Another Space - HIIT

ANOTHER BOUTIQUE FITNESS FAVOURITE THAT NEVER FAILS TO DRUM UP A SWEAT AND SEDUCE US WITH ITS SEXY TRAINERS (AND STUDIO SET-UP).

WHERE: Another Space, 4-10 Tower Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP, London.

TUBE: Covent Garden.

THE DEAL: Another Space is exactly what you expect from boutique fitness. The studio offers high intensity training which mixes boxing with strength and power exercises off the bag, alongside dynamic yoga and cycle - the classic cardio favourite. The facilities are slick, the trainers are pros and the crowd don’t take themselves too seriously so newcomers will feel right at home. Plus they do smoothies which are de-licious.

THE WORK-OUT: HIIT 45 is a fast and furious class which mixes high intensity boxing with strength and sweat moves on the floor with weights and sand bags. When class start the lights go down, the music blares (which is synced to a light display) and your instructor starts to pump you up for the work ahead. A short mobility warm-up gets the heart going before you move straight into hard and fast drills on the bag. Half the class start on the bag and the other half on the floor, before switching over at intervals. The instructors are motivating and sexy as hell, so their shouts of encouragement and occasional barking orders quickly get you in the zone. If you don’t do boxing regularly then you will be reminded how bloody tiring it is - so much so that time on the floor is welcome relief. That is until you have to do a minute of burpees, followed by a minute of pike press-ups. Don’t be surprised if you leave the studio feeling starving, this class will be firing up your metabolism for hours after. The studio also offers a shortened version of this class in 35 minutes (HIIT 35) perfect for a quick sweat before work, or even a sneaky session in your lunch-break. Fitness doesn’t get more efficient than this.

FYI: Another Space has a second studio located in Bank.

THE PRICE: A single class is £22 and a 5 class pack is £99. Boxing glove rental £1 per go.

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