Sunday, November 19News For London

Fitness

Londoners learn proper self-defence as threat levels surge in the UK

Londoners learn proper self-defence as threat levels surge in the UK

Fitness, Politics, Terror
Londoners feel their safety is at risk as government officials categorize the nations threat level as 'SEVERE' The UK has seen a surge of terrorist attacks in the past year, which has resulted in the British government ranking the threat level as ‘SEVERE.’ It has been a few years since the UK’s threat level was last categorized as SEVERE, which begs the question, 'are Londoners safe?' One movement that Londoners are slowly taking part in is the art of self-defence. Self-defence classes have seen a rise in applications ever since the terrorist attacks that have occurred throughout the UK in recent news. By taking part in self-defence courses, individuals will be able to learn the proper techniques to use if they ever feel threatened or unsafe on the streets. With the UK threat
Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Fitness, Gender, Health, Sport
Alice* is a senior lecturer in a very traditional career. She has been in the academia for ten years now, but since 2015 she is also performing as Zumba instructor. According to several researches and the campaign #ThisGirlCan, Zumba is an excellent exercise for people’s body and mind. Still, Alice does not want to disclose her hobby as she fears being taken less seriously in her work environment. It's Tuesday evening and Alice arrives in London wearing a formal office outfit. She just got off from the train that brings her to the city after a long commute. Alice has to change clothes quickly, she has a Zumba class to teach in half an hour. “It’s always nice to come when you have a Zumba class in the evening”. Alice did her PhD in London, got a full time job and then a position as