There’s a new boutique gym in town that’s ready to rival all the others, and it’s called Best’s Bootcamp. We were invited down to be among the first to try out the new bootcamp in Charing Cross and were very excited, that was until we heard the word ‘Treadmill’.
Since we began checking out new gyms, we seem to get lost en route quite often, some of the newer boutique gyms have limited signage but you can’t fail to notice Best’s. It dominates the area around it and if you pass by Embankment and Charing Cross on a regular basis then it’s in a great location for you as it’s a 5 minute walk from both stations.
There’s nothing but good vibes upon arrival as the staff are helpful and every one of them absolutely gorgeous. If you need motivation to work hard, all you have to do is look at one of them! The gym also welcomes guest DJ’s so there are fresh, new playlists every time you visit. There is also great attention to detail, lockers have built in phone chargers and the changing rooms are stocked full of Kiehls products. Not too shabby!
The workout was intense to say the very least. The group was split in half with the ‘Tread Army’ beginning on the treadmills and the ‘Worker Bees’ on the studio floor using the soft box for body-weight and also weighted exercises. Both teams alternated throughout the workout, so we got the perfect mix of cardio, and strength work. How MD Lee Drabble managed to organise all of us, is a skill to be admired! There were lots of avid marathon runners in the room (us not included), so the bar was raised on the treadmills and pride wouldn’t let our legs give up even through the struggle. Thankfully the treadmills have fans! Towards the end of the workout, we switched them into the downhill setting. Which at first, felt absolutely bizarre but great to fire up the legs for the last minute of sprinting!
The great thing about the workout is that you can constantly see what your supposed to be doing. ‘Trainer cam’ is a series of screens around that room that show a live feed of the trainer, helping you to check your technique and make the most of your 60 second bursts of exercise.
After recovering from the workout with a smoothie, it was great to talk to the man behind the bootcamp. Scott Best has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the fitness industry, but he was still so open to receive feedback about his creation. He also speaks with such an honest passion and it’s obvious that Best’s will be stealing the crown from the top fitness hangouts in London. Thank you for having us, and thanks to Marcel Grabowski for the photographs.
Best’s Bootcamp offically launches on the 9th of May, so pop by or sign up to their mailing list for more updates. Bestsbootcamp.com
1 Embankment Place, WC2N 6NN
Also, we mentioned that we were invited on this occasion. All opinions are our own, and we will always give them honestly. x x x