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.
Fierce Grace | 30 days for £30
Fierce Grace does hot yoga a little bit differently thanks to its interconnected system of classes. The eight types range from the Fierce Grace (a combo of ashtanga, power and hatha yoga, working the whole body) to the Classic (traditional hot yoga focusing on alignment) to the Wild (cardio-yoga mix) to the In (a souped up version of yin yoga). And in celebration of its fifth birthday, Fierce Grace is rolling back the prices five years for their new year offer, meaning you can get 30 days of unlimited hot yoga for just £30. That’s plenty of time to try out all the classes they’ve got.
F45 Brixton | 7 days for £20
It’s absolutely huge in Australia and now F45 is a craze over here too because those who go swear by it. It’s a pretty simple concept; there are 31 varieties of 45-minute, high-intensity circuit workouts (mainly cardio or resistance based) with a different class on offer every day. The workouts are intense but effective, and there’s enough variation to keep you interested. You have to sign up for a membership, so their into offer of a week’s worth of classes for £20 is the perfect way to dip your toe in before signing on the dotted line.
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 | 5 class taster for £60
This is one for all you West Londoners. Core Collective, which has locations in Kensington and Knightsbridge, allows you to build your own programme as you can choose between cardio and stretch-based classes, like the full body Lift+Row and Mat Pilates. The £60 taster pack, which works out at £12 a class, does have a ten day expiry time (so you’d have to fairly committed to the idea of going) 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) 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 | 20 days for £15
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. They also have a range of different offers for new clients, such as membership discounts to gifting packages but their 20 days for £15 offer is a real bargain.
Esquared | Referral credit
Esquared is a fitness on-demand app that gives you access to a variety of gyms and classes, like yoga at The Refinery, HIIT at The Foundry, circuits at Sweat IT and barre at POPfit. You just search for the kind of class (or gym session) you want, where you want it and when, and pay for it in-app. There’s no credit system or block buying, so you only pay for when you actually work out, perfect for people who exercise sporadically. You can get your first workout for free with Esquared running regular flash offers too, and there’s also a referral programme where you can get £20 credit for each friend that signs up and uses the app.
Classpass | 7 day 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 weekly for a block of credits, with each plan based on how many workouts you’d like to take per month but you can try it out totally FREE with their seven day trial, taking up to seven different classes in that time period.