I wanted to share a recent visit to Gymbox Farringdon, where I was invited to hit up the method laundry Challenge for their “Give it a Spin” class! It’s a purpose-built Spin Cycle class, crafted by method (a planet-friendly household brand which massively appeals to my inner eco-warrior) using a series of fragrances which motivate you to work out even harder! Now, there are countless mega-gyms, niche studios and pop-up classes proliferating all around London, and I’m always thrilled to try new ones and share them here. This class, at this gym, did not disappoint! If you haven’t been to this Gymbox, it’s well worth a visit; it’s unlike any other gym in that it feels as if you’ve entered an underground rave. With a DJ in a cage blasting forth tech house upon the cavernous gym floor, exercise revelers are propelled by the energy, and therefore they really go for it. That in turn, is hugely motivating. There’s no need to wait for any of the squat racks or benches because there are so many of them all over the place. There’s a huge section of monkey bars, pull-up bars – it’s literally an adult’s playground! Click MORE to see all about the class, to enter my competition to win AN ENTIRE YEAR’S free laundry detergent plus a Monreal gym bag, and to discover the delicious scents!
Just 3 parts to this post… 1) the class, 2) method, and 3) the competition!
1) THE CLASS:
This grueling (and quite euphoric) spin class was conceived to mark the launch of the new Method laundry detergent. The spin ‘arena’ is phenomenally lit, making use of a changing array of neon primary colors, delivered via LED backlit strips. Completing that ‘holy trinity’ of all great exercise studios is a pounding audio system and great air-con! Whilst you’re melting away in your spinning trance, delicious fresh smells – jasmine which definitely has a euphoric element), fresh cut grass (arousing, bringing you back and increasing alertness as well as uplifting the mood), and pink grapefruit (stimulating, reminiscent of a morning snack, promoting new alertness and a natural stress fighter helping to beat down inflammation) – were being pumped through the system especially designed by method. These fragrances are there specifically to motivate you to work out even harder. I didn’t have a control experiment running, but they were certainly a fascinating treat for the nostrils in what can otherwise be a sweaty malodorous affair!
This is my kind of cleaning brand making a seriously stylish detergent that’s bursting with color (beware the hypnotic slow-mo dog video if you click that link)! Needless to say, I train a lot; many of you, my dear gym-conscious readers, will train regularly too. That gives rise to the phenomenon whereby laundry multiplies like crazed bunnies! If like me you love your sportswear, you may find you’re washing your clothes non-stop and threatening the very vibrancy of their colors! I also want to be conscious of the environment and where possible I want to avoid phosphates, bleach, ammonia, parabens etc many of which are toxic to me and to the world around me! Over the past month of trialing, I’ve found method’s concentrated laundry detergent to work nicely for my favorite gym pieces – fresh natural fragrances, and naturally derived cleaning power that fights tough dumbbell dirt, but is also gentle on my beloved Monreal London pieces! It’s also suitable for my sensitive skin, which is another important box ticked for me. Again, importantly it’s environmentally friendly as it’s plant-based, with a 98% biodegradable formula that works in cold water. 1 cap = 1 wash and it’s recyclable bottle made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
3) THE COMPETITION!!!
To fight the war against gym laundry here’s your chance to win a year’s worth of Detergent as well as a beautiful & stylish Monreal gym bag! There are choices in ‘flavor’ of method products of course (Peony Blush, Orchard Fruit, Wild Lavender) but I’m a ‘Lavender’ kind of girl!
‘HOW DO I ENTER?’ – It’s simple; just head over to my INSTAGRAM today, ‘like’ the pic of my Gym bag & comment to tell me why you love your favorite athleisure brands! Winner takes it all (Casual Abba reference…). Full T&C’s can be found HERE. Good luck!
If you don’t win, my friends at Monreal London are offering all Fitness On Toast readers a 10% discount code to use at www.monreallondon.com until the end of May. The code: FITNESSONTOAST10 can be entered at checkout as a promo code and is valid on all full price orders.