Bianca Capstick


As one of London’s trendiest fitness hot-spots, Frame Shoreditch, (there is also a second site in Queens Park) is THE place to get your fill of dance, HIIT and conditioning fitness classes, holistic practices such as Pilates and yoga, along with tongue-in-cheek fitness programs: Bend it Like Barbie and Jane Fonda Tribute.

With an inspiring range of classes to choose from, as a Frame-moving- newbie I opted to trial all encompassing class Cardio Kettelbell.

During the class, participants pick from a range of Kettlebell weights and to the beat of a pumping soundtrack, use the weights to wrap figures of eights round their bodies, add intensity to lunges and squats in addition to  swinging their arms thin!

The combination of mid intensity cardio, fast footwork, body-weight-only press ups and your kettle bells means while you definitely wake up aching, ladies need not worry about bulking up – expect a slimmer frame and lean limbs.

So taken by the satisfactory post-class burn that lingered for a couple of days, I decided to continue the same class every Saturday morning for the next month, followed by xx Conditioning to see and document the results.Move Your Frame - Shoreditch

Frame was founded by Pip Black and Joan Murphy, and launched in 2009 with the ethos being to create a fitness space that is fun, sociable and flexible enough to fit around a hectic lifestyle.

By understanding a Londoners’ need for rat-race-proof efficiency, both the time-pressed, and beginners to the Frame way of life should start with the 5 Frame Signature classes, specially formulated to provide a selection of exciting and varied workouts which moves seamlessly through exercises.

Frame signature classes include one-stop-body-shop, Body by Frame; an hour long combination of continuous low impact cardio, interspersed with high energy intervals to lift your heart rate, boost your metabolism and shed fat; expect light weights, innovative sequences, exhausted muscles and a pumping soundtrack.

The lively and dedicated team at Frame are completely committed to getting you incredible results with a programme that fits around your schedule; so have devised a programme of unique signature classes which combine the best of everything on offer at Frame “to give you long, lean muscles and a rather smug feeling.”Move Your Frame

It’s not all about getting you in and out as quickly as possible, fitness junkies may want to hang out all morning in the uber trendy, converted warehouse space – nestled right into the back streets of Shoreditch  which comprises of: a (soon to be opened) juice bar, communal hang out area and pop-up shop space selling Lulu Lemon wear, Jax Coco and Deliciously Ella cookbooks.

Equally, much onus is placed on delivering classes designed to push you to your comfortable limit and keep you engaged, whether your ambition is to tone, gain strength, lose weight or de-stress.

Cardio Kettlebell – on twice daily on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cardio Kettlebell is a fun, gruelling complete body workout, using every muscle you have.

With classes at the respectable time of 9:00 Saturday morning, a weekly weekend Cardio Kettlebell session in the lead up to summer may be what you need to get fit for summer.

You’re going to ache the next day, but your new body will make it worthwhile!


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