Boutique Fitness Classes - Our Experience So Far

London's wellness industry is booming with boutique studios reinventing how we workout.

This blog shares our experience of some (not all) of the classes we have experienced first hand so that you can pick out a few opportunities to try something new. Likewise, if you’ve got any class recommendations for us then let us know!  

Barry's Bootcamp (& Nike Unlimited You)    They claim it's the "Best Workout in the World" and - as part of a one-off event in Shoreditch with Nike - it's not far off.  Barry's  two permanent locations in central and east London will deliver lighting and soundtrack which won't disappoint (for more info check out my full blog  here )   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekOm15

Barry's Bootcamp (& Nike Unlimited You) 

They claim it's the "Best Workout in the World" and - as part of a one-off event in Shoreditch with Nike - it's not far off. Barry's two permanent locations in central and east London will deliver lighting and soundtrack which won't disappoint (for more info check out my full blog here)

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekOm15

Lomax – Small Group PT   Based in the heart of Chelsea, PTs in each of their 12 'Fitness Pods' - especially the Small Group PT class  -  will have you feeling made up   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2fbhx60

Lomax – Small Group PT

Based in the heart of Chelsea, PTs in each of their 12 'Fitness Pods' - especially the Small Group PT class will have you feeling made up

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2fbhx60

Moreno Boxing - TIB Beginners   Step into this knock-out class and leave pretence at the door to learn boxing-basics under  Moreno's  master instruction   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekNGsE

Moreno Boxing - TIB Beginners

Step into this knock-out class and leave pretence at the door to learn boxing-basics under Moreno's master instruction

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekNGsE

1Rebel - Rumble   Set in the city, the non-stop bag-based workout will get you fighting fit to a killer playlist   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2fayuwV

1Rebel - Rumble

Set in the city, the non-stop bag-based workout will get you fighting fit to a killer playlist

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2fayuwV

The Refinery - Vinyasa Flow   Time to take a breather? Not quite. Vinyasa Flow at  The Refinery  in Hackney cares for both mind and muscle to get the good energy flowing    Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ff2N4n

The Refinery - Vinyasa Flow

Time to take a breather? Not quite. Vinyasa Flow at The Refinery in Hackney cares for both mind and muscle to get the good energy flowing 

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ff2N4n

Boom Cycle   Bike-based workouts boring? Not  BOOM Cycle . Ride to the rhythm of a killer soundtrack in either of their 2 east London locations and it'll be over in a flash   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1QRNETX

Boom Cycle

Bike-based workouts boring? Not BOOM Cycle. Ride to the rhythm of a killer soundtrack in either of their 2 east London locations and it'll be over in a flash

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1QRNETX

Perpetua - Hybrid Gymnastics   After a steady warm-up and introduction to some basic principles, we found ourselves holding a handstand and crawling on all fours. Great core workout.

Perpetua - Hybrid Gymnastics

After a steady warm-up and introduction to some basic principles, we found ourselves holding a handstand and crawling on all fours. Great core workout.

Blok - Box & Bell   Boxing is back but this time she's brought her friend Bell - Kettlebell to be precise. Blok in Clapton get you chopping, changing, swinging and swerving with this full-body workout   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2eYRLRp

Blok - Box & Bell

Boxing is back but this time she's brought her friend Bell - Kettlebell to be precise. Blok in Clapton get you chopping, changing, swinging and swerving with this full-body workout

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2eYRLRp

1Rebel - Full Body Reshape   Kitted out with treadmills and weights section,  Reshape  transforms you into a 'Shaper' and 'Runner' to hit every muscle group going.   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekRJVT

1Rebel - Full Body Reshape

Kitted out with treadmills and weights section, Reshape transforms you into a 'Shaper' and 'Runner' to hit every muscle group going.

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2ekRJVT

BarreCorre - Barrecorre Mixed   Breath-taking and leg-shaking, Barrecorre's signature class uses isometric exercises and stretching to build your core strength at each of their 3 London studios    Imagery   from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2eS0F5E

BarreCorre - Barrecorre Mixed

Breath-taking and leg-shaking, Barrecorre's signature class uses isometric exercises and stretching to build your core strength at each of their 3 London studios 

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2eS0F5E

School of Mind Body Athletics  (formerly Ethos) - TRX Annihilator   An intense class in an extra-hot studio to test both mind and body to the limit. The class did exactly what it promised

School of Mind Body Athletics (formerly Ethos) - TRX Annihilator

An intense class in an extra-hot studio to test both mind and body to the limit. The class did exactly what it promised

Project Fit - 50/50   Half the class on the treadmills, running intervals and half the class on the floor completing full body resistance exercises.  Project Fit  workouts are some of the toughest in London

Project Fit - 50/50

Half the class on the treadmills, running intervals and half the class on the floor completing full body resistance exercises. Project Fit workouts are some of the toughest in London

F45 - High Intensity Intervals   High-Intensity Interval, Circuit, and Functional Training came together with some cool technology and kit for a killer 45 minute workout

F45 - High Intensity Intervals

High-Intensity Interval, Circuit, and Functional Training came together with some cool technology and kit for a killer 45 minute workout

Ministry Does Fitness - Cardio   7 high-intensity interval stations kept the  cardio  interesting to build up a big calorie deficit. As you’d expect, the playlist was top class

Ministry Does Fitness - Cardio

7 high-intensity interval stations kept the cardio interesting to build up a big calorie deficit. As you’d expect, the playlist was top class

FitMi - Total Body & Strength   The sense of community at  FitMi 's Old Street studio made was a refreshingly comfortable environment to blitz a great group workout

FitMi - Total Body & Strength

The sense of community at FitMi's Old Street studio made was a refreshingly comfortable environment to blitz a great group workout

Kobox - Bag Work   Heavy bag boxing routines with functional strength training in Fight Club meets Nightclub environment was the promise.   Kobox   delivered.

Kobox - Bag Work

Heavy bag boxing routines with functional strength training in Fight Club meets Nightclub environment was the promise. Kobox delivered.

Ten - TenHiiT   Spread in multiple locations across the capital their High Intensity Interval Training session definitely hit the spot   Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2f7zVyJ

Ten - TenHiiT

Spread in multiple locations across the capital their High Intensity Interval Training session definitely hit the spot

Imagery from Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2f7zVyJ

 

Quite a list. Especially when you consider there are so many we've attended yet to be added to the list (including: GymclassUN1T LondonDuo Chelsea, The RefineryHeartcoreBasefitBritish Military Fitness and a host of classes at FRAME such as: BoxFit, Lift, Ass & Abs and Rebounding).

So what are you waiting for? Get out there, try a few and let me know what you think!