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Christmas fitness classes to sign up to including barre and boxing

A festive workout will get you in the Christmas spirit (Picture: Fitness First)

Move over Ministry of Sound, nightclubs are so 2019.

These days it’s all about sweating it out over squats and burpees, with endorphins running high, like-minded people encouraging you, music pumping out and zero hangovers.

Or fitness fans take it to the barre with sculpting balletic exercises.

But what if these workouts had a festive twist?

Here is our round-up of the fitness destinations offering the best Christmas party- style classes.

Boom Cycle Christmas Mashup

It’s a party on a bike (Picture: Boom Cycle)

Not just any old indoor cycling studio, here the lights are low and riders are immersed into the ‘party on a bike’ experience.

Leave any pretentiousness behind in this 45 minute class as it’s all about high-fives with fellow riders. This month, there’s the option to dress up and a Christmas-themed playlist will get you in the full festive spirit.

When? December 19 and 21

Where? Hammersmith

Price? Available to book two weeks before the rides, via Boom Cycle

Psycle London Christmas Special Barre Class

Meet you at the barre (Picture: Pscyle Barre)

Taught by Rod Buchanan, the co-creator of Psycle Barre, get ready to tone the muscles in your legs, bum, arms and abs ready for your little black dress. The class will burn body fat and help to reduce stress in the build-up to Christmas.

Expect plenty of seasonal cheer with your favourite barre moves set to a backdrop of classics in this 60 minute class designed to leave you feeling suitably Christmassy and ready for some mince pies.

When? December 22 at 5.30pm

Where? Live via the Psycle At Home platform

Price? 30-day free trial, £29 per month thereafter, via Psycle London

Kristmas At KOBOX

Get punching (Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images)

Taking authentic boxing training and making it fun, this is dim lights and pulsating beats — it’s fight club meets nightclub! The 50 minute high-intensity class is broken down into two parts; a signature six-punch combination system, which is projected on the walls and then a range of functional training exercises.

Feel free to wear a Santa hat and bring some festive cheer with you as you punch away your worries.

When? December 13-24

Where? Kings Road, London Wall, Baker Street and Waterloo

Price? The 12 Days Of Christmas price is £12 per session, via KOBOX

Christmas At Clubbercise

Party on (Picture: Clubbercise)

If you’re feeling a bit old for clubbing these days, why not swap your dance floor for a gym floor and head to Clubbercise.

You’ll do high-intensity dance routines with rave glow sticks, while disco lights and club anthems from the last 30 years pump out across the club. This is for all ages and abilities and classes in December will come with a festive twist, so watch out.

When? Throughout December

Where? Locations across the UK

Price? Check with your local instructor, via Clubbercise

Fitness First The 12 Workouts Of Christmas

Sleigh that workout (Picture: Fitness First)

To keep members active and navigate the over-indulgence of the Christmas period, the fitness centre has devised a simple but fun workout programme consisting of four workouts, four classes and four challenges in December (which includes hitting 4,216 miles per club — the distance from London to the North Pole).

These are designed to be followed either in or out of the gym, to help people mix things up in their workout, or try something new.

You can enter your score in the app to see where you stand on the leaderboard and have some friendly competition (and perhaps flirting) with others.

When? From today

Where? FFX On Demand in the Fitness First UK app

Price? Monthly membership ranges from £39 to £99 for six-month contracts, via Fitness First

Christmas At Blaze

Get your fancy dress on (Picture: Blaze)

The club’s signature Blaze class will be running themed Christmas sessions for the countdown to Christmas. Expect festive music and fancy dress during the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class.

The 45 minute session provides a dynamic workout with a high-calorie burn and combines intense cardio on the treadmill with strength training and mixed martial arts drill on a punchbag. It’s a great nightclub environment in which to get sweaty and you never know, you might catch someone’s eye.

When? Between December 15-21

Where? All 66 clubs with a Blaze studio

Price? Memberships vary so contact your local club for details, via David Lloyd

Frame

Add a little Christmas sparkle to your workout (Picture: Frame)

Four of Frame’s party classes will come with a festive twist this season. Party Pro is a mix of disco dance, Part-Time Party-Er will see you party on rebounders (mini trampolines), Party’d Out is for pilates pros and I Don’t Party will see revellers partake in a cacao ceremony and yin yoga.

All of the endorphin-filled full-body sessions and sculpting and relaxing yoga classes will come with some Christmas sparkle and the party themes really get everyone in the mood for dancing.

When? December 7, 9, 14, 16

Where? Shoreditch studio and live on the app and online

Price? Four for the price of tree package, £35 (for every package purchased Frame will plant a tree with Ecologi), via Frame

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