Looking for some fun, high intensity fitness events for women in London this autumn? Try these out for size.
Autumn is here, which means that the darker mornings and chillier evenings could very well affect your exercise routine. In fact, it can easily make you want to skip a gym session. And the change in season is particularly unhelpful if you’re only just starting out on your fitness journey.
But, at times like these, the sisterhood is a powerful thing. The support of the women around us can encourage us to push through – especially when there are so many fun fitness events on our doorsteps in London.
With supportive female-focused events popping up all over London, you can improve your fitness with other women around you.
From drag queen dance classes to silent discos in the woodlands, we think these fantastic-sounding fitness events in London will inspire you to jump into the action, and hopefully make some new friends too.
#TwerkAfterWork by Bam Bam Boogie
Does the idea of going for a jog make you want to nod off? Spice up your fitness routine by improving your twerking skills, at one of the #TwerkAfterWork classes. The routines combine HIIT, cardio and mediation practices for a 360-degree workout to chart music, Afrobeats, Soca and Dancehall tracks.
How much? Individual classes are priced at £11.25.
Where is it? Studio B, 130 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RS
When is it? Classes take place throughout the week at 7pm.
Silent Disco Fitness Highgate Wood by London Jungle Runners
Fancy a rave in the great outdoors but without the hangover? Well Silent Disco Fitness Highgate let’s you dance and workout while listening to some serious beats in the woods. Drum and bass dance style routines are woven between short runs, games and playful workouts. You can challenge yourself by extending the routine.
How much? £12
Where is it? Highgate Woods, London N10 3JN
When is it? Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11am.
Drag Aerobics by Dolly Trolley Drag
Unleash your inner drag queen with Drag Aerobics’ fabulous dance workshops, and you’ll be shimmying your heart out in no time. Classes involve all of your favourite dance classics and “camp anthems” to help you get in the mood to learn steps which may consist of, but are not limited to, strutting, sassing, swish-bishing and twerking.
Taking all of the seriousness out of working out, not only are these dances hilarious and feel good, but there’s post work-out prosecco on offer too.
How much? £13-15
Where is it? Trapeze Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, East London, EC2A 3HX
When is it? Wednesdays throughout September and October.
Girls Gone Rx
Feel doubly good by raising awareness for breast cancer while working out. This is Girls Gone RX’s third London event, which sees teams battle it out through a series of workout-based competitions. It supports the About Breast Cancer charity by donating 8% of your event score to it.
The best news? Prizes are given to the top three teams – so it’s sure to bring out your competitive side for the ultimate day of working out.
How much? Free
Where is it? 1 New Change, London, England, EC4M 9AD
When is it? 14 September 8 am - 4pm
You might have heard of Tough Mudder, the hardcore fitness events that see hordes of exercise enthusiasts running through mud, jumping over obstacles and completing what appear to be some of the most tiring courses we could imagine. Well, born out of the Tough Mudder family comes Mudder Women, the same kinds of thing but exclusively for women meaning those that might feel uncomfortable going to the bigger events have a more female-focused environment to compete in.
How much? from £65
Where is it? Holmbush Estate, Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road, Faygate , RH12 4SE
When is it? 21 and 22 September
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Stylist Strong is a fitness brand specialising in strength training specifically tailored for women. Our classes are designed to build both physical and mental strength in a smart and informed way.
So, whether you’re a beginner or already have strength-training experience, Stylist Strong has a class to suit you. Come and try our strength-based classes at our own purpose-built studio at The AllBright Mayfair.
Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.