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Happy New Year everyone – if you’re reading this, it’s time to put down the Ferrero Rocher. You’re not the first, and you certainly won’t be the last person avoiding hitting the dreaded treadmill. So, we decided to do a little research that may just entice you to get back in to the swing of things. Here at USPAAH, we’re ready to start 2018 a little differently to last… Keep reading for best alternative fitness classes in London!

Aerial Hoop with Flying Fantastic

Flying Fantastic

When we first saw Aerial, we imagined a Disney princess themed class and what a class that could have been… Reality check: The aerial hoop is a circular steel apparatus rigged from the ceiling, designed to enable you to perform dynamic tricks, swings, spins and more. Great for building strength, and increasing flexibility (thank us later;)), this full body workout will strengthen your core muscles and upper body strength like no other classes out there. We dare you to try it.

House of Voga

House of Voga

Described as “The haute couture of fitness”, and we couldn’t agree more. House of Voga is the brainchild of set designer Juliet Murrell, who qualified as a yoga instructor to restore her energy levels after a bout of bad health. Merging Yoga and the revolutionary Voguing dance style, Voga is the one for you if you enjoy yoga but want a cardio workout too. Did someone say Paris Is Burning? Fitness has never felt so fabulous!

Float Fit

Floatfit

As you’ve probably heard, HIIT classes and workouts can be the most beneficial as not only are they quick but they work wonders for the waistline. FloatFit classes take the concept of HIIT and add all the fun and slippery stuff to the mix – (we’re talking water boards and a pool guys!). There are over 1,500 FloatFit instructors worldwide, and plenty of places to try out classes in London. Go for HIIT for a full body workout, or Float Fit Yoga if you’re wanting a more chilled entrance to exercise this January.

Reshape at 1Rebel

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Okay so this one… you’re going to FEEL it. If you want to feel the burn then go for this class and break your barriers, we did… we almost cried BUT the accomplishment we felt afterwards was through the roof! Prepare for 45 minutes of mental and physical intensity, with back to back sets of weighted squats, lunges and more, alongside running sessions on the latest Woodway 4Front treadmills. Prepare to push your body to limits you didn’t know existed, and then treat yourself to their Roots & Bulbs’ cold-pressed juice bar.

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With January almost gone, you might be getting a bit fed up with the same old gym routine and juice diet, and wondering how to take your wellness to the next level. We know we are… So we did some research and it turns out that the one thing that makes a big difference in achieving your weight loss goals, is actually one-on-one counselling from a professional nutritionist, or a personal trainer.

Thankfully, London has no shortage of private fitness studios with world class experts, and we’ve chosen the 5 best ones in Chelsea, Notting Hill, Clapham, Hampstead and the City.

Duo Chelsea

1. Duo, Chelsea

With a number of personal trainers and nutritionists your goals are sure to be met in this Chelsea personal training studio. The concept of ‘body mapping’ has been developed here to help you understand and track your progress. The ‘Lean Machine’ recipe book app can be downloaded to your phone for free to help the weight loss process. Mention USPAAH for a special introductory discount.

Soho Gyms Clapham

2. Soho Gyms, Clapham

In the Clapham branch of gym chain ‘Soho Gyms’ there is an excellent personal training programme and even a protein shake bar! The personal trainers are highly qualified and professional and boast impressive results.

Powervibe

3. Power Vibe, Notting Hill

This fitness studio, placed in the heart of Notting Hill offers a wide range of fitness classes as well as an impressive personal trainer programme. Sessions start from £55 and can be booked in blocks of up to 20 to keep track your progress and development. Having now been open for over a decade, Power Vibe have developed an impressive reputation for achieving results and having a family like atmosphere.

Matt Roberts

4. Matt Roberts, City

It’s never been easier to focus on your results and with a trainer that can produce a plan bespoke to you, there are no excuses. Just 5 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, this studio is central perfect for those working in central London. The city team are especially equipped to deal with the stresses and strains of high intensity working life. They also have studios in Mayfair and Kensington.

Peachology

5. Peachology, Hampstead

A smaller studio found in Hampstead is run by personal trainer Kimberly Peach. Visiting her website will show you impressive testimonials and results that her clients have had so far. A wide range of one on one options are given by this studio including pre and post-natal training, as well as rehabilitation for injuries.

Massage

Massage and fitness go hand in hand to boost overall wellbeing. By incorporating both into your fitness routine, you’ll boost circulation, recover faster and be able to reach your goals easier. To book a Deep Muscle Recovery massage in the comfort of your home, simply download the app or book online. USPAAH also offers nail treatments, facials and other beauty services. Find out more at uspaah.com.