With the new year in full swing, most Londoners have already outlined their vision for what they want to achieve in 2022 and are putting their resolutions into action.
According to a survey conducted by YouGov, 16% of Britons planned on making a New Year’s resolution in December last year – up from 11% the year before.
Health and fitness tops the list of resolutions, with 49% of Britons pledging to do more exercise or improve their fitness in 2022. Other health-related ambitions – improving diet and losing weight – come in at numbers two and three.
People are also prioritising work-related goals this year, with 19% of Britons pledging to pursue a career ambition in 2022.
Some have grown tired of working from home and want to benefit from the buzz of a collaborative environment again. Others have decided to quit their day job and finally start the business they’ve been dreaming of.
If you’re making fitness and business a priority this year, why not combine your goals by signing for a flexible gym-office membership?
London is the leading market for flexible workspace in the world and many of the capital’s workspaces come with their own private gym facilities, making it easy for you to fit in your workout when it's most convenient for you.
For the price of a flexible monthly membership, you’ll get a desk space (or multiple desk spaces for your team), access to a gym and a number of other facilities and perks.
So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite office-gyms in London right now.
If you’re interested in taking a look around these spaces in person, or if you’d like to explore some offices that aren’t on this list, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
1. Ocubis in Fulham
If you’re looking for an office – and a treadmill – with a view, this SW6 flexible workspace might just tick the boxes. Let the sunset over the city motivate you during your workout, or witness the dawn breaking if early workouts are more your thing.
As well as state-of-the-art gym facilities, you’ll also have the opportunity to work in spacious, contemporary offices that come with ergonomic desks and chairs. You can also make use of the centre’s boardroom, café and outdoor seating area.
One of the best things about this location has to be the events. With many of us suffering from Zoom fatigue, you’ll be glad to know that the centre hosts Covid-secure corporate and social gatherings that provide tenants with ample networking opportunities.
2. LABS in Holborn
You can think of LABS as a campus, but without the student antics. Members are allocated an office or coworking desk of their choice, and a bright and spacious gym – perfect for maintaining a safe distance from others during waves of Covid-19.
With flexible floor plates, the workspace welcomes businesses of all shapes and sizes. So, whether you’ve just started a business and need a desk pass, or want to accommodate your growing team, you’ll probably find something that fits (depending on availability, that is).
The building itself is situated at 90 High Holborn, between the Financial District and West End. If you decide to sign up, you’ll also be allowed to use the operator’s Camden Campus.
3. Workspace on Fleet Street
Another office-gym hybrid can be found on one of London’s oldest stretches of road: Fleet Street. Once a famous journalism location, it’s become synonymous with investment banking and is home to a sizable handful of stylish corporate offices.
The workspace aptly named Workspace comes with a gym, meeting rooms, breakout spaces and shower facilities. The reception is staffed and the building is managed by a team who keep it running smoothly so you can focus on your business and fitness goals.
Location-wise, it’s perfect for making an impression on clients (Goldman Sachs, C Hoare & Co, and Child & Co have offices in the area). Blackfriars station is a five-minute walk away and Chancery Lane and Temple stations are also within walking distance.
4. BE Offices in Euston
Euston and the surrounding areas have undergone redevelopment over the last few years, making it one of the most popular locations in which to rent office space today. This flexible workspace is one of the largest in the area and is situated just across from the station.
Offices are filled with natural light and offer views across the West End and City of London. There are plenty of places away from the desk to relax, eat, socialise and take a break within the building too, which is essential for maintaining your team’s wellbeing at work.
Members can use the onsite gym for free too.
5. One Avenue in Mayfair
If it’s luxury you're after, look no further.
Firstly, this workspace in the heart of Mayfair has a Virgin Active Health Club situated within the building, catering for all your fitness needs. The tech will keep your business in good shape too – members benefit from multiple 10 GB lines and banking-grade IT.
Forget free coffee and biscuits – afternoon tea is serviced daily here. There’s also an in-house concierge service and VIP lounge. You don’t even need to bring your own towels for after your workout because the shower facilities are stocked with fresh ones.
In terms of location, Marble Arch is the closest underground station (it’s a few seconds away). You really do have to see it to believe it, so we’d recommend booking a viewing asap!
6. FORA in Clerkenwell
FORA is situated at the intersection of London’s design and tech districts, between Clerkenwell and Old Street. The operator coined the term “pro-working” to describe its take on the coworking concept, which combines flexibility with hospitality-style facilities.
Wellness is a big part of the offering here. The centre boasts its very own wellness studio containing gym equipment and spaces for meditation. Subsidised in-house exercise classes are available, including yoga, HIIT and personal training sessions.
There’s a social element too. Members get to meet other like-minded fitness fans and entrepreneurs at the centre’s monthly resident drinks and breakfasts.
Do you see yourself working in – and out – of one of these fabulous London locations? If so, now’s a great time to sign up while there’s still availability. The Free Office Finder team are specialists in matching businesses with the right workspace for their needs.
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