10 Of The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes In The Capital

10 Of The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes In The Capital

Now’s the time to get outdoors, with the warmer weather enticing people off the treadmill and into the park. Promising more than just fresh air, the benefits of taking your workout al fresco are clear – think boosted levels of vitamin D, plus improved mood and wellbeing. We’ve rounded up the best of the capital’s outdoor fitness classes – from rooftop yoga to supercharged run clubs…

British Military Fitness

There’s no messing around with British Military Fitness – a hardcore, stripped-back, outdoor bootcamp run by ex-army instructors. Expect plenty of squats, lunges, burpees and shouting, but if you’re serious about toning up, then it’s tough love that works.

While classes run nationwide, London-based sessions are held in more than 30 outdoor locations. For more information on pricing and sessions, visit BritMilFit.com

KXU Run Club

Whether you’re looking to increase your cardio, or make your next run more social, be sure to sign up to the weekly KXU Run Club. Led by biomechanics coach Anthony Fletcher, prepare to turbo-boost your speed and endurance, whether you’re a native on the track, treadmill or road. The sessions will focus on running form, core strength and sprinting as well as ways to stay injury-free and mentally strong.

All sessions are free; running from 7-8pm, from Monday 4th June, recurring weekly until August. No booking required – just arrive at the Duke of York Running Track by 18:45

Park Run

For keen runners looking to smash a PB or break a treadmill rut, sign up to Park Run to take part in weekly 5km runs in your local park. Held every Saturday morning in hundreds of green spaces across the country, Park Run’s sessions are free and a fun way of meeting like-minded individuals. Remember pre-registration is essential if you want your run to be timed.

Visit ParkRun.org.uk

Boxit Bootcamp

Kobox fans should sign up to Boxit’s outdoor bootcamp, which takes place on Clapham Common three times per week. Whether you’re looking to get fit quick, or hone your boxing technique, expect plenty of pad work and bodyweight cardio. The hour-long class is tough but guarantees results.

Drop in prices start from £10 but cheaper if you buy in bulk; visit BoxitBootcamp.com

Yogarise Peckham

Yogarise is a yoga studio based in Peckham’s iconic Bussey Building, set up by two locals keen to bring the yoga love to their patch of London. During the summer (from 30th June to 7th July, with further potential dates) they take their classes al fresco, occupying Rooftop Film Club’s upstairs space. The panoramic views of London’s cityscape are some of the best in town – the perfect accompaniment to your downward dog.

Drop in classes start from £12; for more information on class times, and to book, visit Yogarise.London

Swift Fitness

Offering classes across nine spots in London as well as in Hampshire, Birmingham, Devon and Watford, Swift’s legendary classes come highly recommended. Unlike other bootcamps, Swift mixes up their workouts weekly so boredom isn’t an option – the only constant is your calorie burn, with the Swift experts claiming you’ll burn approximately 600 calories in each and every session.

Get your first 30 days FREE, prices thereafter vary depending on location; visit SwiftFitnessGroup.co.uk

Zip Fit Club

Designed for those who want a quick blast of exercise on their lunch break, Zip Fit Club runs HIIT-style classes in Hyde Park and Russell Square that are just 30 minutes long. Early morning sessions (starting from 7:30am) and post-work classes are also on offer. The Hyde Park location is our favourite – held a stone’s throw from Hyde Park Corner, there’s no excuse not to get your workout fix this summer.

£25 for your first five sessions; for more information or to book a class, visit ZipFitClub.co.uk

Fat Buddha Yoga

Sweaty yoga studios stifling your zen? Head outdoors this summer and experience one of Fat Buddha Yoga’s cult classes. Try the 7:30am Rise & Shine class on the Coq d’Argent rooftop or finish your weekend on a high at The Hoxton Hotel (the 1pm Sunday class is suitable for yoga virgins and pros alike).

Online bookings are recommended, book via the classes page at FatBuddhaYoga.com

Fit for a Princess

Offering outdoor bootcamp-style classes in Wandsworth Common and Primrose Hill, this women’s-only group is also taught by female trainers in a friendly environment. Unlike other bootcamps, Fit for a Princess offers a whole roster of sessions – think cardio Pilates, classic cardio, HIIT and conditioning for your leanest body yet. The best bit? Your first three classes are free, so there’s no pressure to commit before you try. We’ll see you there.

Visit FitForAPrincess.co.uk

Track Life LDN

Bored of the gym and looking for a fun, results-driven way to boost fitness and tone up? Keep Track Life LDN on your radar – run by Rory Knight, an internationally renowned fitness expert, and Oman Mansour, an elite running coach who has trained under GB coaches as an 800m athlete. With sessions held on some of the capital’s coolest running tracks – think Battersea and Paddington – throughout the summer, expect to become a stronger, faster and better run, whatever your starting point.

Visit TrackLifeLDN.com


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