The art of refining, where unwanted substances are removed… be it weekend toxins or stale stagnant energy, switch it up for a dose of endorphins at The Refinery, the fitness playground bursting with mattitude.
Located in a sleekly designed underground bunker with tunnels, low ceilings and exposed concrete, classes include everything from mindfulness mediation to a drumming style workout using weighted drumsticks engineered for exercising.
Classes include ‘Disco Barre’ with Sophie Ritchie – a ballet barre based workout set to underground disco and house favourites, Derrier @ Haus of Barre9 – an intense barre-based conditioning workout, focusing on lifting the…(you guessed it) and the aptly named Happy Hour @ The Barre where you can say ‘cheers’ to your body and make new friends sans hangover!
For some post-workout fuel, shower off and head to The Well Kitchen, a snug, independent cafe over the road serving great coffees and breakfasts (smashed avocado, baked eggs and beans, that sort of thing) or take a 10 minute stroll to Palm Vaults one of London’s most Instagrammable coffee haunts thanks to a menu of rainbow lattes and Wes Anderson style décor!
Address: 14 Collent St, Hackney, London, E9 6SG
Tube: Hackney Central (Overground)
Price: First timers – £5. Monthly subscription to unlimited class pass – £99
Other classes: yoga, pilates, pound, ballet and boxing