It’s Pride month! In addition to celebrating diversity and painting the town with rainbows, there are loads of gay fitness events taking place across the country.
For the lead up to London Pride, GymBox is introducing a pop-up week of fully-inclusive classes in their SUPER gay-friendly gyms across London. 100% of the ticket sales will be going to Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline which aims to ensure all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.
The classes are open to both members and non-members, allowing all the opportunity to get parade-ready, all while supporting a charity that encourages individuals to find their own sense of pride.
One week. Four classes. Get ready for London’s most inclusive party at the club where Anything Goes.
Swole Sisters with Tizzy Von Tassel
Monday 1st July – 8:15pm – 9:00pm
It’s the tale of Beauty & the Beef as burlesque bombshell Tizzy von Tassel teams up with Gymbox’s very own Dino Portelli to host a special edition comeback of Pump Chasers, a unique, limited edition class which was introduced in January. As the name suggests, this weights-based workout is here to get you Pride ready and seriously swole: working those muscles with blood flow restriction training to get your muscles popping for the parade.
Gymbox is Burning
Tuesday 2nd July – 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Category is: waack and vogue REALNESS. King of shapes Jahmal Crick is here to slay, sashay and take Pridebox away to the iconic poses of 1980’s Harlem. Learn how to catwalk, duckwalk and dip like a ballroom legend as we throw it back to an era that forged a legacy of fierceness for LGBT+ communities across the globe.
Kinky Glutes with La Voix
Wednesday 3rd July – 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Whoever said ‘no pain, no gain’ has clearly never pumped iron with a drag queen before. In a fabulous one-off edition of Gymbox’s Gains class, the dazzling La Voix will be there to coach you through every rep of this bulk-boosting weights workout, helping you build up your load and work on your technique.
Let’s face it…her jokes are already writing themselves.
PrideCurious LGBT Mindfulness Class
Thursday 4th July – 7:15pm – 8:15pm
‘Former monk’ and ‘mindfulness master’ are both impressive credits to Nick Kientsch’s name, but his commitment to promoting wellness within the LGBT+ community…well that really blows us away. Join us for a quiet hour of meditation ahead of the busy weekend, taking a moment to re-energise your truest selves and reconnect with what makes you feel proud.
Tickets for Pridebox (1st-4th July) are available via Eventbrite.
The Antidote to Boring Gyms, GYMBOX is like no other gym in town. It combines stunning contemporary interiors with a unique take on fitness and is the essential location to hang out for fitness savvy Londoners with ten sites in Bank, Cannon Street, Covent Garden, Elephant & Castle Farringdon, Holborn, Old Street, Victoria, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford.
GYMBOX offers over 110 fitness classes across 8 categories all under one roof. Each category is spearheaded by a Master Trainer – an expert in their field, many of whom are professional athletes, from rowing to combat sports and dance.