The UK is re-opening, which means that gyms all around the capital are dusting off their machines and getting ready to welcome us back. And it's come just in time, as many of us have been using the latest lockdown as an excuse to have four lunches.
If you're based in London, you might be wondering where are the best gyms in London located. Well, wonder no more. We've put this list together with a variety of fitness centres from snazzy places to work up a sweat to cheap and cheerful options. So get your newly-bought sports' gear out of the cupboard and read on to find out the location of the best gyms in London.
E by Equinox
It doesn't come more upscale than E by Equinox, a high-end US export fitness space in St James's. It's all about luxury at E by Equinox, with cooled eucalyptus towels, valet laundry service, Pilates studio, Cryotherapy chamber, compression therapy area and a precision running zone with custom-made Woodway treadmills. Oh, and there's a spa and cafe too, which complete the five-star experience.
Address: 12 St James's St, St. James's, London SW1A 1ER
1Rebel is all about the gym experience. Its studio focuses on three primary classes: Ride, which sees you hit the spinning bike; Reshape, a high-intensity exercise class with treadmills and benches; and Rumble, a fitness class based on boxing. There's also a huge changing room, with endless rows of showers and large lockers. It's all about the details at 1Rebel, and those rainforest showers 👌.
Address: Address: 5 Allington St, London SW1E 5EB
Get a complete body workout at The Fore, a stylish fitness space located in King's Cross. It combines TRX, self-powered treadmills and plenty of other specialised equipment, with each class designed to get the sweat dripping down your brow. Outside of the studio, you can enjoy a wellness hub with its very own juice bar and co-working space.
Address: R7 building, 14-18 Handyside St, London N1C 4DN
If you're looking for an affordable fitness option, then get yourself down to PureGym. The brand continues to grow in popularity, and there are now plenty of PureGyms located around the capital. Expect to find state-of-the-art machines and weightlifting options, plus free wifi. The last one is important because you can post your post-workout selfies straight to the Gram.
You can witness the fitness over in Shoreditch or Clapton with a visit to BLOK London. Sitting in a former warehouse in the E5 postcode, the boutique gym offers a pay-as-you-go service and gruelling workouts like BlockFit, boxing, HIIT and Animal Flow. There are also ace yoga, barre and pilates classes to take part in. A second BLOK is located in Shoreditch, and both options feature underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Did someone say 'toasty feet?'
Address: Address: The Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd, London E5 8BQ and Address: 2 Hearn St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3BR.
Another import from the States, SoulCycle has spaces in Soho and Notting Hill. You'll need to book in advance, though, as classes are often oversubscribed, so high is their popularity. Expect a cycling experience like no other at SoulCycle, with motivational instructors pushing you to the limits and encouraging tribal fitness. You're all in it together here.
Address: 3-4 Great Marlborough St, Soho, London W1F 7HH and Address: 115a Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2DY.
It's all about reaching the #lifegoals at KX, where the goal is to transform your relationship with fitness. There's even a "Live Younger Longer Health Assessment" that uses a series of blood tests to uncover your biological age and how old your cells are. The results inform you on the best training methods and how you can maximise eating and living to get the best results.
Address: 151 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AL
A trip to Gymbox will see you testing your limits with classes like Flatline (dubbed the hardest class in the world) and Death Row – and with names like that, we know we're in for a tough time. You can also join classes that involve Contortion, Aerial Pilates, Trapeze, Caveman and Paddleboard Yoga. A resident DJ also plays top tunes while you sweat it out at Gymbox.
Over in Fitzrovia is where you find Rowbots, a spot that combines rowing with floor exercises to help you reach tip-top fitness. There are also motivational and mindfulness techniques aimed at giving you a full-mind body workout. Gareth Bale co-founded Rowbots, and there's a team of Olympic gold medalists, professional athletes and physical and mental health experts behind the 45-minute sessions.
The best gyms in London
It's time to pick up the weights and hit the treadmill, and these gyms will help you achieve maximum fitness while exercising in stylish spaces designed to help you win. So wherever you're located in London, pick one of the options on our list and feel the burn as you become your best self.