If you live or work in Canary Wharf, you’re lucky enough to have access to the most varied and innovative range of fitness and wellbeing activities in the capital. With over 105,000 people employed in the area, there’s a huge demand for things to do, particularly for those looking to get a workout in their lunch break or distress after long day.
Third Space is an exclusive gym in a prime location that limits its number of members to ensure it’s never too busy and you always have access to the equipment you need. It’s also the largest gym in Europe and home to some of London’s most sought after PTs. It may be on the pricey side with memberships starting at £145 a month, but where else can you get a work out, go rock climbing and even practise your swing?
What better way to break out of your normal routine than a spot of post-work paddleboarding? Just a few stops east on the DLR from Canary Wharf, Wakeup Docklands offers a range of watersports in Royal Victoria Dock. A taster session only takes an hour, costs just £30, and you can even grab a drink in bar after you’ve managed to haul your wetsuit off.
The London-based women’s activewear brand has two stores based in Canary Wharf – Jubilee Place and Cabot Place – that offer a range of free classes. Whether it’s a rooftop yoga session you’re after or a run club, there’s plenty of ways to get involved, all without spending a penny.
Psycle offers a range of classes including barre, hiit and yoga, but, it’s the ride classes that have built a cult following. You can choose between 45, 60 or 90 minute sessions that give you a full body workout – take you through climbs, sprints, jogs and high intensity intervals to give you the best cardio workout possible while strengthening and toning your muscles. Clipless shoes are provided free of charge and you can preorder a superfood smoothie to aid recovery post ride.
This specialist retailer in Churchill Place offers much more than just a shoe fitting. Their JustRun club offers free weekly group runs between 5-10k. Once you’ve completed three, you’ll get an exclusive goody bag and t-shirt; make it to ten, and you’ll get your hands on a 10% in-store discount. Why not take advantage of the in-store gait analysis and get some money off a pair of the latest running shoes while you’re at it?
There’s a few ideas to get you started, but new things are popping up all the time. Make sure you check out Canary Wharf website to keep up to date and don’t miss out on your next fitness fix.