9 New Ways To Get Your Fitness Fix This December
9 New Ways To Get Your Fitness Fix This December

9 New Ways To Get Your Fitness Fix This December

If dark, cold mornings and a full-on social calendar are getting in the way of your fitness, it may be time to shake up your routine. From sculpting strength classes to stylish accessories, here are nine new ways to mix it up this month.
By Tor West


Whether you’re looking to sculpt lean lines or improve your cardiovascular fitness, Fit AS has you covered. Tucked under Leyton Midland Station, this stylish, minimalist space offers a variety of 45-minute classes designed to build both strength and fitness. With interiors inspired by the 1984 Olympics and post-modern design studio Memphis Group and classes headed up by some of the capital’s top PTs, you’re in good hands. Circuit Fit – which uses dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine balls and TRX – is the perfect combination of strength and cardio, while Definition uses resistance bands and low impact cardio to sculpt fine lines.

Visit Fitasf-ck.com


If you’ve still got the running bug after the London Marathon or are looking to give your training a clearer focus, Let’s Do This lists more mass-participation sports events than any other website in the world. Covering running, triathlons, duathlons, cycling and swimming across a variety of levels, there’s something for everyone, as well as plenty of challenges to get stuck into before the end of the year. To get New Year fitness goals underway, sign up to the Richmond Park New Year 10k; Hackney Moves, a half marathon that’s known for its electric atmosphere; or look ahead to spring events such as the iconic Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

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With a grippy surface designed to keep up with the most intense of workouts, weights, shoes and all, and a clever textured design that keeps sweat and moisture at bay, Lululemon’s Workout Mat is the ultimate home workout companion. The raised design on the top side of the mat allows you to transition from burpees to lunges without losing traction, while the easy-to-clean, stain-resistant material will ensure your home gym stays germ-free. Designed with home workout spaces in mind, the mat has enough cushioning for exercises like sit-ups and push-ups while also offering enough grip for yoga on your rest day.

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It’s no secret Pilates is brilliant for creating good alignment and posture, and lengthening and strengthening even the smallest of muscles, but if you’re yet to try it, The Pilates Class gets our vote. Whether it’s a stretch session, ab workout, cardio burn, or all three, the on-demand platform offers over 200+ workouts ranging from five to 60 minutes in length across three intensity levels. Sign up to the Pilates Essentials challenge to hone technique and breathing, challenge your body with a signature, full-body Pilates Body class, or get your heart and endorphins racing with a Pilates HIIT session – the choice is yours. Plus, your first seven days are free. 

Visit ThePilatesClass.com 


Third Space has just opened the doors to its big new club in Moorgate, and it doesn’t disappoint. Offering an immersive studio for combat classes – which aims to bring martial arts to life with padded walls and hanging bags – as well as an Eleiko strength zone, Concept 2 rowing machines and a first-of-its-kind cycling studio that’s accessible by a spiral stairway and offers members the chance to engage in real-time racing, it’s the gym to know for high-spec facilities and best-in-class trainers. You’ll also find its largest hot yoga studio, Olympic lifting racks and a dedicated recovery room there, as well as a Himalayan salt-infused sauna to take your rest day to the next level. 

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Whether you’re heading to the slopes for New Year or looking to invest in quality knitwear and cosy pieces for outdoor winter workouts, Perfect Moment is the brand to know. Originally a collection solely dedicated to skiwear, the Chamonix-born brand now offers everything from merino wool bodysuits to quilted down jackets and stylish accessories, all with a nod to 70s glamour. This season’s highlights include ribbed merino turtlenecks, padded ski suits and stylish houndstooth accessories, all of which are rigorously tested to ensure optimal insulation, durability and breathability.

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Yoga is the ultimate winter workout – not only does warming up muscles improve circulation, but it can also give the immune system a gentle boost, improve energy levels and keep stress levels in check. With plenty of options for a nourishing moment on the mat, Jaime Hepburn’s Yoga Library is the platform to know. Within the categories of vinyasa, slow, power, rest, yin and still, there’s also the option to choose a dynamic, restorative and energetic class, so whatever your mood, there’s a class to suit. Plus, if you don’t want to commit to a month’s membership, you can rent any of the classes for 24 hours through a clever pay-as-you-practice offering.

Visit TheYogaLibrary.co


Based in Amsterdam, Veloretti’s stylish, functional and beautifully made bikes are the coolest way to get around. You can’t go wrong with the bestselling Caféracer and Robyn bikes, both of which are competitively priced and feature a low, step-in frame to make it easy to hop on and off, but if you’re looking for an electronic version, the more recently launched Ivy has a minimalist design to provide the best electric biking experience around. Bonus points go to clever features like automatic shifting, a silent engine, battery-driven LED lights made for extreme weather conditions and an easy-to-charge battery.

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Whether you’re looking for one-to-one training or prefer to work out in smaller groups, the vibe at Volonte on the Brompton Road is friendly, welcoming and perfect for beginners. Sign up for its signature U-360 class – a combination of cardio, strength and recovery – or book in for a private PT class. The in-house café is the perfect spot to refuel – the feel-good menu has been designed to enhance energy and mood, and kickstart muscle recovery. Order the Snickers smoothie – with banana, peanut butter, nootropics, adaptogenic coffee and chocolate protein powder – if you’re staying for breakfast. 

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