Throwing a Fitness

Relax, Restore and Rejuvenate in 2011

fresh raw blueberries!

Eat, drink and be merry. In hindsight maybe that wasn’t the best advice to follow for two weeks straight. Read on for suggestions on how to relax, restore and rejuvenate.

Get Moving
Forgo the gym (always crowded in January) for a CoolBoard, which works your core, improves strength and flexibility and gets you in shape for snowboarding. Or opt for adult classes with retired Royal Ballet company dancer Isabel McMeekan and live out your childhood dreams (tutu optional). Not for you? Play it safe and build stamina with an aerobics-infused ju-jitsu self-defence class.

yoga pure photo mat!Stretch It Out
Yoga in the great outdoors might not be possible this time of year, but you can still feel at one with nature on a Yoga Pure photo mat. Or practice anywhere, anytime, sans mat, thanks to Yoga-Paws — padding for your hands and feet. Now you’ve got no excuse.

Just Eat It
Can’t handle a juice diet? Sample Urban Detox’s new raw food menu instead. The low-calorie, botanical meals — made from soaking, sprouting and dehydrating raw and living organic plant foods — will get your digestive system back on track in three to five days. Or have the holistic foodies at Ganesh Munchies fill your fridge with nutritious eats twice a week.

t spheres aromatherapy!Keep Calm and Carry On
Start the year with a naturopathic consultation: the quick and easy scan produces a 3-D model of your entire body to determine any problems. Follow up with ionization therapy, which rejuvenates and alkalises the body with negative ions. On the go? Try T Spheres aromatherapy massage balls to perk you up, calm you down or generally lift your spirits.

All’s well that mends well.

For more ways to freshen up, see our previous health and wellness guide.

Photos: D Sharon Pruitt / Flickr; Courtesy of Yoga Pure; Courtesy of Relax UK