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London's fitness instructors share their favourite places to work up a sweat

The top trainers at some of London's best gyms reveal their favourite workout spots

Written by
Grace Goslin

Whether you're into pilates and yoga or prefer HIIT and boxing, we spoke to some of London's best fitness instructors to find out where they break a sweat.

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Studio Lagree
  • Sport and fitness
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Barbican

‘I love going to Studio Lagree to get my pilates hit. It’s not traditional pilates but the machine they use is wicked – you can hit so many different body parts. It’s amazing.’ Amy Desenberg, pilates instructor at E by Equinox and Move Your Frame

Base Dance Studios

‘I love the Heels and Feels class at Base Dance Studios. As a dude, it’s not often I get to tap into either of those things – so when I can, I’m there! Your legs and core will be dead for days after.’ Joelle D’Fontaine, instructor at At Your Beat

4 Tinworth St. Tube: Vauxhall. 

BLOK London
  • Health and beauty
  • Nutrition
  • Clapton

‘The instructors at Blok are full of energy and they have a big range of classes. I’m into my boxing and the Clapton branch has a boxing ring kitted out with everything you need.’ Simon Zhao, boxing instructor at Outrivals 

‘I train at aerial skills studio Skylab Studio in Camden Town with Iona. She helps students progress in advanced yoga poses like splits, backbends and handstands. Her classes are definitely a hidden gem!’ Melissa Re, yoga teacher at Workshop Gymnasium, KX and Blok 

25a Ferdinand St. Tube: Chalk Farm.

  • Sport and fitness
  • Marylebone

‘BXR is a great studio. My favourite class is the Strength & Conditioning session. It has all the “let’s get beasted” vibes but not so much that you never want to go back.’ Charlotte Clarke, instructor at Move Your Frame and No1 Fitness

Pineapple Dance Studios
  • Sport and fitness
  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Covent Garden

‘As a dancer, I like to stick to what I know. Mash It Up Fitness at Pineapple Dance Studios is a reggae dance fitness class and the perfect feelgood workout.’ Jahmarl Crick, dance instructor at Blok and GymBox

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