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The best pre-Fashion Week fitness classes in London

Fashion week arrives in London at the end of the week, bringing with it a host of events, shows and exclusive after-parties. Get in shape for the busiest week of the fashion calendar with our round-up of the best fitness classes in London to help you tone up and get fit quick

Emily Scrivener
City Guide
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Psycle’s marriage of fun and fitness makes this one of the hottest fitness trends to try at the moment. Created by former athlete and Olympic coach Tim Weeks, Psycle promises to burn calories, strengthen your core and help you tone up without bulking up the thighs. The workouts are set to cool music, the interior is modern and dimly lit, and thoughtful extras such as spinning shoes and hairbands make this a truly slick and impressive workout. The 45-minute work-out classes run throughout the day, perfect for fitting in a session before work or in your lunch break.
Psycle, 76 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SA, +44 (0)20 3728 6990 www.psyclelondon.com


For those who are pushed for time but don’t want to compromise on fitness, Hiitgirl has a combination of sessions designed to get the best results in the least time possible. Choose from a variety of classes ranging from Hiitgirl Drench, a high-intensity cardio session, to Hiitgirl Yogabomb, a combination of cardio and invigorating yoga. For those who like to work out with their partner, the Hiitgirl and Him classes are designed for couples and are sure to inspire and push you both beyond your comfort zone. Whichever class you choose, Hiitgirl is sure to inject some vigour into your regular fitness routine.
Hiitgirl, 3 Broadbent Close, London N6 5JW, +44 (0)20 8347 2060 www.hiitgirl.com


Those seeking the long, lean limbs of a model should try Barrecore classes – a 60-minute workout designed to target major muscle groups with a low-impact full-body interval-training program. Although permanently based in Chelsea and Mayfair, Barrecore has now created Barrecore Virtual Online Classes, perfect for those who find it hard to fit in a workout with a tight schedule. Choose the level of class you want for a 30 or 60-minute workout at a time that suits you, to target, sculpt and tone on the go.
Barrecore, 6 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PD, +44 (0)20 7637 8458 www.barrecore.co.uk

Skinny Bitch Collective

The Skinny Bitch Collective (SBC) has fast become the workout class for elite British supermodels and has taken the fitness world by storm. Focusing on a non-generic approach to working out and wellness, SBC has transformed many women’s approach to fitness. Using a blend of primal movements such as squats and crawling, the workshops help burn fat, creating leaner, toned and stronger muscles. Swap fad diets for metabolic conditioning and join the ranks of some of Britain’s top models in one of the most effective work outs in London.
Skinny Bitch Collective, +44 (0)7941 022752 www.thesbcollective.com

Barry’s Bootcamp

The legendary fitness export from the US, Barry’s Bootcamp has a cult following of celebrities, personal trainers and fitness fanatics alike, all singing the bootcamp’s praises. This hardcore workout uses a combination of tough cardio drills and weight circuits designed to burn up to 1,000 calories per class, getting you lean and strong in the quickest time possible. The low-lit rooms and blaring music help power you through the class and, with classes differing every day, we can ensure you won’t get bored. After the workout be sure to head to the Fuel Bar for a well-deserved, post-workout protein shake.
Barry’s Bootcamp, 163 Euston Road, London NW1 2BH, +44 (0)20 7387 7001 www.barrysbootcamp.com



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