THE SPACE-SAVING KIT: Echelon
Proof you don’t need huge amounts of space for a home gym, Echelon’s industry-loved equipment and classes are worth keeping on your radar. Designed to fit a multitude of indoor spaces, and catering to all fitness levels, Echelon’s Auto-Fold Connected Treadmill can be neatly tucked away post-workout. The Smart Connect Bike features a sleek design and rotating screen; while the Touchscreen Fitness Mirror offers everything from restorative yoga to HIIT classes. Echelon’s membership model is also a bonus – one household membership unlocks all equipment and classes via the app for up to five people.
THE ENERGY-BOOSTING CLASS: 1Rebel Pilates
Pilates has long been touted as the savvy way to tone and build lean muscle, but studios can veer on the clinical side and lack fun or energy. Flipping this on its head, 1Rebel’s reformer classes are fast-paced, results-driven and held to epic playlists designed to boost endorphins and motivation. Using state-of-the-art reformer beds, the workout will strengthen the body from within, sculpting as you go and improving flexibility, coordination and overall fitness. Launching exclusively at 1Rebel’s flagship studio in Oxford Circus, there are two class concepts to try: Reformer Burn and Reformer Dynamic.
THE CHIC GYM ACCESSORY: Etté Athletica
The gym gear you didn’t know you needed, Etté Athletica’s metallic dumbbells are a seriously stylish addition to your home workout space. Forget masculine-looking weights, choose from either gold or rose gold, with smooth handles for a comfortable grip. The lighter weights add gentle resistance to barre routines while the heavier sizes (up to 10kg) are the perfect accompaniment to full-body and arm workouts. Expertly crafted, the dumbbells are scratch resistant and finished with a high-gloss shine for years of use.
THE COLLABORATION: Dior x Technogym
It doesn’t get more aesthetically pleasing than Technogym’s latest collaboration. Available exclusively in Harrods and Dior boutiques worldwide, choose from the Technogym My Run, the brand’s bestselling treadmill that offers a range of on-demand running and walking workouts, and the Technogym Ball, the smartest Swiss ball we’ve seen for a while – use it to strengthen, stretch and improve core stability and balance. The Technogym bench also guarantees endless workout options thanks to in-built dumbbells and resistance bands. Use the accompanying app for inspiration.
THE BUZZ-WORTHY STUDIO: BXR City
BXR in Marylebone – the world-class boxing gym headed up by Anthony Joshua – has long been the studio of choice for those in the know. Now it’s offering even more ways to workout with the launch of BXR City. BXR’s latest outpost is tucked away in 22 Bishopsgate and boasts a 6.5m high climbing wall. The highest gym in the City, it offers panoramic views across the capital, as well as a members-only floor, classes by Sweat By BXR, and a pay-to-train concept. We recommend the Versaclimber class – a full-body, no-impact workout that will sculpt and slim – and master trainer Faisal Abdalla’s new strength offering. Opening 14th March.
THE WORKOUT GEAR: Vuori
With California roots, a laid-back vibe and a growing army of loyal fans, Vuori is fast becoming the athleisure brand to know. From high-performance leggings to sports bras and off-duty joggers, it has something for everyone, whether you’re into running or yoga. Its pieces are some of the softest and most supportive we’ve ever come across. Plus, the brand is committed to using sustainable fabrics and offsets its carbon footprint through projects that help combat global warming. Not sure where to start? We can’t get enough of the Rib Studio Leggings, which are perfect for lower-impact workouts, while the Boyfriend Joggers are the ultimate WFH attire – order one size up for maximum comfort.
THE HEADPHONES: Beats Fit Pro
A sporty alternative to the Apple AirPods Pro, Beats’ hot-off-the-press Fit Pro headphones get our vote. The Fit Pro’s clever flexible wingtip design means the buds stay in place even during the toughest of workouts, while three listening modes and a water-resistant design have you covered. The noise-cancelling earbuds boast up to six hours of listening time, as well as an additional 18 hours provided via the pocket-sized charging case. If you forget to charge before you head out, just five minutes will give you one hour of playback.
THE STRENGTH STUDIO: Grndhouse
Lifting weights is one of those things we know we should be doing, but if you still haven’t found your feet, let Grndhouse be your guide. On a mission to make strength training more accessible, the five-strong team – who between them have 40 years of industry experience – hold classes around the clock at their new Paddington studio. Classes last from 30-60 minutes and vary from low to high intensity, while shorter 15-minute sessions are also on offer for busy days. If you don’t live near the studio, there are virtual classes and an impressive on-demand platform.
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