The Best Outdoor Exercise Classes in London

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Al fresco fitness in the capital

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Keen to stay on track with your fitness regime, but distracted by the sunshine? Have the best of both worlds by heading to one of the many outdoor exercise classes taking place across the capital. 

Best Outdoor Exercise Classes in London

Rooftop Yoga at Ham Yard Hotel

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How does rooftop yoga amid olive trees and meadows of wild flowers sound? Ham Yard Hotel has launched a new series in collaboration with Third Space, offering 45-minute hatha yoga classes every Saturday followed by a healthy brunch in Ham Yard Restaurant. Book tickets via designmynight.com

Paola’s Body Barre

Feel the burn like never before at one of the outdoor classes from Paola’s Body Barre. A mixture of pilates, cardio, strength, ballet and dance-based moves, classes are harder than the average barre class. But your body will thank you for it – after just a few sessions you’ll feel leaner, stronger and more toned. Classes are taking place in Bishop’s Park, and all you need to bring is a mat and a resistance band. £10 per class, paolasbodybarre.com

Paddleboarding with Active 360

Bored of your workout routine? Mix things up with a stand up paddle boarding session on the Thames. Active360 is running classes at a number of locations across the city, including Kew Bridge, Paddington, Putney and Brentford Lock. Stand up paddle boarding is somewhat easier to master than other water sports, but still provides a full body workout. active360.co.uk

Psycle London

 

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Head to Battersea Park or Regent’s Park to sweat with the Pscyle team, who are running 45-minute strength bootcamps every Wednesday and Saturday. psyclelondon.com

Pop Up at the Beach

 

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Foreign holidays may seem a long way off at the moment – but fear not: there are sandy shores closer to home. Fulham’s beach-inspired hotspot, Neverland London, is offering 75-minute yoga flows on Saturday mornings, led by Cassie McClements, founder of Pop Up Yoga Club. £20 per class including entry to Neverland London and a vegan treat, popupyogaclub.com

Swift Fitness

 

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You’ll burn hundreds of calories in a session with Swift Fitness, which runs al fresco workouts in various parks across the city including Clapham Common and Highbury Fields. Think interval training, circuits and team games. swiftfitnessgroup.co.uk

Running

Hampstead Heath

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Head to one of London’s many, vast and green parks for a proper dose of that ‘outdoors’ feeling – that’s conveniently also totally free. If your local park isn’t quite cutting it anymore , check out our the most scenic running routes in London here.

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