I’m a total fitness geek – and sometimes wonder why I get so excited about exercise. But there’s one thing that’s had me super excited ever since I joined……Class Pass.
If you don’t know what it is (where have you been) then you are in for a treat – it’s just like a gym membership – for the whole of London! Okay not every studio in London – but I would say pretty much 75% of them. Which basically means London is your oyster when it comes to trying out new fitness classes. Originally started in America it launched over here at the beginning of the year. And as you can probably gather – I LOVE it! With around 200 independent fitness studios on there – it’s means you can step out of big commercial gyms that bore the hell out of us and change up your fitness routine!
My goal this month is to mix it up a bit with my classes, but here is my top 5 classes that you can try out on Class Pass now.
1Rebel – This gorgeous gym has just added another studio – round the corner from their St Mary’s Axe studio – complete with a boxing studio. So now you can either take a boxing, reshape or Spin class – and if you’re feeling energetic 2 together. Visit just for the cold towels post workout and the gorgeous changing rooms.
Barrecore – ballet based workouts are so popular now that they’re springing up all over the place. But I love the Barrecore studios the most, they are conveniently doted all over London – with a new one even opening in Hampstead. The bar work is super tough and the advanced HIIT classes aren’t for the faint hearted.
Project Fit – based in Bank, it’s like a mini Barry’s boot camp for the city folk. An hours long class where you’ll be put through your paces on the treadmill then when you think you can’t take anymore they’ll make you pump those weights. Look out for the hour running classes too – which are a killer!
Bootcamp Pilates – when I first started Reformer Pilates I was in love. I always associated Pilates with ‘ a bit of stretching’ – reformers is that and so much more. There now seems to be so many reformer Pilates classes on Class Pass but Bootcamp Pilates is my fave – they work you to the point where you can’t go anymore, then start all over again – that’s what you call a good class!
Stretching in the City – I love a yoga class that challenges you but doesn’t necessarily attempt to break you into two! This class on a Monday by Sally is just that – if you’ve had a mad weekend she brings you slowly back into the real world with a nice stretch which will have you sleeping like a baby that night.
Go get yourself a ClassPass before I buy it for you – you’ll never look back – promise!