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unquestionably affects our emotions. Energetic, upbeat songs have the power to change our mood and kick us into action, and this is exactly what Psycle London has set out to do.

Officially opening its doors this week, Psycle has already been causing a stir within the fitness community and it’s easy to see why.

Over a year in the making, Psycle’s concept has been masterminded by Tim Weeks – a personal trainer and former international triathlete. His aim was to change the way people exercise, creating something that is both fun and sociable whilst taking advantage of the power of music. And we can testify that Psycle does exactly what it says on the tin.

As soon as walked into the room, we knew we were in for an experience. The lights turned down, the music cranked up. For starters, the playlists are curated by BBC 6 Music’s DJ Miranda Sawyer, so you can be certain that no Leona Lewis up-tempo gems are going to ‘accidentally’ crop up.

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Unlike normal spinning classes, which generally tend to focus on the body’s lower half, the 45 minute class provides a total body workout combing high intensity interval training with low impact upper body exercises. Before we knew it, we were cycling along to a fast-paced playlist whilst clapping (yes, yes, we even clapped), using hand weights and rounding off with ballet style stretches. It tested our core and balance to the max, and we certainly felt it the next day.

But the detail doesn’t stop there. The studio’s design has also been well thought out – taking its interiors inspiration from contemporary hotels and restaurants, rather than sterile gyms, featuring murals from the South Coast illustrators I Love Dust and bespoke furniture by Barnby & Day. Whilst its changing rooms are kitted out the amenities that really round-off the experience, from Ila Spa products to GHD straighteners and hairdryers.

With no membership required, we have a feeling there are going to be a few more getting on this clapping wagon…

£20 per class
Psycle, 76 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7SA