If you ask me, I think it’s not easy to find a good place for Pilates courses in London today, especially in East London. I don’t know how many gyms I checked out during the last few months preparing for my annual “spring fitness binge”.
To me it looks that there is ever more of those giant gym chains popping up in the capital these days.
This in itself wouldn’t be bad if this just wouldn’t also mean that quality and friendliness have also rapidly gone down, as I see it. It’s really as simple as that the cheaper the gym is, the worse is what they offer.
Would you believe that I have been in several gyms recently where they didn’t even have someone on site that could give you tips when you do your exercise? This is what you’re getting is the fitness industry is overrun by large companies that fight each other for the cheapest memberships.
Now, back to my search for the best place for Pilates. Obviously, it didn’t take long until I realised that I’m only choosing one of the few remaining smaller gyms where I know that the people there are committed to their customers. This also means friendly service and most of the time better equipment and on also a much better selection on fitness courses.
For my Pilates I found London Fields fitness in Hackney one of the best gyms I’ve been to recently. Possibly the best location in East London for Pilates in Hackney, if you ask me.
If you happen to be from the area, feel free to add to this list if you know of any other good gyms where they still care for their customers!