Get sweaty: New ways to work out

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New ways to work out are changing the way we think about exercise and there's more to be gained than dropping a few pounds. Here's why it's a good time to make Spring the start of your healthy new lifestyle...

Get off to a good start

Sweat It Festival

The giants of Glasgow's health and fitness sector will come together on Sunday 19 May for Sweat It Festival, a jam-packed day of unlimited classes, nutritious food and drink offerings and some of the best wellbeing products. Taking place at Argyle Street Arches, the one-day event is all the motivation you'll need to kick start your fitness regime. Tickets from £20 at

The Total Body Workout

Blaze David Lloyd

Fancy burning 1,000 calories in just 45 minutes? The new Blaze class at David Lloyd Glasgow West End is a HIIT-style class which includes martial arts, cardio and strength training. It's set in time to music mixed by Ministry of Sound DJs and you can sign up for a free 30-minute taster class at For more details, Tel: 0345 125 7001.

Turbo charge your results

Reform Studios

The benefits of Pilates, Core strength, Core Stability and Mind-body can be turbo charged with Reformer Pilates, which uses equipment to enhance each movement. The physical workout, which focuses on quality rather than quantity of movement, challenges the core, reforming your muscles evenly and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Sign up for your first class at Reform Studios on Howe Street. Tel: 0131 285 5285,

Lose weight and keep it off

Synergy Group Fitness

Recently awarded Scottish Gym of the Year 2018 and the UK's Functional Gym of the Year 2018, Synergy Group Fitness is a boutique, functional gym which specialises in results-oriented social fitness. Members are given tailored exercises specific to their needs and nutritional support to match, including their 90 day fat loss plan, which helps you burn fat, build lean muscle and look great. Book your free taster class at

Go hard or go home

Cave Fit

Gritty, ‘bad-ass’, fitness outfit, CaveFit will open its second gym in the former bank vaults of The Edinburgh Grand this summer. Founded by personal trainer and former Royal Marine Commando, Peter Oakden, expect tough workouts, high intensity fitness programmes, a boxing ring and the latest strength and performance equipment.

Reform Pilates / Fitness workout / Weight loss

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