If your New Year resolutions were of the harder-better-faster-stronger variety, allow us to help you achieve your fitness goals with our pick of the best boutique fitness studios in the neighbourhood.
From gruelling boxing workouts to barre classes that will have you shaking as your limbs get longer and leaner, and core routines that promise to totally reshape your physique, here’s where to workout in 2019.
The non-membership, pay-as-you-go counterpart to the ultra-luxe KX club, KXU offers boutique group fitness classes for whatever gets you going, be it weights, spinning, pilates or yoga. There is also personal training, a wellness spa for massages, facials or cryotherapy treatments, and a café serving wholesome salads and smoothies.
KXU, 241 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP
Try one of Barrecore’s challenging classes and you’ll soon realise they are
If you thought barre classes were dance-based affairs, then you need to try one of Barrecore’s very challenging classes. Expert instructors go through several “auditions” before they begin teaching and the classes focus on small and controlled movements that are deceptively gruelling. You’ll feel it.
Barrecore, Atlantic Court, First Floor 77 King’s Road, SW3 4NX
It’s boxing, but not as you know it. In a high-octane nightclub studio setting, Kobox’s trainers instruct on the fundamentals of boxing, from your footwork to punches, using special aqua in different hardcore cardio classes focus on lower or upper body, core, conditioning or full body workouts.
Kobox, Unit 8-11, Kings Walk, 122 King’s Rd, SW3 4TR
With class options ranging from dynamic pilates and yoga to barre and spin (they call it “Ride”), Heartcore’s mission is to help people fall in love with themselves through an honest and caring approach to fitness. The idea for Heartcore was born while founder Jess Schuring was living in L.A. and exploring the most efficient and result-focused ways to strengthen, lengthen and tone up, which resulted in the development of her signature dynamic pilates method that combines pilates elements with a full body conditioning workout. It’s intense.
Heartcore, 6 Burnsall St, SW3 3ST