Essex Health: Where to get fit in Essex
PUBLISHED: 10:09 19 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:09 19 January 2017
Jacob Ammentorp Lund
The start of a new year and hopes of being healthier have always seemed to go hand in hand. For those of you whose resolutions are to whip yourself into better shape, here are 7 perfect places in Essex for getting fit
1. Repose Studio, Buckhurst Hill
Do you struggle to find the spare time to fit in a full workout after work? As specialists in the Power Plate workouts, Repose Studio provides those with busy schedules a refreshing and manageable option to weight loss and exercise. It’s said that 25 minutes on the plate is equivalent to an hour at the gym – no wonder the Power Plate has been endorsed by various celebrities for its benefits. Repose offers a range of fun and affordable classes as well as PT sessions, ‘mini-gym’, sports massage and treatments and health products and advice.
2. CoreFit Pilates, The Loft, Buckhurst Hill
The CoreFit Pilates mantra is simple: make exercise simple, fun and accessible for everyone. Their philosophy is that a strong core is the key to health and fitness, so their classes are small and personal, focusing on core strengthening and stability. Instructors Sandra and Emma both have a wealth of experience in Pilates, Yoga, HIIT and Mat workouts, allowing you to be challenged but still reach your fitness goals in your own time.
3. PT Studio One, Ilford
This Ilford-based elite fitness training academy boasts a custom made indoor boot camp studio. PT Studio One covers all bases for their clients’ training and fitness needs – with workout program design, nutrition plans, sports massage and 1-to-1 training with their fully qualified, on-hand PTs.
4. Zero Gravity, Loughton
Specialising in Reformer Pilates and HIIT 30, Zero Gravity operates out of their luxury boutique-style exercise studio in Loughton. Reformer Pilates is an innovative, dynamic form of Pilates that utilises a ‘Pilates Reformer’, an exclusive piece of equipment only found in LA and endorsed by celebrities and athletes internationally. These machines combined with the 60-minute traditional Pilates workout will target muscles you probably weren’t even aware you had. Their trainers pride themselves on setting the highest standard in the industry and will strive to help you reach your goals in a healthy and happy environment.
5. DanceBox, Loughton/Woodford
Founded by professional dancer Illana Gambrill, DanceBox classes are perfect if you’re looking for a fun, alternative way to lose weight or tone up those muscles. Taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays out of Studio ELB in Loughton and Woodford High School, the classes fuse high energy cardio, core workouts and dance routines to help you build fitness and have fun doing it. After travelling the world as a dancer, Illana has gained extensive experience and is passionate about sharing it with her clients.
6. The Only Way Is CrossFit (TOWIC), Woodford
TOWIC began in 2013 around the ideas of community and fitness and an aim to improve the quality of health for anyone who wanted to get involved. CrossFit is well known for being extreme and challenging, with regularly changing workouts based around functional movements performed in high intensity, explosive workouts. The coaching staff is renowned for their passion and ability to push you to past your limits.
7. A Balanced Life (ABL), Loughton
ABL in Loughton prides itself on being authentic and innovative and with a focus on Pilates and yoga, they tout themselves as being the fitness studio for all. Regardless of your age, weight or ability level, their style and approach to fitness will suit you. Also on offer in their bright and spacious studio, complete with the latest top quality sports equipment, are various sports therapies, including hydro and sports massage, as well as nutrition advice and supplements.