The Wonder Guide – Ultra Luxe Gyms

If you have already given up on your New Years resolutions and need extra persuasion to get yourself to the gym! Let us help you. If your going to sweat you might as well do it in pure luxury. We’ve rounded up our favourites which deliver the workout experience like no other, here’s our pick of London’s uber luxe gyms…

The Lanesborough

Everything about this ultra glamorous new space in the Lanesborough Hotel, christened Bodyism makes you want to be a perfectly cleansed warrior!

An expansive, mirror-lined gym filled with the latest gym technology and high-performance equipment, The Gym & Spa provides the perfect environment for building your strength, stamina and fitness.

The intimate classes offer almost everything in strength and conditioning, Yoga and Gluti-licious classes are the most popular so be sure to book in advance.

The spa is everything you could wish for but if you don’t have time to indulge take note there are huge marble showers…. and the frothy post-workout shakes that are simply delicious.


The Clock

Bulletproof in only 15 minutes? We like the sound of this.

Each station of Zana Morris’s Time Piece, a beautiful contraption that resembles the inner workings of a time machine zeroes in on a specific area of the body. So specific is this incredible machine you will be done in 15 minutes.

Tight necks benefit from rowing with resistance, lateral pull-downs and chest presses, plus her own range of Building Block supplements.

After the hard work is done you can retreat to day dream you actually live in this beautiful town house, relax in the lounge or tuck into some Michelin star dining at the famous sister gym – The Library where careful thought has gone into every dish. No need to feel guilty about your food choice here.


The Berkeley

One of our favourite views? The London panorama that wraps around The Berkeley seventh-floor swimming pool.

Arched windows frame the city skyline and Hyde Park treetops. Notch up a few laps or simply soak up the tranquil atmosphere

If you want a more intense workout stay in shape at the brand new Berkeley gym, fully kitted out with the latest equipment. Hotel guests can use the gym, located on the ground floor, for free. Members have their own entrance from Knightsbridge.

If you have particular fitness goals, or you’d like help planning a new exercise regime, The Berkeley also offer personal training sessions. For refreshment while you train, there’s complimentary mineral water and fresh fruit juice as well as energy and metabolism boosting shots of Nespresso coffee.

In the Spa which has a deep rooted holistic approach to wellbeing, treatments here are more than skin deep. Your body is revitalised, mind soothed and spirit lifted – leaving you feeling bright and beautiful long after your spa day has come to an end.

For the facials and essential oil massages they products are British-made by the skincare experts at Bamford and Oskia London. Infused with pure, natural and – where possible – organic extracts, treatments harness the healing power of nature. The highly trained therapists will make sure every moment is tailored to your needs.


The Corinthia

BodySPace at ESPA Life at Corinthia is the hybrid fitness concept from London’s most respected fitness gurus Stephen Price, of state-of-the-art Chelsea wellness consultancy SP&Co and David Higgins, trainer to Hollywood’s elite.

Highlights of the BodySPace offering include access to the industry’s biggest names in health technologies, science, medical wellness, fitness and nutrition, designed and hand-picked by Stephen Price and David Higgins. Physical and mental transformational programmes which have been designed to improve sleep, increase energy, reduce stress.

Escape from it all with a selection of carefully crafted Day Spa and Residential experiences. The day spa experiences have been created for guests to experience the most effective and luxurious ESPA Life treatments in London’s most breathtaking spa surroundings.

Day Spa experiences allow you full use of the spa facilities, including access to the Gym and Thermal Floor boasting a shimmering silver Pool, Vitality Pool, Amphitheatre Sauna, Steam Room, Ice Fountain, Relaxation areas and Experience showers.



KX makes every possible effort to combine services and facilities so they complement each other and create an environment that is hassle-free and convenient for members, allowing them to relax and enjoy the time spent at the gym. We say gym loosely its more like a KX House with everything you could possibly need. From a nail bar, restaurant, dry cleaning and taxis it really offers everything you could possibly need, no excuses here.

The main gym is divided into clearly defined training areas, designed to maximise your workout efficiency. Whether you require body composition work or extensive injury rehabilitation they have the equipment and the expert knowledge to give you the best possible results.

As well as various class studios there are steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools conveniently located in the staging rooms so you can leave feeling revitalised and supple…



Discover two unparalleled London fitness destinations from Equinox . The flagship Equinox Fitness Club in Kensington is housed in the historic Derry and Toms building, and awes with a dramatic floor plan that sweeps around its centre elliptical dome. Designed to the most discerning standards of its neighbourhood, E St James’s offers simply the most elevated and personalised Equinox experience – a new chapter in the evolution of E by Equinox.

As well as personal training their studios offers anything from Yoga to Boxing and then theres The Spa…

Make an escape to The Spa, the indulgent hideaway where a highly skilled massage therapists and estheticians bring you the ultimate in rejuvenation services. Open to non-members

All this with a cafe lounge and a creche! Can we move in??


The Bulgari

The Bvlgari Spa offers a limited number of individual and joint private memberships.

The memberships combines bespoke Bvlgari treatments with WORKSHOP GYMNASIUM training and assessment services that are exclusive to Bvlgari Spa.

Members have the opportunity to be fully guided and supported by the dedicated team whilst immersing themselves in wellness and fitness. Membership provides access to all fitness and spa facilities as well as many exclusive benefits and preferential prices across the hotel.

WORKSHOP is the premier destination for health and fitness in London. Founded by Lee Mullins, heralded as one of the world’s leading personal trainers; WORKSHOP pioneers a new level of comprehensive workout based on its innovative FRAMEWORK assessment.

The Bvlgari Spa London is also excited to announce the launch of Workshop’s ‘Month of Movement’ for January. The one-month bespoke Movement Membership grants access to all of the Spa facilities and new daily classes each morning (starting from January 7th), with the focus on strengthening, yoga, skipping, boxing and pilates.


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