Workout of the Week: Immersive training at CIRQ
This week, we are recommending a workout that lets you “train on your time”. CIRQ, on London’s Fleet Street, is a fully immersive circuit training studio in London that opened its doors just a few months ago in September 2019.
Using innovative screen technology which clearly demonstrates upwards of 18 dynamic exercises in any one session (alongside a coach), each workout is built around you and ensures that you don’t waste a single second of your valuable fitness time.
In addition to the coach and screens guiding you through your workout, two beautifully designed studios use arrows, traffic lighting systems and immersive music to create engaging and varied workouts that help guide you around the circuit so you can fully escape the London noise.
At CIRQ, there are three programmes to choose from: CIRQ, LIFT and FLEX.
In the studio, you can choose between three 45-minute classes: ENGINE (cardio) STRONGSIDE (conditioning) or POWER (explosive), with each of them guaranteeing an intense full-body workout.
Alongside CIRQ is the LIFT (low-impact-functional training) studio. This class uses the same tech as CIRQ but at a slower pace and higher resistance, with intervals, rep counts and low-impact exercises, to hone in on and build up every muscle targeted during the workout.
For those who live in fear of booking and then missing a workout class, FLEX is the perfect option. This innovative drop-in session eliminates booking and allows users to walk into a CIRQ session any time of day (within its 8.5hr window of 8.45am – 5.15pm) to join in on a pre-programmed circuit for half the price.
The CIRQ studio offers it’s users the full boutique experience with high-end changing rooms and facilities, with six showers in each changing room, fully kitted out with Rituals products, keyless padlocks and complimentary, towels. As well as being a great place to train, CIRQ works with Give Me Tap who design reusable water bottles with every bottle purchased giving 5 years of clean drinking water to someone in Africa. What more could one want from a workout studio?
Intro Pack – 2 weeks unlimited £30
Monthly Rolling Unlimited (classes and FLEX) – £99/month
Monthly Rolling (FLEX) – £49/ month
3 sessions – £51
5 sessions – £80
10 sessions – £150
1 FLEX (drop-in) – £10
For more information about CIRQ, head to their website.