Adidas Women’s Studio | Brick Lane

In London, decent gyms can cost a small fortune (and how I wish my local gym membership was cheaper) – but this year Adidas have launched their women’s only studio in Brick Lane. It’s completely FREE and they host weekly run clubs and classes. You just need to sign up via Facebook messenger and then you can pop along to any of their sessions. The schedule is announced and unlocked on a weekly basis, and then users can reserve spaces for all events.

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I’ve been going for a couple of weeks now and I’m becoming obsessed. So far I’ve been to a Barre class, HIIT workout, and this week I went to two yoga classes – I’m yet to sign up to any of their run clubs though!

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Given a 45 minute workout elsewhere in London can set you back £15 to £20, the Adidas Studio is a steal. The studio is located in a warehouse on Brick Lane, right opposite The Old Truman Brewery. It’s sleek and naturally-lit, with all white everything and potted plants.

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There’s also a cafe on the ground floor, hosted by Bel-Air. Their prices are pretty reasonable and if you’re booked into a morning class, I can guarantee you that you’ll want a coffee afterwards to help you face the day.

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The barre class I attended was hosted by Aimee Victoria Long. Having never done barre before I was pretty nervous as my balance is terrible, but she made me feel at ease. It’s definitely something I want to do more of.

I also loved my HIIT session, which was run by Lisanne van Sonsbeek, a PT from Move your Frame. The workout was similar to my usual gym sessions, but toward the end of the class she paired us up and made us workout with another girl in the group. Which really pushed us to work even harder for the last 10 minutes.

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The studio is open until October and it’s definitely something to get involved in.

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Adidas Women’s Studio, 152 Brick Lane, London, E1 5EG

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Junkyard Golf Club, Shoreditch

The Old Truman Brewery has literally been overtaken by a load of rubbish – in the form of crazy gold courses. Junkyard Golf Club originated in Manchester, and until August it will be in London’s Brick Lane. Navigate your way around jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses and treadmills.

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You can choose from three courses – Pedro, Frank, and Helga – each course is 9 holes long. Scott and I went last Friday evening and tried out Frank. It’s made up all entirely recycled rubbish and second hand goods, from a mock-up kennel, cereal boxes, and a worn out mobility scooter.

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They’ve got four different bars dotted around the course where you can grab a golf-themed cocktail like the Tee Diddy or Who’s Your Caddy.

Being the gym nut that I am, my favourite hole was ‘Witness the fitness’ in which you had to navigate your way around a treadmill. The last hole ‘Space invader’ was incredibility difficult, but a whole load of fun. Golf isn’t my forte, so it’s fair to say Scott beat me hands down.

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If you get peckish after you can treat yourself to nachos and hot dogs from some of the street food stalls.

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Junkyard Golf Club,  Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL