The latest opening from Britain’s premier boutique gym chain, Third Space City is bigger, better and fitter than the rest
We explore a new dimension of fitness club, boasting functional kit and luxe extras alike
Like all things in 2018, the fitness landscape is polarised. At one end of the spectrum, you have basic high-street gyms packed with innumerable machines, and at the other sit niche classes boasting brushed-copper backdrops. Third Space City is here to reclaim the middle ground. “We want members to have it all,” says PT Danny Webster. “We have a roster of classes and personal trainers – and plenty of training space.” It’s this room that sets the gym apart. That and the purified pool water, Cowshed unguents and concierge service, of course.
Unlike a typical gym, the prime real estate is not lost to rows of treadmills. “People want a functional training space,” says Webster. “That means enough room to slam a medicine ball, push a prowler and test your endurance on an Airdyne bike.” It’s for this reason that Third Space boasts an expansive training rig, while a row of power racks around the corner will accommodate barbell aficionados. And suggestions are welcome. “We’ve asked members what kit they want, and already have plans to add more as a result,” says Webster.
Beyond the gym floor, its studios are keeping pace. New class Formula 3 offers a modish rowing and resistance hybrid. The fitness-tracking trend is also catered for, with Myzone heartrate monitors deployed everywhere. “Your tracker instantly connects to the gym’s screens, allowing you to keep tabs on your heart-rate zone to maximise your session,” says Webster.
A final insider tip? Train here between 9am and 11am – its City location means you’ll have the whole place to yourself. But that’s just between us, yeah?