Third Space Tower Bridge
Last year was all about group fitness: ClassPass landed in London, soon followed by SoMuchMore and pay-as-you-go boutique studios took the place of ubiquitous monthly-membership chain gyms. This year though, is set to see the re-emergence of the club.
The #ClubNotGym ethos makes a lot of sense. In an anonymous city, Londoners are wanting their gyms to offer them familiarity, comfort and a sense of belonging.
Enter The Third Space.
Tower Bridge, the first of the chain’s four clubs to receive the highly awaited refit, is characterised most notably by its location. Falling (#legdayproblems), with post-sauna, flushed cheeks and fresh on that endorphin high, through the club doors and out onto the Southbank into the shadow of Tower Bridge is nothing if not inspiring.
November is here, the days are increasingly dark and chilly and all you want to do is snuggle up to a warm fireplace and eat winter pies with mulled wine in hand. I know the feeling. Although Christmas is my favourite time of year in some aspects, winter is largely categorised with wardrobe struggles, not enough coats and the dreaded winter flu-like symptoms. Quite frankly, the prospect of squeezing into some lycra and heading to work up a sweat is somewhere near the bottom of my priority pile around about now.
If you haven’t yet heard of Lorna Jane Clarkson, you sure will have soon. Australian born and bred, the active wear designer and all-round female warrior Lorna Jane recently launched her fifth book, titled ‘Inspired’, further cementing her role as a champion for strong, healthy and empowered women worldwide.
While in the UK Lorna Jane is still relatively unheard of alongside the fitness apparel superpowers that are Nike and Adidas and the yoga lovers’ favourites Sweaty Betty and Lulu Lemon, in her native Australia and the USA Lorna Jane has firmly grounded her spot in the market. Next on the list to conquer is Britain, and with a combination of high quality styles, inspirational messages at the core of the brand, Lorna Jane is sure to succeed.
Recently, I was invited to attend the launch of ‘Inspired’ alongside a selection of fitness and lifestyle bloggers, where we were treated to a morning which encapsulated Lorna Jane’s principles of Move, Nourish & Believe. First up was move which consisted of a very sweaty high intensity workout at the hands of trainer and LJ ambassador Carly Newson, who made sure we were all put through our paces outdoors in the sunshine. The nourish box was ticked with a glorious selection of culinary delights thanks to a range of lovely brands along with lunch served by meal prep service Fresh Fitness Food. Finally, Believe focused on Lorna Jane as a lifestyle, not simply a brand, involving some inspiring tales from the LJ ambassadors themselves.