This was literally as good as it sounds.
This was another of those things I’ve been meaning to do since coming down to London. Seen On Screen run fitness classes at a few different London venues and as well as running weekly classes they also run workshops at the weekends to songs by Beyonce, Rihanna and even Ed Sheeran to name a few.
Now I am definitely not the most confident person in the world and I also definitely cannot dance. At all. For this reason, I just kept putting off going to a class no matter how much I wanted to go. I realised how stupid this was when I finally went.
I went to a workshop a few weeks back for the song Grown Woman by Beyonce. I turned up slightly terrified and left ready to conquer the world. There were about 30 people in the class and no one was looking at anyone but themselves so everyone was just doing their own thing without having to worry about being judged for slut dropping like a robot.
Not only did I have so much fun but I ached the following few days more than I had in a LONG time. I felt like I’d had a real tough workout and I’d had fun doing it. Our teacher was lovely and made us feel completely at ease. I cannot fault the class at all! It is a little pricey – but hey, what isn’t in London?
I love the idea of being one of those girls who wears activewear everywhere, does yoga every day, makes fresh smoothies every morning but quite simply, I’m not. Although I am working on it.
I had always wanted to try yoga but was too scared to turn up to a class in case I couldn’t keep up and embarrassed myself. So I did what any logical person would do and got up ridiculously early for an 8:30am yoga session at the top of the Shard on a Saturday with about 50 other people.
But I’m so glad I did it! You have chance before and after the hour session to walk around and take photos which is great because the Shard doesn’t actually open until 10am so you have time to get your photos before the crowds storm in. When I left there was a queue of people snaked around the building waiting to get in and I think I’d have struggled to enjoy being up there with tonnes of tourists fighting for photos.
The actual yoga session is on level 69 but you can go up to 72 (the very top) to take photos and wonder around. Mats are provided and I have to say, it was an incredible experience. The yoga itself was challenging but not so much so that you couldn’t join in. When up there I soom realised that the sports bras and trainers were deceiving and there was actually a mix of abilities. I went on my own too and felt perfectly happy and not at all intimidated.
The price is £45 which isn’t an awful lot more than the cost of entry to the shard itself and like I said, you have exclusive access before it opens so I’d definitely recommend it as a one off treat for yourself. You get a goodie bag on your way out too, and everyone loves a goodie bag!