WHAT? Gym spaces such as Un1t, whose slogan is ‘we train as one’, don’t rely on an instructor to keep the session rolling – it’s down to the group themselves. Un1t offers classes focused on cardio, strength, and mobility – but you won’t make it to the end without teamwork. One of its classes, for example, uses whoever is on the sled as a timer – as long as it takes them to do their runs is how long the rest of the team works, too.
WHY? Studies consistently show that working out with friends is better than going solo: Research carried out by Virgin Active found that friends who exercise together were shown to train for longer, burn more calories, and visit their health club more regularly. Un1t’s concept promotes an atmosphere that nurtures you to go above and beyond your limit – sounds like our kind of workout! WHERE? Un1t London in Fulham and London Bridge, from £20, unitlondon.co.uk. FUN FACT: Fitness influencer Zanna Van Dijk is a trainer here!