IF SWEATING OUTSIDE WITH MATES IS YOUR JAM THEN GRITSPOT COULD BE FOR YOU. WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE CITY ITS EASY TO GET YOUR FITNESS HIT WHENEVER YOU NEED IT...
WHEN: Monday 18.30pm Cardio HIT and Tuesday 19.30pm Strength.
WHERE: Various locations in Mitte, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg and Schonberg.
THE DEAL: Outdoor circuit-based work-outs, combining high intensity and strength conditioning moves with heart-rate monitoring, so you can track your progress throughout. They also now have a couple of indoor studios to protect from the winter cold.
THE WORK-OUT: Every work-out is different but tend to be cardio focused. Each class runs for forty five minutes and is performed whilst wearing a heart-rate monitor to track how hard you are working. The work-outs are organised across a circuit of varying exercises (think squats, rowing, slam balls, crunches, planks and push-ups) and often are completed with a partner or a few others. A few minutes of extra high intensity 'challenges' were thrown in for good measure.
THE PRICE: First-timers can sign up for a free two week trial, which seems pretty generous to us. However, to become a full-time member it costs €90 for unlimited sessions. €60 will get you eight sessions a month and €36 just four per month. This seems pretty pricey to us when a medium Urban Sports Club membership will get you unlimited classes across 488 different places for €59 (plus Beat 81 is on Urban Sports Club!).
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