Free yoga, free HIIT workshops, 80s-style aerobics, the RideLondon ballot, and loads of stuff on rooftops, August my friends is definitely here
Yogasphere Yoga Brunch at Buddha Bar
Every Sunday from 2 August-end September, £55
Buddha bar, Knightsbridge
We’re having ourselves a little L+L yoga outing to this event on Sunday so we’ll report back, but it all sounds pretty, darn aces. You get a detox smoothie on arrival then, after a one-hour yoga class, there’s a three-course wellness brunch (you can choose from veg, meat or fish options when booking) and cocktail. Once you’ve eaten the tunes come on with DJs playing until the early evening. Goodie bags too.
Yogasphere also do yoga at the top of the Shard, which I’m going to on Saturday. Expect to see hundreds of pix on Instagram.
Rep & Curl HIIT Fit 8 workout
8 August, 15.30-17.00
Ballet Rambert, London
HIIT Fit 8 is a new, do-anywhere, eight-week online fitness programme, combining nutrition guides and high-intensity workouts. Founder Jade Martinez, a fitness model and trainer, is launching the programme with a free workout session, that’s open to everyone. There’ll be a live DJ, healthy snacks and giveaways, and, of course, loads of lovely sweating care of some intense bodyweight workouts.
Reserve your place here.
Prudential RideLondon 2016 ballot opens
This will be the fourth year of the 100-mile London-Surrey bike ride – we’ve done it twice and it is epic! Taking place on closed roads through beautiful countryside and major London sights, it’s getting more and more popular each year (probably since we started doing it). For 2015 there were 25,000 places and more than 86,000 applicants, so get your name down smartish.
Ride & Yoga
13 August, 18.30, £20
Psycle Canary Wharf
There’s a special ride at indoor cycling studio Psycle next Thursday. After a 45-minute bike session it’s up to the new Crossrail Place Roof Garden for an hour of yoga and some re-energising Energy Kitchen smoothies. (There’s time to change inbetween if you get as sweaty as we do at indoor cycle classes.)
Discover Strala Yoga
15 August, 14.00
Bussey Building, Peckham
This free class from yoga clothing specialists Catalyst Activewear will introduce you to Strala Yoga. Invented by Tara Stiles, Strala is designed to clear the body and mind and help you find your best health. After the 75-minute class there’ll be healthy snacks, a splash of prosecco (yes!) and the chance to browse the Catalyst Activewear collection.
Yogahaven London Summer Yoga Party
16 August, 12.00
Clapham Common Bandstand
Celebrate summer with a free open-air Vinyasa Flow yoga session led by Charlie Morgan. Just rock up at Clapham Common with your mat from midday, the 75-minute yoga session starts at 13.00, and there are free Bounce Balls and Vita Coco Coconut Water after. We’re going!
21 August, 19.00, from £30
Secret West London rooftop
The latest event from Secret Urban Escape is all about boxing. Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer Shane Collins will be leading an hour long boxing-based fitness workout with a skipping, shadow boxing, punching, sweat-dripping circuit. Afterwards there’s food from paleo street stall Feed Me Primal, which is a bit rubbish for veggies as there’s a choice of pulled pepper chicken or rump steak tostada.
As always with these events, the exact location is a closely guarded secret until just before. It’s a rooftop somewhere near Paddington is all we’ve got to go on.
80s Aerobics at Pop Brixton
25 August, 19.00, £15
Get your grapevine on, boutique fitness studio FRAME is on the move bringing 80s-style aerobics to Brixton’s coolest new space Pop – full of restaurants, bars and shops. There’ll be a killer workout to all your favourite 80s tunes, and a healthy juice afterwards from Pop Juice bar Home Grown.
Book now for September!
FRAME Pot Luck Yoga Picnic with Deliciously Ella
2 September, 17.00
Lewis Cubit Park, King’s Cross
This is free but it’ll book up quick – such is the adoration for healthy food blogger Deliciously Ella. Turn up with your yoga mat for an hour of Vinyasa Yoga and then chow down on a healthy picnic. The idea is that you bring a dish that will feed four and everyone shares. This being Deliciously Ella though, the emphasis is on healthy food so dishes must be gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free and refined sugar free – all of which makes us want to turn up with sausage rolls and a basket of Scotch eggs.
Call Frame reception to book on 020 7033 1855.
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