So far 2022 is off to a great start in the world of wellness! From luxe new gyms and studios, healthy meal delivery services set to make your life easier, facial sculpting treatments and supplements promising to help you sleep better, here’s what you need to know to stay in the loop this February.
Soho Health Club Shoreditch
Soho Health Club Shoreditch opens its doors this February, with a newly renovated gym space and a range of holistic treatments. Fitted with the most innovative Technogym equipment, the refresh of the gym shows just how cool the modern kit can look amongst urban interiors. Soho Health Club has collaborated with highly regarded wellbeing experts to offer members something a little different. New to the treatment list is reiki and intuitive healing with Nieve Tierney, plus NAD and IV therapies by Koniver.
Bamford Wellness Collection
Bamford is well-known for its effortlessly elegant clothing and loungewear and the brand always strives to focus on being as sustainable and kind to the planet as possible. They’ve recently launched their Wellness Collection, consisting of gorgeous new loungewear and activewear designed to evoke calm, cosiness and to enhance your wellbeing. With a selection of soft jumpers and joggers (perfect for lazy weekends), our top picks are their Long Leggings and Strappy Cropped Top that have been created with a seamless finish making these the perfect base layers to your workout.
The Peak Fitness Club & Spa
Following a two-year renovation and complete luxury redesign, The Peak Fitness Club & Spa has reopened its doors at The Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge. Championing cutting edge fitness and rejuvenating modern wellness treatments, the elite health club is set across three floors with breathtaking panoramic views across the capital. Offering members and hotel guests a comprehensive approach to health and fitness, The Peak has created a timetable of group classes based on the unique FLOW-X concept which focuses on the pillars: Form; Liberate; Overload: Wind-Down and Xenial. From dancing to a new choreographed routine to kettlebell swinging your way to a toned physique, barre, yoga or pilates, The Peak have a class concept for everyone. No wellness club would be complete without a spa, and The Talise Spa will blow you away! Partnering with the best in beauty including Aromatherapy Associates, 111SKIN and Hungarian skincare brand, Omorovicza, the spa offers a selection of tailored body and facial treatments that help relax, renew and revitalise. Plus members and guests can indulge in the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, Himalayan pink salt wall sauna, jacuzzi and the famous indoor 20m swimming pool.
The Yoga Bar
If you’re based in SW London you’re in luck! The Yoga Bar has opened its second studio in the picturesque town of Richmond. Following the success of the first studio, just a short distance over the river in Twickenham, The Yoga Bar’s second studio is set to bring the same calming energy, presenting its members a safe haven for a holistic “mind and body” experience. Built on the principles of low impact movement, The Yoga Bar offers a variation of yoga disciplines including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Yang. Alongside yoga, the studio also offers Pilates and barre, both incredibly effective for strengthening and improving general fitness and wellbeing. The Yoga Bar has developed an authentic sense of community at the Twickenham location which has been emulated at their new Richmond studio, with lots of locals filling the mats. People clearly seem to not only love the classes and studio but also the teachers that make every session a zen-filled experience.
Cloud Twelve: Katie Brindle Facial
New to luxury spa Cloud Twelve’s treatment list is The Katie Brindle Facial. Founder of Hayo’u, the go-to brand for self-care tools, Katie has teamed up with Cloud Twelve’s expert facialist to teach them the art of Chinese sculpting techniques. The indulgent 60-minute treatment harnesses the iconic Hayo’u tools including the Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer, Jade Precision Tool, Clear Quartz Compress, alongside the beauty oils as well as the brand-new Clear Quartz Crystal Eye Mask. Primarily using lymphatic drainage and acupressure techniques, the facial gives instantly visible results, leaving you looking lifted, depuffed and rejuvenated. Adopting a holistic approach, this treatment works on a deeper level to not only nourish the skin but also calm the mind and boost energy flow throughout the body.
Getting your nutrition spot on is no easy feat and sometimes a helping hand is what you need to get you on the right path. Enter MunchFit, the healthy meal plan service that will ensure you never get bored! Depending on your goals, MunchFit has four meal plans each with tailored macros. Lean; designed to target fat loss, Balanced; aiming to help maintain a balanced lifestyle, Strong; aided at muscle growth and Green; fuelled by plant-based protein. A full breakdown of the nutritional value is given for each meal meaning MunchFit does all the hard work for you. If you’re not seeing and feeling the results you want, MunchFit may be the answer to your problems, with a complete approach to nutrition that has been highly effective amongst their stream of customers. The plans feature inventive meals such as Tunisian Turkey Meatballs, Pesto Butter Bean Croquettes and Choc & Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes with Pumpkin Nut Butter. We can vouch that following the MunchFit meals will leave you feeling energised, fulfilled and nourished, not to mention they taste incredible!
Transformative Movement Method
Built on four-movement pillars, restore, flow, empower and release, The Transformative Movement Method is the new online and in-person programme designed to help you reach an optimal state of wellbeing. Rooted in Yoga, Pilates and Dance principles, TMM equips individuals who seek to develop a positive relationship with their body through exercise that will leave them feeling re-energised and balanced. Featuring weekly live streaming interactive and on-demand open level practices organised in a thematic curriculum, the workouts are instructed with a mindful approach, perfect for those looking to exercise to not only improve their bodies physically but also mentally.
Pukka Inner Peace
Pukka is back with a new exciting launch that promises to support peace of mind…sign us up! Using a synergistic blend of naturally relaxing herbs including ashwagandha, chamomile and lavender, as well as iodine, the Inner Peace capsules are designed to ease the pressure of modern life that can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and in need of some tender love and care. Like all Pukka blends, a combine the latest scientific research with ancient herbal wisdom has been used to formulate the capsules, as well as ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients. Expertly blended with a combination of calming herbs that work in harmony to improve effectiveness, these capsules are ideal for those who are looking to settle a worried mind.
Known for their exhilarating high-intensity workouts, the global fitness phenomenon F45 has ventured into the other side of fitness, demonstrating how they dominate the industry! FS8 is a brand new concept that fuses reformer Pilates, toning, and yoga in a way that’s never been done before. Set to open their first UK studio in Oxford Circus this month, the workout is designed to lengthen, strengthen, stabilise and mobilise your body. The name FS8 stems from, functional; every element has been designed to work in synergy, style; a unique blend of low-impact movement; ‘8’ the eight key components that form the core of FS8. Whereas F45 is all about the sweat, FS8 is all about the burn that you’ll endure, getting deep into muscles you didn’t even know were there. Already proven success over in Aus, Londoners can expect great things from FS8.
Repose is the new wellness studio on High Street Kensington that’s come into the fitness space with a fresh, unique approach. All for finding your balance, Repose aims to take you on a journey of self-discovery, by trying out new methods you will not have experienced before. The Antigravity® Fitness classes provide varied movements and techniques that will challenge your mind and body. Taking you off the ground, the classes range from Aerial Yoga, Suspension Fitness, Restorative Yoga and Pilates. Using innovative wireless bodysuits, Repose offers Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) training which is renowned for delivering incredible results but activating the muscles in ways we can’t, recruiting 98% of your muscles vs 60% muscle engagement with a regular gym session! The mat-based classes include multiple Yoga styles, Pilates and Barre, with a general theme of recharging and recentring the mind and body. Honing in on the cutting edge biohacking technologies, Repose offer cutting edge therapies in the Lab, targeting optimisation on a cellular level through photobiomodulation (PBM) sessions, cryotherapy and infrared saunas. Repose also have a menu of holistic treatments from revitalising facials, massages, body therapies and specialist clinical led care. Complete with the in-house nutrition bar, serving protein shakes, chakra inspired smoothies, tea and ‘facelift’ coffees, Repose the new all-embracing hotspot on the scene that wellness lovers need to try out!
Set to open at the end of February, BXR is launching the highest gym in the City of London at 22 Bishopsgate, inside Europe’s first vertical village! Known for offering a high level of luxury as far as facilities, classes and equipment go, BXR knows how to deliver a first-class fitness experience. Located on 25th floor, the new site will provide 360-degree views across London as well as housing the highest climbing wall in London! BXR City will comprise a members-only gym floor with the latest fitness tech alongside its boutique pay-to-train concept, Sweat by BXR which has some of the best classes around in our opinion. The studio-based classes include Boxing, Strength & Conditioning, Mobility and the renowned Versaclimber-based full-body cardio workouts which burn an insane amount of calories.