How to transform your commute into a fitness opportunity

This article was originally posted on the Great Northern website as part of Govia Thameslink Railway's Line Residents campaign HERE

by Lunges & Lycra | Published on 10 May 2019

Around 50,000 people commute into London via Kings Cross St Pancras on Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Northern and Thameslink trains on a typical weekday – including Emma. If you’re one of them, you’ll have noticed the area surrounding King’s Cross station has undergone a bit of a transformation in recent years. It seems designer shops, great restaurants and new bars are springing up daily and it’s become a hub for some of the best boutique gyms and free fitness experiences in the city.

You may think you haven’t got time to workout, but by taking a slightly earlier or later train you can add an active experience to your day and bypass rush hour; you could skip the tube and jump on a rental bike or strap on a backpack and run to the office. You’ll get to see some of the city, it doesn’t really take any extra time out of your day and you’ll save cash too. Always a bonus.

Ready to up your fitness game? We’ve explored the best of the King’s Cross fitness scene to give you our top picks for a pre-train workout. Follow the link HERE to discover a selection of running clubs and fitness studios in Kings Cross

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Mark Anderson