Gympass will revolutionise the way you exercise in London. The new app - which has already gained thousands of followers - is a modern gym membership that allows you to attend tons of boutique classes and gyms across the capital. And the best part? You can get 50% off the first 6 months with Portico Places, so membership starts from just £17.99 a month. Click here to buy discounted membership!
What I Loved
Yogasphere The Shard Level 24
Take your body and mind to new heights
Doing the downward dog hundreds of feet from the ground may not sound relaxing - but trust us, Yogasphere at The Shard is an absolute must for all abilities. Designed by yogi duo Mandy Jhamat and Leo Lourdes, the energising class involves a series of 24 poses while taking in breath-taking, panoramic views of the capital. Don’t forget to bring your camera phone!
Raising the barre with a seriously good class timetable
It takes a serious amount of strength to look as delicate as a ballerina, as I discovered on my latest trip to Fitness Mosaic. A mix of Pilates, yoga, cardio and dance-based moves work your whole body in this hour-long class, sculpting the lower body, burning calories and helping you look and feel strong and elegant. Less sweat, more burn!
I was absolutely put through my paces at Fitness Mosaic’s HITT class - and I loved it! Cardio meets strength training in this non-stop, energetic session, which aims to promote body agility while helping you lose fat and tone up. You can fit the 30 minute class into your lunch hour, but make sure to bring a towel - you will sweat!
Get fit and fly
If you’re not scared of challenge, get yourself down to Skylab Studio in Camden. The class is run by circus performer, Astra Beck, who has a mission to make aerial arts assessable. I joined for a beginners Pop Fit class and boy did it burn. Astra patiently takes you through how to use the hammocks to support your body weight and learn how fly. A ton of fun and a great workout, especially if you're not a gym person.
There are over 650 gyms to choose from and 139 class types - so you’re guaranteed not to get bored with Gympass. Click here to use your Portico discount - memberships start from just £17.50 a month!
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