We all need to reboot our workout every once in a while. With an array of fresh, new ways to work it and no contract, ‘pay as you train’ boutiques cropping up around town there has never been a better time to ditch the regular routine. What’s more, studies have shown that stepping away from the squat rack and taking some time out from the treadmill in search of a new challenge can have amazing results. Need we say anymore? Here’s our roundup of London’s finest boot camps. From high intensity workouts under an hour to a whole week’s retreat; there’s something to make you sweat and, most importantly, keep you active and interested. You are welcome!
If you’ve got just 30 minutes – 1Rebel
1Rebel calls itself the fresh face of fitness and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. A sleek interior, tri-temperature towels and a Roots & Bulbs juice bar – it’s not hard to see why 1Rebel is the fitness destination du jour. Their full body reshape class really hits the spot too, she says with a yelp.
If you’ve got 60 minutes – Barry’s Bootcamp
Prepare for an adrenaline fuelled, heart and head pumping session by experienced trainers who demand your absolute all. You’ll come out feeling like a toned, honed goddess… in need of a lie down. A seriously sweaty workout with brilliant results.
If you’ve got 60 minutes to spend outdoors – British Military Fitness
The super friendly trainers provide a sociable and extremely welcoming environment. You’ll be crawling through mud and under a stranger’s legs – and loving it – in no time at all. Having being put through my paces, I walked away with a big smile.
If you’ve got 2 hours – Urbantri
Picture 45 minutes of hot yoga, followed by a 5K run around St James’s Park and finishing with an 8 mile spin at BOOM Cycle, Holborn. A refreshingly fun way to up the ante at the weekend.
If you’ve got a week – PUSH Mind & Body
Re-bootcamp is more of a fitting title for this one. Providing expert advice in nutrition and mindfulness, PUSH prides itself on giving you the tools to achieve your long term goals. There’s also a pampering session on the final day as an added perk. Sounds like perfection to me!
words by Alexandra Salisbury
Image: Nike Women