The Most Lux­u­ri­ous Train­ing Back­drop

Men's Health (UK) - - Gym Awards 2018 -

THE CLOCK, LON­DON the­clock.com If you like your fit­ness

scored by a live recital from the Royal Acad­emy of Mu­sic, you’ve come to the right place – if you can find it. The door of this town­house-cum-gym in Maryle­bone is un­marked. In­side, the at­mos­phere is more pri­vate mem­ber’s club than sweat­box: there’s a grand pi­ano in the yoga stu­dio and the cus­tom-de­signed re­sis­tance ma­chines wouldn’t look out of place in the Bri­tish Mu­seum. But it earns a spot on our list be­cause you’ll still get a proper work­out. The gym’s ethos is in­spired by 1970s body­build­ing meth­ods, over­load­ing the mus­cles with short, in­tense ses­sions. That you’ll have more time for duck egg brunch, pre­pared by the in-house chef, is all the bet­ter.

RUN­NERS-UP Body­ism at the Lanes­bor­ough, Lon­don lanes­bor­ough­clubandspa.com

The cult well­ness brand finds its spir­i­tual home in this high-end Knights­bridge ho­tel. Its train­ers are top notch, but the op­u­lent dress­ing room – and ul­ti­mate selfie spot – is most im­pres­sive.

Shored­itch House Gym & Fit­ness Stu­dios, Lon­don shored­itch­house.com

Equipped with Techn­o­gym gad­getry, it holds classes such as box­ing, ket­tle­bells and yoga. But at a venue this exclusive, that’s not re­ally the USP, is it? Do not wear your rugby shorts.

BLEND GOALS WITH GRAN­DEUR FOR THE UL­TI­MATE SES­SION

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