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Best Boutique Work Outs London

Looking for a great workout in London? Blame it on the heatwave temperatures—and bare limbs— but this summer has left many of us wanting to strengthen, tone and reset our body. We asked one of The Chosen Club's style insiders and Executive Director of a leading London luxury PR Firm, Alexandra Delf, to share her favorite hidden fitness treasures around the city. From the hardcore to the most innovative, here's Alex's highlights of London’s exploding workout scene.

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1Rebel

An unbeatable combination of physical and mental exertion. At 1Rebel you'll find treadmill sprints, gradients and the deadly ‘parachute mode’ intermingled with weighted floor moves, all accompanied by a killer soundtrack. Post workout, you'll find a Smeg fridge full of ice-cold towels, infused with the most refreshing of essential oil, and a serious selection of excellent smoothies to recharge with.

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Terra Hale

Feel more virtuous than ever before about your workout. Meaning 'strong earth', London’s first eco-friendly, human-powered gym has a stylish yet still ethically focused vibe with vintage furniture, reclaimed wood, air filtering plants and bikes that pump power back into the grid. Hop on a people-powered treadmill, sweat, and help to save the planet, one spin class at a time.

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BXR

Rock your latest Varley purchase at one of London’s swankiest gyms. Situated in Marylebone, with IBF Heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s expertise behind it, BXR is a state-of-the-art boxing gym and the 'in' place to work up a sweat in. Although the gym floor is members only, PAYG members can still get in on the action with some seriously innovative classes. For a real heart pumper try Europe’s only Versaclimber class, a constant uphill climb- not for the faint hearted.

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FRAME

A feel good workout, with locations throughout London, Frame offers a hugely varied timetable, colour coded for ease. So whether you want to take it up a gear with Frame Cardio or embrace your inner diva at a Beyonce Dance Workshop, there really is a class here for everyone.

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F45

Pulse racing and action packed, not a minute is wasted in 45 minutes of high-octane functional training beamed in via video, with each workout clearly demonstrated on screens at each station. An Australian phenomenon, which has new studios popping up throughout London, each of their unique sessions (with 31 currently and more to come!) has a key focus area- combining HIIT, circuit training and functional training.

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KOBOX

Wanna be a lean mean fitness machine? With a tagline like ‘where fight club meets nightclub’, KOBOX is the place to start. Offering an intensive 50-minute session based on the fundamentals of boxing, you'll be led through a HIIT boxing work out that’s not only sweaty but also educational. Making boxing accessible for everyone, hands are also considered and protected by wraps and state-of-the-art aqua bags.

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Ministry Does Fitness

Take dancing around your room to the next level with Ministry Does Fitness where the beats are king. Get your groove on and take your workout higher with this unique workout. With purpose built stations fully equipped with battleropes, treadmills and weights, this is a high energy, timed workout designed to challenge at every stage. Previously the club’s hidden booze vault, you don’t have to go far for a post workout pick me up.

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The Louisa Drake Method

In a fitness rut and need to mix things up? Introducing the Louisa Drake Method (LDM) from ex-professional dancer Louisa Drake. Bringing her industry experience this ex-professional dancer has created a dynamic workout blending resistance, conditioning, cardio and stretch. Discover muscles you never knew existed with weighted Pilates moves and resistance bands for serious bottom sculpting. Photo credit: The Louisa Drake Method by photographer Oly Barnsely.

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Core Collective

On the doorstep to Holland Park, one of London’s most exclusive addresses, Core Collective is a sleek and stylish fitness destination. Try Velocity, 45 minutes of heart pumping high intensity circuit training featuring weighted box jumps and high knee sprints. Factor in some well earned recovery time in the luxurious changing rooms or with a post workout shake in the spacious lounge and café area upstairs.

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Manor

A new offering on the London fitness scene with no false promises or empty mantras, Manor has been founded by a team of ex-professional fighters and athletes. It aims to reinstall a genuine work ethic in fitness enthusiasts of all abilities. With 5 locations throughout London, Manor offers a high energy, friendly atmosphere to train in. For those who like to train hard, signature sessions at SW1 include Box Con, where pro-fighters take you through old school bag work outs, or Yard Work, a true strength and endurance challenge. With a philanthropic side including the organisation of charity boxing matches and supporting key London charities such as Ourmala, this is a team strongly rooted in London with a big heart.

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