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February 25, 2019

World-class athletes and acrobatic dancers are among those leading incredible classes at an independent London gym.

The Factory, a gym in Archway offering a range of workouts from traditional weights to dance, is among those championing ‘pole’ as a brilliant fitness method. As well as running regular classes – a range of talented athletes lead one-off workshops there.

They include Allegra Bird who f...

January 14, 2019

What could be more fun on a cold winter night than hanging upside down, swinging your hips and stretching your body parts to the edge?

An unusual N19 gym has expanded its range of classes to suit everyone in a bid to convince locals to leave the comfort of their couch and get their hearts pumping.

The Factory, which occupies the first and second floors of a Victorian textile factory is described as...

November 14, 2018

What could be more fun on a cold winter night than hanging upside down, swinging your hips and stretching your body parts to the edge?

An unusual N19 gym has expanded its range of classes to suit everyone in a bid to convince locals to leave the comfort of their couch and get their hearts pumping.

The Factory, which occupies the first and second floors of a Victorian textile factory is described as...

April 30, 2018

A weekend job tempted classical musician Alexander Hurwitz away from his cello and into a career in gym management. 

Now the 34-year-old owns The Factory, having bought the gym he worked in a year ago.

He said: “I played the cello and got to a point where I had to make a choice about whether to go professional or not.  But the general advice from friends and family was to warn me off – mainly becaus...

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