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7 Cool Outdoor Exercise Classes in London

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Updated: 13 December 2017
There’s no excuse now the clocks have gone forward. It’s time to get fit, and luckily for Londoners there are endless ways to do it. Sick of plodding along busy pavements trying to get through your morning jog? Join a class, get motivated and get social.


Boxit Boot Camp London

Get super fit in no time at all with Boxit Boot Camp’s mix of boxing, pad work and lots of bodyweight cardio. Drop into any class in Clapham Common five days a week for ₤10 per class. Clients can also pay for a block of classes or sign up for a six month membership.

People exercise at a bootcamp

There are bootcamps all over London | © Vivian1965/Pixabay


Work out and reminisce with Rabble’s organised team games, such as British Bulldog and dodgeball. Work hard and play hard at any of the six parks around London where Rabble holds events. There’s a big social element to this workout, so it’s also a great way to meet new people.

Park Run

Park Run is a weekly 5k race organised in parks all over London. Every Saturday, thousands of runners of all abilities gather together at 9am to complete a 5k. Park Run has been so popular, you can now find classes around the world. Perhaps best of all, this workout is always completely free.

Muddy Plimsolls

If private fitness sounds more appealing than group classes, Muddy Plimsolls is the answer. This mobile personal training company uses the outdoors and your body weight to get you the fittest you’ve ever been.

British Military Fitness

There’s no messing around with British Military Fitness, a hard core, stripped back, outdoors boot camp by ex-army instructors. There’s squats, lunges, burpees and lots of shouting, but if you’re serious about toning up, then it’s tough love that works.


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Are you ready for an army style workout? | © US Army Europe / Flickr

Zip Fit Club

Designed for people who want a quick blast of exercise on their lunch hour, Zip Fit Club runs High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)-style classes in Hyde Park that are only 30 minutes long. You can also sign up for classes that take place before or after work.


Basefit is tough HIIT and boot-camp-style training with a real sense of camaraderie and support. There’s a lot of equipment, and it verges on CrossFit-level intensity at times, but Harper’s Bazaar has called it one of the best outdoor workouts on London ClassPass.