(fitness) Ride to work: 1Rebel launches spinning bus for commuters wanting a workout

Too busy to workout? Not any more you're not. Revolutionary gym 1Rebel has just announced plans to launch a RIDE2REBEL spinning bus: a London bus transformed into a mobile spinning studio for commuters, complete with DJ playlists, disco lights and a lot less germs than your average number 94.

The latest kooky fitness concept, designed to help time-poor city folk squeeze in a workout whatever their schedule, is set to launch later this summer travelling four of the most popular commuter routes across London and finishing up at the St Mary Axe 1Rebel studio, where riders can pop in for a shower and a smoothie before work. 

Regular old cyclists may ask: why not just ride a bike to work? And they’d have a point. But the haphazard British weather, bike maintenance/security issues and outfit conundrums are just three reasons that this spinner would be happier 'riding' her way to work in the comfort of her own air-conditioned studio on wheels.

Plus I haven't yet found an office changing room with heated seats, iced towels and GHDs on tap.

London's boutique gym 1Rebel has announced plans to launch a mobile spinning bus to help time-poor city folk squeeze in that all important work out on the way to work

London's boutique gym 1Rebel has announced plans to launch a mobile spinning bus to help time-poor city folk squeeze in that all important work out on the way to work

The idea was developed by James Balfour and Giles Dean, co-founders of 1Rebel, who have plans to open another four clubs across the capital over the next 18 months.

James says: "It is an absolute no brainer for us that we can create more efficiency in people’s routines by transforming their commute. For those who want the components of a class, but perhaps don’t have the time to commit during the day, this provides a great solution for them to maximise time they would otherwise be spending just travelling to work."

And what about boring stuff like traffic jams and, um, not face planting over the handle bars if those jams ever ease up?

Four routes ending up at the club's flagship city gym are being planned, with more to be added once the new 1Rebel locations open across the city

Four routes ending up at the club's flagship city gym are being planned, with more to be added once the new 1Rebel locations open across the city

James told me: "We are working with bus companies and the government to establish all health and safety conditions. As this is such an innovative idea there are no established norms but due to the high levels of interest this is something that all our partners are focused on. This morning interest peaked so much that the registration website crashed and had to be moved to a separate server.

"The route timings are ensured by accessing the bus lanes. At the moment we have highlighted suggested routes but on our website we have asked people to enter their post code so when we launch we will have routes tailored to customers demands."

Bosses say the cost will be on a par with their existing three classes - Reshape, Rumble and Ride - which work out at between £12 and £15 per session depending on how many you buy.

Not bad when you consider you'll be saving a bus fare AND potentially rubbing sweaty shoulders with celebrity fans like Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, David Gandy or the Victoria's Secret angels.

Going to work just got a lot more interesting.


DETAILS

Be the first in line for tickets by signing up here www.ride2rebel.london and get a discount code for 10% off any 1Rebel sessions at either of the existing clubs, redeemable immediately.