From yoga amongst the treetops to HIIT classes with live DJ sets, the best gyms in the City of London really know how to get the heart pumping and muscles working.
So whether you are whipping yourself into shape or a fitness fanatic looking for a new arena in which to sculpt your abs, here’s where to go.
Keep your eye on City Matters for more top gyms as the City continues to welcome people back to the capital.
Downward dog with a backdrop of mountains, lakes and forests at FLY LDN where the high-definition imaging system beams incredible scenes from nature directly onto the studio wall. Founder Charlotte Cox tapped into the science of slow TV to eliminate distractions from yoga studios to enable students to find a deeper focus. She has also cut the yogi jargon and brought the practice back to basics with four different flow classes plus barre and low-impact strength and conditioning workouts designed to complement yoga practice. Definitely one of the best gyms in the City of London.
24 Creechurch Lane EC3A 5EH
The boutique fitness studio has locations popping up all over the City, with 1 Mary Axe being our favourite – not just because of Prosecco Fridays. The luxe gym is home to a state-of-the-art sound system, industrial changing facilities and a self-proclaimed sensory-driven environment. The gym is the epitome of cool and has many classes to get involved with, including Reshape Upper Body & Abs. Where do we sign?
63 St Mary Axe EC3A 8LE
The gym class heroes run 110 different classes across its five studios – which includes one dedicated to aerial and holistic workouts and another designed for functional training with a colossal rig. Need a little extra motivation? There is also an army of Gymbox VPTs (Very Personal Trainers) and a live DJ every night of the week.
71 Lombard Street EC3V 9AY
Psycle offers incredible classes in their studios or online. Whether it’s barre, HIIT and yoga workouts, you can book into the Shoreditch gym or log into their site and tackle the class at home. With a mission to empower everyone of all ages and abilities, Psycle offers four immersive workouts, so you’ll be feeling strong and looking toned in no time at all.
17-23 Whitby Street E1 6JU
Strength House offers its gym-goers a place to condition their body as well as recover from injuries using exercise mechanics and evidence-based nutrition. Founded by personal trainers Tara Gadre and Greg Cornthwaite, the boutique gym and rehab clinic was formed after they realised there was a gap in the market for general physio rehab and individualised exercise design in one place.
30 Cannon Street EC4M 6XH