Everyone says it, most people feel it but only some people stick to it. Following the indulgences of the festive period, January often brings lethargy and listlessness leading people to proclaim the age old ethos ‘new year, new me’ before beginning a January detox.
Well in a bid to make things a little easier and to help you successfully detox this January, Londonoffices have compiled a list of top five locations for a healthier new year featuring everything from clean eating to revitalised skin.
Dry Jan Detox Mocktail
– Detox Mocktail @ Conrad’s Blue Boar Bar, Westminster.
Infused with antioxidants from revitalizing green tea, this is the perfect mocktail to help you detox after the indulgence of Christmas. Flavoured with elderflower, lime and digestion friendly ginger syrup, it is a refreshing and tasty way to cleanse your body.
The Blue Boar is a sophisticated yet traditional British pub. Take your cocktail to one of the comfortable and relaxed lounge style spaces and take in the heritage of Westminster in a welcoming environment.
Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mind
– Yeotown Kitchen, Marylebone
Having only opened last summer (2017), the Yeotown Kitchen provides a new way of dining, designed to benefit both body and mind. Ideal if you’re in between meetings or just trying to get through the January rush, Yeotown make their nutritious meals and freshly pressed juices to take-away. What’s more, the café even has a Mediation Station with two serene meditation pods for when an escape from the office is much overdue.
If you’re serious about your detox but seriously short of time, Yeotown also offer a yeotox-in-a-box, a 5 day programme that allows you to benefit from healthy meals delivered directly to your home or office.
Pamper Away the Bad Diet, Bad Skin Curse
– House of Elmis, Mayfair
I’m sure all of us, at some point have become victim to the breakouts and oily complexions that follow a weekend of fast food and alcohol. Well there isn’t a worse time of year for this than post-Christmas and, investing in some good skin care products and a professional facial couldn’t be more appropriate than it is right now.
The House of Elmis sits within a beautiful townhouse where therapists listen to your skin gripes and devise a tailored formula just for you. This centre is also perfect for those with busy diaries. The speed spa offers treatments such as ‘Nutritious Auspicious’, packed with superfoods and minerals and takes only 30 minutes to administer.
– TriYoga, Six Locations in Central London
So much more than just your average yoga class, Triyoga offer a variety of classes from meditation and mindfulness to gyrotonic – a breath based movement that helps to strengthen the spine and muscle structure.
Whether you prefer small and intimate classes, larger inclusive sessions or private options, there is something for everyone here. You’ll probably discover exercises you never knew existed and learn a lot about your body whilst getting fitter and stronger in the process.
Sweat Out the Toxins
– London Office Spaces
The Office Group (TOG) provides more than simple gym equipment within two of their serviced offices in London. Henry Wood House, Marylebone and Albert House, Old Street both feature boutique fitness studios where employees can talk classes or work to their own agenda.
The gyms are run by ex-MMA fighter Charlie Enstone and other ex-professional athletes offer classes from HIIT to yoga. One-on-one training is also an option for those looking to really get fit this January. The best thing is these services are not only for TOG members, anyone who wishes to join, whether for a drop in session or a month’s pass is welcome.
For a Space is a contemporary office provider with stylish and premium office space. They bring a unique take on co-working that is focused around business progression and growth known as pro-working space.
Offering exceptional services Fora Space say, ‘Our gyms, personal trainers, fully appointed washrooms and healthy, balanced nutrition options integrate health and wellbeing into the working day.’ Other amenities include regular events such as their upcoming Detox Smoothie Workshop.
This building is brilliant for those who are short of time. The large fully stocked kitchen is perfect for breaking away from the desk without having to venture too far to enjoy your healthy pre-prepared lunch while the short walk to Euston Station allows time for a quick workout before heading back to the train.
The gym is equipped with a range of machines, cardio and strengthening as well as free weights for that extra burn. The large space is ideal for even the most dedicated January detoxes.
So this could finally be the January that you actually stick to your detox and fitness goals. Check out your office gym, opt for an alcohol free cocktail and become a regular at your local health café; you’ll be feeling refreshed and energised in no time!