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How to Stay Active in Brighton & Hove

Our beautiful Brighton and Hove, is a vibrant and energetic city known for its bohemian atmosphere, stunning sea views, and diverse range of activities. If you're seeking an active and adventurous experience, our seaside haven offers a plethora of options to keep you engaged, energized and ACTIVE. From exploring the beaches to trying out water sports, here are our top active things to do in Brighton and Hove that will leave you feeling amazing

1. Walk along the promenade and Brighton Pier: Start your journey by taking a leisurely stroll along the famous Brighton Promenade. Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze and take in the stunning views of the coastline. As you continue, make your way to Brighton Pier, where you can indulge in classic seaside fun with amusement rides, arcade games, and tasty treats.


2. Try some watersports: Head to Hove Lagoon and immerse yourself in the growing water sport trend of stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing or wakeboarding. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler, gliding across the calm waters will provide an excellent core workout while allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.


3. Cycle along the seafront: Rent a bike and explore the city on two wheels. Brighton boasts a well-developed cycle network, making it easy to navigate and enjoy scenic routes along the seafront. Pedal your way along the Brighton and Hove promenade, soak in the stunning views, and make stops at charming seaside cafes along the way.


4. Climb the British Airways i360: For a unique and thrilling experience, ascend to the skies on the British Airways i360, the world's tallest moving observation tower. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city, coastline, and the stunning South Downs National Park, providing a perspective like no other. You can either go up and down the traditional way, climb on top for a walk around the outside of the bubble or you can abseil down for the extra thrill!


5. Explore the South Downs National Park: Venture beyond the city and discover the natural wonders of the South Downs National Park, located just a short drive from Brighton and Hove. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails, reveling in breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, and picturesque villages.


6. Join a beach volleyball game: Channel your inner athlete and engage in a lively game of beach volleyball. Brighton's beachfront offers designated courts where you can join friendly matches or even participate in tournaments. Enjoy the sand between your toes as you work up a sweat and have fun with fellow sports enthusiasts. Our personal trainers' favourite place to play volleyball is of course the fantastic Yellowave courts, located on Madeira Drive. There are loads of courts available to book with your friends or you can take part in their various competitions through the spring and summer. Not only that but they have an amazing beach bar to enjoy some food and drinks in the sunshine after your game. We even had one of our Portside PT social's there with all of our personal training clients!


7. Learn to surf: Embrace the coastal vibes by taking a surfing lesson. Brighton is an excellent place for beginners to catch their first wave with experienced instructors who will guide you through the basics of surfing. There are various breaks around Brighton, Hove, Shoreham and Newhaven where you might not feel the full force of the Atlantic but as a beginner, you'll definitely be able to get a few tamer waves than in Devon and Cornwall.


8. Go for a run along the Undercliff Walk: Enjoy a run along the Undercliff Walk, a scenic coastal path stretching between Brighton Marina and Saltdean. This picturesque route offers a mix of cliffs, beachfront, and stunning views of the English Channel, making it an ideal location for an invigorating jog or leisurely walk.


9. Join an outdoor fitness class: Immerse yourself in a high-energy workout session by joining a fitness class on the beach. Brighton and Hove offers a range of outdoor fitness classes, including boot camps, yoga, and dance sessions. You'll find loads of sessions going on at Hove Lawns or over at Rockwater during the summer months so if you're up for an alfresco workout, pop down and check it out!


10. Go for a sea swim: With its beautiful pebble beaches and inviting waters, Brighton, Hove & Shoreham offer the perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim. Embrace the coastal lifestyle and take a dip in the sea, whether it's for a leisurely paddle or an invigorating swim. Enjoy the feeling of weightlessness and the therapeutic effects of the ocean as you bask in the natural beauty surrounding you.


11. Join a running group: If you're a running enthusiast or looking for some motivation to get started, join one of Brighton's running groups. These supportive communities offer organized group runs, coaching, and a chance to connect with fellow runners. Whether you prefer scenic coastal routes or exploring the city's parks, running with a group provides accountability and camaraderie while keeping you active and motivated.


Conclusion: Brighton and Hove provide a playground of active opportunities, from beachfront walks and thrilling water sports to scenic cycling routes and exciting outdoor games. Embrace the vibrant coastal energy and make the most of your visit to this dynamic city. So, grab your gear, gather your friends, and embark on an adventure-filled journey through Brighton and Hove. Whether you prefer the tranquility of stand-up paddleboarding or the exhilaration of beach volleyball, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


If you want any more recommendations about active things you can do in Brighton & Hove then speak to one of our personal trainers to see what they like to do to stay fit and healthy when they're out and about in our wonderful city!

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