You can imagine how excited we were to get invited to a Lorna Jane UK Ambassadors evening at Psycle, the exciting new exercise concept that has literally just launched. Set just off Oxford Street in the heart of London, Psycle is more than just a spin class, it is indoor cycling but turned up a huge notch! Described as “Fast, effective and enjoyable – the 45 minute class provides a whole body workout using High Intensity Interval Training combined with low impact exercises on a bike”. It didn’t disappoint! The music was turned up high, and the lights were turned down low and set to pure dance mode!
Wearing our specially provided cleated shoes, our 45 minute class kicked off, activating and waking up pretty much every muscle in the legs, we were squatting, hovering, sprinting and hill climbing- really working up that burn. As well as a huge lower body workout, we worked the arms, back, shoulders and chest too with presses, dips, leans and raises, uniquely, incorporating the use of small hand weights at the end of our session to get our shoulders and arms pumping too!
The instructors at Psycle at not just regular Gym Instructors, they come from all walks of life, ranging from national athletes to dance instructors, choreographers to personal trainers – all adding great variety to the classes they lead.
Having sweated our way through the session, we cooled off in showers which more closely resembled a modern urban spa than your typical gym shower, helping ourselves to an array of complimentary Ila and Bumble and Bumble products and drying off with luxurious fluffy white towels. Our energy levels were topped up with Psycle cold pressed juices and delicious, healthy snacks ranging from protein balls to salad pots – such a refreshing change to have genuinely healthy options available for a post-workout snack.
Then, what better way to end our session than to shop for some Lorna Jane goodies! Psycle is the first UK stockist for Lorna Jane, and the shelves were a blaze of beautiful bold colours, perfect to brighten up your wardrobe and put a boost into your spring workout!
If you live in London or are out and about around Oxford Street, Psycle is well worth a visit. Book in for a class and go get your sweat on (or just pop in to browse the Lorna Jane range)!
Visit http://www.psyclelondon.com for more details, and checkout http://www.activeinstyle.co.uk to shop Lorna Jane.