Awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark, The Great Shakespearean Workout brings together aerobics, kung fu and tai chi in an interactive fitness session that explores the language and characters of Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare's only play inspired by the heroic myths of Ancient Greece, birthplace of the Olympic Games. 

The Great Shakespearean Workout 2010 at Glastonbury

You are invited to take part in an epic battle between the Trojans and the Greeks, as 1623 gets everyone moving to the Shakespeare beat! All participants are asked to wear loose clothing and bring along a bottle of water. Suitable for all ages.

To see images from some of the workout sessions since the launch in April 2010, click on the picture below or check out the trailer on Youtube.

The Great Shakespearean Workout 2010 at Derbyshire Literature Festival

Since the workout was launched in April 2010:

164 sessions have taken place at festivals, schools and colleges

4,532 people have taken part including young people, over 50s and community groups

: Click here for a report on the launch at Derby Hospitals

: Click here for images from the launch and other sessions

: Click here for trainee artist Oliver Tunstall's blog

: Click here for the trailer on Youtube

The Great Shakespearean Workout 2010 at Royal Derby Hospital

Supported by Derbyshire County Council, Legacy Trust UK and East Midlands Development Agency, The Great Shakespearean Workout was originally part of Igniting Ambition, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands.

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