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I love a spin class and love to try out new studios across London. Another Space is gorgeous, fantastic facilities and friendly staff. The class itself was hard work, in the very best way, and the instructor ensured you were never bored. Treat yourself to a class at Another Space and you will reap the rewards.
As much as I enjoy working out, I’ll be the first one to admit I avoid the exercise bike at any cost. I’ve always overlooked it as a boring and uncomfortable experience – the saddle ache is real! I struggle to motivate myself when going solo on the bike so feel my time is better spent getting my sweat on elsewhere, so the extent of relationship with the bike nowadays is nothing more than the odd 5 minute warmup before swiftly moving on to something else. That said, I have warmed to the idea of Spin since it exploded onto the scene a few years ago, with the likes “SoulCycle” in L.A sparking a celeb craze promising fitness-meets-therapy that helps you be the best you, as gimmicky as they sound the idea has always sparked an interest. The health and wellbeing industry is seemingly growing vastly in popularity at the moment and shows no signs of slowing down, and I for one am on board with this movement. So recently when us Tastemakers were offered an exclusive Cycle class at Another_Space, I thought I’d give it a give it a go despite my spinphobia... I have to say now I’d consider myself a cycle convert!
Rachele our instructor (I shamelessly know her name from stalking @another_spacelondon on Instagram… don’t judge) looked like she belonged on the cover of Women’s Health magazine with an incredibly lean and sculpted Goddess-like physique, mere mortals like me could only dream of! Teamed with the energy of a Duracell bunny after a Red Bull, she powered through our 45 minute class making it look easy, whilst the rest of us were put through our paces trying to keep up. Whilst this sounds like it could easily be intimidating (I’m not into the bootcamp style training) the challenge was actually very motivating. In the dark room, lit only with the disco lights which cycled to the rhythm of the high tempo dance beat which pumped out of the speakers the atmosphere was electric and gave little room to think about anything else other than the moves and keeping in time – I guess this escapism is why so many people find such classes therapeutic as well as the endorphins released from the activity. I loved that we were provided with shoes to wear which clipped onto the pedals securely, this made me feel safe and more confident to up the ante on the speed sections of the routine without the risk of my feet coming loose. The class was so much fun, the buzz was like nothing else and although my body was almost ready to give up I actually didn’t want it to end!
I would recommend Another_Space, not only for it’s incredible classes, but the facilities and amenities offered couldn’t be better. All your wants and needs are catered for, which makes packing your bag an easy task as you needn’t worry about forgetting the necessities – a bit tick for those planning to go before/after work! Everything a girl could need including towels, GHDs, hairdryers, toiletries, hairspray, deodorant, tampons were all readily available to use free of charge and you set codes to use lockers so don’t even have to worry about the pesky padlock and key which is much appreciated coming from someone who has locked their key in a gym locker before!
At £20 a pop the sessions are not cheap although I do feel that there is value and quality which warrant this price tag. I like the fact it’s no contract so you can pay as you go as my workout patterns are not always consistent month to month but for those planning on going regularly there are offers available for those buying in multi passes, as well as an introductory offers for newbies to bring a friend. There’s also an offer on Timeout at the moment to snap up classes for £12 which I’m definitely going to take advantage of and maybe check out the HIIT or Yoga classes as well.
P.S – Sorry for the lateness of my review
P.P.S – This being the first fitness related perk for Tastemakers was greatly appreciated
Intense work outs. Instructors that push you to your limits. Beats that make you feel stronger. Changing rooms that make working out easy. I tried their spinning class as a beginner and totally fell in love with it. I had always been afraid of spinning, even though I work out regularly, but my experience at Another Space was the best possible. The instructor was very enthusiastic, giving thorough instructions throughout the class, motivating everyone to try harder.
I am definitely going back for more. If in doubt try their intro offer: 2 classes + 1 for your buddy for £20.
I've been to many spin classes but this is by far the best I've ever been too. I put this mainly down to the instructor who was helpful and chatty prior to the class starting, and on fire for the duration of the class; the energy coming from that girl was unreal! In other spin classes I've always found that I can make it easy for myself, not intentionally of course.. There was no escaping the hard work here, I must have burned around 500 calories easily, especially because of the mid spin weights session on the bike. I'd love to go back again but at £20 a session, I can't afford it.If I had the money, this would be my gym of choice.
Brand new studio at a great location right next to china town / covent garden, with lots of amenities so you don't have to bring anything other than a change of clothes. Energetic instructors and great facilities. Has it converted me to a spinning enthusiast? No, but that's probably a reflection of myself than Another Space.
Highly recommend, fab teacher, energetic and motivational. All towels, and toiletries available added bonus. All you need to do is bring a change of clothes and your cycle wear- which would could be any sports/gym wear. Staff were pleasant and really helpful.
Another space has definitely jumped on the boutique gym bandwagon and is doing a sterling job in the process.
Let's start with the good: It's a beautiful space and perfectly located slap bang in the middle of the west end. The airy entrance hall makes you feel calm with none of the manic scramble of some other gym reception areas I might care to mention (aka Barry's Bootcamp) and the placement of the exercise rooms downstairs allows Another Space to keep just arrived customers seperate from the sweaty masses exiting their classes.
The changing rooms are also fab. Although admittedly this is now almost par for the course in places such as these, Another space offers cowshed toiletries, towels large enough to cover your whole body and all the useful things you probably forgot (i.e. deodrant, razors, moisturiser, cleanser).
They also provide water on every bike. It sounds like a small thing but its really not. There's nothing worse than rushing to a class from work and having to scrabble through your purse for 2 quid for an average sized bottle of water.
The class itself was good: I'm already a big fan of spinning so i'm biased but I love a workout that pushes you to your limits. The instructor was great and so energetic it almost hurt but that's all part of the fun.
HOWEVER - as a fully paid up member of BoomCycle I was a tad disappointed by the class itself. It lacked the seamless co-ordination of music and movement that Boom captures so effortlessly. Also I'm not sure about the quality of the bikes - jumping up caused my bike to rock rather precariously in a way that i've never experienced before which made for a more cautious and therefore lacklustre effort. I also agree that there are rather a lot of bikes packed into the space and not enough air conditioning to combat the claustrophobia of that.
In terms of price I wasn't actually that shocked as all places like this are priced around that bracket.
I have never been to a spin class before but the experience at Another Space definitely made me think twice about going again.
Another Space is hidden away in Covent Garden. You enter into an bright and airy reception area to sign-in and collect your cycling shoes. The changing rooms are located in the same floor. They are pretty well equipped with all essentials should you need to shower and freshen up after a class.
The studios are in the basement and when you walk into the spin studio, you feel like you've walked into a nightclub full of bikes. The instructor was on hand to help adjust and clip you into the bike. There are a lot of bikes in one room but the class was very energetic. The instructor was great at motivating you. The music was perfectly timed with the exercises and the disco lights to make you literally feel like you were in the club.
The classes are quite pricey so I think I'd have to think twice about booking a class at Another Space...maybe as a treat!
The perks of being a Tastemaker, I willed myself out of bed on a Sunday (after a very late saturday!) and resisting the urge to spend it in the park in a summer dress, I donned on my workout gear and headed to the very swish and swanky Another Space studio....and you know what, I was glad I did! A first time "spinner" I enjoyed the class thoroughly, the instructor mixed up the routine well and the up tempo beats kept the adrenaline high. This is got me to take up spinning. Besides the class, the studio is fab with all the amenities and more.
I have also got it as a tastemaker perk, and as some of other reviewers came in pretty tired after Saturday night.
The staff is friendly, girls at the reception explained where to find the changing rooms and the spinning class. I've tried different spinning classes in the past and equipment at Another Space was definitely better than anywhere else I've been before. The class was good, I really liked it but I guess it depends what you like in spinning. There was not much of sprinting but more arms and chest exercises.
There was a bottle of water and a fresh towel prepared for everyone.
The facilities are modern, bright and you get literally everything you need - conditioners, straighteners, cleanser etc.
I loved the experience, it is pricey though (after checking the website) but you can pay as you go so I am sure I will be back for some crazy indoor cycling!
Another Space has jumped on the fitness concept bandwagon - much like Barry's and 1Rebel - but for me they don't do quite enough to warrant the super high price tag. It's nice, don't get me wrong, but for £20, it certainly isn't 5 stars. If I could give half stars, which I really wish I could, it would be 3.5.
Worth noting that I only did a spinning class. The others might be much better, but it's unlikely that any yoga session is going to be worth £20.
There were some great things about the gym: the entrance space really is nice - open, bright and welcoming; the staff were really friendly and the instructor in particular did a great job; and the changing rooms were good, although the 'extras' - deodorant, nice shower gel, decent hair dryer - are just becoming hygiene factors in this style of gym now.
So my gripes.
Firstly, there were definitely too many bikes in the room. I nearly knocked the weights out the hands of both people next to me at one point. There's no excuse for this - just take a bike out of each row.
Secondly, I didn't think the bikes were great. One of my main issues with spinning in general is that it's hard to judge how hard you're going, but there are better bikes out there that can show this as you go, letting you stick to a certain level. When I go to a 1Rebel class I'm in tatters after but at the end of this I felt OK because I couldn't judge the intensity.
Thirdly, and this might be a bit personal, but I didn't like the upper body exercises whilst cycling. Maybe because I wasn't used to them, but it was so awkward to do the exercise and keep peddling at a decent speed. Some of the repetitive movements also lacked appreciation of the obstacles a man has when moving back and forth on a small bike seat.
But, the main issue which can't be ignored, is the price. Although my session was free, which is very nice of TimeOut, I just wouldn't go back for £20 (it gets a bit cheaper with multiple sessions but not cheap enough). They didn't excel, which you have to in this market.
Unfortunately you've got to up your game and be better than your competitors to get the big 5* treatment, and you've certainly got to put on a session that exceeds the one I can get at my £10 monthly membership gym.
I was lucky enough to try a sunday afternoon spin class as a tastemaker perk. I couldn't resist the opportunity to check out this Covent Garden fitness spot. I'd only gone spinning once before but this was at a whole new level. When you check in you are given special cycle shoes for a perfect grip. The changing rooms are gorgeous - more like a spa than a gym. The cycle studio is downstairs, they had water and a towel waiting at the bike. The instructor was enthusiastic and really knew how to get the room going, she was tough but not too tough - perfect for a sunday afternoon. I didn't stay to check out the shower facilities - preferring to walk it off - but it looked like they had everything you could need and more.
There’s nothing like a good Sunday spin class to cure your hangover, and the basement style spin studio at Another Space is a pretty fantastic place to rid yourself of Saturday night sins.
Although hosting just three classes, HIIT, Spin and Yoga, expect nothing but less than a full body workout in every class. It’s the small things in a venue like Another Space that make the workout more enjoyable and motivational – water and towels ready and waiting for you on the bike – but then again I guess you are paying for it.
The staff were incredibly welcoming, walking into some gyms can feel a little clicky and judgy, but this definitely wasn’t the case.
Do not be fooled by its title, a spin class at Another Space is much more than a cycle through Hyde Park. The upbeat 1,2 music spurs you on with the shouted, excited encouragement from your instructor bringing out energy you didn’t know you had – you’ll be surprised how fast your legs can move with whoops spreading around the class.
The class is painful and had me using muscles in my arms that certainly haven’t been used in a while… but the post exercise buzz was well worth it. There are no room for slackers in the upbeat class, but with flashing lights and great tunes you won’t want to slow down!
And if the endorphins aren’t motivational enough to get your sweat on, the showers and facilities provide everything you need to bring yourself back to reality. From Cowshed shampoos, conditioners and cleaning lotions, to the array of cotton pads and GHD hairdryers and straighteners – even the tampons in the toilets were a nice touch – It’s worth getting sweaty just to enjoy a fab shower!
A brilliant gym in the heart of Central London! It's located close to the Leicester Square tube station along with loads of cute cafés and restaurants (to reward yourself with after an intense session!).
A 45 minute cycle session will leave you sweating but wanting more! It truly is a full-body workout, with your legs constantly working and the instructor switching up the upper body exercises throughout the session. We covered variations of 'push-ups' on the bike, exercises with weights, and even a little boxing in that time. I liked the variety because it kept the session exciting and it helps to work out different muscles. To workout our legs, we switched between standing and sitting on the bike as well as adjusting the resistance on the bike throughout the session. Again, I liked that this was to our liking and fitness levels. Our instructor emphasised pushing ourselves but also to take it easy if it got too intense.
The room is kept mostly dim throughout the 45 minutes, with occasional variations of lighting whenever the chorus of the song came on. It also felt like being in a club with the music blasting, light switches, and everyone working out together! It was a really enjoyable experience doing it with others, some who had previous experience with taking a spin classes and other newbies like myself. The time goes by quickly and it'll leave you wanting more! You know it was a good workout when you're aching all over the next day. Both my upper body and lower body feel sore, but like I mentioned, it'll leave you wanting more!
I would highly recommend Another Space for a spin class, if you haven't tried one before. They do a brilliant job at taking care of you from the minute you arrive. You're greeted by lovely staff at reception, where you can collect your spin shoes. Moving into the changing and shower rooms, they're spacious and include everything you would need to get ready for your class and to freshen up after. Lockers are fitted with electronic code locks to keep your belongings safe during your class. Towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are all provided so that you can take a well-deserved shower when you're finished and there are hairdryers and even hair straighteners to complete your look before leaving.
I really enjoyed the spin class here and will definitely be recommending this to friends and family, as well as booking myself in for another session soon!
Here's a too-cool-to-be-true gym space for you, in case you haven't found it yet!
Yes, it's in central London and yes, it will cost you all your Friday night Be@1 cocktails for weeks to come but boy, if you want to feel like the world is petting you on the shoulder for having finished a spin, yoga or HIIT class, this is the place. Not only are classes fun and engaging, as said before, the changing facilities make you feel like a princess. Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors and anything else you may desire are provided so really, you don't have to pop home after class to get ready for those aforementioned Be@1 cocktails.
Having tested a spinning class, I can confidently say the place is beautiful and clean, the bikes are super modern and easily adjustable; class facilities are awesome with flashing lights (often cycling in pitch black for funsies!) and good quality speakers, and our trainer deserves a special mention for putting in so much energy to keep us motivated. I've never met anyone this hyped about spinning.
Another Space classes will leave you feeling clean, happy and pampered - highly recommended, even on an occasional basis. Which you can do, because unlike gyms, there's no contract. Total win-win situation. Can't wait to go back again.
A beautiful and welcoming studio space! The cycle class was amazing. If you've ever tried Soul Cycle in the US this is place is just as good! High energy instructors, dim lighting and a power playlist keep you pumping away that you stop worrying about time altogether. A full body workout with choreography and small dumbbells to get the whole body working to the best. The changing room facilities are top notch with all the necessary bits and pieces for getting ready afterwards because let's be honest we've all forgotten deodorant or hair ties at some point.