There are plenty of places to break a sweat in Soho – here are our top picks:
Sohot Bikram Yoga – Try an express lunchtime Bikram yoga class, available on weekdays at Soho’s Sohot studio. Each session lasts for one hour, rather than the full 90 minutes, but features the same Bikram poses as traditional classes. Sohot’s is the only studio in the UK that controls oxygen levels within the heated rooms, allowing you to workout harder and burn more calories.
Third Space – Located in the heart of Soho, Third Space offers a sanctuary of total fitness and relaxation. This high-tech health club boasts everything from a hypoxic chamber to Natural Fitness Food, 75sqm of sky lit climbing wall to a suspended glass floor training area. Spread across four levels and connected by open steel staircases, the club’s facilities also include a boxing ring, 20 meter swimming pool featuring Ozone treatment, and even a table tennis table set on a glass floor above the pool. The gym is kitted out with the latest equipment, and offers over 100 free classes and specialist training for members. There is also a fully equipped spa and wellness centre offering a huge range of modern facilities that focus on relaxation and mental well-being.
Fitness First – This popular gym now offers a range of high intensity classes that are designed to help you burn maximum calories in just 20 minutes. You can choose between LA20 Bootcamp (which involves resistance training and bodyweight exercises), LA20 Triceps, Shoulders and Legs, Bums and Tums, and LA20 Plyometric Movement (where you’ll strengthen your muscles using squat jumps and bunny hops). These classes are the perfect way get some intense exercise and improve your fitness levels during your lunch break.
Soho Gyms – Are now offering Insanity classes which last either 30 or 45 minutes. Incredibly, you can burn up to 1000 calories per session! Insanity aims to maximise the effects of the workout by giving you shorter rest periods so your heart rate remains high for longer, meaning that you burn more calories. These sessions are challenging but it’s worth it for the amazing results this training delivers!
Urban Golf – For something a bit different, head to Urban Golf located in the centre of Soho. This high-tech golf simulator allows you to hit every shot imaginable on courses that you can only dream of playing in real life – regardless of whether you’re a seasoned pro or first-timer. Try the midweek promotion, where you can get a game of golf and lunch for just £12.50. The venue also offers great craft beer, cocktails, and music, making it a great place for after-work drinks.
H2 Club Soho – This urban gym was designed for the busy Londoner and focuses on results-based training. The modern club offers an exclusive environment complete with a vast underground bike park and cycle service, luxury showers and spacious changing facilities, and signature classes and training programmes specially designed to help you achieve your goals.