Beat the bulge: One Wandsworth gym shows keeping fit doesn’t have to be boring


Unique classes might tempt you to get back on track with your New Year’s resolutions


By Hattie Lee, Tom Mcleod and Pete Thompson 

With March just around the corner, there is a strong possibility that most South West Londoners have already abandoned their fitness New Year resolutions.

Even though health clubs see a 12% increase in membership in January, making it the highest month for gym intake, it only takes the average woman six days after New Year to quit her healthy routine.

This is why gyms like Pure Gym in Wandsworth have introduced new and unique classes to maintain their members’ enthusiasm throughout the year.

Classes from spinning and Pure Pump to the more extreme and unique of TRX suspension cables and the Power-Plate workout have been introduced to the class programme.

The Power-Plate uses vibrations to reach the fibres of the body that are not targeted during a normal workout and can be used with additional weights.


Personal trainer Gonzalo Norona says that it is a very beneficial exercise and useful for a full body workout for those people who don’t like monotonous cardiovascular exercise.

Assistant Gym Manager Hollie Miles also believes classes have many advantages compared with an individual workout.

“It motivates you being with a group instead of just coming to the gym to do your own session,” she said. 

“If you know there’s a class, you’ve got an instructor who is there to push you all the way through and there’s a mixture of people there as well. It’s a group effort whereas if you just come to the gym and get on a bike for 25 minutes there’s not so much to it.”

If TRX or the power plate hasn’t tempted you to get off the treadmill, keep an eye out for some more reviews of South West London’s most innovative ways to get fit. 

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