Pop Fit, one of the city’s newest arrivals on the ‘fancy gym class’ scene, is minutes from London Fields Overground station. You’re greeted by standard chic East London decor: think neon lighting, a lot of concrete and splashes of colour. There is also a Fabletics pop-up shop at the reception, so if you’ve ever wondered if Kate Hudson’s online-only gym gear is any good, you can check it out here.
The classes on offer at Pop Fit are choreographed dance workouts rooted in upbeat music. Be prepared not just to move your body, but to shake it like a polaroid picture for the entire duration of your session. Choose from either the Signature or Dance Cardio classes if you want to really feel the burn, or try out Pop Core for low-impact strengthening. You don’t have to be a dancer to attend, but it will help if you have some natural rhythm. I am the not-so-proud owner of two very left feet, and I found some of the choreography was a little out of my comfort zone. That said, Gigi the teacher was incredibly enthusiastic despite my mal-coordinated efforts.
You’ll finish your session with a dancer’s stretch and cool down, before heading off to the ace post-workout facilities. In true fancy gym style, you’ll find all the things you might need to make yourself presentable (read: no longer red-faced and sweaty) again including shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers and deodorant. Classes start from £14.