Tatler’s Gym Awards: Shouty vs Smiley

We all have a type: supportive and gentle or “treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen”. And no, we’re not talking about boyfriends... 

Handily, Tatler has put together a comprehensive guide on the best classes to try, whether the ‘smiley’ or ‘shouty’ method floats your boat. From spin sessions to bootcamps, read on to find the ideal option for you...  

Best All-Rounder

Smiley: Paola's BodyBarre, SW6 
SL Wellness Panel member Paola di Lanzo’s Bodybarre classes (from TRX to ballet-inspired workouts) will lengthen your legs, perk up your rear and whittle down that waist, so it’s no surprise sessions book up weeks in advance. But as Tatler says, it’s Paola’s ‘infectious enthusiasm’ which keeps fans coming back for more.  
Classes, from £22 (paolasbodybarre.com).

 

Shouty: 1Rebel, EC3 
Whether you opt to run or spin, expect 55 minutes of being yelled at to go faster and harder at this slick, City-based venue, which boasts gigantic changing rooms and its own Roots & Bulbs juice bar. 
Classes, from £20 (1rebel.co.uk).

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