Secret Sweat with Women’s Health & Gap

Last month Women’s Health magazine in collaboration with GapFit launched Secret Sweats; a free series of workouts (low, medium and high intensity) at London’s top fitness studios.

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I was lucky enough to win a place on their High Intensity class at Core Collective and it was a great opportunity for me to try out this luxury studio in High Street Kensington.

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When I arrived at the studio, I was delighted to be greeted by organisers of the event. Where we would experience a taster session of classes Core Collective offers this consisted of 20 minutes of spinning, 20 minutes of HIIT training, and 20 minutes of power yoga.

As I headed off to the changing room to get ready, a goodie bag was handed to me. To my surprise there was an workout outfit inside (Breathe V-neck tee & Revolution gFast spacedye leggings) as well as healthy snacks, water and of course the latest edition of Women’s Health.  I couldn’t resist as I loved the leggings so much that I decided to wear them for the evening.

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The first of the three workouts was Accelerate, low impact high energy cycling. We were taken through some intense speed and intervals spins with pumping music. It was like a working out in a night club. The vibe was absolutely amazing.

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The 2nd of the workouts was Velocity; high intensity interval  training. We started off with some warm ups and then we were divided into two groups where we performed various drills of; walk outs, burpees, plank rows, squat jumps etc.

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Velocity – HIIT

We later worked in pairs where we got to play around with various workouts in the studio. This was so much fun as I got to try out lots of new workouts and I especially enjoyed the Warrior ropes, TRX training and the Weighted Sleds.

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Power Yoga

The last workout was Power Yoga, stretching out the muscles was a great way to end the evening.

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We were treated to a healthy dinner and juices courtesy of CRUSSH and Core Collective after the workout. The evening ended with a catch up with old and new friends.

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Thank you Women’s Health magazine and Gap for an amazing evening of incredible workouts in one of London’s top fitness studios.

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 All photos by Iona Macleod (@ionamacleodphotography).