EC1V 7AH- Ur dang 2 dance academy has state-of-the-art studio facilities and is located only minutes away from the Old Fins bury Town Hall in Arlington. W1H 5TJ- Seymour Leisure Center is a huge area with mats and mirrors included, there are also changing rooms and showers.
SE1 7BE- Living Space community center is a short 3-minute walk from Waterloo station but has no changing facilities, only toilets, so arrive ready to sweat. I am a certified Zumba instructor and have been teaching my own classes in various locations throughout Surrey.
It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. The method works on eight principles which concentrate the mind, facilitates correct breathing which increases lung capacity, improves circulation and bone density and promotes joint mobility.
It also increases core strength which assist with spinal stability and promotes good posture. I get lots... of feedback from my numbers how much they enjoy the classes and how they get a great workout.
Zumba Fitness®... is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. An exciting, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, high calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s... moving millions of people from all around the world toward joy and health.
We believe that dancing is the best way to exercise, ... socialize and achieve a positive attitude in life. Zumba ® is an exciting, dance-based exercise class set to the hottest Latin and International music.
Just don’t forget to wear comfortable workout clothing, take lots of water, a towel, and most of all your “party” attitude! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
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The hyper-modern and swish facilities include state-of-the-art changing rooms with luxurious showers, products and even a hair station with straighteners and plenty of hairbands to get you class-ready. But don’t expect an easy ride: the mixture of sprints, hill climbs and hand-weight exercises is a lethal combination.
Expect to be mentally and physically challenged in a series of high-powered treadmill sessions and dynamic weight sequences, designed to push you to exertion. Famous for sculpting the bodies of everyone from Poppa Middleton to Rita Ora, Barre core is a hybrid of ballet, Pilates and yoga, designed to tone, lengthen and strengthen.
After much anticipation from London’s spinning brigade, indoor cycling empire Upcycle opened its first international studio in Soho last year. Since launching over a decade ago, the brand has developed a massive cult-like following in America, with clientele including the likes of Beyoncé and Michelle Obama.
It’s also inspired a new wave of spin studios this side of the pond such as Psyche, 1Rebel and Boom Cycle, all featuring pumping music, motivational instructors and the concept of riding to the beat. There’s a lot of talk about energy, positive mantras and getting into the zone, each studio has its own crystal, classes are candlelit, and phones are banned.
Take things up a notch with a PT session (Callum is perfect levels of patient and pushy) and make sure to enjoy all the lux mod cons while you’re at it. They now have studios in Mortimer Street, Canary Wharf, Clap ham and Shore ditch, with some offering other classes such as barre, yoga and strength training.
With its elegant interiors, motivational instructors and Luke changing rooms, boutique gym Another_Space really is a space like no other. Located in Convent Garden, it’s a class-based gym, offering a packed timetable of HIIT, yoga and spinning, which range from 30-60 minute workouts.
Prepare to get your sweat on as you alternate between high energy boxing routines and toning exercises on the floor using punchbags, sandbags and the like. There’s no hiding at the back in Dime’s spin classes : your performance will be tracked on a virtual display board, ensuring top effort from everyone.
The dark studio space is lit up by a huge HD screen, which shows a series of images and videos of serene landscapes: from crashing waves to snow covered mountain tops. Choose between 45, 60 or 75 minute signature yoga flows, or for ultra calm go for their candlelit ‘Chill’ class, perfect for stressed city workers keen to unwind after a long day.
There are a number of different variations of the class, but most incorporate the barre, as well as weights, balls, resistance bands and other exercise paraphernalia, with plenty of squats, pulses and planks. The studio is located in a Grade-II listed converted church, with classes featuring blue strobe lighting, high-tech trackers and thudding music for top motivation.
The flagship is located beneath BAR London, with a second site recently opened in Canary Wharf, both offering classes designed to assist in creating, developing and maintaining the foundations of being an athlete, and improve strength and cardio. Keep an eye out for special residencies too, which have recently included world-renowned Justin Gel band, aka “the model whisperer”, who is responsible for the bodies of Victoria’s Secret Angels such as Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Carlie Loss and Irina Shark.
You’ll be pushed to the max as you power through rounds of boxing and floor work drills, hyped up by heavy bass, hip hop and club-like surroundings. The usual dread of going to a new gym has entirely evaporated by the time you roll up to the elegant townhouse in a leafy South Ken neighborhood where the Pilates Squared studio is located.
The focus is on perfect alignment, stretching and strengthening through Pilates which is beneficial for weight loss, a more toned body and even rehabilitation for injuries. Book in for a private session with founder Carbon, or the charming and attentive Haman who puts you immediately at ease (despite his military background).
Strength training, cardio sequences and isometric moves all mixed into choreography that promises to make working out fun again. The first state-of-the-art studio opened last year in Fitzroy, offering a number of different exhilarating class concepts designed by Ashley Versa, DEFINE founder, former Broadway performer, and all-round wonder woman.
Thirty-minute Arm and Ab and Mat Express classes are perfect for your lunch break, while Dance, Stretch and classic Barre are sure to make you feel the burn. Take it up a level with a Balance class, which uses a Boss Ball to elevate the Barre method to a ‘calorie torching journey’.
You will likely have heard of KM, the private members' health club that costs over £500 a month and is one of London’s most expensive gyms. The Sloane Square boutique ‘fitness destination’ is just as swanky as its predecessor, with 3 large and luxurious studios, its own Media and a nutrition bar that is always abuzz with green smoothies and the chatter of West Londoners.
Classes at Sweat It is longer than most, ranging from 40-60 minutes of high-intensity training– combining intense cardiovascular treadmill interval work with functional strength and conditioning exercises. Founded by professional dancer Andrea Rogers, Tend Barre merges elements of dance, ballet and Pilates to create an adrenaline-fuelled formula.