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Fit goals: where to break a sweat in London this April

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Get your fit on this month with our round-up of fun classes and workouts taking place around the city.

ZSL London Zoo Stampede 10k

Take a run on the wild side with this new 10k race on the grounds of London Zoo. Whether you’re a beginner runner or a seasoned elite, you’ll have plenty of fun breezing past the animals before heading into Regent’s Park. All proceeds from the entry fee will go towards raising cash for the ZSL’s work around the globe.

Date: April 17.

Cost: £34.

Booking info:

Regent's Park, NW1 4RY. 

 Bodywork with Psycle at Selfridges 

Oh hello, Selfridges! The Oxford Street department store has only gone and teamed up with Psycle for a six-week fitness pop-up. The party-on-a-bike masters will get you spinning up a sweat in the store’s new Body Studio, which also offers everything from a café to beauty services. So if you need to recover with a bit of retail therapy, you won’t have to go too far.

Date: April 11–May 22.

Length: 45 minutes.

Cost: £20 a class. 

Booking info:

400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB.


If night clubs condoned left jabs and uppercuts, they’d probably be the closest thing you’d get to Kobox - a flashy new studio in Chelsea where you’ll want to boogie down as you box. The music-fuelled workouts include intense strength training and punching bag combos, so don’t be surprised if by the end of the session, you feel like the champion of the world.

Length: One hour.

Cost: £25 for first-timers, including two Kobox classes and a set of wraps

Booking info:

Unit 8-11 Kings Walk, 122 King's Rd, SW3 4TR.

 F45 Training London Bridge

There’s fitness crazes and there’s fitness that’s just crazy – and the jury is still out on F45. But from what we hear, this gruelling Aussie import, which combines intensive HIIT-style workout with functional training is loads of fun and will get you the results you’re after. Try it for yourself at the F45 studio in London Bridge: they’re currently offering a free seven day trial for newbies.

Cost: FREE with the seven-day experience pass; otherwise £20 for drop-in sessions.

Booking info:

140 Borough High St, SE1 1LB.


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Be:FIT London – The Health & Fitness Festival for Women

Okay ladies now – Be:FIT London is back this April to whip us into shape. Over three days, try out classes from London studios including Equinox, Gymbox, Barry’s Bootcamp, Third Space and FRAME. Or you can get your fill of healthy nosh, while checking out cooking sessions from top chefs and nutritionists. There will also be access to free health checks, a silent disco and shops if you fancy giving the gym kit a summer upgrade.

Date: April 29–May 1.

Cost: £25 (all day pass).

Booking info:

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