Form Studios | West
Located on the corner of Portobello, this bijoux boutique became an instant hit with the West London crowd, garnering many a Tatler Gym Award. The pilates based, high intensity class centres around the MOTR – half reformer, half foam roller that you can lie on, stand on and kneel on while using resistance bands in a range of movements.
The brainchild of celeb trainer Elissa El Hadj, her workout blends the agility lengthening and toning of Pilates with a surge of high intensity called the SPEED 8 – a circuit blast of SkiErg (a Nordic skiing simulator, a bit like rowing standing up), TRX and Kettlebells to leave you with a major endorphin rush. We recommend a class with Imogen for her down to earth vibe!
A word of warning… grippy or pilates socks are essential (we’ve been told off for not wearing them). There is a shower on site but best to head home before going anywhere fancy like 2 Michellin star restaurant The Ledbury just a few doors down. For a casual brunch or ‘grab and go’ goodness, head to raw vegan café NAMA Foods or Bodyism’s Clean and Lean Café for a Protein Excellence shake.
Address: 77 Lonsdale Rd, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DF
Tube: Bayswater (Circle & District), Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle & District) or Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Price: £130 (5 class pack)