More dance-class-in-the-dark-with-glow-sticks than a rave, Clubbercise classes are offered at a variety of locations around London, and for varying levels of impact, so you can chose the intensity that suits you. Get your hearts and fists pumping to good ol' 90s throwback anthems, chart toppers and disco hits. The routines themselves are easy to follow along with - what gets you going is the speed and intensity of the way you move it and shake it according to the song. We recommend the classes at Fire Nightclub if you're going for a more authentic rave-y vibe, but there are Clubbercise classes at five locations around London, just enter your postcode on their site to find one close to you!
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Rave at Gym Box
With a selection of classes offered in-house at Gym Box gyms, the Rave class is a fun, unpretentious way to work out, featuring glow-in-the-dark props and a psychedelic atmosphere. The class combines classic cardio moves with dance fitness routines. Lights, music, and plenty of action await! The Rave class, being one of the most popular ones at Gym Box, is offered at all their locations. Unfortunately you do need to be a member to attend (unless you can snatch a buddy pass off a friend), but they have pay-as-you-go options for those who are wary to commit to a full month's membership.
LDN Brunch Club
Put brunch on the end of anything and it instantly sounds more appealing, hey? This Sunday running club switches it up every week with different tourist-y routes around London - Greenwich Park, Westminster, Hampstead Heath - followed by a group brunch at a nearby cafe or restaurant. We think that's worth getting out of bed for. The Sunday running club is only open to members, so check back to their website to see if they're accepting new runners. They also hold a body conditioning class for runners at Basefit Shoreditch every Wednesday, and a runner's yoga class with Fat Buddha Yoga, both of which are open to non-members.
If you're tired of the same old grapevines and turnsteps at your boring, mainstream aerobics class then tun up di ting at Reggae Aerobics. This upbeat aerobics class, soundtracked to reggae and dub, incorporates Caribbean and African-inspired dance moves into the routine. They claim that you can burn up to 750 calories in a session - we don't know about that, but we know it's super fun. Book online for the Tuesday session at Islington Arts Factory and watch out for other classes happening in North.