April 30, 2018

London Fitness Classes: Seven Fun Ways to Work Out

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to London fitness classes. The capital is home to a plethora of gyms, sports centres, yoga studios and more offering classes in everything from kickboxing to korfball to kayaking.


Here’s our pick of seven of the most fun and unusual London fitness classes.

Get your glitter on with Disco Yoga


Bored of doing the same old yoga poses? Now you can do them to disco classics at this energising and uplifting new fitness class.


Get glittered up at the ‘glitter station’ before you begin, and unwind with a superfood cocktail afterwards. Sounds like a riot to us!


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Shoreditch or Peckham, £16 per class. More info.

Work out with the Armed Forces


British Military Fitness runs boot camp-style outdoor classes delivered by ex or serving members of the Armed Forces.


Sound hardcore? That’s because it is.


Each class consists of a mixture of cardio training, strength training, teamwork and high-intensity interval training.


They’re suitable for all abilities, with a bib system to differentiate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.


Various locations and membership prices. More info.

Hula your heart out


Do you have fond memories of hula hooping as a child? Well, turns out it’s great for keeping fit too.


HulaFit classes promise improved strength, coordination, calorie-burning and an intense tummy-toning workout – not to mention loads of fun!


Hackney, King’s Cross or Kennington, £6-7 per class. More info.


Learn how to be a Mexican wrestler


Yep, you read that right – at the London School of Lucha Libre, you can become a luchador.


Learn the art of freestyle Mexican wrestling, combining fitness training, flexibility, gymnastics, performance, projection, audience engagement, developing your gimmick and, most importantly, pulling off those wrestling moves. Sign us up!


Bethnal Green, £10 per class. More info.


Get fit by doing good


Why work out in the gym when you could use that energy to make a difference?


GoodGym is a community of runners that combines keeping fit with doing good.


The idea is you stop off on your run to do physical tasks for community organisations, or help isolated older people with social visits or tasks they can’t do on their own. What a brilliant idea!


Various locations, free with an optional monthly donation. More info.


Clean up London’s waterways while you work out


With Active360’s Paddle & Pick campaigns you can do your bit for the environment while exercising and having fun.


In these relaxed sessions, you’ll get to float around on paddleboards in return for helping to clear plastic waste from a section of the canal or river – great for your core and your conscience.


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Various locations, £5 per session. More info.


Soar through the air on the flying trapeze


Have you always dreamed of learning to fly? With Gorilla Circus you can do the next best thing – swing through the air on the flying trapeze.


You’ll start by trying a trick on the low bar, then attempt it on the flying trapeze before getting caught by an instructor on a separate swinging bar.


Probably one of the most exhilarating London fitness classes out there!


Regent’s Park or Kensington Gardens, £25 for a beginner class. More info.


London fitness classes – time to get active!


Working out doesn’t have to be a chore. We hope our roundup of fun London fitness classes has given you a bit of motivation to get out there, get active and have a good time while you do it.


Check out The Insider for more local recommendations and fun things to do in London!


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