Sweat Baby Sweat: 5 Fitness Events to Attend in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
We’ve discovered 5 cracking fitness events to help you get sweaty and sassy this weekend. Get ready to feel the burn:
The Class: 100 Wardour St invites you to put a spring in your step with Boogie Bounce this January. Boogie Bounce is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline with a safety bar, choreographed to chart topping, inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and powerful bums, tums and thighs section too.
Eat and Drink: After the one hour class, dig into a virtuous two course brunch with dishes including; golden quinoa tabbouleh, toasted hazelnuts and cranberries; crushed avocado and feta toast, poached egg and rocket; grilled lemon-thyme chicken, pearl barley and edamame beans; and grilled Cornish mackerel and warm vegetables. And for afters there’s a choice of vanilla panna cotta with a plum compote; tropical fruit pavlova and coconut cream; blueberry creme brulee; or a chocolate and peanut butter brownie with milk flavored ice cream.
When: Saturday 14th January at 10am.
Price: Tickets are £25 which includes 1 hour of bouncing and a two course brunch. Buy yours here.
Where: 100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN
The Class: Feast & Flow is the brand new Yoga Brunch collaboration designed to nourish and restore body, and mind. The brainchild of Stephanie Sowden, founder of MIMOD’s Kitchen and Sarah Eckersley, the yogi behind Wilde Yoga this collaboration is brimming with personal touches and positive vibes. Those who attend will enjoy a 90-minute dynamic yoga class combining vinyasa flow with more grounding poses.
Eat and Drink: Yoga will be followed by a two course plant based brunch. Expect home-made nut butters and smoothie bowls followed by a choice of chai spiced porridge, beetroot pancakes with carefully crafted sides, or a beautiful Bondi breakfast featuring sweet potato toast, kaleslaw, baked beans and wild mushrooms.
When: Sunday 15th January – 1.30pm – 5pm
Price: £35. Buy yours here.
Where: Slice Fitness, 11 Heathmans Road, Parsons Green, London SW6 4TJ
The Class: That’s right, there’s no end to Regent Street Ambassador and Psycle Instructor Kevin McGuire’s talents. This time, he’ll be hosting a strength and cardio workout on Saturday morning, perfectly timed to get you through the January halfway mark. This will leave you feeling fit, strong and set to power you through the rest of the weekend.
Eat and Drink: Neat Nutrition have just unveiled their first ever café in the lululemon Regent Street store. After the class grab a healthy shake, or try one of their pressed juices. Fill up on a chocolatey and nutty protein bars and balls, and lots of other delicious treats.
When: Saturday 14th January. 9am-10am.
Price: Free. Register here
Where: 187 Regent Street, London
The Class: Blockcore is BLOK’s own bespoke workout focusing on core strength and lower body toning. By combining TRX suspension training with body weight exercises, this allows your heart rate to keep up while developing a lean mean core, toned legs and tight glutes. Whether you’re a beginner or a gym bunny, you’re going nowhere without a rock solid core. Let the team at BLOCK get you started.
Eat and Drink: Make a pitstop at BLOK’s cafe and fuel up on a range of healthy eats. Up your protein intake with the roasted red pepper pesto pot with chicken, or the all foods are superfoods’ salad. There’s plenty of liquid delights too, including the no whey! smoothie with banana, strawberry, flax seeds, yoghurt, honey and almond milk. And a slice of their aptly title banana bread king is a right royal treat.
When: Sunday 15th January. 12pm-1pm.
Price: £14. Book here.
Where: Clapton Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road London E5 8BQ
The Class: Cycle 45 is a heart pumping, sweat inducing workout specially designed to strengthen the core and tone the whole body whilst burning maximum calories. Dubbed the most focused cardio workout in town, the 45 minute class is a range of intervals, and tempos to keep your blood flowing and your heart rate pumping.
Eat and Drink: Refuel and re-engerise with smoothies by Natural Fitness Food at Another Space. The menu features the Chocolate Chief – raw cacao, dates, banana and Himalayan pink salt, and alkalime – kale, avocado, lime, dates, banana and cashew nuts. Added in additional flavoured whey or vegan protein (chocolate or vanilla), and pick your liquid (coconut water, organic whole milk or almond milk).
When: Sunday 15th January. 11am-12pm
Price: £20. Buy here
Where: 4-10 Tower St, London WC2H 9NP