Make good on your intentions for the weekend with a workout and delicious vegan breakfast.
There is no better start to a weekend than rising at a decent hour, getting yourself to a gym, yoga studio, or the local park, and basking in the glow and sense of achievement that follows a workout. With the weekend looming we’ve selected some of our favourite Saturday morning classes where you can work up a sweat, as well as some of the best vegan and vegetarian cafes for post-workout nourishment. Finally, we’ve chosen the chicest workout clothes to take you effortlessly from one to the other.
Start your Saturday morning with a Reformer Pilates class at the newly opened, and largest outpost to date, of Frame in Fitzrovia. The Ernest Leoty Corset Shortie should help you to feel long and lean, whatever your height: its vertical stripes give definition to the body, whilst the technical stretch fabric ensures the shape is retained making it the perfect choice for Pilates. Reward yourself with a visit to Kin Cafe afterwards where you can enjoy vegan breakfast treats such as banana and chia pudding with berry compote.
There’s nothing like a stroll through leafy west London on a Saturday morning, so head to Westbourne Grove and wellness guru James Duigan’s fitness space - Bodyism. Wearing the Ernest Leoty Perform Bra and Leggings, take the B-Free Yoga class and then zip over to Farmacy just across the road to try some of its delicious plant-based treats such as the Celestial Berry Bowl. If you’re not quite ready for food, try one of their probiotic jars: the Bee Grateful consists of housemade probiotic spirulina ‘yoghurt’, chia seed porridge, seasonal fresh fruit, crunchy almonds and bee pollen.
If you find yourself in south London on a Saturday morning try and catch the Dynamic Vinyasa Flow class at Level Six Studios in Peckham. The studio has its own cafe if you need an immediate hit in the form of a post-practice juice, but if you need something more substantial head to Wildflower, conveniently situated in the same building. Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian influences feature heavily in the plant-based menu from chef Joseph Ryan (Frank’s Cafe, Salon). A word of warning, you might be seduced by the beats from Ghostnotes who share the space and host live music events and DJs. Wear the Ernest Leoty Perform Bodysuit in case you end up dancing the night away.
East LondonEast London is always quick to adopt new trends in lifestyle and wellness so it will come as no surprise to hear that Chroma Yoga has found a home here. The Yellow Class uses yellow light with twists and opening postures to aid digestion and alleviate mood swings. Pair the Ernest Leoty Diane Bra and Mara Leggings, whose subtle grey and ivory tones won’t distract your focus from the lights. Afterwards head to Essence Cuisine in Leonard Street. The menu was created in collaboration with raw food pioneer Matthew Kenney, and the beautiful, instagram-worthy offerings are ‘free-from’ meat, dairy, gluten, refined sugar and chemical processing. Try the Garbanzo Scrambled Eggs, made using scrambled chickpeas, kale, green harissa, asparagus and portobello anchovies.