It’s mid-January now, and you still haven’t booked yourself into a few gym classes… Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 Workout Classes so that you can stick to your ‘New Year, New Me’ mantra. Spinning, yoga, HIIT, 80s aerobics…the choice is yours!
Ministry Does Fitness
Arches 80 and 81
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle
Behind Ministry of Sound is a hidden ex-booze-vault, now renovated into a fully functional training studio. 9 signature classes are run every week, and each promises the biggest sound system, the freshest beats, and A-list personal trainer led workouts. The music, lights and electric atmosphere will ease the pain of these challenging classes, and make it easier for your new year’s resolution to stick. If you sign up this month, you can get 80% off the first week of classes!
Unit 2 Canalside
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Nearest Tube: Stratford
The concept of F45 is functional training (recreating every day movements) through high intensity circuits, in 45 minute classes. F45 is one of the fastest growing group training networks in the world, combining intense workouts, great music and super motivating coaches – the perfect recipe to get into shape! Starting on the 15th February, F45 Stratford will be launching their signature HIIT class, Athletica, on Monday lunchtimes in the Here East Yard. Click here to join the lunchtime challenge!
16 Baker Street
Nearest Tube: Bond Street, Marble Arch, Baker Street
One10 may be the most futuristic cycle studio in London, accurately monitoring your stats (e.g. speed, calories, distance) and awarding points for your progress. There are two types of classes – Nirvana and Paceline. Nirvana is a 45-minute full-body session promising a club-like atmosphere and the ride of a lifetime. Paceline is an incredibly high intensity session, focused on competing with others (speed stats of each bike are projected onto the wall at the front of the studio) and increasing fitness. The adrenaline and atmosphere from a One10 session will likely have you addicted after the first go, making your “I’m going to get fit” resolution a whole lot easier. Book your first ride here!
StrongHer is a women-only fitness workshop with a mission to educate and empower women of all diversities, shapes, faiths and ages through weight training and nutrition support. Run by personal trainers Lyanne and Sam, StrongHer offers a 4-week Warrior course and Ultimate Strength and Wellbeing weekends. All sessions offer a holistic approach to health and fitness, covering the foundations of resistance training, nutrition, healthy habits, confidence and fighting insecurities. Investing in StrongHer promises to make you stronger in body and mind.
Our Parks at Elephant Park
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle
FREE WORKOUT CLASSES! Now that we’ve got your attention, Our Parks offers all sorts of boot-camps, circuits and aerobics in recently opened Elephant Park. As workouts are focused on bodyweight exercises, all you need to bring is yourself. Classes are for all ability levels and ages, and last for about an hour. Mums & Tots boot-camps mixes interval and strength training for mothers of all skill levels of exercise, and welcomes children to attend the sessions too. Afrobics is a pulse-raising aerobics session designed to burn calories and improve fitness whilst jamming to afrobeats! There’s no excuse to not try out Our Parks – free of price and full of a buzzing community of motivated people and skilled personal trainers. Click here to learn more!
Have you booked into some workout classes or bought a gym membership? Or have you already scrapped fitness altogether? Let us know in the comments below!