Rave Dancing is the New Fitness Trend in UK

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Brits rise and shine with Morning Glory rave workouts in London. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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It's the perfect antidote for those with a demanding day, to shun the dreary gym with some teetotal techno and create the human connections you would on a Saturday night, without the drunken, shameful memories.

The latest fitness craze in London is early-morning group rave dancing; Morning Glory productions gets businesspeople, college students, housewives, lawyers, policemen, bankers, psychologists and people from all walks of life together on the dance floor to change the morning grind and rave their way into the day. Tickets are available for £10 online and £12 at the door to these Morning Glory raves; the next rave, from 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., is on sale now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/475595.

"Morning Glory is an immersive soul-shaking dance experience for those who dare to rise to an early morning challenge and want to wake up like never before," said Samantha Moyo, one of the producers of Morning Glory. "It's the perfect antidote for those with a demanding day, to shun the dreary gym with some teetotal techno and create the human connections you would on a Saturday night, without the drunken, shameful memories."

Attendees are greeted by "wake up angels" and a "wake up massage" station. They can then let go with a dose of free form exercise, from hula hooping to a melee of alternative improvised dance including biodanza, five rhythms and barefoot boogie. The idea is to break past the parameters of the yoga mat or cross trainer and destroy the structure of routine exercise.

For those who don’t feel bold or experimental, an incognito team of actors and dancers lead the way at this sober shindig, making participants feel as comfortable as possible.

After raving, coffee, croissants and a nutritious superfood smoothie bar are available. Raves are held at London's newest dance space with top DJs spinning music to rave by.

“The best bit about the experience was walking in, getting a hug, damn good coffee, and seeing that literally everyone was being massaged or dancing like nobody was watching," said Emma Vine, 37, a social worker from Redbridge, UK. “I came along because I was having a week of saying 'yes' to everything and seeing where that took me. It has made me feel alive, energised, far out, lucky and optimistic.

“Being a non-drinker I felt it had been specially created for me. It revived my hope and reminded me that my main reason for being is to have fun without being reckless, connect with others, take part, be seen and not worry about what anyone else thinks.”

Featured in the Daily Mail, BBC news, NBC and even as far as Bali and Columbia, this experience was created by some of the most original and inspired minds of the modern day, alternative festival circuit.

"Dancing is the ultimate exercise and we humans have been doing it for thousands of years long before treadmills and yoga mats were invented," said Moyo. Apart from boosting serotonin, euphoria, creativity and concentration levels, exercising in the morning burns fat quicker, leaves you feeling truly energized and prepares you for a stressful day ahead.

"This four-hour rave before work is not hardcore or an after-party, it is easy exercise to stabilize the body as it pumps out hormones to wake you up. Work and smartphones keep us wired and insomnia is on the rise but exercise gives you better quality sleep, regulates your patterns and leaves you needing less," Moyo said. "This is perfect for those who used to go clubbing but had to grow up."

“We hate mornings and think a lot of Londoners share the feeling," said Nico Thoemmes, co-producer of Morning Glory. "We couldn’t think of a better way to get rid of that mood than injecting a little bit of the energy, excitement and pleasure we experience at weekends. You get into your body, work out, meet new people, and then carry on with your day. Fun then work.”

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-Notes to Editors-

Morning Glory monthly event – Wednesday, 9th October 2013
Village Underground, Shoreditch.
Doors open at 6.30 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. Drop in anytime!
Music from MOJOFILTER, DJ ANNIE O and DJ CHUCKLES

Website: http://www.morningglorylondon.co.uk

Press contact: Samantha Moyo 07979 109 086
Email: morninggloryplease(at)gmail(dot)com

The extras:

  •     On arrival you will be greeted by your very own Wake Up Angels
  •     Nutritious superfood smoothie bar
  •     Wake-up massage station
  •     Coffee kiosk and croissants

Who attends?
Some of the Shoreditch Silicon Roundabout culture, charity workers, blue chip companies, lawyers, policemen, bankers, psychologists

Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com) the world’s only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, creates stronger communities through events, donations and a business model that prioritizes people over making the highest profits. The company offers the most-customizable ticketing and event registration tools, donates five percent to causes in the category of each ticket buyers choice, pays employees a week's salary each year to work for nonprofits, and employs a team of “Doers” to build healthy communities.

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