Top 5: New Fitness Collaborations in LondonBy Angelica Malin
If you’re bored of your daily gym routine – you’ve come to the right place. We’ve discovered 5 new fitness collaborations which are taking place in London over the next month. From rooftop yoga to boxing classes and barre and brunch workouts – it’s time to sweat:
What: To celebrate the opening of Psycle’s new Shorditch studio on Whitby Street in June, the Psycle team are hosting a number of special classes in the Ace event spaces on the 7th floor including a HIIT class (Thursday 25th May), Barre-Barians class (Thursday 1st June), and a Psycle Yoga Brunch (Sunday 4th June).
The Class: The HIIT class features traditional circuits with metabolic training, resistance work and HIIT to give you the best results possible. This session will teach you how to push your training boundaries and will help build strength, confidence, and leave every part of your body feeling worked. Based on the traditional barre method using weighted balls and bands, the Barre-Barians class will take you through a series of challenging combinations that will strengthen, lengthen and tone the whole body. Lastly, the yoga brunch will start with a morning yoga class taught by Boys of Yoga’s Marc Hatvani teaching Psycle’s own yoga sequence, The Fix, followed by a brunch from the kitchen on the Ace Hotel’s LDN rooftop.
When: 25th May, 1sth June, and 4th June. To book, see the website here
Where: Ace Hotel London, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
What: High performance brand Bulletproof has teamed up with respected trainer Lee Mullins, to launch the Bulletproof x Workshop Gymnasium fitness class at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. Designed as the perfect workout to energise you to take on the day, the class begins with a cup of the brand’s iconic Bulletproof Coffee.
The Class: Fuelled for action, you’ll then be guided through a dynamic workout created by Workshop Gymnasium Founder, Lee Mullins. The class brings together a fuelling mixture of breathing techniques, foam rolling and mobility exercises, Pilates and yoga movements, alongside aspects of animal flow, leaving you feeling strong, toned, stress-free and ready to tackle the day. This unique routine seeks to deliver a workout that will reinvigorate and energise for increased performance.
When: Every Wednesday from the 31st May – 19th July. For more information on the class, see here.
Where: Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
What: Footwear brand, Merrell, is partnering with Our Parks, an organisation that hosts free and affordable, group exercise classes led by experienced, fully qualified instructors at parks across Greater London.
The Class: Their classes are in parks all over London and cover military fitness to yoga with the idea that you don’t need to pay for a gym membership to get fit. Merrell and Our Parks share an ambition to encourage people to use ‘nature’s gym’ to improve health and fitness levels as well as bring a sense of pleasure and play to outdoor activity.The first session – a HITT yoga class – is going to be on the 1st June. Prepare to box jump over benches, work your triceps on picnic tables, and get fit in the great outdoors.
When: 1st June.
Where: See the website to book.
What: Mondrian London has partnered with Equinox for a new summer series, which returns in June following the successful partnership formed between the two innovative brands last year.
The Class: The series of fitness classes from Equinox will take place from June to September in Mondrian London’s rooftop lounge Rumpus Room. Choreographed to a DJ, the classes available to Equinox members and non-members alike, promise to challenge and inspire. The series will be kicked off with Boxing Bootcamp, followed by Hip Hop Yoga, Barre Burn, and concluded with another session of Boxing Bootcamp. Brunch will be available in Rumpus Room after each session to provide post-workout nourishment, and will include avocado on toast, salmon bagels, yoghurt pots, drinks from Rude Health and a refreshing mimosa to fuel participants for the rest of the day.
When: June – September. Book here
Where: Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
What: On Saturday 10th June, Xtend Barre will be partnering with The London EDITION to host a morning of food, fitness and wellness.
The Class: In celebration of World Wellness Day, the event will begin with a 45-minute Xtend Barre class. The workout merges elements of dance, ballet and Pilates to create an adrenaline-fuelled formula that strengthens, lengthens and chisels the body. Toning and micro-movements are paired with stretches and Pilates techniques that elongate the muscles to help you stand taller, with a dancer’s grace. Following the class, Lauren Armes, Founder of Welltodo, the website dedicated to helping people build incredible businesses and careers in the wellness industry, will chair a panel discussion with experts in fitness, mindfulness and nutrition. The panellists include: Lucy Mills – Xtend Barre instructor, fitness expert; Eve Kalinik – Nutritional therapist with a focus on an authentic, life-long attitude to eating well; and Angus Ford-Robertson – Founder, Battersea Yoga, spiritual teacher and mindfulness expert.
When: Saturday 10th June. Book tickets here.
Where: Basement at The London EDITION, 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP