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Staying Fit in Mayfair

With the streets of Mayfair clad in high end boutiques and restaurants you might not be surprised to find that the area is also brimming with high quality fitness classes and studios.

Should you find yourself in the area of Mayfair, these are the best places to break a sweat, so swap the heels for your trainers and your Burberry for your Lululemon and book into a session at any of these places.

The Body Doctor – Personal Trainers

“The Doctor will see you now”. If you want a personal trainer – this is the only place to need to go. With their specialised regime of three sessions per week and a personalised nutrition plan – get fit, healthy and lean in no time.

Their programme aims to transform your mindset and reset your thinking when it comes to your own health as well as transforming your body at the same, time. The Body Doctor is perfect for anyone of any fitness level, whether you’re a season pro or a long time fitness fanatic they’ll work with you to create your best self.

Grace Belgravia 

This is a members’ only club exclusively for women, and is so much more than just a gym. It literally has everything you could possibly need all in this one spot. A gym? Yes. A spa? Yes. A medical centre? Yes. A restaurant and bar and excellent healthy menu? Yes and yes! When you think about getting into shape it can be easy to forget that it isn’t all just physical – but your mental shape is equally important. Which is where Grace Belgravia really excels above the rest, they offer fitness classes in everything – pilates, cardio, yoga, dance… I could go on.

And then they also have their spa which is a luxury experience all of its own – their ethos is to recalibrate both body and mind. What more could you want? You’ve sweated it out in the studio and rejuvenated in the spa.. Might be time for a tipple at the Grace bar?… I mean is all about balance. It’s a great place to work from and hold meetings, as well as join in their serious of events. You do need to be a member here to indulge in all they have to offer.


This is 1 of 9 Barrecore studios dotted around London, The Mayfair studio is light, bright and airy and is at the corner of Oxford Circus tube station so you’ve really got no excuse not to stop by. These were the first specialised Barre fitness classes in London, so you can be sure that they are at the top of their game when it comes to Barre, taking great pride in not only the quality of their instructors but the quality of the classes they teach and even offer private 1 on 1 lessons. Are you an early riser or suffering from jetlag? Their daily 6:30am signature class is suitable for any level. Or if you’re not so keen on getting up at the crack of dawn they offer daily classes from morning to night.


The ultimate in luxury fitness is here, at Equinox – and while this is technically in the area of St James – it’s absolutely worth making your way there if you’re in Mayfair. With the highest quality equipment and instructors this is more like an experience at a 5-star luxury hotel than a sweat session at the local gym. With classes from dance-cardio to running to boxing – they literally have something for everyone, including a free personal training session when you become a member. Book in for a pilates class or swim a few laps in the pool and once you’ve finished sweating it out head to the spa and get a rejuvenating massage or a luxe facial, and if you’re wanting to indulge – book in for the 18K gold facial, you will feel like a million bucks and you’ll leave glowing inside and out.


If you’re searching for your inner athlete, H2 is where you need to go. No matter your goal, they will customise a bespoke training regime specifically designed to get you to where you want to go. While the studios won’t blow you away with their interior decor, what they lack in design they make up for in an authentic ‘tough love’ training experience. Their classes are broken into four types – build, burn, balance and bike so you can pick and choose what you feel like doing that day. They specialise in spin classes, so dust off your lycra and get yourself onto the bike.

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