best introductory fitness offers
Making resolutions is one thing but actually keeping them is another…the struggle is real. If you’re looking to work on your fitness this year, it always helps to have a little kickstart. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best introductory fitness offers out there so you can find the exercise that suits you best without making any commitments.
Ten Health & Fitness | 4 classes for £50
Reformer pilates can seem a bit intimidating if you’ve never done it before and it is one of the more expensive classes you can take, so an offer like this one from Ten – 4 classes for £50 – is a great way to dip your toe in. The scultping and toning power of pilates is sure to have you converted after just one session. Ten has a range of classes on top of the traditional reformer style so whether you need deeper stretches or you want to work up a sweat with some cardio, there’s something for you here.
Barrecore | 4 weeks for £150
Rather than just doing a set class pack offer, this January Barrecore is going big with a fitness challenge – four barre classes a week for four weeks (from 13th Jan) for £150. It’s a commitment for sure but averaging at under a tenner a class, it’s a steal if you’re serious about giving barre a go. And in four weeks, you really will be feeling longer and leaner.
BLOK | 14 days for £50
The BLOK studios in Clapton and Shoreditch are two of the coolest fitness spaces in town and they offer a varied range of classes, including HIIT, yoga, boxing, barre and pilates plus some less common ones like breathing techniques and animal movement. You can try as many as you want (or can physically manage) with 14 days of unlimited classes for £50.
Psycle | 2 classes for £22
Psycle is one of the OGs of spinning. The classes are super energetic, helped along by thumping playlists and flashing lights in the studio, so it’s a great one to try if you’re a spinning novice. The Universal Intro offer gets you two credits for any workout (they do yoga and barre too) for £22, which is basically buy-one-get-one-free as a single class credit is £22. You’ve got two weeks to use them and you also get a buddy credit so you can bring a pal along for moral support.
Hotpod Yoga | 7 days for £15
If you’re brand new to hot yoga, Hotpod is an excellent one to try first. The instructors have the freedom to run their classes the way that they want, so there’s more flow and less rigidity, and they are suitable for all ability levels. The classes are held in custom portable pods rather than a traditional studio, so you feel like you’re in a nice little cocoon. You can get seven days of unlimited yoga for £15, and with one single peak class costing £14, you only have to go twice to be getting real value for money.
Core Collective | 3 class taster for £40
This is one for all you West Londoners. Core Collective, which has locations in Kensington, Knightsbridge and St John’s Wood, allows you to build your own programme as you can choose between cardio and stretch-based classes, like the full body ROW and Mat Pilates. The £40 taster pack, which works out at £13.30 a class, does have a seven day expiry time but it’s a great chance to get the real Core Collective experience – plus the gyms themselves are pretty swish.
3Tribes | 14 days for £40
The three pillars of 3Tribes are spinning, yoga and HIIT, so if you like mixing up your workouts across those three disciplines then this is one for you. The second studio in Crouch End (the first focuses on hot yoga and pilates, and the Borough studio specialises in hot yoga and barre) is split into Warrior, Zen and Rider rooms, each of which are specially designed for HIIT, yoga/barre and spinning workouts – proper boutique stuff. A single class is £15 so two weeks for £40 is a great deal, and it gives you enough time to hit all the workout types more than once.
MoreYoga | 5 classes for £5
The aim of MoreYoga is to make the practice more accessible and more affordable. With a real spread of different classes at studios across town, from the recognisable vinyasa flow and ashtanga to the less common jivamukti, dharma and forrest, as well as fusion sessions that mix yoga and cardio, MoreYoga definitely has all styles and ability levels covered. You can find the practice you like best with their 5 classes for £5 across 5 days offer.
Classpass | 1 month free trial
If you don’t want to commit to just one studio, Classpass brings you them all. The app features a ton of workout classes, from cycling to boxing to barre, all over London. Not only do you have a massive variety of classes to choose from, it’s super easy to book them too, and the app even suggests new workouts based on the ones you’ve done in the past. You pay monthly for a block of credits but you can try it out totally FREE with their one month trial, taking up to eight different classes in that time period.