Johanna Green

London’s Outdoor Fitness Classes

Welcome to Johanna Green Health & Fitness, London’s Original Outdoor Fitness Classes

Invigorating Outdoor Alternatives to the Gym!

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just getting started, whether you want to improve your overall health and fitness or you have a specific goal in mind: a running or obstacle course event, a walking holiday, getting back into shape or recovering from a recent injury, Johanna Green’s Health & Outdoor Fitness Classes in North London are for you.

Exercise at your pace in classes & groups designed for all fitness levels from beginners to those who have been active all of their life. With so many different styles of Outdoor Fitness Classes to choose from:

Your Outdoor Fitness Classes Options

Alternative Boot Camp Classes

Our Bootcamp Classes:

  • Fun & Welcoming
  • Energy Boosting
  • Trim, Tone, Strengthen
  • Improve Mobility
  • Adapted for all levels
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Nordic Walking Classes

Nordic Walking Offers:

  • Low Impact Exercise
  • Enhanced Walking
  • Strengthen Arms & Core
  • Boost Stamina & Energy
  • Whole Body Workout
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Indoor/Outdoor Personal Training

Bespoke PT Sessions:

  • Your personal goals
  • Focused & specific
  • Outdoors or Inside
  • Whole body approach
  • 1-2-1 or small groups
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Adventure Walking Groups

Taking Walking Further:

  • Explore Londons Parks
  • Relaxing yet invigorating
  • Fun, Friendly & Social
  • Refresh your mind
  • Walking Weekends
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Why Choose Outdoor Fitness Classes?

Exercising outdoors is a fun and invigorating way to take your health & fitness to the next level. Outdoors is more adventurous, with an even greater sense of achievement.

Change of scenery – seasons, colours, flowers, trees, lush green grass, blossom, views of London, the Heron and ducks, clear blue skies, stormy or moody skies, atmospheric moonlight, sunsets, sunrises….. all manner of flora and fauna, not to be seen in a gym!

Studies show benefits to activity outdoors due to enhanced stimulation of the body’s ‘feel good’ and ‘calming’ hormones.

Here are some more top reasons to join Johanna Green and her team for an outdoor fitness class.

  • Vitamin D & Fresh Air – there’s no sunshine in the gym
  • Boost your mental health – improve your mood and energy.
  • Relaxation – great for stress management
  • More sociable – both in the group and others in the park
  • Great value – learn to use your natural environment everyday
  • More motivating and interesting due to the variety the natural, green surroundings bring
  • More space – more variety in the workouts
  • Faster and easier to get fitter and healthier- studies suggest we can exercise outdoors at a higher intensity, however, it ‘feels’ easier!
  • Less equipment and technique –  more focus on everyday useful movements and fitness
  • Knowledgeable, personable, qualified instructors who guide you to exercise in the best & safest way and at the right intensity, for you.
  • Variety of workouts – changes in location and natural resources from the variety of gradient and surfaces, to steps, benches, posts, unending bodyweight exercises, group and partner exercises…..

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Outdoor Fitness Classes in North London

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What Our Outdoor Fitness Classes Clients Are Saying

Janet, Muswell Hill

I lost 2 stone in 4 months!


I started training sessions with Johanna as part of a drive to lose weight and get fit. We set out some clear goals and I committed to a programme of exercise and healthy eating.

In 4 months I lost 2 stone and 5 inches off my waist and most importantly I felt a really marked improvement in my fitness and general health. I still train every week with Johanna in Alexandra Palace in sunshine or snow and I absolutely love it.

I feel great and credit Johanna with providing the unswerving professional support and motivation for getting me where I am now!
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2017-04-01T18:03:46+00:00
I lost 2 stone in 4 months! I started training sessions with Johanna as part of a drive to lose weight and get fit. We set out some clear goals and I committed to a programme of exercise and healthy eating. In 4 months I lost 2 stone and 5 inches off my waist and most importantly I felt a really marked improvement in my fitness and general health. I still train every week with Johanna in Alexandra Palace in sunshine or snow and I absolutely love it. I feel great and credit Johanna with providing the unswerving professional support and motivation for getting me where I am now!

Tony S

There’s always a really friendly atmosphere


For many years I’ve run on pavements and in parks for basic aerobic fitness, but Jo’s boot camps give me a satisfying whole body workout. Ally Pally Park is a great base, as the boot camps move between a number of different locations in the park, mostly with spectacular views over London. Jo offers a range of sessions each week, and is also careful to vary her programmes weekly so there is no chance of becoming bored!

There’s always a really friendly atmosphere; under Jo’s watchful eye, you work as hard as you wish, rather than competing with anyone else. The purely social side is not neglected either, with an occasional post-work-out coffee in one of the park cafés, and an excellent Christmas party!
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2017-04-01T19:02:16+00:00
There’s always a really friendly atmosphere For many years I’ve run on pavements and in parks for basic aerobic fitness, but Jo’s boot camps give me a satisfying whole body workout. Ally Pally Park is a great base, as the boot camps move between a number of different locations in the park, mostly with spectacular views over London. Jo offers a range of sessions each week, and is also careful to vary her programmes weekly so there is no chance of becoming bored! There’s always a really friendly atmosphere; under Jo’s watchful eye, you work as hard as you wish, rather than competing with anyone else. The purely social side is not neglected either, with an occasional post-work-out coffee in one of the park cafés, and an excellent Christmas party!

Fran, N8

Best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!


I have been doing two Bootcamp classes a week with Jo now for four years, during which time I have lost 2 stone in weight and become much physically fitter and stronger. I also had quite major knee surgery in that time, due to an historic skiing injury, and because of my excellent leg strength, was back at Bootcamp within a month, following Jo’s special rehabilitation programme!

Come rain, shine or snow, Johanna’s sessions are now firmly a part of my weekly routine, and best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!
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2017-04-01T19:16:45+00:00
Best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym! I have been doing two Bootcamp classes a week with Jo now for four years, during which time I have lost 2 stone in weight and become much physically fitter and stronger. I also had quite major knee surgery in that time, due to an historic skiing injury, and because of my excellent leg strength, was back at Bootcamp within a month, following Jo’s special rehabilitation programme! Come rain, shine or snow, Johanna’s sessions are now firmly a part of my weekly routine, and best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!

Nicky, Nordic Walking

I've got a renewed vigor!


I've just come back from walking the Tour Mont Blanc, 180km in 11 days! When I agreed to do it I panicked!

I got in touch with Johanna and it was the best preparation I could have done for the walk in the Alps.

Although Alexandra Palace isn't the Alps, I was able to push myself and it paid off.

My legs were stronger and able to cope with the inclines and declines and I was able to use the walking poles with ease.

I've come back stronger and fitter and with a renewed vigor. Thank you Jo.
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2017-04-02T17:31:57+00:00
I've got a renewed vigor! I've just come back from walking the Tour Mont Blanc, 180km in 11 days! When I agreed to do it I panicked! I got in touch with Johanna and it was the best preparation I could have done for the walk in the Alps. Although Alexandra Palace isn't the Alps, I was able to push myself and it paid off. My legs were stronger and able to cope with the inclines and declines and I was able to use the walking poles with ease. I've come back stronger and fitter and with a renewed vigor. Thank you Jo.

Jackie, Muswell Hill

Improved confidence and fitness


I've been doing Johanna Green's Alternative Bootcamp Classes for over three years and now have been doing Nordic Walking for over two years, I've lost 2 stone in weight.

I have improved confidence and feel so much fitter.

I had pain in my hps but thanks to Sonny, sports massage therapist, this has now resolved.

I really enjoy it and recommend it.
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2017-04-02T18:19:05+00:00
Improved confidence and fitness I've been doing Johanna Green's Alternative Bootcamp Classes for over three years and now have been doing Nordic Walking for over two years, I've lost 2 stone in weight. I have improved confidence and feel so much fitter. I had pain in my hps but thanks to Sonny, sports massage therapist, this has now resolved. I really enjoy it and recommend it.

Karen, North London

Nordic Walking ... It's become addictive


I was struggling to find a class I could do with my achillies, knee and lower back issues. I was given a 7 day class taster pass and so decided to try Johanna's Nordic Walking Classes.

I hadn't a clue what Nordic Walking was but I turned up at Ally Pally got the Poles and did it!

It's become addictive!

The poles support you so theres no stress on your joints. You can go faster and further.
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2017-04-02T19:09:03+00:00
Nordic Walking ... It's become addictive I was struggling to find a class I could do with my achillies, knee and lower back issues. I was given a 7 day class taster pass and so decided to try Johanna's Nordic Walking Classes. I hadn't a clue what Nordic Walking was but I turned up at Ally Pally got the Poles and did it! It's become addictive! The poles support you so theres no stress on your joints. You can go faster and further.

Charlotte & Rob

I've working with Johanna for over 2 years and I love my sessions with her.

I have a desk job, wasn't doing much exercise and found that I was feeling sluggish plus I was unhappy with my shape.

I have found that working with Johanna I really enjoy the programme she has developed which has really improved my energy levels and I feel fitter and happier in myself.

I've also got Rob, my partner to join me so we can exercise together, which we love.

Thanks Johanna

Charlott & Rob

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2017-04-05T17:10:51+00:00

Charlott & Rob

I've working with Johanna for over 2 years and I love my sessions with her. I have a desk job, wasn't doing much exercise and found that I was feeling sluggish plus I was unhappy with my shape. I have found that working with Johanna I really enjoy the programme she has developed which has really improved my energy levels and I feel fitter and happier in myself. I've also got Rob, my partner to join me so we can exercise together, which we love. Thanks Johanna

Rob & Charlotte

It's the one day of the week that I feel best about myself.


I've been coming for about 18 months with Charlotte. We really enjoy the variety of the exercise, being able to workout together is great too.

It's the one day of the week that I feel best about myself.

I had a bad back, really stiff, and with Johanna's help we've sorted that out.

Thanks Johanna.
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2017-04-05T17:05:59+00:00
It's the one day of the week that I feel best about myself. I've been coming for about 18 months with Charlotte. We really enjoy the variety of the exercise, being able to workout together is great too. It's the one day of the week that I feel best about myself. I had a bad back, really stiff, and with Johanna's help we've sorted that out. Thanks Johanna.
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Have a Question About Outdoor Fitness Classes?

Can I really get a full workout outdoors?
Yes, particularly in the Alternative Boot Camp classes, due to our special programming ensuring that all major muscle groups are used (with the use of resistance bands and particular exercises) , as well as a variety of energy systems (HITT , interval and aerobic training) and types of fitness (endurance, strength and flexibility), in every class. Nordic walking also uses the major muscle groups/the whole body and different energy systems (hills/intervals and aerobic) and types of fitness (muscular endurance and flexibility); Boot camp even more so due to its greater variety of exercises and movement…..
What is an Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp Workout?
It is an outdoor ‘circuit training’ style workout, with lots of variety, which uses all the major muscle groups, (whole body workout) and more….. The ‘fitness’ incorporates the many elements of fitness which are, aerobic (Cardio/stamina), anaerobic (HITT/interval training), muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility and mobility. Focusing on general fitness and health. find out more about what we do in Boot Camp Classes
What is a Nordic Walking Class?
You walk using poles. The ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’/Technique classes cover the 4 specific ‘gears’/techniques which teach you to use more muscle groups, increasing the intensity and your walking speed, to improve overall body tone, muscular endurance and stamina.   Read more about Nordic Walking Classes & Technique
Where do the Outdoor Bootcamp Classes take place?
In various areas of Alexandra Palace and Park, N22, N10, N8. It changes monthly, and there are 2 main ‘winter’ areas (Rose Garden and the BBC Tower stairs) and 2 main ‘summer’ areas (Fairground Car park and the Grove). For more details see our Locations page
Some benefits of Outdoor Fitness Classes over the Gym?
In short, you can get fitter, and healthier, quicker and easier as it is more enjoyable outdoors and there is greater variety of exercises/programmes…… Outdoor exercise lifts your mood and is great for stress relief. You get to benefit from and appreciate,  birds, lush green grass, ducks, herons, sunsets and sunrises, brilliant blue skies, stormy and moody skies, blossom, sunshine and Vitamin D, fresher more oxygenated air, flowers, cool and warm calming breezes, refreshing rain, exhilarating frosty days, snow crunching under foot, soothing sounds of nature, atmospheric moonlight, sense of freedom and space…. And more!
Can I try your classes first then join?
Yes, request the Free 7 Day Taster Pass to try either, or both, of the Alternative Boot Camp and Nordic Walking taster classes.[thrive_2step id='512']Get Your Pass Now![/thrive_2step]
I'm not sure of my fitness level, can you advise me?
Yes, we are happy to answer your questions, or concerns, and give you specific advice/guidelines for you to follow in each class. We can advise you on which exercises and intensities that are likely to be best for to begin with.
I'm a complete beginner, will your classes be too hard?
Classes are designed to be ‘suitably challenging’ for everyone, so that you can get fitter. You will be advised and coached to exercise at an intensity which is ‘not too easy’ and ‘not too hard’; however,’ just challenging/hard enough’ for you to get the health and fitness benefits. Therefore, you will choose and be guided to choose an exercise option/intensity which feels ‘hard enough’ for you at that present time. This can vary from class to class, depending on how you are that day; and will also change as you get fitter and healthier.
Outdoors! What if it's raining or snowing?
The class is always on regardless of the weather (only exception is lightning!!) Pay special attention to what you wear (see question about what to wear/bring), and bring ‘layers’ when it is wet or cold. It is best to get too warm and have to take layers off, than not to have enough layers. In the sun or heat, keep well hydrated, wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and stay in the shade. Also, we keep moving and can exercise at a higher intensity in the cold; therefore, slowing the pace down when it is very warm….
What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything?
Rain, snow, ice or shine, and whatever the temperature, the outdoor classes will happen! Therefore bring layers of clothing with you to take off and put on as appropriate, as well as hat, scarf and gloves (winter). Use a waterproof/water resistant bag. If there is a chance we do get wet, arrange that you can put on some dry clothes as soon as possible after the session, and/or wear some waterproof clothing and clothing which sheds water, in the first instance. In shine……, consider a hat, sun screen and sun glasses! Bring water. Wear comfortable footwear like trainers, or walking shoes. For Nordic Walking use a small ruck sack style bag (for your layers of clothing, water ….) as you require your hands and arms to be free moving and we are walking around the park. If appropriate, bring a hair band. A tissue is also good to have to hand.

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