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Sweaty Betty's pick of active summer socials

posted on Monday, 15th June 2015 | find under Fitness, Travel

Here at Sweaty Betty our summer calendars are quickly filling up with some of the best active summer socials Britain has ever seen. From wild runs at Wilderness to surf lessons at Somersault, getting fit is now one of the most popular ways to spend time with friends and loved ones. Time to retrieve your diary...

Wild Swimming at Wilderness

Wild Swimming at Wilderness

June, July & September dates
Whether you're a complete beginner or intend on filling Victoria Pendleton's (very fit) shoes, Cycletta is a fun and challenging event for cyclists of all levels. Choose from distances between 20km to 150km (new for 2015) and set your sights on the road while raising money for Macmillan in the process. Events take place in Scotland, Surrey and Cheshire, so this is your chance to get involved in a nationwide fitness and charity initiative. 
Wearing what? Acceleration Cycle Top with matching Chase Cycle Shorts
U.N. International Yoga Day
21 June
Celebrating both the longest day of the year and global recognition of the benefits of yoga, this free event takes place in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace. Starting from 8am, there will be plenty of opportunities to join classes led by the country's leading yoga teachers from all disciplines. Learn how to practise mindfulness, try your hand at Voga or BoxingYoga, and dabble in meditation. You're guaranteed to meet like-minded yogis in one of London's most iconic locations.  
Wearing what? Visama Yoga Capris with the Chaturanga Yoga Vest, and don't forget the Eco Yoga Mat

Secret Urban Escape: Mum and Baby Pilates class
2 July
An event dedicated to new mums, with a fusion Pilates and barre-inspired outdoor workout plus a picnic in London's stunning Hurlingham Park. Book in to spend precious time with your little one while enjoying al-fresco fitness.
Wearing what? Bakasana Yoga Vest with Namaste Capris

SUPYoga Wimbleall Retreat
10-12 July
A full weekend of SUPYoga? Yes please! This 3 day escape is held in the beautiful setting of Lake Wimbleball in Somerset, with accommodation provided in a stunning 17th century house with magnificent views of the lake. During the day you can get active with SUPYoga, mountain biking and canoeing (just to name a few of the available activities). By night, it's a delight to relax by the log fire with delicious healthy meals to inspire your at-home recipes. 

Wearing what? Air Rush Rash Guard, Offshore Bikini Top and Bottoms and Wake Capris

Secret Urban Escape: Summerdaze Festival
18 July
When Summerdaze festival comes to life in beautiful Berkshire, you can enjoy outdoor swimming, numerous yoga classes and spa treatments such as massages or facials. We suggest you bring your sunnies, bikinis and best yoga outfit to fully embrace this summer's most chilled out wellbeing festival. 
Wearing what? Holistic Retreat All in One over the Glo Retreat Swimsuit

Somersault Festival
23-27 July
For an immersive fitness experience in the great outdoors, head to Somersault Festival in North Devon and sample an impressive variety of activities. Make this serene setting your home for the weekend and book in for everything from horse riding, coastal rafting, beach yoga, rock climbing, surfing and flying trapeze. Best save up your energy...
Wearing what? Sunrise Run Tank, Dive In Bikini Top and Bottoms and Triple Jump Shorts

6-9 August
Wilderness returns to Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire for it's 4-day award winning music, food and wellness festival. Described by many as 'Wonderland', Wilderness is famous for its fusion of music, culture, food and fitness. Embrace the spectacular setting with wild swimming alongside breathtaking performances by the likes of Bjork and Ben Howard. Prepare yourself for four days of delicious healthy feasts, passionate debates, sunrise yoga sessions and all-round family fun. Plus, this year Sweaty Betty is host to many workouts including Get Up and Glow Yoga, Wild Runs and Barre-inspired classes. Visit Sweaty Betty's Zen Den to sign up to classes, compete in daily challenges and enter to win prizes exclusive to Wilderness attendees.
Wearing what? Supinity Retreat Jumpsuit, Virasana Yoga Bra and Anna Headband

Mens Health Survival of the Fittest
27 September
Don't be fooled, this one's not just for the boys! Ladies are getting ready all over the country to take on the men, the mud and the hurdles once again in this amazing 10K obstacle course. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in this adventurous experience (more dates and cities available). Pick up a copy of the current July/August Womens Health's issue for £10 off tickets. Who runs the world? Girls!
Wearing what? Pump it Capris, Athlete Vest and Ultra Run Bra 

London 3 Peaks
11 October
Need a social, fun and challenging event to inspire your summer training? Add this high-energy race in the capital to your calendar to keep you moving through the summer and beyond. Not only will you be running between the Gherkin, the Salesforce Tower and 200 Aldersgate, you'll also have a chance to abseil down the final skyscraper. Are you brave enough? Enter as a team with two of your friends, then hold each other responsible for taking your fitness levels to new heights.

Wearing what? Shallow Water Capris with the Lateral Run Tunic

Words by Jessica Lander

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