TO THE BEAT
‘Fitness for everyone’—that’s the motto at Swedish Fit. The concept of these intense workouts involves attendees circling around an instructor and mimicking movements to the beat of the music. Think dancing to the rhythm of French Eighties pop, followed by press ups to Muse and crunches to Britney—whether you’re a seasoned athlete or couch potato, there’s no doubt it’ll get your blood pumping. It has been developed from the Swedish concept of Friskis, combining muscle building, cardio, stretching, balance and coordination, all rolled into one, endorphin-filled hour.
This latest fitness craze is reaching Zumba-esque proportions in popularity, starting in France and spreading to London, Zurich, Montreal and Geneva. French native, Chloé Mayer, is responsible for bringing it to Barcelona. Since their launch in February, the classes have developed a loyal international fan base returning week after week. “It is always a pleasure to see that people appreciate what we do,” said Mayer, observing that many can’t stay away after their first visit. Swedish Fit has two locations in the city, and the first class is free—so what’s your excuse?
Swedish Fit. Gym Sant Pau (Ronda Sant Pau 46) & CIED (LlanÇa 31)