Flexi is one of the latest fitness apps to revolutionise the way fit Londoners workout.
Inspiring people to have fun whilst exercising, free of the restrictions of memberships and joining fees, Flexi provide a vast range of fitness classes – from HIIT to dance to yoga to circuits – proving there’s truly something to get everyone moving.
Co-founder of Flexi, Tom Goldsmith, explains that “we created Flexi because we know that thousands of people want to be more active but struggle to find the right activity for them. They don’t want to be tied into subscriptions with joining fees. They want flexibility, variety, a little guidance and lots of encouragement.”
I recently booked a fitness class through Flexi and was impressed by the variety of options on offer in my area of South London. The booking process was simple and straight forward – it was as easy as click-confirm-done. I particularly liked the ‘adjust by distance’ feature on the app that shows all the classes in your local area and their exact distance from you. Flexi even send you a handy reminder an hour before the class, prompting you to get ready.
There’s also an option to share the app with your friends – as Flexi knows, working out with your buddies is so much more fun than doing it alone.
After a lot of browsing and trying to decide between yoga and HIIT, I opted for a ‘Target Fit’ class at Fison Fitness – a small but well-equipped gym ideally located under one of the railway arches in Herne Hill.
The class itself was like nothing I’ve ever done before. There was a list of exercises on a white board, with a number of reps to be completed for each. My mission for the class was to work through them all before I ran out of time. I won’t go into too much detail on how it works as it’s a one of a kind workout that’s best experienced first-hand!
When I walked in, I was immediately greeted with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. The instructor was fantastic: he challenged me to push myself just outside of my comfort zone, helped with my form on challenging exercises, and cheered me on when I needed an extra push. I definitely feel like I pushed myself harder in that class than I do when I work out alone, so it was all in all a fantastic experience. As Tom summarises, “we know who does the best job at inspiring people to have fun – the instructors and staff that run the fantastic activities that are available on Flexi.” And Tom couldn’t be more right!
I also really liked the community spirit of the class – because there were only a few people taking part, it felt like we were all in it together. Not only this, but the instructor was able to correct form and give everyone the individual attention and encouragement they needed.
The flexibility of Flexi – as the name suggests – is one of the major pulling factors of the app.
Flexi recognises that the demands of exercise classes are changing; people are now exploring new and fun ways to workout in their cities, viewing fitness as fun rather than a chore. As Tom says, Flexi’s no membership system ‘gives you freedom. There is no commitment and no fear of wasting money. You simply book and pay for the activities you want to go to. This means you can easily try anything (variety is key to not getting bored!), and you can keep going back to the classes you loved.”