About Time: You Tried the Best Quirky Workouts on ClasspassBy Angelica Malin
Fancy some summer fun? We’ve teamed up with KIND this week on a special #poweredbyKIND campaign, sharing all the best of KIND happening this summer. For fitness lovers, KIND have partnered with Food & Lycra for a series of weekend pop-up fitness classes, which you can discover more here.
And if you’re looking for the best workouts in London right now, read on. You might know that we’re massive Classpass fans at About Time – we love the ease of it, and the fun of trying out new class styles every week. If you’ve not tried Classpass before, we’re giving our lucky readers £40 off any membership, simply sign up here. What’s more, KIND are the official snack bar of Classpass UK, so you can snack happy. If you’re looking to mix up your fitness routine, we’ve handpicked 5 of the best quirky class on Classpass. From dance classes to aerial silks, break out of your gym rut with our favourite unusual classes in the capital:
Photo Credit: The Lodge.Space
The Lodge.Space in Canada Water is home to a healthy café, yoga studios, treatment rooms and a beautiful Zen Garden that opens directly onto Southwark Park. Offering an extensive range of yoga and fitness classes, they welcome everyone from the complete beginner to the super fit to learn from their talented instructors. In their Aerial Yoga class, they’ve taken yoga and twisted it on its head. Using a suspended sling to support the body, immerse yourself in the relaxing and creative approach of aerial yoga. Come for all the upside down fun!
Disco Barre is the ballet barre workout to disco; get a strong, sculpted, sexy body whilst getting down to the music, in this trendy studio in Hackney. Disco Barre, the studio’s signature class, is the hardcore ballet barre workout to underground house and disco. Work every muscle in your body and have them pulsating to the beat – it’s fun, fast-paced and will put a huge smile on your face. One of the best classes on Classpass in London for dance lovers, we think.
Photo Credit: House of VOGA
House of VOGA unites a highly stylised and expressive yoga with the slick alignment and posing of vogue-inspired dance. It bridges the gap between yoga and dance, combining the breath synchronised moves of yoga with the expressive moves of the dance class; focusing on strengthening the core with a channeling of chi. On Saturdays, they host their own silent disco; come for an hour-long, open air workout silent disco, followed by refreshments on boutique hotel boat The BoatHouse.
Hydrofit Aqua Cycling is the new way to experience spinning; imagine taking part in a HIIT spin class, but with the added benefit of it being underwater. With this added resistance, you will be able to burn more calories, reduce cellulite, and tone up the legs, bum and tum in less time (apparently). Offered at swanky Hydrofit Aqua Cycling in Chelsea, bring your girlfriends and prepare to have a lot of fun. Without a doubt, one of the best classes on Classpass in London if you’re bored of your usual gym classes.
Always wanted to star in a music video? Now’s your chance. Join FRAME Shoreditch for their music video workout class on Saturdays and learn a new routine each week inspired by the likes of your favourite artists. Expect hip-hop based moves, as seen on the latest music videos. Let loose and dance away the stresses of the week, hey, you might even nail some moves to impress on the dance floor.
To find out more about the KIND x Food and Lycra Summer and book your space visit here. Post in partnership with KIND Snacks UK. Our readers can get £40 off any Classpass membership here. You can find more of the best classes on Classpass in London here.