January 2022 was the first New Year in two years where gyms and fitness studios were free from Covid-restrictions.
As our New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals kicked in, many headed back to their much-loved studio workouts and group exercise classes.
However, five months and a new season later, many may have fallen off the fitness bandwagon and opted out of those optimistic exercise resolutions. However, Spring brings with it brighter mornings, sunnier days and the perfect opportunity to reignite your fitness regime.
We spoke to Action Group, a specialist health & fitness agency, that has put together three of the best classes in the Capital to visit to freshen up your fitness this season.
- Budget Boutique: FORTIS, powered by Speedflex at Everyone Active
Get the boutique experience at a fraction of the cost with state-of-the-art fitness concept FORTIS, powered by Speedflex. This is a HIIT-based workout class backed by ambassadors such as Alan Shearer, Dion Dublin and Ben Shephard.
FORTIS’ state-of-the-art studios can be found in select Everyone Active leisure centres across the country, including Watford, Fareham and Basildon.
FORTIS is a 30-minute HIIT workout based around Speedflex’s unique personalised resistance concept, allowing every participant to train at their optimum level.
As a fully accessible and inclusive workout, everyone from athletes to new exercisers can workout to their maximum, in exactly the same class.
This new high-intensity, low-impact HIIT session, delivers ‘HIIT Without the Hurt’. In other words, workout to your own max with no aches and pains the next day!
Each workout is combined with MYZONE to provide members with live heart rate data and feedback on their effort level.
With memberships to the studios starting at just £29.99 per month, users get access to the gorgeous studios and high-tech machinery for an accessible and affordable budget.
Available at: Basildon Sporting Village, Fareham Leisure Centre, Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre, Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Watford Woodside Leisure Centre and Westgate Leisure Centre.
- Community Calmer: MoreYoga
MoreYoga, London’s fastest-growing yoga chain in the Capital, is home to over 30 studios including Elephant & Castle, Uxbridge, Soho and Brixton.
For half a decade, MoreYoga has pioneered the growth of yoga across London, disrupting the yoga scene with its ethos of inclusivity, equality and diversity. It has brought affordable and accessible yoga into the heart of local communities.
MoreYoga prides itself on being the most affordable yoga chain in the country – with a new Springtime introductory offer to all new members of 50% of membership fees, making the practice even more accessible at only £9.50 a month.
Founder Shamir Sidhu encourages people from all walks of life to try yoga for its myriad of health benefits; “Yoga has long been hailed as one of the best ways to relieve stress and anxiety and build physical and mental fitness for the long term.
After the challenges everyone has faced over the last few years, even more so than ever we want to ensure every person has access to high-quality but affordable yoga practice.
That’s why we continue to roll out more studios with the lowest possible membership prices, and why we’ll continue to make online yoga and mental health support available virtually via our WellnessTV platform.”
- Perfect Pilates: Ten Health & Fitness (www.ten.co.uk)
Ten Health & Fitness, one of the pioneers of the boutique fitness sector and London’s only premium provider to bridge the gap between the world of fitness and the medical sector, offers award-winning group Dynamic Reformer Pilates sessions alongside its extensive low-impact, high-quality fitness classes.
Ten offers a wide range of Pilates sessions to suit anyone looking to pick-up a new form of exercise or comfortably re-connect with the practice.
From beginner and intermediate to Pre-natal and Advanced. Alongside Reformer Pilates sessions, Ten Health & Fitness also offers a wealth of other services including Massage, Physio, Personal Training and Clinical exercise services.
Founder Joanne Mathews says; “We create a beautiful and welcoming environment where we can welcome new and existing clients and help them to feel great and move better as they work out.”
With a plethora of membership options and an introductory offer of £50 for four classes, Ten’s website here details all various formats users can get access to London’s best Pilates practice.