We’re all starting to think about those summer bodies and how we should have stuck to our new year resolutions just a little bit longer. I’m afraid there isn’t a quick fix to fitting your exercise in, but getting fit and finding some after work hobbies doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, we’ve had our ears to the ground and have found free classes for you to get involved in around London. Who doesn’t love a freebie?
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Adidas women – Ballet Burn Class
152 Brick Lane, E1 5EG
If you haven’t already heard, adidas studio has been hosting free fitness classes, run clubs and nutritional workshops as part of their new womens’ programme, encouraging women to get fit in a safe and confidence-boosting environment – and of course, doing it in style. There are plenty of workout classes to choose from, from yoga to more hardcore circuit training. These sessions are run by personal trainers, fitness influencers and even Adidas ambassadors.
Our personal favourite, which we would highly recommend, is their Ballet Burn Class. Take part to experience ballet with a twist, where you’ll power up your plie and sweat in Second Position in this high-intensity, ballet-inspired workout. All sessions are followed by a well deserved meditation session – our favourite part!
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Lululemon Run Club & Yoga
Covent Garden, King’s Road or Spitalfields
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays
Adidas isn’t the only brand offering free fitness classes. Lululemon have also jumped on this trend and host a run club and yoga sessions. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings you can just turn up to their stores in Covent Garden, King’s Road or Spitalfields to take part in their weekly run club. Don’t fret about your running abilities, everyone is welcome as a fun way to get active together. If you just don’t have time in the evenings, why not join them for a relaxing Sunday morning yoga and chill session at their Spitalfields branch? Check out their website for more information and times.
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527 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QL
6.30pm-7.30pm every Wednesday
For the more experienced runner, Asics’ free Bootcamp is the perfect choice for you. Their bootcamp focuses on strengthening, preventing injury and improving the efficiency of your run. It’s a balance of high intensity cardio drills and technical training. If you’re looking for a workout designed to help you improve your running technique and stamina, look no further. The bootcamp sessions are held at the Asics store on Oxford Street and there is more information on their website. You can also follow the Asics Running Club group on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events.
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Sweaty Betty Clubs
Stores in Shoreditch, Soho, Canary Wharf and Wimbledon
There are Sweaty Betty boutiques all over the country, but did you know they also offer free in-store fitness classes too? In London these classes are available at their stores in Shoreditch, Soho, Canary Wharf and Wimbledon. There are over 70 different classes available from various types of yoga and dance, to run clubs and boxing. Whatever you’re looking for you can find your niche here and meet new people who share your interests. Check out the classes on their website and book your next free fitness class today – it’s almost too easy!
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Nike+ Running Club and Nike+ Training Club
Nike Central, King’s Cross
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
You’ve probably heard of Nike’s free run club, bringing together anyone who fancies taking their running to a pro level. Their coaches will be there to provide you with expert guidance during your runs and to assist your running you can also get the Nike+ Run Club app. You can track your progress and compare your results with your fellow runners.
If you’re looking to take things up a notch, there’s also the Nike+ Training Club – perfect for all fitness levels. They involve interval training, core workouts and cardio drills – but it’s worth noting, these classes are just for the girls!
Are you a regular at any free workout classes in London? Let us know in the comments below!