This month, Absolutely London took a trip to the all new boutique-style fitness centre, Retrofit, London’s latest addition to the fitness sphere.
The all inclusive space, conveniently located within a 4 minute walk from South Kensington Tube station, is welcoming everyone and anyone, from hardcore athletes to everyday gym goers, with the aim to create a place that combines the different approaches to training under one roof, with world class equipment to push your training that extra step.
Helping people break and conquer boundaries appears to be the core of Retrofit, and this high-tech fitness destination is providing the tools to do just that, with the equipment and fitness programmes having been designed to help each individual surpass their goals and break free of those physical comfort zones we tend to put ourselves in.
The space itself is spread 9,000 square feet across two floors, including the open gym space featuring Retrofit’s future of fitness Biocircuit Fit Factory and Retrocafe on the ground floor. Moving on to the second floor, step downstairs to discover luxury changing rooms complete with their own saunas, a treatment room offering a variety of wellness therapies, and three studio spaces that include: the Playground, Body & Soul and Ride that offer a wide variety of classes to members throughout the week.
The leading example of their cutting-edge technology is the Biocircuit Fit Factory. A new fitness solution that turns the ‘impractical into the unmissable’, with the support of the world-leading Technogym equipment; the nine-stage circuit of strength machines offers members a highly intelligent and bespoke full-body workout. Interacting personally with members, remembering their name and previous workouts: from newbies to seasoned pros, the Fit Factory guides, challenges and encourages – optimising each rep and every set.
Here, at Absolutely, we want you to be able to utilise every part of this fitness jungle, so we’ve broken down each class within each section of the gym to help you match your fitness needs with what Retrofit has to offer.
The Playground: Energetic, fun and high-intensity classes – all 45 minutes.
Leading with athletic conditioning and combat sports classes is Retrofit’s Playground.
Energetic, fun and high-intensity classes include strength and cardio boosting Metcon, the ultimate high intensity interval Tabata class, Boxing, Killer Kettle Bells, TRX, Kickboxing led by their black belt level instructors, and the powerful 45-minute Booty Calls class.
Body & Soul: A variety of holistic classes offered in a unique setting, while you reap the many benefits of the Himalayan Pink Salt wall – all 60 minutes.
Meanwhile, next door is the Body & Soul studio: lit up magically by Retrofit’s Himalayan Pink Salt wall. A nirvana for each and every member, the variety of low intensity and holistic classes include full body Pilates, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga that incorporates traditional Chinese practices and their ‘Raise the Barre’ class. Meanwhile the Ride studio offers a variety of spin classes for all levels that invites members to lose themselves in the Beat.
Retrofit believes that they only achieve their goals if you achieve yours. With this in mind, they offer personal tours for those who want to see the space first hand, a complimentary PT session to kickstart each member on their fitness journey, and a full body assessment from one of their personal trainers which includes a body composition analysis with an opportunity to run through personal fitness goals.
Alongside the different variety of classes, Retrofit offers members access to their multi-lingual physiotherapist to support with body movement and recovery from any injuries. Additionally, a range of beauty treatments offering a natural, soft airbrushed look with a refreshed appearance include a collection of facials from hydrogen to LED light therapy and chemical peels. Other non-surgical treatment offerings include mesotherapy, micro needling, dermal fillers, profhilo skin booster, anti-wrinkle injections and vitamin B12 shots.
Having experienced a few classes at Retrofit myself, I can happily say this is by far one of the most gorgeous fitness centres I have had the pleasure of visiting, and with the variety of classes and equipment that is on offer, Retrofit should be every gym goer’s next fitness destination.
A wide variety of memberships are available depending on personal goals. Prices start from £129 per month for the Retro-Twelve monthly membership, running up to the Retro-PT 12 Pack starting from £880 per month.
For more information visit retrofitlondon.com