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Sweat out your Brexit stress at this politically-themed fitness class

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Allie Abgarian

Halloween was given new meaning this year as ghouls, goblins and ghosts made way for a different kind of scare: the Brexit deadline. To help fight any feelings of terror on October 31 (which, at the time of writing is still officially Brexit day), Gymbox wants you to break a sweat in a fitness class themed around the political nightmare. Bonus: it’s guaranteed to give you a much-needed serotonin boost.

‘Brexfit’ is open to everyone, regardless of whether you’re a Leaver, Remainer or can-it-just-be-over supporter. Work out both your mind and body with a range of hilariously-named exercises, such as the Jumping Borders (a plyo box jump), The Stockpile (a D-ball throw) or The Sterling Dip (a weighted tricep dip).

Feeling frustrated at the country's leaders? Here's your chance to release some of that anger during the Politico Head Slammer – a slam ball workout where you choose between two targets (Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn), or weigh the options of Deal or No Deal on a plank drag through, before you challenge The Backstop. 

Finally, face your fears with the Worst Case Scenari-row. 

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‘We’re proud to be the original challenger gym brand and are always looking for innovative ways to help our members keep in great shape, physically and mentally,’ said marketing director, Rory McEntee. ‘So, at a time when the country is facing huge challenges, no matter what your political views are, Gymbox provides a welcoming space for you to work out your pent-up emotions and feel reassured you’ll get a positive outcome.’

The new class has been designed together with Julian Hall, who is the people anger management guru at CALM, and will be launched at Gymbox Victoria, Farringdon, Elephant & Castle and Ealing this week. You can take classes at Gymbox if you’re a member, or if you sign up for a £20 day pass. Find out more here

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