Fitness fiesta on Wimbledon piazza
Wimbledon’s piazza will be transformed into an outdoor fitness centre for three days this week as Merton’s big gyms try to take advantage of the New Year’s resolution season.
The Fun in Fitness event, organised by the business improvement district, Love Wimbledon, will offer passersby free health checks and competition offers, while performing an interactive performance of dance and exercise classes.
Nuffield Health begins the three-day event at 12pm today, followed by YMCA Wimbledon on Friday and Virgin Active on Saturday.
Marcus Chilton, health and fitness manager of YMCA south-west London, based in The Broadway, said: “We believe that physical activity is a fundamental part of living a truly happy and healthy lifestyle.
“One paramount aspect of exercise that is often neglected to great detriment is that, first and foremost, it should be fun.”