BLOK | Hackney, London

A perfect combination of fitness and design. Aesthetically pleasing studio and physically demanding classes. One of Wallpaper’s best gyms in the world.

I did Boxing with Kenny – an accustomed fighter himself, he led a cardio intensive class with a touch of technique in the bright, fully equipped studio 1. It was a combination of bag and floor drills, light sparring and agility drills to fire up your inner Rocky.

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I also had a peek at the other rooms before taking a nice shower with their Bamford toiletries – they looked like something out of a design catalogue.

If I didn’t live so far out I would be a regular here. I hope they have plans to open a second studio closer to central some time soon…

Sweat index: 7 (Boxing)

Classes: HIIT, Boxing, Calisthenics, Yoga, Barre – anything you can think of.

Price: Free first class for first timers / £14 per single class / Available on Classpass

Amenities: Freshen up with free Bamford toiletries. Shower towels are £1. Wraps and gloves provided free of charge (but you may want to bring your own if you’re a clean freak like me).

Address: The Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8BQ, UK

Website: https://www.bloklondon.com/

Instagram: @bloklondon

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