Does your dream workout feature bangin’ beats, low lights, and club vibes? You could go to one of the capital’s legendary ‘workout in a club’ boutique studios to make that happen, but if you’re looking for the real deal, there’s only one place you need to check out — Ministry of Sound. Why? Because this iconic spot isn’t just for raving, it’s also home to the capital’s only gym housed in an actual nightclub.
Based at The Arches—just a stone’s throw from Elephant and Castle Station—Ministry of Sound Fitness is a slick functional training gym that serves up both style and substance.
The style? Well, that comes hand in hand with being set up in a nightclub. Which means you can expect a state-of-the-art light and sound system most studios wish they had access to, and a high-energy atmosphere that practically pulses through the space.
So, that’s the style, but what about the substance? That comes with the workout space itself. For the team at Ministry of Sound Fitness, this concept is no gimmick and they’ve created an amazing purpose-built gym to prove it. You’ll find all the heavy-duty equipment you could ever need, from treadmills to TRX, kettlebells, weights, and benches. And then there’s the other perk of being a nightclub — an alcohol license. Consider that permission to grab something MUCH stronger than a smoothie after your workout… you’ve earned it.
Since its 2017 launch, the one-of-a-kind fitness nightclub has been getting Londoners sweating with workouts that turn up the muscle burn (and fun) to the max — and they’re showing no sign of slowing down.
Offering a stacked schedule and classes that run from 6:15am until 11pm, you can opt for a HIIT, strength, or cardio endurance session that lasts a short and intense 30- to 45-minutes. And if you’re in the mood for something truly epic, sign up for their Redemption class — a no-holds-barred affair where you can “expect something completely mad each week”.
Fitt Tip: if can’t make it to the gym, you can infuse your living room squat sesh with the studio’s curated playlists by streaming it on Apple Music.
With London already bursting at the seams with gyms and fitness studios, do nightclubs really need to get in on the act? Perhaps not, but Ministry of Sound Fitness isn’t trying to tap into a trend, it's out to bring a little balance to the fitness scene.
WODs, clean eats, and protein shakes are cool enough, but being on your health game 24/7 can sometimes get exhausting. Ministry of Sound Fitness gets this and that’s why they’re giving a cheeky wink to anyone who’s down for booze, burpees, and beats… in equal measures.
Sound like your jam? Then, head over to The Arches and get ready for the workout of your life.