The summer of 2018 will live long in the memory but, as Future Islands once sung, seasons change, and with it comes a chance to start afresh. If you’re looking to renew or ramp up your workout efforts this autumn, then you’re in luck – as Adam Bloodworth profiles five of the best event creators putting on epic workouts this autumn. Click ‘follow’ on these five to stay in touch and stay in shape.
You follow your favourite artists, venues, and restaurants on Instagram. Now, you can follow your favourite event creators on Eventbrite. Hit the “follow” button on these pages to make sure you never miss tickets to your top events. You’ll get an email from Eventbrite whenever a new event goes on sale so you’ll never have to experience FOMO again.
For the starlet within: Mads MyDivalution
Learn “the art of DIVALUTION!” at these fabulous A-list dance classes, where you’ll get to emulate the likes of Whitney, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna and Tina while working up a sweat. The classes are made for amateurs and professionals looking for an out-of-body experience inspired by their favourite icons. And no you can’t have your own diva-style rider.
Pineapple Studios, Fitness First Liverpool Street & Other Locations | £7 – £45
For single Londoners: Right-Path-Fitness
Right-Path-Fitness are a team of personal training specialists with a difference. Their latest event, Dateercise (which we hear will become a regular event), combines fitness with speed dating and it sounds pretty decent. Punters are coupled with prospective partners to perform twelve different exercises, tailor-made to be enjoyed as a couple. And if Dan from Streatham’s Downward Dog isn’t luring you to rip his clothes off, don’t sweat it – there’ll be eleven other partners you can get up close and personal with instead.
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green | £25
For Scandi-style workouts: Swedish Fit®
If London’s traditional exercise classes feel a bit too British for your liking, then Swedish Fit’s eccentric approach could be right up your street. Their sessions are described as high intensity, but the emphasis is on enjoyable, carefree and communal cardio and stretching, which sets them aside from their competitors. You can pay per session too, and turn up as often as you like. At £6 a pop it’s an absolute steal.
Various Locations | Prices Vary
For clubbing vibes: New Motion Fitness
The team at New Motion Fitness are passionate about combining clubbing with exercise. There’s a live DJ at every session, and workouts vary depending on the genre and tempo of the music. Classes are soundtracked by bass and house music, and exercises range from cardio to to strength training to focusing purely on dancing. In fitness terms, it’s a rave new world.
Lightbox, Vauxhall | £16
For high intensity: Maihem Events
If working out to house music isn’t your thing, try a session with Maihem Events, who draw their sonic inspiration from the Middle East and North Africa. Expect unusual drum beats and lesser-heard soundscapes. Don’t expect these classes to be about chilled musical discovery: Maihem lay on full body workouts combining HIIT, cardio and (presumably internationally inspired?) dance workout styles.
Various Locations | First class is £5