When it comes to fitness, London is your oyster. With a new range of fitness classes opening every week, we really are spoilt for choice when thinking about getting fit! This weekend I took my training to the next level and stepped into the Form Studios based in Notting Hill (just off Portobello Road).
Forms workout concept, called METcore, takes reformer pilates to the next level in a 50 minute workout. The workout combines the strength training of pilates and HIRT (High intensity resistance training). This workout is perfect for those of us with a busy, tight schedule and leaves you burning fat for hours after the class. Forget running on the treadmill and getting bored in the gym, this 50 minutes will be the best workout of your life. The time goes so quickly as your always on the move and with a maximum on 9 people to a class, you're getting the full attention from your trainer. For my first class I had Elissa, the founder of form, helping through each stage of the workout and pushing you to the next level. She was an absolute dream of a trainer who really motivated you to keep going and work through the burn. And if the idea of a quick, fat burning, body sculpting workout isn't good enough for you - The first class is free! Completely free.
If you're anything like me, then you'll probably be left feeling pretty overwhelmed and bambi-legged, but the Form studios is equipped with Botanic Lab juices to get you refueled. Botanic Lab drinks are a selection of pure, organic juices which I've heard a lot about in the past few months.
I opted for the REFUEL drink which is a mix of charcoal, raw cane, raw japanese vuzu and lemon. But in real terms, what does it do? For me, I felt as if the class took everything out of me and during this point I'd reach for the easiest sugar boost; a chocolate bar. Things are a little different now that I've found Botanic Lab. The REFUEL drink replenshises your blood sugar levels almost immediately and takes away the harsh edge of that powerful workout, leaving you feeling more energised and removing those sugar cravings. If you want to try them out for yourself, then head over to the Form Studios or buy a pack here