Review: Ministry Does Fitness

Ministry of Sound has launched “Ministry does Fitness” and they sure know how to do fitness!

This week I tried out three classes at The Arches which is just a 5 minute walk from Elephant & Castle tube station. I signed up for Tuesday’s Strength class, Thursday’s Core class and Friday’s Showcase class and they did not disappoint.

The studio has 7 purpose built training stations and is fully-equipped with barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, battle ropes, curved treadmills and TRX. The studio uses the same sound system as the club so you can expect upbeat dance/house tunes and remixes with a whole lotta bass! Topped off with a disco ball and LED spotlights, it is just like, well, working out in the club…hence the crazy lighting in the photos below! Plus there is a bar where you can pre-order healthy post workout shakes or a cocktail for after your workout, if you’re in the mood!

Strength was taken by the amazing Laura and involved a range of killer bodyweight and weighted exercises which left me literally weak at the knees and unable to walk properly for two days (in the amazing ouch-I-got-my-butt-kicked-at-the-gym kind of way).


Core was a high energy class taken by Lion who put us through our paces with a range of exercises focussing mainly on our abs. This class ended with a genuine lion roar and the endorphins were flowing!


Showcase was taken by Mel (who is a bad ass by the way) and she worked us seriously hard. An intense full body, fat burning workout with strengthening, toning and cardio exercises. What better way to kick off your weekend?!

Snatch up the amazing introductory offer on their website here  (£14 for 1 week unlimited classes!) before it goes and get your butt down there for the hottest new workout in London!





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