If your New Year’s resolution to join a gym or get fitter still hasn’t been kicked into practice, then maybe it’s time to find a better incentive. These London gyms might just be the answer – we know that if our gym was even half as cool as these, there’d be no more excuses to skip a workout.
ESPA Life at Corinthia, Whitehall
- State-of-the-art Technogym with 24/7 access
- Prepare for sporting events or achieve personal fitness goals in style
Considered one of the best gyms in London, ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel is simply exquisite – just look at those pictures. Managed by personal trainer to the athletic elite, Stephen Price, it brings together some of the world’s top fitness experts and gives you access to leading-edge facilities including cardiovascular and strength machines, Powerplate, a free weights area and private personal training pods. Luxurious, discreet and perfectly located for those seeking membership in the heart of Whitehall, this London gym is sure to impress.
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Workshop Gymnasium at Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge
- Unique training approach aimed at maximising tone, health and happiness
- World-class trainers specialising in a variety of one-to-one training methods
Widely recognised as a premier destination for health and fitness in London, Bulgari Hotel’s Workshop Gymnasium offers everything you’d expect from a high-end luxury gym. Led by founder Lee Mullins, one of the world’s leading personal trainers, and his team of highly experienced and qualified performance specialists, it was voted best for “First-Class Futuristic Fitness” in 2015’s Tatler Spa Guide. Spend some time amid the lavish surroundings, and you’ll soon see why.
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The Berkeley Hotel gym, Knightsbridge
- Opulent treatment rooms and some of the best personal trainers around
- Features electronic cardiovascular equipment, free weights and variable resistance machines
This is definitely a gym to be a member of, if not for the rooftop pool alone – a serene oasis in the middle of Knightsbridge, offering spectacular panoramic views over London’s skyline. Members of the gym come and go with ease using a simple touch key and also receive one free personal training session, three guest passes a year and various discounts to other areas of the hotel, not to mention a complimentary upgrade when staying at the Berkeley.
For more information or to book now, visit their website.
- Set in a visually stunning space
- Includes a yoga studio, cycling studio, Pilates studio, boxing studio, strength and cardio equipment, a juice bar, creche and lounge
Equinox in the US is the gym of choice for none other than Barack Obama himself, which might have something to do with their choice to not advertise their landing on Kensington High Street. Described as “a five-star experience rather than a traditional gym”, it’s hard to disagree once you’ve set foot inside this place. Even the locker rooms are luxurious, fully equipped with refreshing Kiehl’s body and hair-care products, eco-friendly towels and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms.
For more information visit: equinox.com
The Third Space, multiple locations
- Individually designed luxury gyms across central London
- Branches in Tower Bridge, Marylebone, Soho and Canary Wharf
The Third Space gyms boast seriously cool design and a super-trendy clientele. They don’t skimp out on facilities either, featuring among other things a three-storey high climbing wall, ozone-treated swimming pools, hypoxic altitude chambers, treadmills, bikes, cross trainers and rowing machines. More than just somewhere to work out, these gyms are real urban oases – the perfect place to escape the everyday stresses of London life.
For more information visit: thirdspace.com
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