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Time Out’s Eye-Openers: Fitness

Find some lunch-hour zen with a yoga sesh or get ballet-dancer buff at a barre class

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Face it – nobody has ever found their zen sitting in the lotus position while their flatmate noisily made pasta with ‘EastEnders’ turned up to 11. We’re bringing in the peeps from Hackney gym The Refinery to turn a London Eye capsule into a blissful haven of stretchy relaxation, so you can do your sun salutation while admiring the skyline.

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Head back to the office feeling limber and chilled, following a half-hour yoga class with the experts from Hackney gym The Refinery. Classes are suitable for all levels, and focus on slow, flowing movements to help clear the mind and leave the whole body feeling gently flexed.


Barre classes centre around exercises and techniques used by ballet dancers, so expect to prance into the rest of your day with a well-worked core and a feeling of inner wellbeing. Beginners are more than welcome, and the limited capacity of the Eye’s capsules mean they’re well suited to small-group tuition.

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