The fitness craze is in full swing, with people all over the nation jumping into the benefits of working out. So, for a little inspiration to try sweating to something new, we’ve rounded up the best fitness classes in London.
From hip hop yoga to a hardcore bootcamp that will have you aching in places you never knew existed, these are the classes that every gym freak needs to know about.
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Music Video is all about escaping the reality of every day and letting out your inner Queen Bey. You’ll learn a new routine each week inspired by the likes of your favourite artists. Expect hip-hop/street based moves as seen on the latest music videos.
FYI, it does require some coordination, so keep that in mind.
This is a spinning class like no other, with a cult following in the city. Ride is an immersive, energetic indoor cycling class that blends high intensity cardio, muscular strength training and rhythm-based choreography, all to a killer playlist.
The boutique setting, neon lights and amazing music will all inspire you to push on to the max.
This world-famous bootcamp class burns up to 1,000 calories per class, which explains the hundreds of locations all over the world. The high intensity interval training will push you to your limits as you give it your all in the iconic ‘Red Room’.
The reality is, Barry’s is so fun, you’ll forget you’re working out.
You don’t have to be a ballerina to take part in this popular class. The original and most popular Barrecore class, BarreSIGNATURE uses their unique combination of isometric exercises (small intense movements) alternated with stretching to help you create the longer, leaner looking physique associated with working out at the barre.
You’ll use a combination of bodyweight resistance, light props, work at the ballet barre and high repetitions to exhaust all major muscle groups.
Think yoga is boring or traditional? Think again and check out this cool candlelit hip hop yoga class. Set to immersive candlelit visuals and classic hip hop, this dynamic, high energy class is designed to make you sweat to a sick beat. It’s a unique FLY twist on a traditional Vinyasa Flow that’s sure to get your heart going.
The beautiful views on the large screen change every class, giving you new scenery to stare at while you hold those poses.
Consistently claimed (through sweaty, gritted teeth) as “the toughest workout in the City!”, this class is a real ass kicker. Devised by Ben Gotting, this class uses all the toys seen on TV’s “World’s Strongest Man” for London’s most brutal fat-burning workout! Think log pressing, sled dragging, prowler pushing, and the dreaded Atlas Stones….
Despite what you might think, it’s also suitable for all levels of ability, including novices who lead active but not necessarily strongman lives.
This hard-hitting session incorporates explosive speed, footwork, strength but most of all willpower. For a full 45 minutes, you’ll be in boxing battle between you and your bag. You’ll learn the foundations of boxing from your stance and form, to killer punching combos, interspersed with strength and conditioning body weight drills specific to boxing.
Each person gets their own individual bag and the music is blasting, adding to the energetic vibes.