Top 5: Fitness Events to Try in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
Don’t get fit, get fabulous. We’ve rounded up London’s best fitness classes to get stuck into this week:
What: Nothing says rise and shine more than a Sunday morning outdoor bootcamp. German Gymnasium, the newly renovated Grade II listed former gymnasium between King’s Cross station and St Pancras International has teamed up with MW5 Fitness to host a series of heart pumping outdoor fitness classes. Prepare to sweat, a lot.
Why: Giving a nod to the building’s history, the classes feature a mix of Victorian Gymnastics, group fitness and athletics. Techniques such as Indian Club Swinging (which was one of the sports practiced in the building when it was a Gym), Boxing and Bodyweight drills are all expected in this high energy workout. Drop in to German Gymnasium after for chia pots, porridge and delicious juices.
When: Sunday 24th January – 10am – 11am. Book here
Where: King’s Boulevard, London N1C 4BU
What: SkyGarden is hosting a series of sky-high yoga classes that combine exercise with epic city views to uplift, inspire and blow away those morning blues throughout January.
Why: What better way to motivate yourself this January than with a yoga session overlooking the exquisite views of London and being surrounded by Sky Garden‘s luscious tropical greenery. Sky Garden is a natural environment so we please remind you to wrap up warm and enjoy this dynamic, vinyasa flow style yoga. Please note: mats aren’t provided, so remember to bring your own!
Price: Classes cost £10 and all participants are welcomed to Darwin Brasserie following their class to enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on breakfast before they leave to start their day.
When: Wednesday 20 January and Thursday 21 January. 6.30am – 7.30am. Book here.
Where: 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
What: This month, ‘party on a bike’ specialists BOOM Cycle have partnered with Hush Mayfair to offer the most intense, exhilarating and uplifting 45 minutes of hardcore cycling with an outdoor spin class followed by a mouthwatering brunch in the glamorous Mayfair courtyard.
Why: Join Hush Mayfair and BOOM Cycle as they host a heart pumping spin class situated in the famous courtyard. Spinners old and new can expect the ultimate fitness experience coupled with a delicious two course brunch. Afters, dig into smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and Scrumhsus granola with greek yoghurt and mixed berries. And to wash down, Hush’s new cold pressed juice will put a spring in your step post spin.
When: January 23rd – Mayfair 11am til 12pm. To book, call 020 7659 1500 and quote the class ‘Cycle in the Courtyard’.
Where: Lancashire Court, 8 Brook St, London W1S 1EY
What: For a party popping, dance floor stomping fitness class, look no further than the Clubbercise pop-up class happening at Pineapple Dance Studios this Friday. Neon clothing, glow sticks and lycra is totally optional.
Why: Clubbercise is a glowstick based dance-fitness class that combines easy to follow moves with great music ranging from 90s classics to modern day floor-fillers. Recreate that girls holiday with a lot more sweating and a lot less alcohol. All proceeds go towards Oxfam, the brand’s charity partner.
When: Friday 22nd January, 8pm. Book here
Where: Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA.
What: Resolutions in tatters? Don’t worry. We’ve all done it. Made promises to ourselves on New Year’s Day only to break them when no one’s looking. This year, don’t stop things. Start a little revolution. Join Rebel Kitchen for its New Year Resolution Amnesty.
Why: The new experiences include an introduction to meditation (debunked), GoodGym’s session on ways to get fit that do good for you and your community, plus how to shake up your morning routine from sober raving your way into the day to the badass free fitness movement that is Project Awesome. There’ll also be Rebel breakfast sessions, a special guest talk from Vogue’s contributing editor Calgary Avansino, and plenty of Rebel Kitchen’s free mylk to try.
Price: Totally free. Book here
When: January 18th – 24th
Where: Old Street Station
Look sassy while sweating..
What: Take a gander at riding and running threads today and you might think the 80s called and told everyone to start rocking their neon and acid wash garments. Now, as much as we like fishnet t-shirts and garish prints, we don’t want to look like Madonna circa like a prayer music video whilst working out.
Why: The chaps at Pearl Izumi have the answers. They’ve released a new line of clothing, BioViz, which not helps you be seen when cycling and running on the roads and pavements at night, it’s also highly comfortable and shapes to your body. That’s a total fitness win.
Where: Order here