9 New Ways To Work Out In December
9 New Ways To Work Out In December

9 New Ways To Work Out In December

From new studios to fitness challenges, here are nine ways to refresh your workout routine this December…
By Tor West
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Images: @MAISONSPORT; @ALOYOGA

GEORGE BROWN

Bondi Rise

The destination to know for a stronger body and calmer mind, Bondi Rise offers small group classes that include reformer and mat Pilates, barre and yoga. A stone’s throw from Hampton Court station, the light-filled studio is a serene spot to spend an hour or two. For a full-body burn, sign up to a reformer class – with just five state-of-the-art machines in the studio, expect plenty of hands-on guidance – or for toning, try Pilates sculpt. The dynamic Barre Burn classes, meanwhile, will improve posture and flexibility, while calming yin yoga sessions are the perfect way to unwind. Can’t make it to the studio? Sign up for an online membership to get access to over 185 workout videos.  

Visit BondiRise.com

@ALOYOGA

Alo Yoga

Founded in LA by two childhood friends just over a decade ago, Alo Yoga has fast become the go-to brand for workout gear that’s as supportive as it is comfortable. Its collections, loved by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber, are thoughtfully designed – think flattering compression fabrics, double-knit materials to keep you cool and four-way stretch jersey. Until now, the brand was only available online in the UK but has just opened its first, two-storey, bricks-and-mortar store on the King’s Road. A flagship store will be opening on Regent Street next spring and will house a gym and wellness club, too. 

Visit AloYoga.com

Heartcore

A firm favourite on the capital’s fitness scene for more than ten years, Heartcore is where those in-the-know go for Pilates classes that promise a powerful, toned body. Now, it’s added three new mat classes to its timetable – proof you don’t always need the reformer to see results. Adapted from Heartcore’s signature workout, Strength incorporates functional movements to sculpt and shape, while Cardio is a full-body workout that uses low-impact cardio to condition and improve metabolism. Flow, meanwhile, is designed to improve flexibility, balance and body awareness. The best bit? Heartcore studios are warmed with infrared heating to aid deep relaxation and detoxification.

Visit WeAreHeartcore.com

Maison Sport

If you’re heading to the mountains this winter, be sure to check out Maison Sport, an online platform that connects winter sports enthusiasts with local, independent ski and snowboard instructors in over 500 resorts across Europe. Select your resort, date and sport and a list of available instructors appears – each has their own page, with photos and details about their teaching background, preferences and style, allowing you to handpick your expertise. You can also read reviews posted by other clients. Whether you’re looking for a ski school group session, private lesson with friends or a one-to-one, there’s something for everyone. 

Visit MaisonSport.com

@MAISONSPORT

MVMT at The Manor LDN

For something different, look no further than The Manor LDN, Europe’s largest dedicated dance studio. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner keen to explore the world of dance, the state-of-the-art studio is the perfect place to enhance your skills. For those looking to immerse themselves fully in the art of movement, you’ll also find a variety of fitness classes that draw inspiration from the artistry and athleticism of dance – think mobility-focused vinyasa flows, body sculpt, handstand workshops, contemporary dance sessions and HIIT. 

Visit TheManorLDN.com

Lottie Murphy

Over the years, Pilates trainer Lottie Murphy has worked with everyone from new mums to the A-list, believing that Pilates is for everyone, whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to get in shape. Her online platform has plenty to keep you busy – as well as 250+ on-demand classes, her December challenge is the perfect way to incorporate a little self-care into the busy festive month. Starting on 1st December, the daily movement and mindfulness challenge gives you the chance to finish the year feeling positive, strong and grounded. The challenge is free for active LMP members, while new members can enjoy a seven-day free trial.  

Visit LottieMurphy.com

These Girls Run

A running club is the perfect way to improve your skills, help you reach your training goals and meet like-minded people, and These Girls Run is the community worth knowing. A women-only community, These Girls Run offers a safe and supportive space for women to run, make friends and improve their mental and physical health. Whether you’re a complete beginner, are training for a marathon, have never run further than a 5k or are somewhere in between, everyone is welcome. And, with run groups in cities like London, Leeds, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh, there are plenty of chances to get involved.  

Visit TheseGirlsRun.co.uk

@STRONG

Strong Pilates

A Pilates-inspired, cardio-infused training concept, Strong Pilates is made for fitness junkies. Taking the concept of the reformer to a new level, the Strong workout is done on a machine that’s part reformer, part rowing machine, to create the ultimate strength and cardio combination. Having already taken over Australia and New Zealand, Strong recently opened in Islington and has plans to open over 100 studios across the UK in the next few years. A full-body workout that’s both high intensity and low-impact, each 45-minute class will allow you to maximise your training in minimal time. 

Visit StrongPilates.co.uk

Until

The world’s first member’s club and workspace for PTs, coaches and wellness practitioners, Until has opened its third club in Marylebone. Backed by Steven Bartlett, Until has been designed to help freelance wellness professionals grow their business faster and smarter by providing access to high-tech facilities and a supportive community. With 300 members working across the three sites and welcoming over 8,000 guests, Until is the perfect place to get access to some of London’s top experts across a wide range of specialisms – think physios, osteopaths, sports masseuses, PTs, chiropractors, psychotherapists and counsellors. 

Visit Until.co.uk

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