The Best Gym Trials and Introductory Fitness Offers in London

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If you’re looking to work on your fitness in 2024, it always helps to have a little kickstart. Between all the different membership options and class packs, signing up to a new gym can be daunting, especially if you’re on a tighter budget at the start of the year. There’s nothing worse than shelling out for a package and then being locked into a contract for a studio that you actually don’t enjoy going to, leaving you to watch the money come out of your account every month while you struggle to find the motivation to exercise.

If you don’t have a predisposition to a certain type of training, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start, so trying out lots of different classes and different instructors is the best way to ensure that you really maximise your time spent exercising. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best new member fitness offers, gym trials and class deals out there so you can find the exercise and the gym that suits you best before committing to a regular membership.

Psycle | 3 Classes for £50

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 intro offer gets you three credits for any workout (they do yoga, reformer pilates, HIIT and barre too) at any studio for £50, which is basically like getting one free as a single class credit is £26.

BLOK | 10 Classes for £75

The BLOK studios in Clapton, Shoreditch and Leyton are some 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 handstands. With a 10 class pack costing £75 for your first month, you can try a whole range of different workouts to see what you like best.

Ten Health & Fitness | 3 Classes for £55

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 – 3 classes for £55 – is a great way to dip your toe in. The sculpting 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.

Hotpod Yoga | 10 Days Unlimited for £22

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 10 days of unlimited yoga classes for £22 in Brixton, Hackney, Notting Hill, and Belgravia, and 14 days of unlimited yoga classes for £20 in South Wimbledon, Putney, Dulwich, and Ruislip. With one single class costing between £14 – £18 depending on the studio, it’s a GOOD saving.

Barrecore | 4 Classes for £49

If your goal is to get longer and leaner, barre is a great way to do it, and Barrecore is a great place to do barre. You can try it out with their 3 classes for £45 offer, which can be redeemed at any of their London studios. You do have to use them within a two-week period but given that a single class credit costing £28, it’s a steal if you’re serious about giving barre a go.

3Tribes | 10 Days Unlimited for £40

If you like mixing up your workouts across yoga, spinning, pilates and barre, then 3Tribes is the place for you. The second studio in Crouch End (the first focuses on hot yoga and pilates, and the Borough studio specialises in hot yoga) is split into Warrior, Zen, Reformer and Rider rooms, each of which are specially designed for HIIT, yoga/barre, pilates and spinning workouts – proper boutique stuff. A single class is £19 so a ten days for £40 is a great deal, and it gives you enough time to hit all the workout types across all the studios.

MoreYoga | 10 Days for £10

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 the 10 days for £10 offer (you can take one class a day for the ten consecutive days) and if you’re ready to commit to something a bit more long term, you can get the first month of a monthly membership for £1, increasing to £39 after that.

Classpass | One 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, which gets you 45 credits to use across whatever you fancy.