Studios, spas and niche wellness activities line the streets in almost equal measure to the bars and pubs of Upper Street and the vicinity, providing an offering to take care of yourself, no matter what your taste. Find out more about some of our personal favourites…
Recently opened at the BDC, the team at Complete Physio have brought us the most stylish transformation in their new studio with Complete Pilates. This physio-led Pilates offering is for everyone; whether it’s complimenting your exercise programme or needed for more specialist reasons such as managing acute or chronic pain or part of your rehab or recovery to get you back to normal activity – this team are for you. Take a look at what they do here.
If you’re looking to unwind and carve out some tranquillity in your schedule then this might be for you. Floatworks offers the opportunity to lie back in one of their world-leading floatation tanks to experience a blissful, healing state. The individual pods contain half a tonne of Epsom salt in the water, allowing you to float effortlessly. Matching the temperature of your skin the water and air, give the feeling of complete weightlessness and one the initial music ends you can float in light or darkness for the duration of the hour. This sensory break from the world is bookended by their calming facilities which include a relaxation space, dressing room, herbal teas and reading materials. Find out more and book a float here.
As the Frame themselves say, if variety is the spice of life then Frame is your spice rack. No matter your mood, goal or fitness level there is a class available at their expertly designed studio in the heart of Angel. From 80’s aerobics and musically themed classes (think Take That, Beyoncé and Britney) to core and strength sessions, there’s something for everyone. Rock up, work out and get back to business – you can fit in a class any time and they have a great on demand and livestream offering too. Check out their time table to get you fitness fix here.
If group classes aren’t quite your thing then Revolution offer one to one training in their studio onsite at the Business Design Centre. They’ve been based in Islington for well over a decade and have a track record for getting results, no matter what your goals might be. Whether it’s a 5K, a marathon, a life event or for health reasons, your personal trainer will work around you and your schedule to ensure that exercise and wellbeing become part of your lifestyle. You can learn more about their personal training here.
Self-proclaimed as more than just a gym, Third Space is well justified in making this claim. At the heart of the newly opened facilities in trendy Islington Square, their world-class equipment includes a custom-built track, athletic rig, and performance cardio areas with Myzone heart-rate connectivity to help you train with precision. That’s not where it ends though; a top of the range yoga studio, wellness area (‘Quiet Rooms’ equipped with guided meditations – bliss), post-exercise lounge, sauna and steam room as well a 20 metre infinity pool, this is place to go if you want the full experience in the heart of Islington’s, Upper Street. Explore their facilities here.
World renowned and popular with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Pippa Middleton, Rita Ora and Poppy Delevingne, Barrecore classes contain elements of ballet, yoga and Pilates – but are as tough as a spinning or bootcamp sessions. Using mainly your own body weight for isometric and eccentric movements the sessions are designed to strengthen and lengthen your muscles leaving you toned and sculpted. Barrecore is designed for all ages, genders, fitness levels, shapes and abilities. You can check out more about their studio in Angel here.
Looking for something a little more relaxing? Back at the BDC, Miracle Massage are our resident specialists in deep tissue, Swedish, pre or postnatal and CBD massage. Swedish or relaxation massage, is a gentle relaxing treatment with sweeping and targeted strokes to gently relieve tension and stress. You can incorporate CBD or organic aromatherapy oil blends by Neals Yard to add to the experience. So whether you’re an athlete, gym goer or desk bound, they can get you back to feeling you. Find out about their range of services and book online here.
For more about the local wellness activities at the BDC or in and around the Angel, Islington area, head to our listings. Got a favourite place to share with us? Please get in touch on our social channels to let us know!