Get fit, look great, feel even better… The Resident’s top health and fitness tips for the spring-summer season…
It’s time to take your workout outdoors. Update your kit with the smart wearing SS16 collection from Lucas Hugh London. Moisture-wicking, quick-dry leggings, breathable mesh T-shirts and lightweight sports bras will help you keep your cool in the sun. Check out the Lazer Stripe Tri Suit – this serious bit of kit for tri-athletes is a knee-length performance one-piece made from featherlight, fast-drying UPF 50+ fabric with padded seat (£210, pictured above). Available from net-a-porter.com
The Model Method
Combining Pilates with fat-burning bursts of HIIT, The Model Method by Pilates PT Hollie Grant is a personalised at-home programme designed to sculpt the body without bulking. Following an online consultation, the team will design a six-week plan based on your fitness levels and goals, consisting of flexible workout videos, a starter pack from Lifebox Food Co and Grant’s Nourish cookbook. The Model Method is £120 for six weeks.
In a Spin
You may well have been to a spin class, but we doubt it was a patch on this. Inspired by SoulCycle in the States, Psycle is a high-intensity, top-to-toe workout on a bike with slick studios in Soho and Canary Wharf. With an upbeat soundtrack and some of the most inspiring instructors in the city, Psycle is an incredibly fun and effective way to trim and tone in time for summer.
WILD at Fierce Grace
Bridging the gap between high-intensity gym workouts and traditional yoga practice, WILD at Fierce Grace promises to transform your body. Designed by Michele Pernetta, the class combines HIIT with elements of martial arts, Kundalini yoga, ballet conditioning and resistance stretching to build strength, stamina and tone your body from top to toe. £17 for drop-in class, £98 for one month’s unlimited access. Fierce Grace also offers an intro package of 30 days’ unlimited yoga for £39.