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The team at MyLocalPitch have selected a set of fun activities which offer alternative ways to keeping fit in the new year.
Badminton is an exciting racquet sport that gives players the opportunity to play in both singles and doubles formats. Not only does the sport provide physical fitness benefits but it can be a great way to keep an active social life.
Find and book your nearest badminton court using MyLocalPitch.
Muay Thai is commonly known as Thai Boxing and is a recognised Olympic sport. As a combat sport, it tests both your mental and physical skills. Fighters use the usual body parts you would expect for combat sports, such as fists and feet. However, the sport is not for the feint-hearted as you are also permitted to use limbs such as knees, elbows and even shins in attempts to win a fight.
If you’re based in London then Fight City Gym in Shoreditch offers specific Muay Thai classes for all experience levels.
Football is renowned across the globe for being the world’s most played sport, and it’s a great way of keeping fit. It is a sport than can be easily played across all abilities and ages. Many different formats of the game are available to play depending on your team size. 5 a side, 7 a side and 11 a side football are the most popular formats, with pitch sizes varying accordingly.
Test your football skills against friends by booking a pitch now with the help of MyLocalPitch.
Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport played with a flying disc. Up to seven players compete on opposite teams with games being played on both indoor and outdoor pitches. The athletic aspects of Ultimate Frisbee mirror those of more conventional sports. However it has emerged as extremely unique due to self-officiating nature.
Use PickUpUltimate to find Ultimate Frisbee venues near you!
Its Olympic status and the introduction of trampoline parks makes trampolining an increasingly popular sport. This acrobatic activity is not only a way to maintain and develop good cardiovascular fitness but also benefits participants by strengthening bones and increasing coordination.
Visit Flip Out Trampoline Parks across London to experience the fun!
BY - Ben Menham
16 January 2018