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And you do not have to plunder the honeymoon piggy bank to tap into the healthy hen trend. Swapping cliched hen activities like pole- dancing or cocktail- making classes for music- video dance classes and healthy cookery lessona will get you a piece of the holistic action for a fraction of the price. And you can do it by the day rather than heading off for a weekend. In the States, gyms are already offering fun physical activities for hen parties, and the UK is catching on, too, with the likes of the Vitality gym group (vitalitygyms.co.uk) in Cardiff and the Body Beautiful Bootcamp (bodybeautifulbootcamp.co.uk) in Surrey offering hen packages that start in the gym and end in the spa. And you can be as gung- ho as you choose. ‘In the last year, we have branched away from pole- dancing classes into action- packed activities like assault courses, white- water fafting and karting,’ says Hen Heaven’s Lynsay Hamp.

Description: the Vitality gym group

the Vitality gym group

‘I would lost two and a half stone for my wedding, so the last thing I wanted was to ruin all my hard work with a boozy night I would barely remember,’ says Felicity Powers, 34, a recruitment consultant from North Wales, who chose a group sushi- making lesson for her hen celebration. ‘Plus, I did not want to ask my friends to spen loads of money and time on an expensive weekend away. For just $46 each, we learned how to make nigiri, maki and sushi rools. Not as easy at it sounds- we made such a mess rolling up all that sticky rice, we were all in hysterics. Then we were treated to the chefs’ teppanyaki display- with leaping flames- and we got to sample the delicious dishes afterwards. I was on such a high afterwards- the activity was a real talking pont and not a carbon copy of countless other hen parties. I would learned a new skill and seen all my best friends.’

And while there are companies with pre- arranged activities, you can create your own healthy hen party from scratch. ‘We hired a cottage and a bike each in the Forest of Dean and spent my hen weekend in the great outdoors,’ says Jo Bott, 32. ‘Choosing a more active henweekend does not mean you have to miss out on traditional hen fun. We cycled 40 miles of trails dressed as cops and robbers, stopping along the way to play bridal- themed games. It was exhilarating, the scenery was stunning and we laughed all the way. It also meant we would earned our delicious Italian meal that night- perfect!’

Hen parties made healthy

The new spa trip

Description: Hen packages with Ibiza Retreats

Hen packages with Ibiza Retreats

Calm your inner bridezilla with a mind, body and soul retreat. Hen packages with Ibiza Retreats (ibizaretreats.com) start at $116 for a day session and $667 for a three- night package that includes accommodation, food, drink, yoga lessons and treaments.

The new stripper

Book a muscleman who will put you through your paces rather than taking his clothes off, by hiring a personal trainer. Find one near you at exerciseregister.org.

The new zap- your- ha ngovwe activity

Description: Spa at Henheaven

Do not ler the stags have all the fun, nothing beats a bit of outdoor action. Choose from assault courses, It is A Knockout- style sports  days, water- skiing or Zorbing. Prices from $84 (henheaven.co.uk).

The new pole- dancing

Tap into your inner teen and burn some calories by choosing a dance class where the emphasis is on fun, such as Hula Hooping, can- can and cheerleading. ($37.3d, polestars.net/ henparties).

The new booze cruise

Hit the water for hot new sea sport- coasteering. Think swimming, jumping off cliffs and scrambling over wave- lashed rocks. A coasteering adventure with Hot Rock Coasteer in Cornwall cost $114 per person. (hotrockcoasteer.co.uk).

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