KoBox,, was established in 2014 and has three locations in Chelsea, Marylebone and the City. KoBox is a boxing gym that offers 50-minute high- intensity boxing-based fitness classes. No membership is required which means there are no fees to sign up – you just pay and play. I recently tried out KoBox’s Chelsea lo- cation with my two daughters, both above the minimum age of 16 required to use the facility, and as first timers we were quite nervous. Te instructors, however, quickly put our concerns to rest by clearly walking us through the process and providing the necessary gear, and in no time at all we were ready to box! It is a great workout and a lot of fun.

Triyoga,, has locations in Camden, Chelsea, Ealing, Shoreditch and Soho. It was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Sattin and has since become a top destination for yoga, pilates, barre and treatments. My personal favourite is the hot yoga class. In Triyoga’s version, the room doesn’t feel as hot as in the hot yoga classes that I’ve taken elsewhere. Tough the room will be warm, heated to approximately 36 to38 degrees, as Triyoga explains: “Te far infrared heat in Triyoga hot helps create a different kind of hot yoga. Te far infrared waves heat the body rather than the air, producing an internal heat that is more tolerable than some other hot yoga classes.” Tis waved heat experience, coupled with their yoga instruction, will leave you refreshed and sporting a healthy glow.


Antje Pauly-Singh, Pilates Education and Research – 125 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London SW7 4TE, www.pi- If you have back pain then Antje is the trainer for you. Many of my friends are clients of Antje and they rave about her ability to alleviate back prob- lems and improve durability and stability.

“I have 15 years of teaching experience in mat work and all pi- lates equipment. Whether you want to develop overall strength or work on back problems, I will be able to help you achieve those goals,” says Antje.

Alexandra Considine,, I have been a client of Alex for 10 years and she has worked magic with my pos- ture, alignment and strength. Consistently working with Alex over the years has trained me to self-correct my alignment on a daily basis, leading to improved posture and overall well- being. Alex’s dedication to her clients, her intuition and vast knowledge of the human body and the pilates method is self- evident in her practice.

“I’m passionate about bringing people back to homeostasis. I try to follow a mantra of ‘look and listen, palpate/massage release, realign, strengthen’. Each person is different and so my training

programs are specific to the individual’s needs. Clients range from the grumpy teenager to the super fit athlete to the injured or the elderly. I prefer to do home visits and all the client usually needs is a yoga mat, a bit of space and an open mind. Most of my clients feel fitter and stronger after each session but also more relaxed and pain free and ready to take on London Life,” ex- plains Alex.

Stephen McCalla,, I worked with Steve for over 10 years at the Peak Health Club, where I was a fixture in his Hi/Lo classes. Steve delivered his trademark brand of motivation to me and his other regulars as he got each of us into the best shape possible. He has the ability to help someone reach levels that they never thought possible with his positive energy and carefully developed program. You can find Steve by visiting his website and setting up a personal training appointment.

“I provide a one-to-one personal training regime tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you are looking to lose weight and increase your cardio vascular fitness, gain muscular strength and tone and improve posture, motivation and self-esteem, I will offer an all in one tight encompassing program,” says Stephen.

Lillian McNeila is an expat who recently moved back to New York after 14 years in London. Lillian is a lower school teacher, reading specialist and art enthusiast who can be contacted by email at

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