic, gluten-free and re­fined sugar-free menu. The Asian-in­spired smooth­ies in­clude Shakti Power, made from quinoa milk, banana, nut but­ter and maca; and Kali Fire, made with beet­root, car­rot, ap­ple, gin­ger and turmeric ( 50 Hil­lRise, Rich­mond, TW106UB). Start your new regime now for a healthy 2017!

Clock­wise from main im­age: Bhuti yoga class; Bhuti stu­dios; Bhuti treat­ment room; Twenty Two Train­ing room Be­low: Dal­ton Wong

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