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State-of-the-art su­per-gyms are tak­ing work­outs to higher lev­els. So hit one of these…

Esquire (UK) - - Style - by Tom Mack­lin

Our col­lec­tive ea­ger­ness to bet­ter our bod­ies grew the value of the UK fit­ness in­dus­try to £4.7bn in 2016, while gym mem­ber­ships num­bered al­most 10m (one-in-seven of us). It’s per­haps un­sur­pris­ing, then, that a whole host of new su­per-gyms, each with its own fit­ness USP, are set to open across Lon­don this win­ter. Here’s my guide to the best. BEST FOR BOX­ING

12X3 Founded by for­mer mid­dleweight world cham­pion Dar­ren Barker and Rep­ton Box­ing Club and Eng­land team cap­tain

Ryan Pickard, 12X3 of­fers high-end fa­cil­i­ties and the op­por­tu­nity to work one-on-one with pro­fes­sional-level box­ers. 76 Alie Street, E1; 12x3­gym.co.uk BEST FOR ROW­ING

META­BOLIC LON­DON Group row­ing fi­nally ar­rives in Lon­don cour­tesy of Meta­bolic’s glossy new 370sq m gym. Its meta-row class is a bru­tal work­out while the gym also pro­vides cal­is­then­ics and per­sonal train­ing. Greater Lon­don House, Hamp­stead Road, NW1;

metabol­i­clon­don.com BEST FOR LUX­URY

E ST JAMES’S BY EQUINOX An ex­clu­sive wellness club com­plete with a concierge, this op­u­lent space is de­signed by award-win­ning ar­chi­tects Woods Bagot. No­table fea­tures in­clude a state-of-the-art strength floor and a pre­ci­sion run­ning zone with cus­tomised Wood­way tread­mills and oxy­gen-boost­ing O2 va­por­is­ers. 12 St James’s Street, SW1; equinox.com BEST FOR SCI­ENCE

BODYSPACE, ESPA LIFE AT CORINTHIA HO­TEL This new per­ma­nent in­stal­la­tion boasts cut­ting-edge fit­ness, nu­tri­tion and a range of re­cov­ery pro­grammes. It also pro­vides a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into mind and body via vir­tual train­ing, sleep pods and anal­y­sis, and HeartMath mon­i­tor­ing tech­nol­ogy. White­hall Place, SW1; es­pal­ifeat­corinthia.com BEST FOR FUNC­TIONAL TRAIN­ING

F45 Now claim­ing to be the world’s fastest-grow­ing fit­ness net­work, F45 fuses HIIT, cir­cuits and func­tional train­ing, of­fer­ing 27 45-min work­outs. Its Fox­trot class puts par­tic­i­pants through a tough, mil­i­tary re­sis­tance sys­tem via 12 cir­cuit sta­tions. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions; f45­train­ing.co.uk

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