The Fitness Game

The Fitness Game feat. 12x3 Gym, The Engine Room, Flykick and more. Fitness goals and resolutions. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

New Year, New Fitness Goals! πŸ₯Š

We are 3 weeks in 2020s and what a struggle it has been already! I’m going to be honest… The first few weeks of 2020 have been quite challenging for me. From trying to find new housemates in matter of days to getting some unexpected bills to pay. *yikes* I feel like life is testing me to see if I’ll be able to overcome all the obstacles coming my way this year and… sis, you need hit me wayyy harder in order to really break my spirit.

Over the years, I went through a lot of unpleasant experience. However, whatever that was, it helped me to grow a thicker skin and be a better person! πŸ’ͺ🏻 *uhum*

So, each year, for the past 2-3 years, I promised myself to ditch one bad habit and replace it with a good one. Last year, I’ve changed my diet to a plant based diet, which resulted in me loosing over 2 stones (14 kg) in just over 2 months, as well as improve my overall health and wellbeing. *sings Stronger by Britney Spears*

In 2020, my goal is to change my attitude towards alcohol. I’m starting this journey with Dry January then see what happens. πŸ₯€What rules I’m going to set myself with to stay consistent? I guess we have to wait and see! *wink*

Also, I want to build myself up a little bit. Meaning… I want get back into weightlifting! πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Some of my blogger mates stressed that switching to a plant based diet made them loose a lot of muscle weight, so they are thinking of getting back into eating dairy and meat… πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ It would be one of my fitness goals to prove everyone that you can build yourself up and stay vegan by managing your diet and fitness regiment better! *yaaas*

Boxing at 12x3 Gym in Aldgate. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.
Boxing at 12x3 Gym in Aldgate. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

My top fitness classes in London!

Over the last few years, I had the opportunity to take part in a number of fitness classes in London. From rowing to kickboxing, this wonderful city has plenty of options available. Throughout the week, I mix these classes with my regular gym sessions, so I could stay motivated and reach my fitness goals faster. πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Therefore, without further ado, here are my top fitness classes:

  • 12×3 Gym – this one is no kids game! πŸ₯Š Based in Aldgate and Paddington, this not-so-little boxing institution will work you out like there’s no tomorrow. Their recently launched BOXCON (boxing + conditioning) class has been named the BEST FITNESS CLASS in London in 2019 and you have to experience it to know it for yourself! Oh, and there are some good offers for first-timers, including 3 classes for Β£25. *werk*
  • The Engine Room – if you thought rowing was a piece of cake then you haven’t been to The Engine Room! Situated inside a renovated church, this rowing haven is perfect for those looking to do some rowing + HIIT workout with personalised performance metrics. πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I always break the most sweat there and if you get Chris (founder) training you in the session then good luck surviving it, mate! ✌🏻
  • Flykick – just around the corner from The Engine Room, there’s Flykick. It’s a place where people push themselves over their limits and have fun whilst dling it. Flykick has 2 classes: Signature and Strength. Signature one is a mix of HIIT, stretch and kickbox, whilst Strength offers a full-body/dynamic workout. Also, they offer some great first-timer packages, including 3 classes and a pair of gloves for just Β£35! *bargainnn*
The Fitness Game feat. 12x3 Gym, The Engine Room, Flykick and more. Fitness goals and resolutions. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.
12x3 Gym in Aldgate. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

What are your thoughts on these 3 fitness classes? Have you been to any of them? I’m planning to publish more posts like this in the near future, so let me know what you think in the comments section below! 😘