Keeping fit in Paris is easy, fun and an essential element of expat joie de vivre. Whether you’re looking for a gym, a Pilates trainer, Zumba, dance classes bike paths, or tennis courts, Paris offers plenty of choices.
How do you like your fitness classes? Are you motivated by challenge or by the social vibes, by the teacher or by the music? Do you like to dance, to laugh, to zen out, or do you like to just put your head down and sweat? Find the class that suits you! A list of resources and gyms will be available soon.
For four weeks, commit to three things:
1- to do an extra 30 minutes of physical movement per week. This can be added in a lot of ways, for example via a 30-minute chunk of exercise like walking or running, doing push-ups or situps, or doing an activity 5 minutes each day. It can include anything physical, including dancing, massage, housework - the only rule is it has to be something you don't usually do.
2- to eat at least one fresh fruit and one fresh vegetable per day, frozen or fresh, not canned.
3- to get a daily email or Facebook post giving you something special to do for that day.
The latest series is over, but you can always do it yourself by joining the Facebook group ParisFitnessGroup.
Paris Fitness is a community exercise programme that was started in Paris in 1985. We offer practical, low-cost fitness classes on an à-la-carte basis, plus occasional "tune-up" workshops.
The current schedule of classes is above, and they take place in the theatre space at the American Church in Paris community centre, 65 quai d'Orsay, 74007 Paris.
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the Paris Fitness Facebook group here http://bit.ly/FBParisFitnessGroup