Deciding on which gyms and fitness classes to attend in London can be a baffle, especially if you’ve never actually been to any before. Over the years I’ve tried many fitness classes, from climbing ropes to doing HIIT in a swimming pool, it’s safe to say I’ve had mixed results. With new studios and classes popping on our social feeds, it’s hard to keep up with the latest workout your favourite fitspo is raving about. Not to mention the choices are endless, So where to begin?
Whether you’re a fitness newbie looking to build confidence with exercise or a #FitFam fanatic who loves a sweaty selfie, here’s the most instagrammable fitness classes in London you need to try.
A workout where you come away feeling strong, confident, educated and wanting more? Sign me up! Flykick Formula ticks all of the boxes, tucked in Regent’s Place, it’s a workout designed to maximise results, focusing on your mind, body and kickboxing. If you didn’t post a selfie, did you even workout? Flykick’s white walls boast insta friendly vibes, alongside eco-friendly facilities like recyclable water bottles and biodegradable wet kit bags. Gloves at the ready, Flykick launched it’s new Strength class, that mixes bag and floor work exercises for the ultimate full body workout!
F45 Peckham Rye
Whether your goal is to pick up a 10kg medicine ball, bear crawl (without falling over), or hold a plank for a hot minute, F45 has it all. Born in Australia, F45 has massively grown in the world, becoming a popular workout to improve fitness by incorporating functional exercises. Expect a lot of sweaty high fives, F45 Peckham Rye welcomes members of all abilities to be apart of it’s supportive community. Sam Pereira, Head Trainer at F45 Peckham Rye says, “We all become invested in each other’s growth. One of the main goals in our class is not only smashing their workout but to do it together as a team.” Who knows, you might find a gym buddy!
If squats and jumps aren’t your thing, rest assure there are other ways to break a sweat. Check out Raw Pilates, North London’s leading Pilates Studio, that offers the best trainers and industry experts to bring you a workout like no other. With classes ranging from reformers beginners to tower intermediate, Raw Pilates aims to enrich and educate users about their own bodies to reach fitness goals.
Have you got what it takes to push your training to the next level? Introducing Sweat It, a raw fitness concept that incorporates treadmill interval training, alongside functional strength and conditioning training. The workout consists of using a variety of equipment, led by industry experts to support you through an effective and diverse workout. Switch up your run intervals to parachute mode during Sweat It’s Guts and Glory class, based in their trendy Covent Garden studio. Are you up for the challenge?
It’s easy to get caught up in the city hustle. Fly LDN understands the importance of taking time away from the commotion to check in with yourself. That’s why they are the first immersive yoga and fitness studio to exist in the City. It’s large, dark studio space is lit up by a massive HD screen, showing transitions of beautifully crafted landscapes. Parallel to it’s uplifting yoga classes, Fly LDN offers stunning changing rooms, complete with showers, delicious Bamford products, Cloud Nine hairdryers and straighteners, free fluffy towels and keycode lockers. Rest, pamper, namaste.
This isn’t just another boujee boxing studio, 12×3 Gym has world championship level boxing experience and offers classes that represent 6 key areas of training. Home to Paddington and Aldgate, it’s workouts aim to improve your speed, stamina, strength, footwork, timing and mindset. 12×3 coaches you to build your champion portfolio. Meet you in the ring?
London’s fitness scene is popping left, right and centre. It was tough to whittle my list. Have you tried these classes? What did you think?