London is certainly defending its title as a pioneer of fitness trends as more exciting and innovative studios pop up across the city. Here’s our round up of new workouts in London, guaranteed to kick start your 2017 as a very (hip and) healthy one!
Barrecore’s Sculpt class
Barrecore’s sculpt class is certainly more challenging than their standard class. Using resistance bands, it isolates muscle groups, working areas you wouldn’t normally engage (or even knew existed!). The bands deepen and intensify the burn, while the stretches in between sets aim to lengthen the muscles, creating a long and lean physique. Sculpt is a faster-paced class; prepare for your muscles shake but for you to ultimately leave feeling more flexible, toned and relaxed.
Heartcore’s Low-Impact TRXCORE class
Heartcore’s TRXCORE class is a great all-round workout. Focusing on the core, it combines a strength and cardio workout with exercises improving both flexibility and balance. With a variety of classes, you can chose between Core+Upper body, Core+Lower body and Core+Full body focused classes. While the workout is indeed intense, the movements are low-impact, so you’ll help keep your knees happy and your body injury-free.
Paola’s Body Barre opens in Wimbledon + new £99 Pop Pass Monthly Membership
The infamous ballet-inspired class is expanding to Wimbledon, offering a new Pop Pass Monthly Membership at a fantastic rate of £99. The class works on lengthening, strengthening and toning, while also improving flexibility and posture. There are a variety of classes leaving you spoilt for choice – and allowing you to mix up the intensity of your workouts.
Rosewood Hotel’s in house PT Monty Simmons
If you’d like a more tailored approach to your 2017 fitness goals, the Rosewood Hotel has an in house PT Monty Simmons at hand to help. Monty is based at the five-star luxury gym and holds several black belts in different forms of martial arts. He offers each client a bespoke programme combining his insider expertise in the arts with nutrition, health and well-being. Monty’s unique nutrition and training system results in long, lean, strong muscles, and has made him the go-to personal trainer for boxers, triathletes, ballerinas, models and football teams.
BXR is London’s first state of the art boutique boxing gym, offering the highest level of professional boxing training. Situated in the heart of Marylebone, the gym boasts a full-size boxing ring and the best equipment and sound systems. Investing partner Anthony Joshua and the BXR founders have selected a team of elite trainers, including London’s most impressive boxing coaches, ex-champion boxers, MMA fighters and some of the top sports therapists and osteopaths. With an in house Joe & The Juice, steam room and sauna, BXR is the perfect place to de-stress and unwind. Both memberships and pay as you go classes are available.
F45 London Bridge
F45 is a new studio offering challenging HIIT classes designed to increase both fitness and strength. The 45 minute class uses a new training technique, and is self titled as the most innovative, challenging and systemised team training workout in the world. Located in London bridge, the seven day trial is a real bargain at £7.
MoreYoga is expanding its studios to Camden this year; opening on January 23rd, founding members can enjoy a discounted membership at £50. Offering over 14 types of yoga, from Morning Flow to Restorative Re-Charge, you are bound to find the perfect class for you.
words by Georgia May
image – Paola’s Body Barre