Fun North London gym offers to help beat winter blues
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 ‘an inclusive dance and fitness centre’ – it’s a workout space that’s full of fun.
Classes include Pole Dance, Zumba, Aerial Hoop, Yoga, Ballet Fusion and Dance Fusion – there are varying levels of each on offer, so if you’ve always been tempted to scale the pole, or hang upside down from a Lyra hoop, or dance your booty in to submission, it’s all there. As well as staples like HIIT, Zumba and Indoor Cycle classes.
Alexander Hurwitz, 34, who owns The Factory, said: “A large proportion of UK adults don’t get enough exercise and autumn and winter are typically times when people slow down. It’s an effort to hoist yourself off a comfy sofa, so we’ve pulled out all the stops to make our space inviting and our classes full of fun.”
Alexander added: ‘Pole Dance and Aerial Hoop are always a big hit because they’re so immersive, so different and don’t feel like true exercise – though, over time, the body transformation tells a different story.
“There’s definitely a social, making-friends element to our classes, but also there's huge motivation in being in a room with people striving for the same goal, to nail a discipline, improve fitness and have fun doing it. Many people don't have the self-discipline to push themselves outside their comfort zone but you're more likely to stay motivated in a class than you are working as an individual.”
The Factory runs a host of workshops throughout the year, from beginners to advanced across the disciplines – keep an eye on The Factory Facebook page for upcoming events here
Members of The Local Buyers Club save 10% on new six or 12-month membership plans at The Factory.
Find out more at www.factorylondon.com. Main pic credits: @cbs_dance & @nellprato
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