About two months ago, a friend recommended me to ClassPass. I had heard great things about this app, but had been reluctant to try it because of the price. However, ClassPass offers a service that when you recommend a friend you get £40 off your next set of classes. So, long story short, ClassPass’ marketing department won me over, and I couldn’t refuse!
So how does ClassPass work? ClassPass allows you access to hundreds of classes in a variety of gyms across London. There is everything from boxing and yoga, to spinning and pilates. The method is simple. Download the app, buy the classes and pick and choose as you please. You can buy 3/5/10 classes at a time.
WHY THIS COULD BE FOR YOU?
If you are looking for intense workouts, in a variety of studios and locations, then ClassPass is for you. You have complete control over where and when you go. Not to mention, you gain access to incredible, top of the line studios. So far, I have found that although I am not going to the gym as often as I normally would, it is not really making a difference to my body. In fact, I have found that the classes are actually even more effective than just regular gyming, because of their high intensity.
I am still relatively new to ClassPass so my knowledge of all the different gyms is still growing. However, here are my favourites so far:
Digme Spin studios are the ultimate cycling experience. Their stunning facilities provide you with all the essentials you need for workout. The bikes are equipped so that your shoes clip into the pedals, to allow for a more intense workout. The studio provides these cleats/shoes for customers, and will have them ready for you beside your bike, ahead of your workout. Their protein smoothies are also delicious and are only £4.50, for breakfast on the go.
Barrecore is a ballet based workout that uses your own body weight as resistance. Each of the classes is designed to be a fully body workout, whilst also improving posture and alignment.
1Rebel brings a sense of uniqueness to your workouts. I have attended their Rumble and Ride (spin) classes. Rumble is 45 minute cardio boxing class. Ride is a high energy spin class that incorporates various moves and weights into the class for a full body workout. Their final class is Reshape. This class uses treadmills and floor/weight exercises designed to re-sculpt and condition.
I have never actually been to this studio, but a good few of my friends have and found it fantastic! The classes are tough but definitely worthwhile!
I have not been to this studio yet, but I have hear fantastic reviews, so it is on my list to try! They have studios in both Clapton and Shoreditch.
LOMAX in Chelsea is also on my list of new studios to try and supposed to be amazing!
- Lagree studio : The Lagree Fitness Method is a high-intensity low impact workout that is adaptable to everybody. It’s the perfect alternative to other high-intensity training options that can potentially damage the joints.
- Dynamica Pilates in Clapham North is a great Pilates studio, particularly for beginners and people with back problems.
OUTSIDE THE CITY
Dog House is a small studio in Balham, that does both spin and boxing classes. For those living South West it’s a handy studio for weekend or morning/evening workouts.