The Best Fitness Classes in London

London’s pay-as-you-go fitness landscape has transformed the way that we work out in the capital. Many are now forgoing monthly gym memberships in favour of exercise classes that offer flexibility, choice and an array of luxe amenities.

Core Collective, Kensington & Knightsbridge

Core Collective has studios on High Street Kensington and Pavilion Road in Knightsbridge. Both locations are ludicrously chic with state-of-the-art facilities and a popular onsite café. Results-driven classes including core-strengthening TRX; full-body circuits and yoga. 

Core Collective, Kensington
Core Collective, Knightsbridge

From £23 per class,

Peach, across London

Peach is a personal training service with an unwavering commitment to quality. It is the brainchild of Tim Hayes, a personal trainer who has worked with both rock stars and royalty for more than 15 years. Every trainer at Peach undergoes a rigorous vetting process to ensure you receive the best possible workout experience, supported by leading physiotherapists and sports scientists. They’ll immediately pick up on any mobility issues and create a tailored exercise programme that suits your body, ability and fitness goals. One session with Peach is guaranteed to change the way you train. 

From £65,

1Rebel, across London

1Rebel doesn’t mess around. Its calorie-torching 45-minutes Reshape classes are a fast-paced mix of mat and treadmill work that push your strength, mobility and endurance to the max, while the Rumble boxing classes will have you throwing steadfast punches interspersed with burpees and core work. With dim lights, punchy playlists and an inclusive atmosphere, plus industrial-chic interiors and an endless stack of ice-cold towels in the fridge, 1Rebel classes are utterly addictive and will leave you feeling like a champ. There are six studios across London, including a recently opened space in Angel. 

1Rebel changing rooms
1rebel gym

From £22,

Louisa Drake Method, Fitzrovia

Professional-dancer-turned-personal-trainer Louisa Drake has previously worked with Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham. Her intimate classes use a clever combination of pilates, barre and yoga to increase flexibility, burn fat and create a sculpted, lean physique, as well as a calm state of mind. Classes take place beneath the Detox Kitchen in Fitzrovia, which is the perfect spot for a refuelling post-class snack.

Fitzroy Place, 10 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JJ,

BLOK, Shoreditch and Clapton

With studios in Clapton and Shoreditch, BLOK Was founded by Ed Stanbury, Max Oppenheim and Reema Stanbury. Oppenheim is a fashion photographer by trade and the space has a photo studio quality to it, without compromising on efficiency. A diverse calendar of classes allows you to try intensive circuit training one day and a relaxing dose of yin yoga the next, while more unusual offerings include calisthenics and the popular Friday night BLOKPARTY class. Instructors are motivating, friendly and impressive, and the bathrooms are generously stocked with Malin & Goetz shower products.

£17 for a single class; £215 for unlimited classes for 30 days;

FRAME, across London

Pip Black and Joan Murphy founded Frame in 2009 as a fun, inclusive space for people to work out in Shoreditch. There are now six FRAME studios across London, which offer a dynamic and varied programme of classes spanning yoga, barre, boxing, kettlebell work-outs and pilates. Facilities aren’t quite as swish as some other boutique gyms but this is reflected in the price, and the brightly decorated studios and friendly instructors are wonderfully welcoming.

From £15 per class,

360 Athletic, Pimlico

360Athletic was founded by leading personal trainer Ben West and physiotherapist Jordane Zammit Tabona. It offers small group personal training sessions for up to four people, designed to work you out from head-to-toe, supported by larger group circuit classes. The introductory offer is extremely good value, offering 10 small-group training sessions and unlimited classes for one month, priced at £149.

170 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DX,

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