The world’s best cities are fabulous places to take a vacation. And, if you like to keep fit on vacation, cities offer plenty of opportunities to do so. But that isn’t just because there are loads of gyms or hotels equipped with fitness facilities. You can get out and about, enjoy the wonderful sights and still get in a pseudo-workout. Have fun and get fit around the world.
1. Jogging with the Run Dem Crew in London, United Kingdom
As fitness city breaks go, London's hard to beat for sheer variety. If running along the River Thames Embankment past the sights of St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern and The Globe Theatre isn't exciting enough for you, try pounding the pavements with the Run Dem Crew. Every Tuesday more than 200 runners meet in east and west London locations. They split into groups according to fitness level and ability and, led by experienced athletes, jog past some of London's most fascinating places. If running is not your thing, try taking a dip at Hampstead Heath, where three ponds offer refreshment on a hot summer's day (open from May to September). Or go roller-skating in Regents Park, past snarling wolves and roaring lions of London's Zoo. Or go rowing in Hyde Park's Serpentine pond.