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2018 fitness, lifestyle, well-being and rejuvenation changes

Kick-start 2018 with new and improved lifestyle changes, encompassing fitness, well-being and wholesome food choices. Look out for Apple Watch technology at Virgin Active, the UK’s largest Dermalogica flagship store and a new boutique fitness gym in the heart of London’s trendy Shoreditch

City Guide
Marina Nelson,

Are you searching for a stylish new boutique gym to help kick-start your fitness routine in the new year? Then look no further than the award-winning Blok gym opening this January in the heart of London’s trendy Shoreditch. The space is Blok’s second opening, following the success of its original Hackney location, and the new modern unit will help you reach your fitness goals with unique classes and expert workshops. It also features a 60-seater café, offering a vegan menu, and an activewear retail space. Whether you’re into calisthenics, BlokCore, Barre, power yoga, sparring or BlokParty classes, you’re sure to find the perfect new fitness plan at this uber-trendy new venue. Prices range from £10-17 per class and memberships are available.

Blok, 30 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NZ

Update your skincare routine this new year with a trip to the UK’s largest Dermalogica flagship store in London. The boutique is located at Duke of York Square, just off Sloane Street, and visitors are invited to curate their perfect skincare regime from a personalised skin analysis. The space covers 1,500 square feet and customers can discover the interactive Skin Bar or enjoy 30 or 60-minute in-depth ProSkin treatments in one of the four treatments rooms available. Whether you’re shopping for the brand’s bestselling Skin Hydrating Booster or the newly launched Precleanse Balm, be sure to make Dermalogica one of your essential stores to visit this year for rejuvenated skin.

Dermalogica, 37 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY, +44 (0)20 7730 5937


Enjoy a healthy and wholesome brunch at the Farm Girl all-day restaurant 

Farm Girl
Farm Girl opens a new concept foodie haunt in Chelsea in 2018 after the success of its café in Notting Hill. The new all-day restaurant and cocktail bar showcases an Australian-inspired theme, offering a day-to-night hang-out space with a modern twist. Whether you’re in need of a superfood brunch, matcha latte, a hearty dinner or an after-work drink, the new restaurant is one to explore this new year. Opening in February, the diner will offer everything from smoothie bowls and Rude Health milk options to BLT sandwiches made with coconut bacon, or warm and succulent lamb Gyro with roasted pistachio yoghurt and a heritage tomato salad for dinner. The Super Latte menu includes indulgent Butterfly Matcha latte, made with exclusive blue matcha powder, and the Liquid Gold Latte, with turmeric, cinnamon, astragalus and honey – the perfect smooth, silky and warm drink for the new year.

Farm Girl, 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ


Take your fitness to new levels with the Apple GymKit TechnoGym activity-tracking technology at Virgin Active

Virgin Active
Do you own an Apple Watch and a Virgin Active Collection gym membership? If so, be sure to inject a new dimension into your fitness tracking this year with the innovative Apple Gymkit-enabled Technogym machines at Virgin Active. The service is currently available for use at Virgin Active Mansion House and members can seamlessly pair their Apple Watch to equipment including treadmills, indoor bikes and steppers with just a simple tap, allowing you to keep track of fitness stats and measurements such as heart rate, distance, calories burned and speed. As the smart watch fast becomes the new lifestyle piece for day-to-day activities, you’re sure to push yourself to the next level at the gym with your new year fitness goals and instant and saveable tracking data.

Virgin Active, 26 Little Trinity Lane, London EC4V 2AR, +44 (0)20 3126 7018


Indulge with a bespoke facial at the new John Bell & Croyden InResidence beauty room

InResidence at John Bell & Croyden
Rest, recuperate and indulge with a luxury facial this January – the ideal way to start the new year. The service launches in January and customers can book an in-store self-care facial for a relaxing post-Christmas treat. Located in the new luxury beauty room at the John Bell & Croyden beauty and wellness emporium, InResidence offers a bespoke 30 or 60-minute luxury facial tailored to individual skin types and skin concerns. It utilises the store’s most popular skincare brands, including Dermalogica, Oskia, SkinCeuticals and Vitage, and will leave customers feeling rejuvenated and ready for the days ahead. Facials are £60 for 30 minutes and £100 for 60 minutes, with 50% of the treatment cost redeemable against products in-store.

John Bell & Croyden, 50-54 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2AU, +44 (0)20 7935 5555



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