Ditch sweaty gym ses­sions for the great out­doors

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Magazine - - Weekending - Edited by Re­becca New­man

Take your down­ward dog to the se­cret roof gar­den on top of Sel­f­ridges, cour­tesy of Triyoga (on Tues­days at 10am un­til 2 Septem­ber, classes suit­able for all lev­els; from £20 in­clud­ing a fresh cold pressed juice; triyoga.co.uk). For real-time sa­lutes to the sun, head to Rooftop Yoga’s sun­set ses­sion in Peck­ham, which takes place on top of the multi-storey car park next to Frank’s Café. At only £10 a class, you’ll have enough change for a post-Vinyasa Cam­pari (rooftopy­o­gapeck­ham.co.uk) In­san­ity work­out DVDs are ad­dic­tive, but your front room is go­ing to get hot and sweaty at this time of year. Per­sonal trainer Andy Mor­ton teaches In­san­ity classes, a 50-minute HIT pro­gramme de­vel­oped in the US, in Hyde Park and at Re­gent’s Park Run­ning Track. Morn­ing and evening classes are split into four sec­tions fo­cus­ing on en­durance, bal­ance, agility and core. Be pre­pared to be pushed. Pay-as-you-go £8 per class (mo­tive8­tion.co.uk) It’s a big craze off the Ibizan coast and even along Venice’s canals; now Ac­tive 360 of­fers Stand Up Pad­dle­board­ing along the Thames. It’s great for bal­ance, core and arm strength. You can take SUP classes from just un­der Kew Bridge or on Brent­ford Lock be­fore head­ing off on in­de­pen­dent trips or com­pet­ing in 2km races from the Padding­ton Basin to Lit­tle Venice. Just don’t fall in! Lessons from £40 (ac­tive360.co.uk) Fancy run­ning home, but wor­ried about your dry-clean­ing/sup­per/20kg make-up bag? Fit­ness First has come up with Home Run for a health­ier com­mute: choose from one of four routes — Bank to Clapham Junc­tion (via Water­loo); Tot­ten­ham Court Road to High­bury; Liver­pool Street

Above Pad­dle­board­ing at Padding­ton Basin. Right Speedo BioFuse Power Pad­dle

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