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Beat the January blues with a wellness reset

The festive season is usually one of indulgence and lavish celebration, which creates the need for an increased focus on wellness and health in the new year.

Wellness doesn’t just mean getting back in the gym, or starting a new fitness regime; sometimes, you need a full reset – mind, body, and soul – and there’s no better place to do that than Canary Wharf. In this guide we’ll explore the different facilities and activities Canary Wharf has to offer to help you beat the January blues.

Beat the January blues with a wellness reset

Mind: Benefit From Blue & Green Spaces In Canary Wharf


Blue spaces, such as those around water, and green spaces, such as parks and gardens, have been proven by the WHO to have a positive effect on mental health. According to the WHO, spending time in blue and green spaces can:

  • Boost your wellbeing
  • Improve your mood
  • Lower stress and anxiety levels
  • Increase physical activity levels

With London being the urban jungle that it is, it can be difficult to find open blue and green spaces to enjoy especially in the colder months when all you want to do is wrap up warm indoors. However, there is an abundance of spaces available to you – not least the Thames itself where you can enjoy miles of riverside walks perfect for clearing your head.

If you don’t have the time to walk the Thames, though, you can enjoy both blue and green spaces right here in Canary Wharf with Harbour Quay, Jubilee Park, the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canada Square, and Bank Street all available on your doorstep. From parks to harbours, you can’t help but bask in the serenity and the sounds of nature as you let the world move on around you, making time outside the perfect antidote to stress and anxiety.

Whether you need a moment to breathe after a busy festive season or want a mental reset, beating the January blues is a breeze when you have access to the pockets of calm spread across Canary Wharf. If you’re feeling energised by spending time in these spaces, you could even roll out your mat and do some gentle stretches or a bit of yoga.


Body: Finding the Best Gym in Canary Wharf


If indoor exercise is more your style, Canary Wharf is home to a range of exclusive gyms along with exercise classes that are open to people of all ages and levels of fitness which means you have a range of different exercise options to choose from to help you kickstart the year as you mean to go on.

Nuffield Health

Dive into the new year in Nuffield’s 25m heated swimming pool or challenge your body out of the water with help from their unique health experts. Their Canary Wharf Health Club offers members a great facility including a variety of classes, multi-gym access and squash courts.


Get back to it and push your body in the Red Room at Barry’s Bootcamp. Based around the simple idea of shocking your body with a combination of strength and cardiovascular exercises, enhanced by a night-club sound system and red lighting, clients often burn over 1,000 calories during a one-hour class.


Elevate your game this year at In2Sports. Now open in Harbord Square, In2Sports sports and leisure centre is equipped with stat-of-the art Sports England designed spaces – the perfect venue for groups, and ideal for hosting Community and Corporate events such as yoga sessions and football tournaments.

Awakn Canary Wharf

Awakn offers a personalised touch with customised fitness classes and high-intensity workouts in a futuristic boutique gym setting.

It boasts a range of equipment for activities like cardio workouts, boxing, and free weights, and employs a team of knowledgeable fitness experts to conduct intimate classes in its two sleek studios.


Wellness and Fitness with Vertus Plus

In addition to being in a prime location for enjoying outdoor spaces that promote a sense of calm, Vertus makes sticking to your new year’s gym resolutions simple. 

Vertus Plus members gain immediate access to exclusive fitness Canary Wharf facilities at our 10 George Street and Newfoundland residential buildings.

Our gyms are fully equipped and managed by Antidote. They feature a wide range of modern gym equipment and classes led by expert trainers to help you unwind and reset as you head into the new year. They’re also open 24/7, allowing you to enhance your fitness and reach your new year’s resolutions at your own pace.

Looking after your mental and physical wellbeing is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood, but to really reset and beat the January blues you need to look after your soul too.


Soul: Getting back in touch


When it comes to wellness, feeding your soul is a great way to boost your mood and help you reset. Whether that’s trying out a new restaurant with a group of friends, a self-care shopping trip to get all the gifts you actually wanted or taking in a new art exhibition to feed your need for culture, taking time out to fill your days with things that make you happy is an absolute must in January.

Canary Wharf has so much to offer your soul, from fantastic shopping spots through to vibrant bars and restaurants and beautiful outdoor spaces where you can enjoy London’s largest collection of outdoor art.

You can either choose to spend the time alone and reset solo or grab a group of your closest friends and explore the area together, but however you do it, Canary Wharf is sure to give you everything you need to boost your wellbeing this month.

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