6 places to exercise to get back in shape without breaking the bank


In business, did you know? Around 18% of companies – mainly large groups, but not exclusively – offer their teams sports sessions on their premises, often during the lunch break. And, from May 2021, the State is giving a boost to those who implement measures to encourage physical and sporting activity. Something to encourage employers to take action, like the eco-responsible cosmetics manufacturer Lamazuna, which, in its new eco-friendly premises in the Marches, in the Drôme, has opened its terrace for yoga. or tai chi classes. Notice to the neighbors who live nearby! In the city A bench, a sidewalk, a stick: everything becomes an excuse to lie down, climb stairs, jump… Discover the joys of urban sports, it’s fashionable! Many municipalities such as Cannes, Lyon (and its Enform@lyon application) or Bourg-en-Bresse are equipped with health routes. Here and there on the streets, balance beams, abdominal boards, wall bars… expand the field of possibilities. These places are sometimes equipped with explanatory panels in order to warm up and practice properly. In Paris and its inner suburbs, the RATP has established regular routes* (10 km in total) between two metro stations (Nation-Gare-de-Lyon, Etoile-Trocadéro, etc.). The idea? Stop at a station before arrival and finish with short steps! “Enough to do the thirty minutes of sport they recommend every day,” says Nicolas Martin, head of sports partnerships at the RATP.*ratp.fr/decouvrir/sorties-et-visites/sport/decouvrez-nos- quatreparcours- Thanks to a sports shop To discover a specific activity or find sports outings, do not hesitate to contact specialized brands such as Foulées, Terre de Running, Specialized, Mondovélo… Decathlon, for example, has a dozen ” towns”. ” throughout the territory to practice a wide variety of sports (pétanque, football, etc.) in collaboration with clubs in the region, participate in races, initiation to mountain biking… It is paid or free depending on the activities . It is also possible to rent a volleyball or soccer field for the day. Another good plan: the activites.decathlon.fr platform offers, depending on your address, individual classes (yoga, pilates, etc.), orientation courses, baby gym discovery sessions, but also practices. At home or with your neighbor Who hasn’t dreamed of taking a dip in a private pool? Well, it’s possible! You can rent your neighbor’s pool for an afternoon . And this, all over France, thanks to the site swimmy.fr. You only need to indicate your location and the desired date. You only have to choose: count on average €40 per hour for five people. And, for running fans , the spirit of proximity is at the heart of Envie2courir or Ouirun applications, which connect teammates from the same distr stroke Because you are always more motivated when you run together. In a hotel, some establishments no longer reserve their sports equipment just for customers. So hotels also become places where you can swim, row or work your abs on a wall bar… But how do you find them? Go to daily room rental websites like Dayuse or Merci Félix. The principle: we don’t book a night but a time slot. In this way, you can access the hotel’s sports facilities: its swimming pool, its elliptical machines, its weight benches… A sign of the times, the UCPA inaugurated last month May its first hostel UCPA Sport Station. This complex, located in Paris, in the 19th arrondissement, combines a youth hostel and a 3,000 m2 sports multiplex with climbing wall, fitness room, squash, paddle and badminton courts (discovery session €1). Everything is accessible to both guests sleeping on site and people passing by during the day. “We want to break the codes and the routine of sports practice in this place conducive to meetings and exchanges”, summarizes Frédéric Carlier, the director of the establishment. Also on the program: workshops to discover the capital in groups by bike, scooter or running. . And not just access to the pool! These centers often offer innovative, even avant-garde, activities. Examples: Aquaboxing, to work on coordination and tone, or “fit forever young”, to prevent the pain of arthrosis or osteoporosis, new activities at the Thalasso Concarneau Spa Marin Resort. You can also start Aquapilates at Thalasso Alliance Pornic. Depending on the formulas and your needs, you will take a one-off class (€16 to €18 on average) or opt for a weekend or week package. Outside, weather permitting, certain activities (fitness, Nordic walking, etc.) take place on the beach or in a park. It is enough to breathe fresh air at the seaside, also in the hospital… We know that sport reduces the risk of heart attacks, diabetes or obesity. We know less, but physical activity is also beneficial – and it is proven – to get back on your feet faster or prevent cancer recurrence. But it’s not about spontaneously going for a 5km run or a 15km bike ride. We are talking about physical activity adapted to the person and their pathology, supervised by specifically trained professionals. More and more hospitals are supporting their patients in their facilities, such as the Léon-Bérard Center in Lyon or the Montpellier and Lille University Hospitals. The CHU de Poitiers has a “Vie la santé” structure located nearby. Objective: “Introduce them to different sports, push them to move, let off steam, gain confidence and offer them a real moment of escape. Also note: in France there are more than four hundred and thirty-six sports health centers, reserved for people suffering from a chronic disease or recovering from a serious pathology (contact details available on the sports.gouv. fr)
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