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The Foundry Review

September 26, 2017

The Foundry

DAY 11

4.5 Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If moneytime and location, were no object, I would pick The Foundry above all others for fitness classes (as long as I could get an Uber home!).

To call a place ‘perfect’ would be naïve, but this sweat box does it’s best to justify this tag. Warning, these classes are not for the feint hearted and there is no slacking off. If you want to work hard and sweat hard, you have found your calling.

Anyway, enough arse kissing, what do these classes actually involve? The session is usually put up on the whiteboard and contains 8-12 exercises in a circuit. These circuits vary from 30 seconds to 5 minutes (yes you read that correct). Or, if the instructors are feeling particularly mean, as long as one member takes to row 200 metres (or 300 metres when you do it too quickly). To call these ‘circuits’ would perhaps be misleading as normally, there is a break between sets. At The Foundry, these ‘breaks’ have included burpees and jumping lunges.

To keep the sessions as intense as possible, there are no fluffy muscle specific exercises here: everything involves everything.That means every exercise involves just about every inch of your body – Tyre SlamsTyre Flips (300kg tyre included), ProwlerSprintsBall SlamsBox Jump to BurpeesRope HoldsRowingFarmers Walks and, of course, Atlas Stone Lifts – lifting giant concrete balls onto a platform. 

If you’re reading that thinking I am spouting gobbledygook, don’t worry, the coaches will explain everything.

If you are reading that and think that sounds easy, don’t worry, the coaches will make sure you have extra work (some would call this bullying…..).

Everything from the warm-up to the explanation is top of the draw, run by industry leading and dedicated coaches and instructors.

Try it out and you will either love or hate it. I loved it and could not recommend it anymore, aside from the hefty price. Price doesn’t always mean quality, but it certainly does here.

P.S. Don’t cycle there – you’ll regret it afterwards!

SweatFactor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3.5 ValuePrice: ⭐⭐⭐

Equipment/Facilities: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Convinced? Try The Foundry for £20

Alex is a Cheerleader, not literally pompom wheelding (unfortunately), but he does install enthusiasm and drive performance, and has been known to do the occasional jig.

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