Is 2022 the year to focus on you?

With January now rapidly approaching once more, many people are starting to set their goals for 2022. According to research by Go Compare, 4% of New Year's Resolutions made at the beginning of 2021 were about losing weight and 37% were to get fitter and exercise more[1]. If you are looking for some inspiration to improve your fitness regime this New Year, keep reading for a selection of ideas!

Wonderful Walks

Walking might not be the most strenuous form of exercise, but a 10-minute brisk walk can be a big help towards getting your weekly exercise in! Walking can improve sleep quality and can help alleviate joint pain. Haysden Country Park offers 65 hectares of stunning countryside to explore. For those looking to enjoy a variety of different routes, visitors here can enjoy nature or historic trails. Picnic areas and children's play areas ensure that your whole family is catered for.

A contemporary collection of 10 three and four-bedroom houses, Wickham Rise is ideally positioned for those that want to enjoy all that the South East has to offer. Contemporary kitchens come complete with a range of integrated appliances, ensuring you can prepare a plethora of healthy and delicious meals. White porcelain sanitaryware and contemporary chrome brassware create sleek, modern bathrooms. Bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind and primary and second bedrooms enjoy plenty of storage, coming complete with spacious, full-height wardrobes. Prices at Wickham Rise currently start from £655,000 for a three-bedroom house.

Gallop into the New Year

If you are looking for a more unusual way to improve your fitness, horse riding is a great way to get out and explore your surrounding countryside. In addition to burning more calories, horse riding can help you get more fresh air and group rides can be a lovely social activity! Epsom Downs in Surrey offers miles of beautiful land for hacking, ideal for budding horse riders.

This famous horse racing venue is located just a 10-minute drive away from our homes at Epsom Reach and Millside Place. Just one home remains at Epsom Reach, featuring a stylish kitchen, beautiful open-plan living space and a terrace. Nearby, Millside Placeis a contemporary collection of houses and apartments. Each property is designed to meet the needs of the modern buyer. The three-bedroom

apartment at Epsom Reach is set at £475,000, while at Millside Place prices currently begin at £342,500 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Time to Tee Off

For the competitive amongst us, golf is a brilliant way to combine fitness with competition! Whether you want to play a quick game with friends, compete at a higher level or just practice your skills at a driving range, golf can also help you to improve your hand-eye coordination. Sidcup enjoys close proximity to an eclectic mix of golf courses, including Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club which features both an 18- and a 9-hole course, a driving range and even offers lessons for those hoping to improve their skillset!

Located in a prominent position in Sidcup, our Hillcross Place development offers a spectacular collection of one and two-bedroom apartments due to launch in January. Here, you will be able to enjoy spacious open-plan living, beautiful kitchens and stylish bedrooms. All apartments also benefit from a balcony or terrace, providing you with access to your own private outdoor space. 40% Help to Buy loans and Shared Ownership options will be available at Hillcross Place, ideal for first time buyers.

Make a Splash

Canoeing is an excellent way to enjoy the tranquillity of nearby blue spaces whilst also getting in plenty of exercise! Whilst gliding across the water may look easy, don't underestimate the incredible upper-body workout that canoeists endure. The River Wey in Surrey offers several stretches that are ideal for canoeing. If you are looking to make a splash in the new year this could be the sport for you, just make sure to check out any licenses you may require first!

Enjoying a picturesque riverside location, Weyside Grove in Send is a collection of 10 two, three and four-bedroom homes. Each home is designed to cater for a range of lifestyles, allowing a space where you can truly be yourself. Kitchens feature sleek granite work surfaces, whilst wide French doors open out from the living/dining area into the tranquillity of your own garden. Bedrooms are peaceful havens, with primary bedrooms benefiting from their own en-suite. Currently, prices at Weyside Grove begin from £520,000 for a two-bedroom mid-terrace house.