Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

On Your Marks, Reset, Go; FITNESS from New Season Kit to Bootcamps to Get You Fighting Fit, Katie Strick Has a Guide to Getting Your September off to a Flying Start

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

On Your Marks, Reset, Go; FITNESS from New Season Kit to Bootcamps to Get You Fighting Fit, Katie Strick Has a Guide to Getting Your September off to a Flying Start

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Byline: Katie Strick

SEPTEMBER calls for a reset. Holiday season wreaked havoc with your gym routine and any headway you were making at Psycle quickly went down the drain after your best friend's hen do in Ibiza.

The return to work brings a fresh start: a chance to get back in the studio and set new goals. Think of it as New Year 2.0. From the seven-day fitness blast to workshops for honing your technique, this is how to get back to your best for autumn.

Retreat yourself Sometimes to gain perspective you have to take yourself away from it all. Hotpod Yoga's three-day October retreat in Barcelona is all about resetting your goals (and sweating out all those G&Ts). Or for something more intense, Ultimate Performance is hosting a training camp in Marbella next month to help turn your training up a gear when you get home. Expect three days of six fitness sessions, seminars and Q&As on everything from biomechanics and nutrition to sleep and de-stressing. You'll come back ready for action.

Work it There's no point upping the intensity before you've honed your technique. Flykick has a kickboxing workshop on Saturday to help you crush it in class and Triyoga is putting on a three-day ashtanga masterclass with world-famous author and instructor Kino MacGregor at the end of the month. Or for something sweatier, it's hosting a Power Yoga workshop designed to give you a more fitnessbased approach to your vinyasa. Don't expect simple downward dogs and breathing exercises; you can burn up to 400 calories in a session.

Class blast "Some people need the intensity of the class environment to push them through," says Kobox founder Shane Collins. Going hard at the start can be just the kickstart you need. Kobox's Fight Club package offers seven classes in seven days Collins says it's like a "factory reset" for your body and advises only to do it a couple of times a year. Or there's the 12 Round Challenge (12 classes during September) if you want to spread things out a little. …

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