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Relax to the max: five ways to wind down after work

We’ve teamed up with Swisse Me to bring you these excellent ways to chill out after a big workout

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Swisse Me

After a long day at the office, it’s not easy to push yourself to get to that post-work fitness class. But let’s face it: it’s always worth it. Afterwards, it’s important to restore yourself, which is why we reckon Swisse Me’s new Replenish Me spirulina-packed snacks could be just the thing you need. Looking for even more ways to feel refreshed? Why not check out these London classes with an emphasis on taking things down a notch or two.

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Learn the secrets of inhaling and exhaling correctly and its renourishing impact on the body at this breathing techniques class. Run by Breathpod founder Stuart Sandeman, you can expect an hour of recovery and wellbeing where the results will literally take your breath away.
Various locations and times. Classes start from £17.


A relaxing bath is all well and good, but it’s quite hard to lose yourself when you can hear your flatmate watching TV in the next room. Whisk yourself away to a float tank session and be prepared for an activity like no other. With no sound or sight, you’ll be having an out-of-body experience in no time at all.
Borough. From £40.



Sticking pins in yourself might not sound like the most obvious way to relax, but the Pink: Meridians class at this Old Street studio is definitely worth popping along to. The hour-long lesson uses a combination of breath, movement and acupuncture to burst any of that pent up stress in an immersive pink setting.
Shoreditch High Street Overground. Various times, from £13.50.

Re:Mind Studio
Re:Mind Studio
Re:Mind Studio

Re:Mind Meditation Studio

Now, this class is sound – literally. Feel the vibrations from either Tibetan bowls, gongs or crystal bowls at this Victoria-based meditation centre and prepare to feel rejuvenated from head to toe (or just enjoy the novelty of having a 45-to-60-minute lie down in a dark room while someone whacks some pots and pans). 
Victoria. Various times, from £22.



This serene City spot is the perfect place to head to after an afternoon sat in the office. The candle-lit yoga class involves 60 minutes of deep muscle and joint work that will leave you feeling like you’re floating on air.
Aldgate. Times vary, classes start from £10


Meet the whole Swisse Me squad

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Start Me

Kick off your day with the nutrient-packed Start Me range, which you can enjoy from the pouch when you’re on the go or as part of a nutritious breakfast bowl. Choose from coffee or quinoa blended with yoghurt, or the yoghurt-free cocoa or chia options.

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Boost Me

Need a pick-me-up at work, or on the way to the gym? These tasty, protein-packed snacks come in heaps of colourful flavours, including mango with added magnesium and collagen, berry and ginger.

Fit fact: Protein contributes to a growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Complement your next workout with Boost Me Beetroot, which contains 6.2g of protein to keep you going.

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Replenish Me

You’ve worked out hard – now it’s time to put the nutrients back in your body. This treat with no added sugar blends spirulina with pear, apple, banana, almond and a dash of lemon.

Each range caters for dietary requirements, including gluten-free and vegan, all with no added sugar.

Packs of eight start from £14.99. Order yours at


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