Best alternative fitness classes in Stockholm

Best alternative fitness classes in Stockholm

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We’ve hit LA, we’ve toured Berlin, and now it is time for our next stop – Stockholm. 

Stockholm is not just the place to indulge in the best meatballs in the world (not up for debate, #sorrynotsorry), but you can also find some pretty cool alternative fitness classes. 

Here are some of our favourites.

Plogging

Okay, we’re not going to lie to you, ‘plogging’ is mainly featuring because it has become our new favourite word. However, it is also a really cool way to keep fit.

So, what actually is it?

The name is a combination of the Swedish for pick up, ‘plocka upp’ (our new second favourite word) and jogging. 

The concept is simple; you go out for a jog, pick up litter on your way and drop it off in one of Stockholm’s many recycling points.  

Not in Stockholm? No sweat! The beauty of plogging is it can be done literally anywhere! There's a sentence we never thought we'd write... 

Keeping fit and doing your bit for the environment – everyone is a winner!

Bounce Fit 

Want to burn more calories than you would do on your morning run AND unleash your inner child at the same time – of course you do!

Bounce Fit is a trampoline park that has been designed with adults in mind – it’s officially time to jump on it! 

It offers a variety of classes ranging from super high-intensity to low-intensity, low-impact cardio sessions.

Not to mention there’s also a parkour arena and obstacle courses, giving us some major superhero vibes.

Cross-Country Skiing

Well, we are in Stockholm after all, of course, there was going to be some skiing involved.

If you fancy yourself at the 2022 Winter Olympics (or just want to keep fit), there really is no better place to start your journey than at Hellasgarden, Stockholm’s largest activity centre.

Grab your skis (or if you’re not that much of a pro you can rent some) and hit the tracks. Afterwards, you can also head to their café or treat yourself to a chill in the sauna.

Did someone say sauna? We’re there! 

Aerial yoga

Yep, another fitness class that involves hanging in the air. 

Aerial yoga (or anti-gravity yoga) takes your regular yoga class to the next level – quite literally… 

Take your usual yoga pose and combine it with a hammock to reduce stability, and you have got yourself a killer workout.

If you fancy giving this alternative fitness class a go, you’re in luck! There are plenty of places across Stockholm that run these classes, including SATS (one of the biggest gym chains across Sweden).

Friskis&Svettis Outdoor Fitness Classes

Outdoor fitness classes are incredibly popular in Sweden, and non-profit fitness organisation Friskis&Svettis (translated to Healthy&Sweaty) offer some of the best. 

The organisation is run entirely by volunteers and hosts a variety of different outdoor fitness classes from core training to yoga.

Credited for being one of the most sociable ways to keep fit and enjoy Stockholm, if you’re looking to experience Swedish health culture, outdoor fitness classes are definitely the way to go. 

Lake Swimming

Okay, so this technically isn’t a class, but it is very alternative (we’re writing this from the UK in January – swimming in a lake is not an option for us!).

Stockholm is surrounded by water, and so there are loads of beautifully scenic places to go for a dip and keep fit. 

If you’re in the south of the city, many locals recommend heading to Magelungen Lake in Agesta naturistbad.

While some truly dedicated fans of lake swimming will be out whatever the weather, we would recommend saving this for the summer months but, you know, whatever floats your boat.

So, there you have it. 

Are these the most alternative fitness classes we have seen on our travels so far? 

Would you give plogging a try? 

Does anyone want a trip to IKEA for some of those meatballs?

Let us know in the comments below. 

 

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