9 Of The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes
9 Of The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes

9 Of The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes

From enhanced levels of vitamin D to better mood and wellbeing, there are countless benefits to taking your workout outside at this time of year. Here, we’ve rounded up the best of London’s outdoor fitness classes – including rooftop yoga and run clubs…
By Tor West
Photography: @TRACK_LIFE_LDN

Best For Yoga With A View: Yogarise

Because Yogarise takes its classes outside during the summer months, you can now practise your sun salutations on the rooftop of Peckham’s Bussey Building. Weather permitting, book in for a dynamic vinyasa flow every Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:30am from June until the end of August. Designed to build strength as well as calm the mind with focused breathwork, classes open with sun salutations before moving on to standing and seated asanas and conclude with a blissful savasana.

THE DETAILS: Pre-booking is essential as outdoor class spots sell out quickly. First-timers can get their first 21 days at Yogarise for £40. If you’re just dropping in, an individual class costs £16.

Visit Yogarise.London

Best For Improving Your 5k Time: Track Life LDN

Tired of the treadmill and looking for a fun, results-driven way to become a better runner? Track Life LDN is run by Rory Knight, celebrity PT and global master trainer for Technogym, and Omar Mansour, an elite running coach who has trained under GB coaches as an 800m athlete. Sessions are focused on intervals, drills and improving technique, and are held at the track in Battersea Park every Monday evening, with no two weeks the same.  

THE DETAILS: You must book your space online prior to a session. Track sessions cost £13. Keep an eye on Track Life’s IG for free tickets and special events.

Visit TrackLifeLDN.com

Best For A Weekend Challenge: Psycle Bootcamp

Fans of Psycle’s iconic spin classes should keep an eye out for the studio’s outdoor bootcamps, which return this summer. Unlike any Psycle class you’ve done before, sessions kick off in Battersea Park with an outdoor strength session before running as a group over to Psycle’s Notting Hill studio for an invigorating 45-minute ride. The perfect challenge for any budding triathlete, this three-part workout will build lean muscle, kickstart cardiovascular fitness and improve endurance.

THE DETAILS: Psycle’s summer bootcamp will be held on various dates throughout the summer – keep an eye online for updates.

Visit PsycleLondon.com

Best For Barre: Frame

If you live or work near King’s Cross, be sure to try Frame’s outdoor barre classes. Taking place every Wednesday morning, the 7:15am class is accompanied by a boyband-focused playlist while the later 8:15am session is the studio’s signature barre session. Held by master trainer Eian, both classes use small, controlled movements to build mental and physical stamina, as well as targeting the glutes, quads, core and back for a stronger, leaner physique. 

THE DETAILS: Tickets cost £16 and include a green juice, Frame homemade smoothie and Phizz hydration tablets.

Visit MoveYourFrame.com


Best For An Early Morning Session: Swift Fitness 

Swift has been hosting outdoor bootcamps across the capital since 2008, which are now available in five locations – including Clapham, London Bridge, Borough, Highbury Fields and Hilly Fields. Unlike other bootcamps, Swift mixes up its workouts weekly to keep the body challenged. Expect intervals, circuits, team games and conditioning segments. The only constant is your calorie burn – the Swift experts claim you’ll burn approximately 600 calories in a single session. 

THE DETAILS: Your first seven days are free, and there’s zero contract or commitments afterwards. If you do decide to continue, prices vary depending on location.

Visit SwiftFitnessGroup.co.uk


Best For Marathon Training: Puresport Run Club

Originating in Battersea Park, Puresport Run Club is a community of hundreds and is often named one of London’s top run clubs. Suitable for runners of all abilities, sign up for a 5k, test your sprinting technique in a track session or work on your strength at one of its Fitness Clubs. There’s also the option to join the community’s Run Club WhatsApp, where details of upcoming runs are shared – you can also use it as a forum to ask running-related questions, whether it’s the best trainers for long-distance runs, training plans or post-run fuel. 

THE DETAILS: Puresport offers the UK’s largest weekly free run club – it won’t cost you a penny, but you’ll need to sign up before you go. Classes are held weekly in Battersea Park, Victoria Park and in Bristol and Liverpool.

Visit Puresport.co 

Best For Results: Be Military Fit 

The UK’s original outdoor workout, Be Military Fit is now available in 140 locations across the UK, including 30 in London. Fronted by legendary adventurer Bear Grylls, the outdoor bootcamp (which you may know as British Military Fitness, its original name before it rebranded in 2018) serves up a hard-hitting session that guarantees real results. Its signature class is a 60-minute session that will lead to rapid improvements in cardio, strength and tone, while its Active class is ideal for those new to exercise or recovering from an injury.

THE DETAILS: Your first class is free, and individual classes are priced at £19.99 thereafter, but cheaper if you buy a bundle.

Visit BeMilitaryFit.com

Best For Something Fun: Pop Up Yoga Club

For something a little different, book in for a Saturday morning yoga class at Neverland London, held by Cassie McClements. Cassie specialises in vinyasa, yin and pregnancy yoga, so she has all the bases covered, and classes are suitable for all levels. The 75-minute classes are held on the sand surrounded by palm trees and beach huts for the ultimate summery vibes, although there’s a covered canopy area for the days when the British summer isn’t on your side. Keep an eye out for guest teachers over the coming months, too.

THE DETAILS: Classes take place at 10:30am on Saturday mornings throughout the summer months. Tickets cost £20 and include entry to Neverland London and a vegan treat.

Visit PopUpYogaClub.com

Best For Post-Work: FBF Collective

If you struggle to get yourself in the zone for exercise after work, swing by the FBF Collective studio in Marylebone at 6:30pm every Wednesday to join its free run club. Each session starts with a team warm-up in the studio before heading outdoors for a leisurely 5k. The route loops back to the studio and finishes with a cool-down and post-run refreshments. FBF has won awards for its personal training, so rest assured you’re in good hands.  

THE DETAILS: The run club is free to join, but you’ll need to sign up in advance. Keep an eye on the FBF IG account, too, to stay in the loop with exclusive events and offers.

Visit FitByFlo.com & follow @FitByFloCollective

DISCLAIMER: Features published by SheerLuxe are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.

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