Type of class : Women
Run exclusively by our elite female coaches, the Women's Academy outdoor classes offer an environment for women of all levels of ability and experience to practise and develop together.
What to expect...
The women's beginner classes are just that - there are generally two instructors and 5-10 students (all female), with experience varying from absolute beginners upwards. Whatever your level, the class will be tailored to you! The atmosphere is really friendly and supportive and you'll work on different things in every class. If you come on your own don't worry you'll be part of the group immediately. Most students are 20-35 but all ages are welcome!
Each class is 90 minutes long and follows a broad structure of warm-up, technical training, strength conditioning and warm-down, although the specifics will vary every week. They take place in different spots around London – with details of where to meet on the website.
What to wear...
Trainers and sports clothes! Trainers with a bit of cushioning and good grip are best, but you don't need anything special at all. You'll be outside so dress according to the weather, and just wear something that doesn't restrict your movement. Sports trousers/tracksuit bottoms and a vest top or t-shirt are best for summer, with extra layers to keep you warm if it's chilly and before and after class. You'll need to come changed and ready to go – or come early and hunt out a friendly pub where they'll let you change in the ladies'...
What to bring...
Bring some water - it's thirsty work and it's important to keep hydrated. Apart from that and your sports gear, you don't need any equipment! We move around to different spots during the class, but tend to stop and put the bags down while we train, so don't worry if you have stuff to carry. Try to pack fairly light as we might have a 5 minute jog to the spot at the beginning, and bear in mind that backpacks are easier to run with than shoulder bags.
How to book...
No need to book, just come along!
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The class location changes on a weekly rotation. Please see the calendar on the Class Timetable page for information on the next class location.
The people were friendly, the instructors supportive, even though they push you! You don't have to be super fit either, my coordination and level of agility are poor but even after the first class I saw a massive improvement.
The thing I like most about the class is the feeling of achievement when you master something new - it's brilliant. The Women's class is usually fairly small and there's a really supportive atmosphere in all the classes; I always feel encouraged by everyone, and it makes the class really good fun, even when you're physically working really hard.
Everybody was very friendly and I instantaneously felt part of the group. During the class the tutors were supportive and attentive adjusting the training programme to the abilities of each class participant. There was no doubt in my mind that I would come back
Before I came to an outdoor class, I was a bit worried that I wasn't fit enough, and that I would feel silly for not knowing as much as people who had been going a longer time. As it turned out, there is a version of each exercise for everyone, so whether you're trying something for the first time or practicing a move you've done before, there is an option for you.
Where To GoVarious - please see the calendar on the Class Timetable page.
Closest Tube Station : Various