Playgrounds for Pleasure Seekers

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From boxing in nightclubs to hula hooping in festival fields, stretching in urban beaches to flexing on rooftop terraces, here’s how pleasure seekers do wellness…

HIITBOX
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FRIDAY 7 JULY | 18.30

HIITBOX, MINISTRY DOES FITNESS

Join Sonja Moses for 12 rounds of boxing interspersed with high intensity fitness moves accompanied by a live DJ and MC. Be prepared to train like a champion with the heart thumping bass of Ministry’s infamous sound system.

Address: The Arches, Ministry Does Fitness, Arches 80 and 81, Newington Court, London, SE1 6DD

Tube: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo)

Price: £30

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Neverland Fulham
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SATURDAY 8 JULY & SUNDAY 9 JULY | 10.45

HATHA YOGA, NEVERLAND

Head to an urban beach in Fulham for a 60 minute Hatha flow class. Cool off with a sparkling refreshment and re-fuel on vegan and gluten-free snacks. The class price includes free entry to Neverland London. (Tip: bring your own yoga mat).

Address: Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

Tube: Parson’s Green (District), Putney Bridge (District)

Price: £25

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Never Stop London
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TUESDAY 11 JULY | 18.30

NEVER STOP LONDON, THE NORTH FACE

Take part in a FREE outdoor workout hosted by The North Face. Expert trainers will lead budding explorers from the Regent Street store to the Royal Parks for 60 minutes of strength and conditioning drills.

Address: The North Face (Regent Street Store), 290 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 3AP

Tube: Oxford Circus (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan)

Price: Free

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WEDNESDAY 12 JULY | 18.30

DETOX KITCHEN SWEAT SESSIONS WITH LOUISA DRAKE

Join Louisa Drake for a 45 minute fitness-fusion of resistance, conditioning, cardio and stretch. Once the class is finished, head over to Detox Kitchen to create your very own salad box!

Address: On the grass outside the Fitzrovia Chapel in Pearson Square. If you need to get changed, you can do so in the bathrooms at Detox Kitchen on Mortimer St (just round the corner).

Tube:  Oxford Circus (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan)

Price: £15

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THURSDAY 13 JULY | 19.00 

AT YOUR BEAT, BLOK

Test your dance skills with a fun, full body workout choreographed workout to playlists spanning Busta Rhymes to Beyonce.

Address: 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd, Lower Clapton, London, E5 8BQ

Tube: Hackney Central (Overground)

Price: £10

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FRIDAY 14 JULY | 18.00

GO GLOW UV PING PONG, THE LONDON EDITION

Celebrate the final stages of Wimbledon with a UV ping-pong party! Reserve a table for an hour long set to a 90s disco soundtrack.

Address: The London EDITION, 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road (Central, Northern), Oxford Circus (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan)

Price: 1 hour ping pong session – £10. Redeemable at the bar for a frozen cocktail or beer.

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SATURDAY 15 JULY  | 9.15

THIRD SPACE SUMMERTIME BARRE & BRUNCH, HAM YARD HOTEL ROOF TERRACE

Head to the rooftops of Soho for a fast paced, high energy Barre class led by Third Space. Reward efforts with a healthy (but hearty) brunch of avocado on chia seed soda bread toast with poached eggs!

Address: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

Tube: Piccadilly (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

Price: £30

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Citadel Festival
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SUNDAY 16 JULY | 12PM

THE SPANDEX STAGE, CITADEL FESTIVAL

Lunge, squat and wind those hips at Citadel’s spanking new Spandex Stage featuring London’s fabulous fitness gurus. Hone your muscles and crunch that core to 80s beats and ballads with Frame, VOGA, Marawa’s Majorettes and more…

Address: Citadel Festival, Victoria Park, London

Tube: Mile End (District and Central), Bow Road (District), Stratford (Jubilee) and Bethnal Green (Central line).

Price: From £55

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        A destination for healthy hedonists that fuses the worlds of fitness, healthy food and drink.