National Fitness Day: Where to Sweat in LondonBy Gemma Perlin
Wednesday 26th September marks National Fitness Day, a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK. Whether you seize the day and try something new or buddy up with a pal – there’s loads of fun workouts happening in the capital such as free spin classes and low intensity training. It’s time to sweat:
What: Fitness fanatics and spinning newbies are invited to unite in the celebration of National Fitness Day at Boom Cycle with their special themed spinning classes, taking place at all of their four studios.
The Lowdown: Led by Boom Cycle’s world-class trainers, all rides across the Holborn, Hammersmith, Battersea and Monument sites will be hip hop themed – a chance for riders to sweat it out and forget their stresses whilst getting lost in their favourite old-skool tracks. In the spirit of the day, classes are all about having a good time and proving that working out never has to be a chore. As an exclusive offer for National Fitness Day, all rides on the 26th September are free to new Boom Cycle riders.
Where: Locations here
What: FLY LDN are partnering with Lawrence Price aka @fafitsake, a PT and brand ambassador for Every Second Counts, to offer a low impact workout in their yoga studio on 26th September. Expect to feel the burn without the need for jumping around.
The Lowdown: The session will begin with mind-body connection techniques designed to improve performance and heighten the connection between ‘mind and muscle’. Then, once you’ve all sweated together for the main workout, the FLY team will help you unwind and bring the intensity back down to finish up with some light mental and physical tension release exercises.
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Where: Fibi House, 24 Creechurch Ln, London EC3A 5EH
What: On Saturday (29th September), Another_Space are putting on a special Urban Quadrathlon event happening in spirit of National Fitness Day. A serious test of stamina, strength and endurance.
The Lowdown: The Urban Quadrathlon consists of a 30 minute cycle at the Covent Garden studio, followed by a 3.5k run to the Bank studio. There will then be a 35 minute HIIT class at Bank, and then a 3.5k run back to the Covent Garden Studio where you’ll finish with a 45 minute wind down yoga class. You can give the run a miss, as there’s the option of starting and finishing at the Bank studio, as classes will be running at both.
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Where: Covent Garden: 4-10 Tower St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP and Bank: 40 Coleman St, London EC2R 5EH
What: Sweat It are sharing the love on National Fitness Day. If you book onto any class on 26th September, you get to bring a mate for free. And they’ll be giving away treats throughout the day, such as free classes, protein shakes and much more.
The Lowdown: Sweat It will be running their ‘Machine Guns’ class which target the shoulders and arms, focusing on rapid fire supersets with active recovery to blast through your shoulders, biceps and triceps. Stripped back, functional and raw, Sweat It’s training is designed to shock your foundations with a custom line up of strength, speed and endurance sessions.
Where: 4 Kean St, London WC2B 4AS
What: Speedflex are hosting a Speedflexathon with a 45 minute class on the hour, every hour from 7am-7pm. Classes cost a fiver with all proceeds going to Momentum charity – helping to support children with cancer and life-limiting conditions.
The Lowdown: Speedflex are a workout like no other. They use specialised machines which react to how much exertion you put into it, in a circuit style HIIT class based at Bank. Ideal for anyone from beginner to Olympic athlete, you wear a heart rate monitor whilst training which tells you how hard you are working. An inclusive, full body workout that also promises little to no DOMS, it’s a fantastic shake up to your fitness regime.
Where: 33-36 Lombard Street, Plough Court, City of London, EC3V 9BQ