There are plenty of great places to break a sweat in North London – from fun and exciting exercise classes to outdoor boot camps. Here are a few of the best options.
Floatfit – This unique exercise class by Aquaphysical offers a unique way to combine yoga and HIIT classes. The modern studio offers a fun but challenging training programme which involves doing a 30-minute HIIT workout such as V-sits, squats, and burpees while floating on water. During this workout, you will have to learn now to keep your balance while you’re on an inflatable exercise bed. This provides an effective full body workout while significantly improving your balance and core muscle skills.
Frame King’s Cross – This popular gym has two standalone locations right around the corner from each other – one packed with studios for energetic fitness classes and personal training sessions, and the other solely dedicated to yoga. There is a huge variety of fun and energetic classes to choose from. These classes run from early morning to late in the evening and start at just 30 minutes, so it’s easy to fit in a quick lunchtime workout. The gym’s state-of-the-art facilities also include modern changing rooms equipped with power showers and luxury toiletries, plus GHD hairdryers and straighteners.
Epulsive – This is a unique and highly effective exercise class offered in South Kensington. The workouts only last 20 minutes, but it’s thought to be equivalent to doing a 90 minute HIIT class! The studio’s website states that you should burn at least 500kcal in one session. The workouts involve high intensity exercise routines combined with Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and the support of a personal trainer. The sessions are all one-on-one, so you benefit from individual support from a fitness professional and your workout is tailored to fit your ability and goals.
British Military Fitness – First established in 1999, British Military Fitness is the largest and most popular outdoor fitness class in the UK. Members take part in challenging interactive classes that combine military fitness training with the latest sports science, to deliver the best results based training. The sessions are tailored to all abilities and members can choose whether they join blue (beginner), red (intermediate), or green (advanced) classes. Sessions take place early mornings, evenings, and on the weekends, so can easily fit in with most work schedules. There are also flexible membership options and no contract commitments. There are several British Military Fitness locations in North London including Hampstead Heath and Shoreditch Park.
Equilibrium – This stylish modern studio is known to offer the best TRX classes in London. These energetic workouts are taught by highly qualified professional trainers and have been specially designed to develop strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility. The classes are just 45 minutes long making it easy to fit a workout into your busy schedule. Members can also enjoy the modern changing rooms which feature power showers, digilock lockers, and vanity tables with dyson hair dryers and straighteners.