You don’t have to believe in New Year’s resolutions to want to get fit in the new year. Perhaps, like me, you’ve overdone it on the festive food and can’t wait for the parties to stop so you’ll have a fighting chance down the gym! New year, new start – new excuse to sign up for a new class. Here are some stellar choices for 2018.
It’s easy, especially if you work in an office, to miss out on regular exercise, but as you’ll know, getting active is key to good health and wellbeing. Kensington-based studio Core The Studio are offering Pilates classes with highly trained instructors. A fantastic way to reintroduce exercise to your routine, Pilates can improve strength and flexibility to your routine, improve confidence and decreased any aches and pains you may have.
Where: 110 Kensington Church Street, London, 48 4BH
Step beyond the hustle and bustle of King’s Cross into the peaceful hub of Frame’s yoga studio. There are a range of classes on offer, including meditation, mum and baby yoga, and pre-natal classes too. Take some time out from the busy year ahead and sign up to a Frame yoga membership for unlimited sessions.
Where: ArtHouse, 1 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AS, UK
Did you always want to take up ballet as a child but never had the chance? Or maybe it’s something you left behind when you were younger? En Avant Ballet welcomes beginners and advanced dancers to reignite your love of performance and movement. Ballet is known to improve confidence and strength, as well as increase bodily awareness.
Where: Various venues across London, see website for details
Specially designed for mums with babies aged six weeks to 9 months old, CARiFiT offer studio and online fitness classes. The classes help to restore to your core, improve strength and posture, and tone key areas. These workouts involve a mixture interval training techniques, and an amazing way to bond with your baby.
Where: Live classes in various venues across London, online classes available too, see website for details
Third Space are all about making exercise fun. Choose from a variety of different activities including athletic & rig, mind & body, studio cycling and many more. If you’re serious about burning body fat, shock circuits and rig fit are exercise routines to push your limits. Speak with Third Space fitness professionals who can advise the best exercise route for you.
Where: Various locations: Tower Bridge, Soho, Marylebone and Canary Wharf, see website for details
If you’ve always fancied yourself in the ring, but always thought of boxing as a boy’s sport, look no further. BXR’s boutique boxing studio is a place you’ll feel comfortable and confident, training like a Victoria’s Secret model. The boxing gym offers strength & conditioning, circuit training, and boxing lessons, all of which are run by elite trainers and professional coaches.
Where: BXR, 24 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QX
Sign yourself up for a range of classes at Core Collective. Decide on your 2018 fitness goal then pick and choose between Core Collective classes to design a routine that works for you. The Power Yoga classes will have you pulling out the yoga moves as part of a fast-moving routine. Stretch classes help to reduce aches and pains through passive and active exercises, brilliant if you’ve overexerted yourself in another class.
Where: 45 Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London, W8 7RZ
If atmosphere and vibe is an important part of getting you moving, Ministry is the place. Take part in full-body workouts to improve strength, cardio, endurance with a pumped-up club-dance floor soundtrack. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but we guarantee it will add some excitement and motivation to your regime.
Where: Ministry Does Fitness, Arches 80-81, Newington Court, London, SE1 6DD
Warning: If you are expecting or have recently given birth, please consult your doctor or a medical professional before embarking on an exercise routine.