London has plenty more to offer than run of the (tread) mill gyms, riverside running and mean pilates. From u-cycle to boxing, put your trainers on and get ready to sweat!
The Viking Method is about a lifestyle. Inspired by Icelandic athletes, it is designed to strip fat, increase performance agility, power and speed through running, jumping, crawling, pulling and pushing. The creator is based in London, but she conveniently has created a nine-week online programme which you can complete anywhere in the world.
If you are looking for a fun stress relief, Disco Yoga at Trapeze Bar might be just right. No dance experience is required to turn the warrior pose into Saturday Night Fever. Simply opposite is the work-out required at KXU for the house party spinning class. Just like after a night out, don’t forget to take some time to recover afterward! Your muscles will be grateful with a gentle stretching.
Think running and cycling underwater without sweating a bit. Hydrofit, on Fulham Road, offers single and double cabins for discrete and fast calorie burning (300kals in 30min). An ideal program for lazy girls wanting to tone the lower body, stimulate the body's lymphatic drainage system, improve metabolism and shift that cellulite!
Enough with fitness, let’s get into some pampering...
When your body or mind demands more than your regular spa indulgence, ESPA Life at Corinthia London could be just the remedy you need. As well as the usual menu of health-promoting treatments and therapies, they also offer a topnotch team of naturopaths, Chinese Medicine acupuncturists and herbalists, osteopaths and personal trainers who create bespoke lifestyle programmes tailored to your specific health and wellbeing needs.
Whether you are tired, experiencing breakouts or simply in need of skin treatment, a good facial at Bliss Triple Oxygen will be the answer! Consider also the spa at Chelsea's KX, which is open to non-members, for other face and body treatments, including wax.
When it comes to detoxing in London, Dr. Joshi Clinic in Marylebone is a hard one to skip. This is the place to come for spectacular Moroccan Riad retreat, acupuncture, colonic, holistic therapy, massage and nutritionist 21-day plan.
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