There is a Pokémon Go-Themed 5K Workout Happening in London Next Week

By Keza MacDonald on at

Virgin Active is getting in on the Pokémon Go craze by offering the first of what may be many themed workouts. Next Wednesday, personal trainers from the Virgin Active gym in Walbrook, London will be leading a crowd of Pokémon hunters on a 5K run taking in all the local gyms and Pokéstops.

"A key section of the run, which will start and finish at Virgin Active’s Walbrook club, will take place alongside the river Thames, enabling members to capture water Pokémon," says Virgin. "The distance also provides the perfect chance for trainers to hatch their 5K eggs." There's also be some interval strength-training along the way.

You can sign up for the run via Twitter, if normal gyms are just too boring for you and you want to look like Machamp.