We’re twin sisters Faye (Mouse) & Rhi, founders of Strong + Bendy: a unique fitness studio and outdoor gym Hackney Wick.
We believe no one should feel intimidated when walking into a fitness studio or gym. We offer fun workouts, led by friendly teachers, in a beautiful unique environment. Everyone is welcome, regardless of fitness level.
We’re passionately against so many things that have become the norm in the fitness industry; mostly the promise of quick transformation, be that radical weight loss or super-quick muscle building. We refuse to sell on false promises. All our classes focus on how you feel, not just how you’ll look.
We are the only studio that offers both indoor and outdoor workouts (each class on the timetable is lablled with where it will be held). If you like the fresh-air you get working out outside, but want your home comforts (hot showers, water cooler, all the equipment) we are the perfect studio for you.
That’s not to say our classes are all easy: we have experienced trainers offering everything from advanced yoga workshops through to strength classes to master pull-ups.
The incredible murals (by world famous street-artist @zabou) you’ll see when entering the studio are portraits of some of our founding members. Celebrating members just the way they are is our ‘peaceful protest’ against the fitness industry norm of pushing ‘transformation’.
We both have a long list of their own sporting achievements behind us, including ultra-marathons, endurance swims, Ironmans and even a world record! However we’ve created a warm and welcoming environment open to all. Us, along with our team, can help you reach a fitness goal, or simply help you enjoy exercising.
Life is too short to spend time doing something you don’t enjoy.
You will never hear us talk about weight-loss, transformation plans, calorie restriction, or ‘clean’ eating.
Being fit does not look a certain way.
We run outdoor classes in our unique outdoor gym in Hackney Wick. Forget your typical resistance machines in the park, this is so much more.
We offer pull-up bars, kettlebells, battle ropes, TRX (+ more) in a beautiful environment. The most exciting place to do a workout in East London.
Our indoor studio is on the ground floor and opens out onto our beautiful outdoor gym. Filled with natural light and plenty of fresh air it’s the perfect place to practise yoga and our try signature class POP HIIT Pilates.
London’s only TRX class held outside in a beautiful outdoor gym. Outdoor exercise classes in London don’t get any cooler than this. Work on your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility in this fun fitness class.
You will not find this class anywhere else in East London or beyond! We are the only fitness studio or gym in Hackney Wick that offers battle ropes classes. Expect tough cardio and strength training all rolled into one in this unique fitness class.
If you’re looking for a boxing class in East London our class has the perfect combination of technique, footwork and HIIT training to keep you fit and learn basic boxing skills along the way.
This fitness class is totally unique to Strong + Bendy. Expect pilates inspired moves, combined with high intensity interval training (HIIT) all choreographed to music.
An incredible all over body workout that is so fun you’ll hardly notice how hard you’re working!
A class that quickly moves between core and cardio moves with minimum rest.
We’ve been told his our most challenging class!
The most popular fitness class on our timetable. Outdoor exercise classes don’t get any more challenging or motivating than this! Try everything from battle ropes, to pull-up bars and TRX all in one class.
A fast pace class that always follows a specific format of 20 seconds effort/ 10 seconds rest repeated 8 times.
Uses such a variety of equipment and moves so quickly you’ll never get bored!
Kettlebell classes in London are not easy to find. At Strong + Bendy we have a wide range of Kettlebells (from 2kg – 24kg) and experienced trainers to help you get the most out of this amazing workout.
We offer different styles of yoga to suit your mood, including Vinyasa, Yin and Mandala Yoga. Our yoga teachers are some of the most sought after in East London, leading you through unique and challenging practises.
We have one of the most beautiful yoga studios in Hackney.
Our dance classes include Dancehall, CheerFit (dance fitness with pom poms!) as well as dance workshops learning signature routines from the Pussycat Dolls, Megan Thee Stallion, Britney Spears and more. Some of the most fun dance classes in Hackney.
Organising a Stag or Hen party in Hackney Wick?
Why not try a private dance class to learn an iconic routine! Or an adult sports day?
Personal Trainers in East London don’t come much better than this. Our head coach (Rhi, who’s also the studio’s co-founder) has a background in endurance sports and is a world record holder. Whatever your fitness goal… you’ll be in good hands.