After indulging in a few too many ‘fastelavnsboller’ over the mid-term holiday, you might find yourself feeling a bit down in the dumps over the added calories – especially in conjunction with the dreary winter weather that often leaves sunlight nonexistent. Get your endorphins flowing and watch the extra kilos melt away with these exercise options, guaranteed to suit both high-intensity fitness fanatics and those who prefer to take a slightly slower approach.
Fitness World’s extensive training opportunities include traditional facilities in addition to personal training, strength training, squash or swimming. Many centres also offer team sports, dance classes and a dietician. Don’t want to leave your little one at home? Bring them along for one of Fitness World’s baby fitness classes! And with 100 locations situated across Denmark, you’re bound to find a centre just around the corner.
various locations across greater Copenhagen; full membership 149-349kr; www.fitnessworld.dk
Tired of workouts that drag on for hours? Crossfit offers high-intensity training that changes each workout and can be adapted to any age or skill level. And the best part? Workouts often take participants outside to enjoy the fresh air and last no longer than 20 minutes. You’ll be finished before you know it! Membership includes discounts at various restaurants across Copenhagen.Butcher’s CrossFit; Høkerboderne 8-10; Cph V or Kløverbladsgade 53, Valby; monthly membership 450kr; 3068 8868; www.butchers.dk
Stretch your muscles while simultaneously getting in touch with your inner self by taking a yoga course. Yogamudra offers ‘drop in’ classes of various types, including Hatha yoga, pregnancy yoga and meditation. Membership is valid at both locations in Christianshavn and Østerbro, and classes are offered all day from early morning until evening to suit any schedule. Yogamudra offers many options in English and are happy to accommodate English speakers in other courses, as well.
Yogamudra, Strandgade 36D, Cph K or Ryesgade 106, Cph Ø; unlimited monthly pass: 480kr; 3296 9591; www.yogamudra.dk
Tone and condition your muscles and build flexibility with a pilates course, which emphasises breathing techniques, endurance and developing a strong core using a range of apparatuses and mat exercises. Training at Clear Pilates is limited to four people and is tailor-made to meet individuals’ physical demands and conditions. Classes are available in English, Danish or German.
Clear Pilates, Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 24, Cph V; ten sessions 1,150kr; 2459 9566; www.clearpilates.dk