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the ultra-central Covent Garden one isn't actually that pricey, so it is a shopping then spa day for me - love that bit of London at Christmas!
Sounds like a good suggestion for a Christmas present for myself!
some of these definitely come under the 'who knew?' category! I have to commute in between christmas and new year so will indeed be treating myself as a consolation.
I have a friend who lives in a small village - she says that even the most 'I get up really early' of her visitors sleep like logs at her house. Peace, quiet, fresh air.... although I'll settle for the empty tube train in the picture!
Well, I do regular coffee shop visits and I definitely think this helps me relax in the hubub of the busy city. I love to sit, sip and watch from my calm corner. I don't meet anyone though, but nor do I want to!
I was interested to read about how urban living keeps us on edge. That makes sense to me. When I visit Scotland I feel myself physically slow down and I'm sure that's the environment.
I love large gyms cos you feel more anonymous with so many people milling around so it doesn't matter how you look!
what amazes me is that all this enormous amount of kit doesn't necessarily mean a gigantic admission charge. Don't know how they do it, but next time I'm in central London I'll be taking my gym bag.
I am in London so I can check these out - they do sound appealling as the big barn muscle places aren't for me. (nothing wrong with the idea for those that they suit, of course!). A boutique gym sounds rather civilised..
Child in creche and me in the gym is my idea of HEAVEN! But you have to check out the creche facilities first and give your child a 'test run' to make sure you're both happy with it.
I too hope that more gyms will offer healthy and sustainable options rather than vending machines and sports drinks.
I don't think you're badly off for gyms in Bristol either Ashley!
It's great that there are still large pools! I'd written off gym pools as not much bigger than a bath, but with 33m available that's clearly not the case. I'm there!
unfortunately a sugary coffee like the one in the picture will undo all the hard work! I appreciate it is difficult for cafes to offer simple fresh fruit and plain vegetable dishes, but I wish they would try. What is good is that most will now refill water bottles from the tap.
I love to have a swim once a week after a workout so like to use gyms with pools. I do like them to be at least 25m ones though, and more if I'm going in specifically for a swimming workout.
Boxing gyms are great as long as they really are proper boxing gyms, not chain gyms doing soul-less boxing workouts.
..or maybe you would as lower property prices might make them more viable? I'm intrigued by the concept and it would certainly be good to go somewhere where you won't be one of thousands.
All these gyms sound great - shame I live in Bristol!
This is a very London thing I suspect. I doubt you would see many boutique gyms elsewhere in the country!!
I hadn't tried boxing for years and then did a class at a local gym and it was amazing!! It truly transformed my opinion of boxing and it's it's definitely transformed my body.
now that IS a useful search! I'm not in London all the time but on days when I am, knowing what's near my station is really handy.
some of these are definitely in the premium price bracket - but I'm pleasantly surprised to find out that not all of them are! I think I can afford some pampering.
I've always thought spa gyms ere very posh and expensive and only for a luxurious treat to give to someone else. Would be nice to use a pass to try one for my myself and a friend actually, ,