Fitness & relaxation

Are you looking to become more active, more mobile or just stay fit? Perhaps you are looking for techniques for personal relaxation, or space to refocus? With its purpose built studios and small class sizes, City Lit offers a wide range of fitness and relaxation courses that suit your needs.

From yoga , pilates and tai chi to self defence , mindfulness and stress management.

Classes are at convenient times with many daytime, evening and weekend options. They range from one-day workshops to year-long programmes, so you’ll always find something that fits in with your schedule.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Fitness & relaxation highlights

Yoga

Yoga

Fitness

Fitness

Energy and relaxation

Energy and relaxation

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  1. Self defence and personal safety for women

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  2. Hypnosis and other relaxation techniques

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Finding it hard to relax? Interested in trying out some new ways of unwinding? We'll explore relaxation techniques such as hypnosis, guided visualisation and meditation in a group setting. We'll also consider whether elements of lifestyle such as exercise (or lack of exercise) and eating habits are contributing to increasing feelings of stress.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. Pilates matwork conditioning: mixed levels

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your Pilates practise, increasing core strength and flexibility and improve posture. Learn a series of interconnected movements, and develop your breathing patterns. Ideal for those with some experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  4. T'ai Chi: mixed levels

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Benefit from practising the gentle, graceful movements of this health and martial practice. Those with more experience can build on their foundation with more advanced postures and sequences. We will focus on developing clear, powerful, effective practice.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  5. Before work yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A great way to start your day, this class will help improve body awareness, posture and flexibility. Practise relaxation and concentration exercises before work. For all ages, levels of fitness and experience. You can follow on to the next term on course FFC49.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  6. Gentle movement for healthy living

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve mobility, balance, posture, stamina and strength? This gentle exercise class promotes healthy living and keeping active at every stage of life as you work at your own level.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  7. Yoga Iyengar: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn yoga postures focusing on alignmnet to achieve maximum bebefit from your practice. Improve your posture, strength ans flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. For those with little or no experince of yoga.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  8. Alexander Technique: introduction

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Pilates matwork conditioning: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the difference Pilates can make to your life. Develop your core control, tone muscles and improve strength and posture. Ideal if you are new to Pilates or if you want to work at a more gentle level.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  10. Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to learn about Chi Kung and the Five Elements and how these Elements (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire) are reflected in the human body. Various movements and walks for each Element will be demonstrated so that you can then practise this form of exercise to help in the promotion of health and wellbeing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  11. Meditation for calm, focus and insight

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how your mind can work directly on its own functioning, using a wide variety of traditional meditation techniques to develop concentration and emotional positivity, and to gain a deeper perspective.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  12. Chi Kung and relaxation: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover and explore this ancient form of gentle exercise to calm the mind, relax the body and stimulate energy (Chi). Learn a variety of Chi Kung exercises including traditional forms and postures.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  13. Gentle yoga

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Stretch, relax and feel good! This class offers both an introduction to yoga and a gentle way of practice. Beginners are welcome and posture adaptations are provided for lesser able students.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  14. T'ai Chi: beginners stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Benefit from the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient health and martial art. If you're a beginner, you can learn T'ai Chi foundational sequences and postures and develop a clear grounding, developing personal practice and enabling you to fully realise the benefits.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00

  15. T'ai Chi: intermediate

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient oriental art at a deeper level. Learn and benefit from long sequences to calm body and mind. Designed for students with some experience of T'ai Chi.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £108.00

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