For you AGs that loved your Equinox gym (like me!) then I have good news for you. In case you haven’t heard, the first Equinox has arrived in London.
And it’s spectacular.
The club comes equipped with a strength room, cycle studio, chill-out lounge, spa, a juice bar, and locker rooms stocked with Kiehls. Equinox will also be offering a ton of different studio classes, including yoga, pilates, bootcamp, and boxing. I don’t know about you girls but this is music to my ears after paying a silly amount of money for Harbour Club in Chelsea (which I think is just a little too run down to be asking the kind of membership fees that they do) and before debating going back to the not-so-great Virgin Active on Fulham Road.
I sat down with a member of the Equinox team before they opened their doors last week, and here are a few tidbits that you won’t get from their website:
- Addicted to SoulCyle? It’s not coming to Equinox. At least not yet. Equinox bought the rights to the amazing spinning classes, but it won’t be arriving in the London gym for some time. But they do have studio spin classes with bikes that measure wattage, RPM, lap times and distance!
- As you know I’m a major Barrecore addict, but Equinox will also be adding their take on the popular ballet fitness method. I’m very much looking forward to checking out “Barre Burn.” Watch this space for a review…
- The crèche for your minis is not included. It never is anywhere, but I thought I would at least ask. It cost £7 for two hours, but there is a lot of interactive play with your little ones!
- Frequent traveler? Equinox is going to be creating some fab memberships for you ladies that go back and forth between the States and London. That way you don’t have to give up your New York membership, and can work out when you’re here in London.
Join ASAP as they are still offering memberships without the initiation cost!
Sorry, but their prices are ridiculous -£180 a month? Its that in dollars in NYC (I was an Equinox member for years in NYC). Yet another example of an American company coming to London with ridiculous prices (Kate Spade is the other that comes immediately to mind). Thanks for letting us know it has arrived. I was hoping they would open here but I will stick with my current gym given the prices.
This gym looks absolutely amazing – if I wasn’t already at Virgin Active i would head over there ASAP!
We looked into it and we’re told we couldn’t use NYC membership in London for equinox. Am I missing something? Thanks
You can get an international membership to use at both your club in NY and London.
I recently joined this gym in large part because of the nice looking creche. Big mistake! the staff is completely underwhelming allowing the kids to watch tv on the computer while you work out. i have watched them sit there and text while the kids cry. my kids wont go anymore which means i am wasting 180 pounds a month. boo! its a great gym but the creche, not so much.
Hello ! I m a french teenager (16 yo) and I Will go in London for 2 months as a baby-sitter. During the day i Will do some sport, and i have 500£ dedicated for a fitness club. It is enough for Equinox ? We have a total access for cycling, dance etc ? Or must we pay by hour ? (Excuse my enlish)