Don’t get us wrong, the gym can be daunting. There’s the constant worry of not keeping up with the workouts in classes, not feeling ‘good’ enough to fit in or just the thought of people seeing you work up a not so flattering boob sweat - eek, we've all been there. But one gym that helps us feel at home is Gymbox, London’s trendy fitness company that’s home to unique energising exercises classes and nightly resident DJs.
Home to ten London sites, Gymbox is revolutionising the way we workout, offering a bounty of exercise classes that'll not only get your blood pumping but are also super fun! They offer something for everyone, from spin sessions to strengthening workouts, but we want to steer your attention to their aerial offering.
Whether you're just starting your journey or you're a fitness veteran, aerial is a great way to workout, tone up and have fun. And Gymbox offers ten different variations on the fitness style, from aerial hoop and trapeze to superfly that'll see you quite literally flying around the room. Here's why you should give it a go...
It's a chance to try something new
Sometimes the hardest part is actually just starting. Gymbox offers a wide range of aerial classes so you’re able to try out a few and see what works best for you. Go simple and kickstart your aerial journey with aerial yoga, a class that’ll help put your yoga poses to the test a few feet from the ground. Or, see how circus performers train with the Cirque It class, where you’ll build the power of a lion, the bravery of a daredevil and the upper body strength of an acrobat.
For something totally unique, try Superfly. It’s a bungee fitness class that’ll see you strapped into a harness before you jump, float and glide above the ground. It’s a great class for those who struggle to find the motivation to get their sweat on as it’s active, fun and will see you stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new.
You’ll strengthen all areas of your body
Whether you’re looking to tone up your legs, strengthen your core or lose weight through cardio, aerial classes can target all aspects of the body. Different classes target different areas. Hoops will see you tone and strengthen, as well as help promote flexibility and balance, while Superfly can feel like you’ve been running on a treadmill for 20 minutes as you learn to leap, jump and fly.
Even after your first session, you’ll see your body work muscles that are often forgotten or ignored and feel your body head towards a healthier, stronger self.
There are classes for all abilities
Just because you’ll be using a lot of upper arm and core strength doesn’t mean aerial classes are just for the more advanced. If you’re just starting out, Gymbox’s Trapeze classes require no previous experience and will see you build up the strength and make you want to run off with the circus… Meanwhile, Superfly is an energetic way to burn calories whilst having fun.
It’s a great way to meet like-minded people
Joining a gym and putting yourself out there is terrifying but Gymbox’s classes will see you ease into the exercises and you’ll quickly become a pro in no time.
The classes are small and intimate and the instructors are really friendly and will put you at ease, taking you through each exercise step-by-step. They are a great way to meet like-minded individuals who share your passions and everyone in the class is there to workout but also have a good time.
Most importantly, it’s fun!
We can’t stress this enough! Every aerial class is designed around working out but also around fun. Let yourself be free and you’ll be channelling your inner aerialist in just the first class.