Note: This post is based off of classes held at the Chelsea location, but Heartcore also has studios in Fulham, Kensington, Notting Hill and Hampstead.
Heartcore offers dynamic 55-minute workouts that really push the limits and focus on bumping your fitness up a notch, or twelve. Fitness Savvy tested out the reformer Pilates and TRX workouts, but they also offer barre classes.
This is not Pilates for the faint of heart. Expect to work your muscles to the max and do a lot of big, strong movements. The reformers are sturdier than your typical machine, which makes you feel more stable while doing those one leg lunges and side planks. You’ll sweat and you’ll shake a bit, but you’ll feel accomplished when you make it to the end. Hesitant to jump into the reformer world? They offer beginner classes and are happy to give a quick tutorial at the beginning of any class. The instructors really know what they are doing and walk you through each exercise.
Like to sweat your butt off? This is the class for you. Of course you use the TRX a lot, including dynamic, full-body movements, more concentrated upper and lower body moves, ab and plank work (oh hey TRX crunches, everyone's favorite) and even cardio moves like jump squats holding the TRX. You’ll also let go of the handles a bit, splicing in squat holds, kettle bells and some mat work. It’s HIIT style and will more than get your heart rate up and make you sweat.