We’re coming to the end of January (hoorah!) and edging ever further away from any wild and over-zealous New Year’s Resolutions we may have made about getting fit and healthy for 2017.

To keep you on the straight and narrow so that those resolutions at least stretch into February, let us give you some fresh inspiration – here are five alternative ideas to the gym that we promise you will enjoy!

Dance City

Try something new with a broad sweep of dance classes for every age and ability. Even if you have two left feet, there is an option for you! Whether you fancy yourself as the next Strictly Come Dancing pro or would rather be the backing dancer for Beyonce – there is a pletharo of classes and workshops available. Can we suggest you get started by brushing off your hand jive and booking onto Dance City’s Grease Workshop (for 14yrs +) followed by an epic Dance-Along to one of the most icon films, Grease. Book tickets for both the workshop and Dance-Along screening on Saturday 18 February.

Find out more about prices and Dance City's full range of workshops here.

Go Ape! Matfen Hall

If you’ve always fancied swinging from the treetops, channel your inner Tarzan, turn off your phones and challenge yourselves to an adventure Go Ape style! There’s even a deal for February if you book before 10 Feb.

Climb Newcastle

Climb Newcastle is Newcastle's first dedicated indoor climbing centre, located in Byker, close to the City Centre.  Gather a group together and scale the walls – who will be the rock star?

Introductory Sessions from £8 - £20. Find out up to date information by following Climb Newcastle on Facebook and Twitter.

Horse Riding at Stepney Bank

In the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, Stepney Bank Stables is a city centre riding school which offers riding levels for all abilities. Stepney Bank has an indoor arena so there is no excuse during the cold, dark winter months! This is a fun alternative for getting fit this February!  Find out more about the lessons available here.

A 45 minute adult group session for is £23.75pp. Find out more on the Stepney Bank Stables website here.

* Weather and warmth definitely not guaranteed!

Cullercoats Bike and Kayaking

Either on two wheels or by sea, local outdoor activity company Cullercoats Bike & Kayak offer you seaside escapades to explore some of the most beautiful British coastline. You’re guaranteed to work up a sweat despite the chilly weather with activities including bike hire, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and for the more adventurous – why not try coasteering? With guided sessions, workshops and courses, there is something for all levels and this is a brilliant day out where you can explore the coves, caves and beaches of Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Tynemouth and beyond.

It might be worth giving them a call before you make plans to check their open hours and availability during February. T: 0191 251 9412

For information about opening hours, activities available and hire/workshop costs, click here.




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