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If you’ve been paying attention, then you’ve probably noticed that boutique fitness studios are taking over London. And an exciting addition, Victus Soul, opened its first location in Aldgate November 2018. Say hello to your new go-to for HIIT, running, boxing, and a healthy dose of after-class snacking!
Victus Soul is about to flip your regular workout routine on its head. At this luxury studio (equipped with state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills, Aqua Training Bags, and custom-made benches), you’ll sweat it out in a 40- or 60-minute class that combines the best principles of running or boxing with strength training and recovery. Channel your inner Usain Bolt and book their HIIT & RUN class. But if you’re more of an Anthony Joshua in-waiting, their HIIT & BOX is your bag.
Like many other boutique gyms, the class schedule varies to keep you on your toes. But there’s no upper and lower body split in sight. Here, each workout focuses on a primal movement. Which means you’ll be pulling and pushing, squatting and lunging, or bending and rotating your way through every high-intensity class.
Don’t worry, though — the trainers leading each sweat session invest time in beginners whilst challenging even the most experienced of gym-goers. Think the intimacy of having a PT and the explosive atmosphere of working out in a group.
Sure, Victus Soul offers a ton of classes each week, but this studio is so much more than a place for your body to get its fitness fix.
After you’ve fully fatigued your muscles, take advantage of the luxurious changing room facilities, then head to the Soul Bar in the studio gallery. The team has your post-workout nutrition on lock with healthy shakes, snacks, juice, and coffee (hey, they want you back for another intense round of HIIT at the same time tomorrow!).
One thing’s for sure — you’ll show up to Victus Soul for your daily workout but stay for the community (the smoothies don’t hurt, either).
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