REVIEW // FRAME GYM, SHOREDITCH LONDON
Hello! So when your BFF suggests you meet up in Shoreditch for a Friday night rebounding class at Frame gym, followed by a spot of dinner, you say hell yeah, right? Course you do!
BFF frequents Frame gym in Shoreditch every week, attending not only their rebounding classes, but everything from their 80’s aerobics class to their infamous Rhianna dance class. Not ever attending a rebounding class myself, I thought I’d pop along and give it a go!
Frame is nestled down an alley way, in uber trendy Shoreditch. Classes are pre-bookable online and super reasonably priced (45 mins was £12.) I loved the fact you can buy one-off classes and aren’t tied to a membership – it’s a great way to try out the classes and see what you get on with (or don’t as the case may be!)
Arriving at Frame, I was greeted by the lovely receptionist who took my name and suggested I hung out – I was a little early meeting BFF as she was travelling across London, so I grabbed a smoothie and had a look around. Unfortunately that day they were short staffed, which meant the cafe was closed (so sad as the menu looked amazing) but their fridges were fully stocked with healthy snacks and drinks, I actually felt spoilt for choice.
The building itself is a renovated warehouse, and many of the industrial features remain. The high ceilings give the place a really nice, airy feel (perfect when you’re feeling hot and sweaty) and the decor is bright and modern (check out the ceiling in the pics!)
The timetable is jam-packed with everything from Vinyassa Yoga to 90’s pop princess dance classes! Classes start approximately every half an hour, so there’s always something to fit your mood, and your schedule.
The on-site store features clothing brands including Nike, LNDR and their very own label, Move Your Frame as well as a gorgeous collaboration with Whistles. It’s a cliche, but these outfits will really take you from the gym to the bar.
You can also pick up S’Well water bottles health supplements and skincare by brands such as Skin & Tonic London and Sister & Co. It’s so nice to see local brands featured and allows the perfect opportunity to pick up any last minute gifts for your girlfriends. Bonus!
The changing rooms at Frame are thoroughly clean and tidy (thank goodness as I’m a real stickler for cleanliness at gyms!) and have plenty of free lockers.
So let’s get to the class itself. As I mentioned, I’d never taken part in a rebounding class before so really didn’t know what to expect. Entering the darkened room, there were a 15 or so mini trampolines dotted around. After the instructor asked if I had any health issues or injuries, she explained how to jump, which was nothing like the only other bouncing I’d taken part in, in recent years. And by that I mean bouncy castles at kids parties.
The music was p.u.m.p.i.n.g. Reminsicent of being in a Shoreditch nightclub, 45 mins of bouncing, crunching and weightlifting later, I was officially pooped. The class was so much fun, and although it was a serious workout, there were lots of laughs to be had (because who wants to take the gym seriously, right?)
A quick change afterwards, we headed to a foodpark off Shoreditch high street, where I had the most incredible vegan doner kebab by What The Pitta! Seriously, it was incredible. I just had to squeeze it in to tell you!
So back to Frame. I would wholeheartedly recommend Frame gyms to anyone who was curious about alternative fitness classes in London. With branches throughout London (including Shoreditch, Victoria, Kings Cross and Queen’s Park) there is a huge variety of classes and workshops.
Have you been to a Frame gym before? How did you like it? Any other classes I should check out in London? Hit me up in the comments below!
All my love,
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