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The Fit List: Yoga at the Natural History Museum and Wahlberg Week at F45

19 Apr 2023 | Updated on: 21 Apr 2023 |By Annie Lewis

April is all about the yogis. So, grab your mat: it’s time to perfect your downward dog

Welcome to The Fit List: Luxury London’s monthly guide to the hottest openings and top classes launching in the capital. From yoga and Pilates studios to full-body cardio classes and unique fitness trends, head back here every month to discover the latest from London’s sporting scene.

As spring arrives in the capital, the warmer weather and sunnier skies encourages the city’s fitness brands to change up their usual offerings. From fitness pop-ups at some of London’s most notable buildings to a workout curated by a Hollywood actor, there’s a lot to get excited about on the capital’s fitness scene this month. 

The yoga studios: Yoga and Pilates at The Sky Garden and East of Eden at the Natural History Museum

London’s highest green oasis, Sky Garden, has introduced a new morning wellness programme in the clouds this month. In collaboration with TruBe Fitness, and running throughout the summer, classes include Pilates and meditation as well as Sky Garden’s perennially popular yoga. Set among Sky Garden’s luscious tropical greenery, perfect your Warrior, Cobra and Downward Dog as you take to the mat in the idyllic City Garden Bar for a one-hour dynamic class, suitable for all levels and abilities. Classes are available to book on Tuesdays and Thursdays for pre-work stretches, as well as at the weekend.

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Another iconic place for yoga sessions is the Natural History Museum. Rise and shine with an invigorating class under the huge blue whale skeleton in Hintze’s Hall. In collaboration with yoga, Pilates and barre studio, East of Eden, this popular yoga session is followed by a live gong bath and exclusive access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition while it is closed to the public. During the hour-long class on 30 April, tune in to your breathing and move through a series of ancient yogic movements surrounded by the historic treasures of the museum’s main hall. This class is also suitable for all levels and there are more classes to book from May through to August too. 

20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 8AF, visit; Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD, visit 

The celebrity workout: Wahlberg Week at F45

Now, this is not one for the faint-hearted. F45 is hosting its first-ever Wahlberg Week from 17-23 April, giving Londoners access to seven new workouts exclusively curated by Mark Wahlberg and Hollywood trainer, Gunnar Peterson. Paying homage to Wahlberg’s star-studded career, these performance-based workouts are designed to give a taste of the star’s gruelling exercise regime.

Incorporating an intermittent overload and training principle, this one-off week at F45 will put you through your paces with each 45-minute workout targeting a different body part: Monday’s Underdog class will focus on chest strength whereas Friday’s Swagger will target abs and core. All participants will be able to track their stats via the F45 Challenge app to determine their metrics and see for themselves the true benefits of Wahlberg’s intense method of training.


The new class: Barre at Psycle, Notting Hill

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Image: Psycle

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Psycle is all about spinning — not so. The fitness brand also offers HIIT, yoga, reformer Pilates and barre classes — and it's the latter which the brand has recently added to the schedule at its Notting Hill outpost. Inside the new studio, dedicated instructors will take you through a 55-minute session of movements that will make your muscles burn. Designed to sculpt the body and challenge the mind, strengthen the muscles in your legs, bum, arms and abs through repetitive movements assisted by gliders, bands and weighted balls. Trust us, you’ll be feeling the benefits of this class for days afterward… 

37-41 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UA, visit

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