We here at ALT/ are big advocates for exploring ALL types of movement. While we favour slow, gentle exercise, we equally believe there is a time and a place for speed and strength. There’s nothing like a good, run-of-the-mill, old-fashioned sweat sess right? The flying endorphins, that feeling of utter strength and empowerment for all our bodies can do. With bootcamp style classes popping up all over the city, it can be a little tricky to navigate the minefield. Not to mention the word bootcamp alone can be enough to intimidate anyone- workout lover or not. Thankfully we’ve rounded up the best of the best when it comes to bootcamps where you’ll be welcomed in no matter where you are on your fitness journey.
- F45 PADDINGTON
Whenever we find ourselves central, we can’t resist a little session at F45’s Paddington outpost. Promising a form of team training that’s life changing, Aussie franchise F45 has taken the London fitness scene by storm. With every day alternating between cardio and strength sessions, you can expect to challenge each and every muscle group at once. With functional training at its core, each exercise essentially mimics everyday movements- pulling, kicking, biking, jumping- you get the gist. And the best bit? You’ll never do the same workout twice.
- BARRY’S BOOTCAMP
We couldn’t do a post on London bootcamps without mentioning the infamous Barry’s could we? Legendary for a reason, these sessions will test you both mentally and physically as you jump between the treadmills and conditioning moves on the floor. The energy is contagious, and the crazy motivational trainers will help you break through barriers you never knew you could. The best workout in the world? We’ll let you decide, but we think it’s pretty damn epic.
- UN1T FULHAM
The family vibe is in full force at UN1T, where the ethos is all about training as one. Offering a blend of strength, cardio and mobility classes, unleash you inner athlete and cover all bases under one roof. Everyone is encouraged to achieve their very best and so much more. We’ll keep you updated on our love hate relationship with those assault bikes and ski-ergs…
Just when you thought HIIT training couldn’t get sweatier, in walks GymClass. Studio founder and industry expert Helle Hammonds’ goal is to help people tap into the best version of themselves. Get ready to work your socks off as you build strength and stamina in a super fun, friendly yet challenging environment. Training and boredom need never be uttered in the same sentence again with a bundle of class choices from their signature full body session to the ab-focussed SUPERCORE.
- VELOCITY AT CORE COLLECTIVE
As the name suggests, speed is the name of the game. Prepare yourselves for 45 minutes of high intensity interval training designed to raise your heart rate to the max. Box jumps, battle ropes and sled pushes often feature in this circuits based class that will give you a new found respect for how much strength you can tap into when push comes to shove. One thing’s for sure- you’ll leave feeling energised, empowered and toned than ever.