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18 luxury gyms and fitness classes to try in London in 2024

The most exclusive workouts to try this year

Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
Updated: 20 March 2024
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When it comes to keeping our New Year's fitness and exercise resolutions it helps if we actually enjoy our surroundings. 

From state of the art classes, to the most luxurious changing rooms these are the London-based gyms that are the crème de la crème for working out in style. Best of all? We tried and tested the finest classes from each one. 

So want to know what exclusive gyms are the go-to for London's glitterati? Here’s our round up of the very best luxury gyms and fitness classes.

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Heartcore's studio with yoga mats and warm lighting
Heartcore's studio is ultra-calming

Heartcore has several different outposts including St. John's Wood, Kensington and Notting Hill, but it was the Bayswater studio we visited. As soon as we stepped through the doors we felt cocooned in a sense of calm, with the space super-welcoming and relaxing. 

The trainers are all warm and approachable, but we particularly fell in love with Tifuh, who was the most gorgeous, spirited bundle of energy who made you feel like you could do anything.

Which class to try: The studio has just introduced three Heartcore On The Mat Infrared Classes;  Strength, Cardio and Flow, all performed in a toasty, infrared heated studio which helps lubricate muscles, relieve pain and boost your mood - plus it felt extra cosy because it was tipping it down outside. 

We booked in for Flow, which works on flexibility, body awareness, balance and core strength. It was certainly challenging, but Tifuh's incredible playlist soothed any weary muscles and empowered us to stick it out in the more challenging poses. 

The class promises to release built-up tension and stress through breathing, leaving you feeling calm, open and restored - and I certainly left the class feeling so much lighter than I arrived.

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Studio Fix

Studio Fix in High Street Kensington
Studio Fix in High Street Kensington

High Street Kensington's newest fitness destination has to be seen to be believed. The three-floor spot is bright and airy, with brushed gold finishings giving the space a high-end feel - and the changing rooms are more akin to a luxury spa than a workout studio. 

The gym has three studios with six different class concepts, and one of the stand-out features is that all classes are fully adaptable for wheelchair users.

Which class to try: We booked the Boxing class, which takes place in the downstairs studio, complete with floor-to-ceiling coloured lights which change in time with the pace of the class. 

TrainerSimi White took our class and was the perfect combination motivating to push attendees, as well as kind and chatty, so we didn't feel pressured or intimidated. Simi made us want to work hard and do well, because she was putting her all into coaching.

The session switched between boxing on the water bags, with Simi teaching professional techniques, strength sections and a touch of cardio to keep things challenging. The music was incredible too, with a mixture of Britney, Rihanna and Raye soundtracking the class.

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Dabbs Fitness

Dabbs Fitness
Dabbs Fitness is an intimate space

Dabbs Fitness' motto is 'training, not exercise' - and that's clear as soon as you walk through the entrance, tucked away in Mayfair. There's no shouting at you to do burpees or increase your reps - instead, you receive personalised coaching to help you get the best from your workout. 

Dabbs Fitness offers intimate classes, with no more than eight people per session, meaning you get one-on-one input from the expert trainers. The class feels more like a personal training appointment than a group session, with guidance on every move to ensure you're nailing it - and constantly improving. 

The space itself is fresh, with pristine equipment and minimalist decor - plus, they have Byredo hand care in the changing rooms, which gives the boutique space a tick in our book.

Dabbs Fitness gym
Dabbs Fitness offers small classes

Which class to try: The Dabbs Training Session focuses on strength training, with the gym's expert trainers helping you build muscle, improve posture and increase your overall strength. The class we tried included a variety of weighted moves including rows, squats and lunges, all mixed together so there's no chance to get bored. Each person chooses their own weight (as long as it challenges them), so there's no worry of getting left behind. You work at your own pace, and we guarantee you'll feel like you smashed your session by the end. 

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Remedi London

Remedi London lobby
Remedi London combines aesthetics and workouts

Aesthetics meets wellness at Remedi London, Battersea's ultra-chic, uber-relaxing space, where you can indulge in everything from face and body treatments to blissful yoga sessions to hypnotherapy and reiki. The lobby is among the most zen places you'll ever set foot, with plush seating and soothing music - but their yoga workouts are still seriously challenging.

Which class to try: Remedi's Kundalini yoga session has to be experienced to be understood. From breathing techniques to leg raises to making noises (yes, really) it's unlike anything we've tried before and left us with a sense of calm we've never felt post-yoga. While the session was relaxing, it was a challenge too, with repetitive movements making the session feel like a workout as well as a soothing hour. 

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Inside one of London's most luxurious gyms- bodyism© Instagram / @bodyism
Now that's what I call a chic workout area

Want to rub shoulders with models, celebrities and the occasional royal? Bodyism is the gym for you, located in London’s fashionable enclave of Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill the gym features Instagrammable interiors, an incredible smoothie bar and members only classes and private training sessions. Don’t miss out on the treatments either. 

Which class to try: Bodyism signature - the class has been carefully designed to strengthen and tone your whole body through a dynamic fusion of interval training, pilates and yoga, meditation and stretching. The classes are kept small for maximum coaching. 

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The Notting Hill studio is an impressive space© ClassPass
The Notting Hill studio is an impressive space

Psycle has been a constant in the schedule of London's gym fanatics for several years, loved for energetic spin classes and incredible reformer sessions, and the studio recently opened its latest location, in Victoria's lusted-after Eccleston Yards.

Just five minutes from the hustle and bustle of the busy station, the studio feels a world away from the hectic area, complete with flattering lighting, gorgeous decor and the iconic classes they're known for. 

Which class to try: As the name would suggest, Psycle is best known for Ride classes - and that's the session we'd recommend booking into. With fast-paced, incredibly fun classes, the 45 minutes fly by thanks to the energetic instructors. Look out for themed classes (we went to Beyonce V Drake) for the most amazing ride. 

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1Rebel changing rooms at the Bayswater location© Instagram / @1rebeluk
I would move into this changing room if i could

If you're into switching up your exercise routine then 1Rebel is a one-stop shop for all things boxing, pilates, cycling and resistance training. With several classes and location to choose from there's bound to be a 1Rebel studio near you. If you're someone who likes to work out before work, the St Mary Axe, Victoria and Broadgate studios offer a Rebel+Blow service which means you can book in a cut, blow wave and style post work out and walk out looking fresher than when you walked in.

Which class to try: "I have tried 1Rebel's reformer pilates class and it was amazing! As someone who isn't very fit and new to the art of reformer I found the teacher super helpful and the class extremely rewarding." - Hello! Fashion's Fashion Features Writer Orion Scott. 

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Bring a friend or two to your next class and call it a date© Instagram / @rowbotslondon
Bring a friend or two to your next class and call it a date

For those of you who are bored of all the bike-based exercise classes, there’s a new player in town. Rowbots does what it says on the tin, rowing machines but in an elevated high-tech setting and the best part is they mix interval training with the machines for maximum results, expect rowing, burpees and bum-lifting squats. If you thought this was just another fitness fad, you’d be wrong. They collaborate with Curate Beauty's founder to ensure that all the beauty products found in the changing rooms are everything you’d need post-workout,“We work closely with Samantha Freedman to ensure we continually have the best and most well-aligned brands in our changing rooms,” explains Rowbots.  

Which class to try: Recharge - the Sunday classes with Nickol will push you to your limit but are still bearable for beginners. The class combines Rowbot’s signature Switch On class with a 15-minute mobility flow session. 

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East of Eden

Inside the East of Eden yoga studio© East of Eden
East of Eden is the perfect spot for yoga and Reformer Pilates

If you're looking for a secluded bolthole to practice yoga and reformer Pilates in, East of Eden needs to be on your 'to-visit' list. Huddled away in a mews street in Walthamstow, the studio is charming and airy, with an abundance of plants making the space feel zen - plus there's a great cafe/shop on the ground floor selling local goodies for a post-class treat. 

Which class to try: We booked into Vinyasa Yoga and loved our teacher's laid-back teaching style. We visited in the midst of a heatwave (a distant memory now!) and she made sure to tailor the class to the absurd temperature, encouraging us to take it easy rather than go too hard in the hot weather. The pace was perfect and non-intimidating and we left in a relaxed haze of happiness. 

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Inside Equinox gym in Bishopsgate Lonodn© Equinox
The architect really popped off on the Bishopsgate location

Not only are the gym facilities absolutely elite, but all classes at Equinox are created and developed by the industry's best minds and taught by talented fitness instructors who test your limits and inspire results. Plus there are tons of member benefits for joining, it’s more of a private members club than a gym and it doesn’t get more luxury than that. 

Which class to try: Sculpt - If a long and lean body is your goal, their challenging conditioning classes will push you to sculpt, tone, and burn toward your transformation. 

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Elements by Retrofit

An aerial yoga class in session at Elements by Retrofit © Elements by Retrofit
Elements by Retrofit offers low-impact workouts

The immediately calming space is brand new, minimalist and ultra-modern, with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a zen vibe that washes over you, despite it being just a few minutes from bustling High Street Kensington. Specialising in aerial yoga and reformer Pilates, the classes are kept small, so it feels like a truly personal experience, with one-to-one guidance on hand. They also offer personal training. 

Which class to try: HELLO! fell head over heels, quite literally, for the aerial yoga session, which saw us suspended upside down, and swinging from side to side for a session that was super fun, yet left our muscles aching the next day.

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Circuit Society

Circuit Society in Bayswater
Circuit Society in Bayswater

Circuit Society just opened its newest outpost in Bayswater (joining the Camden and St. Albans sites) and if you've never tried one of their high-intensity classes, we seriously recommend booking in ASAP! 

No two classes are ever the same, with each bespoke 45-minute session combining cardio and weights for an ultra-challenging class that flies by. The session comprises six high-tech stations with six minutes spent at each, so there's no chance of getting bored - plus the trainers are super-encouraging if you start to get tired. One thing we particularly loved is that there are videos demonstrating the bodyweight moves, so alongside the IRL trainer, you can watch the clips for extra guidance. Circuit Society also offers 45-minute boxing and TRX classes, to mix up your training. We also need to mention the luxe surroundings, with changing rooms kitted out with rose gold GHD hair tools, plus the inviting reception which was home to a very cute spaniel when we called in. What's not to love?

Which class to try: Lower Body Circuit - if you want to work out your legs and glutes, this is the session to book into. 

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Roar Fitness

Roar founder Sarah Lindsay poses in front of a mirror at her gym, Roar Fitness© Instagram / @roarfitnessgirl
Roar founder Sarah Lindsay proves that Roar sessions really work

If you want dramatic results fast, you need to try Roar. Their ethos is all about producing results. Classes and intense personal training is held at their state-of-the-art Kensington studio and their small group sessions are never more than 10 people in every class with your own personal workout station and no equipment sharing. “Now is the time to get fitter, get stronger and get in your best shape. What are you waiting for?" says Roar.

Which class to try: The Mosh - Roar’s signature class is a 45-minute weight training session, targeting all the major muscle groups. The Mosh will get you working harder, lifting heavier and becoming a stronger version of yourself. 

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Nobu Portman Square Gym

Woman works out inside the  Nobu Hotel gym© Nobu Hotels
The gym is just as dreamy as the food and hotel rooms

Easily one of the most stylish in London, Nobu Portman Square in Marylebone boasts a comprehensive range of both traditional and cutting-edge treatments, as well as a state-of-the-art gym, pilates studio and juice bar.  They even have their own customised workout-tracking app to help you reach your goals. Stay fit, focussed and relaxed over 140 square meters of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment is available 24 hours a day.

Which class to try: Power Pilates -  Curated by Creative Director Marsha Lindsay, guests can book from three signature pilates classes, each with a different focus: Power, Precision and Pure. Power is a high-energy HIIT-style Pilates class and the first of its kind to deliver fast-flow fusion Pilates incorporating innovative jump-board choreography and up-tempo moves designed to build strength, length and endurance. 

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Who doesn't love working out under a red hue© Recom Solutions
Who doesn't love working out under a red hue

Barry's workouts are not for the weak. Instructors will push you to your limits as you tackle a 50/50 HIIT split of treadmill and floor work, alternating muscle focus to ensure the body gets a balanced workout and proper time to recover. You'll have to hustle for that muscle in Barry's classes, which encourage you to run faster and lift heavier. The fully-equipped red room promises pumping music and premium weights, while the ultra-luxe changing rooms are akin to a five-star hotel.

Which class to try: Total Body - Go hard or go home, right? Rotate between killer sprints and ab-n-ass burning weights, while also tackling your core, back and arms. There's a reason why Barry's classes can burn up to 1000 calories in an hour. We'll meet you in the red room. 

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Lanesborough Spa

Inside the pool room of Lanesborough Club & Spa
A few laps in the luxury pool also counts as working out

Boasting one of London’s best hidden gems, an art deco pool which will make you feel as though you’ve just entered a scene from The Great Gatsby, the Lanesborough gym is one of the most discerning health clubs in London. Once you use their hotel-grade changing rooms you might never want to go back to a regular gym again. 

Which class to try: Personal training - Want a fully tailored PT service? This is the gym for you. Members are supplied with their own dedicated plan to further their fitness, nutrition and energy levels and after each session, you get a bespoke nutritional shake to re-nourish the body and mind.

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Lanserhof at The Arts Club

Fresh blooms in the gym? Yes please!© The Arts Club London
Fresh blooms in the gym? Yes please!

The Arts Club in London is a private members club which is also home to an elegant gym, where members can enjoy unlimited studio classes, book personal training sessions. The best part is you don't actually need to be an Arts Club member to get access to the gym as it offers a separate 'Active' membership for the exclusive facilities. The innovative Lanserhof Concept combines holistic medicine with regeneration and prevention and focuses on a personalised, holistic approach to fitness optimisation.

Which class to try: Reformer Pilates - Instructor Barry Jung will guide you on the reformer machine making sure you get a more dynamic and intensive work out than mat-based Pilates. The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion, and is ideal for its ability to improve an individual’s core strength. 

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If it's good enough for the Goop gals, it's good enough for us© Goop
If it's good enough for the Goop gals, it's good enough for us


The borough of Chelsea is home to one of London’s most sought-after gyms, KX. A membership is an investment in every aspect of your health. Founded in 2002, the gym boasts spa facilities as well as industry-leading wellness technology. They also have a members-only restaurant and club room that can be booked for private hire. 

Which class to try: Dance Burn - KX’s fun-filled dance classes include simple choreography and high-energy cardio moves paired with barre style exercises that will sculpt your limbs. Based on class participation, it’s how all the top influencers and London models keep fit.

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