Although we’re already most of the way through Dry Jan, it’s not too late to ditch the booze and opt for something more refreshing this year.
You may have promised yourself to go teetotal, start a yoga class or pilates, sign up for Zumba classes, or perhaps get yourself a gym membership. You may have decided that you’re going to start the diet you’ve been holding off for months, or go vegan (good luck with that), or maybe you just want to have more fun this year – you know, do something different. Whatever you may have promised yourself this year, we’re helping you accomplish a healthier, more exciting version of you with some alternative, fun and most importantly super affordable activities that you can do in a studio to assist your dry Jan promise. And luckily, all of these are particularly lovable for team bonding sessions and activities with a difference!
I’ve ditched the gin, but I’m not quite ready for the gym…
- A Movie Night – If like me you’re just totally not about that exercise life then a movie night is a perfect way to utilise some of our most affordable studio spaces. Grab some friends, family or your team and binge on movies (not drinks) in a cool space. These are perfect for when you need a true bonding session in a change of scenery. Luckily, a lot of our studios offer projectors and have great sound systems, so all you’ll have to do is bring a blanket, movie and yourself. Why go to a cinema, when you can create one yourself?
- A blind date – Consider yourself cupid? Well, now’s the time to set up your own version of ‘Take Me Out’. We wouldn’t recommend this one for your team, but it’s a perfect event to throw for friends – or strangers at that. A studio space is amazing for blind or speed dating because of it’s blank canvas features, you can completely transform a space into a lovers’ den. If you know a few friends who don’t have a valentine, then hire one of our studio spaces and get some contenders.
- Escape Room – We have some really immersive and riveting escape rooms, but why not create your own? Create joy, terror and some collaboration with these fab ideas suggested by Lock Paper Scissors.
- Hackathon – A little geeky? Good at programming? If the answer is yes, then a hackathon is what you’re going to want to organise. We’ve seen hackathons in underground, basements of quirky bars, and we’ve seen hackathons in studios across the UK. Get your venue and then gear up your hackathoners.
- Giant games day – Gather some giant jenga or chess pieces and make it an activity day to remember! Games tend to be more fun and interactive at a bigger scale, and luckily studio spaces have enough empty space for you to have an awesome jam packed games day.
No pain, no gain, January’s the time to train…
- Dance Classes – Dance classes are awesome for when you want to get fit, but actually enjoy it. Throw on your own dance classes, organise your own Strictly or hire a dance instructor to come and teach you and your team at one of our spacious yet affordable dance studios. It’s time to see who’s really got the moves.
- Yoga – Stressed out? Planning for investors or working on a major project? Yoga is the perfect way to unwind. Grab some yoga mats, a screen and a yoga DVD and become a yoga sensei at one of our serene and natural light filled spaces.
- Pilates – If you like yoga but want a more intense workout, then pilates is your solution. You can create your own classes for family, friends or colleagues and save them from having to sign up for classes that they promised to do years ago.
- Martial Arts – I love love love the idea of martial arts, I’ve just never personally followed through, but if you’re like me now is the perfect time to! Whether it’s karate, taekwondo, jiu jitsu or boxing, choose your preferred option, hire out a studio for the day and get an instructor to come down and show you and your team how to really get your fight on. Your team will love this!
- Obstacle Course – Your team may not necessarily thank you for this at first, but I promise it’ll be lots of fun and laughter in the end! Organise your own obstacle/assault course and bring out the competitive side out of your colleagues. A little competition is always good.