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15 Fitness Classes You Should Try In London

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1. HulaFit

Pick up a hula hoop and work your core like there's no tomorrow at HulaFit.

Classes start from £5 and are available at several locations, including London Fields, King's Cross, and Kennington.

2. Seen on Screen

Learn the dance routines for your fave tracks in a friendly and supportive environment, no matter what your skill level. The best bit? You can request routines to be added to the timetable (like vintage Britney!).

Classes start at £12 for an hour and are available at a variety of gyms across London.

3. Voga

Voga is a tongue-in-cheek combination of yoga and voguing with a killer soundtrack. There's a really positive atmosphere in class, and you'll certainly work up a sweat.

Classes start at £12 and are available at a variety of locations in London.

4. National Centre for Circus Arts

Hidden in Hoxton, this real life circus school will seriously test your upper body strength. And your head for heights.

Classes start at £14. The school is located in Hoxton.


5. Gravity Force

If you want a big bounce, you're going to have to go a little outside London. The largest indoor trampoline park in the UK has lots to offer, from gravity fitness and free jumping to dodgeball (OMG).

Classes start at £7.50. Gravity Force is about an hour away from Paddington station.

6. Morning Gloryville

A sober rave is an unusual but an effective way to start the day. Stretch with some yoga, or maybe some hula hooping, before dancing your socks off.

Tickets start at £10, and the event is held near Cambridge Heath.

7. Castle Climbing

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Get active, and learn the ropes (sorry) at this rock-climbing centre. If you're a complete beginner, the short have-a-go sessions are a good place to start.

Sessions start from £13, and the centre is located near Stoke Newington.


9. Psycle

A spin class, but so much more. There are no competitive vibes, and the soundtrack is excellent. Think Prince, or Kanye-vs-Taylor–themed rides. Plus, who wouldn't want to learn how to do this?

Classes cost £20 a session but are cheaper if you buy a bundle. Pyscle is based near Oxford Circus.

10. London School of Lucha Libre

Learn the art of lucha libre, at the UK's "only lucha libre wrestling school". It mixes Mexican wrestling styles with traditional British moves, as well as North American and Japanese styles, so you'll be in for a sweaty workout.

Classes cost £10 per session, and the centre is based near Bethnal Green.

11. Barrecore


Barrecore is more hardcore than it looks. A combination of pilates, core conditioning, and stretching, it aims to strengthen and tone. You might even spot Jourdan Dunn in your class.

Classes start at £28 a session, but are cheaper if you buy a bundle. There are studios in Chelsea, Mayfair, Kensington, Wimbledon, and Chiswick.

12. CrossFit London

If you want to learn how to lift, how to do handstand press-ups, how to run and row and rope climb, then CrossFit is for you. Expect to sweat. And expect to become obsessed.

A single session pass starts at £15, but it gets cheaper if you buy a bundle. There are locations in Bethnal Green and Vauxhall.


14. Jane Fonda Tribute


Take it back to the '80s with this high-energy aerobics class. Legwarmers are strongly advised. If you wanna throw back in a different way, try Frame Rave.

Classes start at £13 but are cheaper if you purchase a Framecard or membership. Frame has locations in Shoreditch and Queen's Park.

15. ClassPass

If you like to take lots of different fitness classes but don't want to be tied to a gym, then ClassPass might be for you. It's described as "a monthly membership to the best boutique fitness classes in your city": From reformer pilates to taekwondo, from boxing to ballet, the choice is yours.

It's not cheap at £89 a month, but you can go to as many classes as you want, all over London.

The free class at the National Centre for Circus Arts only applies to people who are on full time courses at the Centre. An earlier version of this article stated that the free class was open to all.