Membership pauses

Membership pauses

Can I pause my membership?

Yes! Twice in a 12month period a member can pause their membership.  But not within the first 2 months of your membership.
For example: if you sign up to a new membership on the 1st June, you cannot pause your membership until after 31st July (2 months in). You can pause your membership twice between 1st August and 31st May.
In the 2nd year of your membership you could pause your membership twice at any point between 1st June and 31st May.

How do I pause my membership?

Please email our Studio Manager Julia on

What happens when I pause my membership?

Membership pauses need to be a minimum of 2 weeks. You can pause for a given period of time (EG 2 weeks for a work trip) or an indefinite period of time due to illness.
Either way your membership payment will be pushed back for the number of days or weeks you end up pausing for.


Can I book for classes in the future when my membership is paused? 

No, you will only be able to book into classes for the future once your membership is active.

Be mindful of your new regular payment date 

A membership pause will inevitably change your monthly payment date. Please be mindful that by pushing it back it may no longer be in line with your pay day.
If you want to keep your membership payment date you might prefer to reduce the number of classes in your membership for a given month rather than pause your membership (EG reducing from 12 classes to 8)


Can I pause for less than 2 weeks?

Sorry no! It’s really common that a member takes a few days off or goes on a holiday. We cannot go through the administrative process of pausing memberships for such a short period of time.

Can I pause more than twice in a year? 

No. If you find you’re regularly needing to pause your membership it’s likely a recurring membership is no longer the best fit for you. You can purchase class bundles instead here. 


Hackney Wick’s best fitness classes!

Outdoor Studio

Outdoor classes in our unique outdoor studio in Hackney Wick.

The most exciting place to do a workout in East London.

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Indoor Studio

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.

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Battle Ropes

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.

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Pop HIIT Pilates

This fitness class is totally unique to Strong + Bendy. Expect pilates inspired moves and interval training choreographed to music.

An incredible all over body workout that is so fun you’ll hardly notice how hard you’re working!

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Strong + Bendy Workout

A challenging class that uses Water Rowers and Airbikes along with dumbbells and bodyweight moves for your endurance and strength training all rolled into one!

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Strength Circuits

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.

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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.

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FREE community class each Sunday at 4pm.

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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.

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Community Classes + Memberships

Accessible and free classes for the local community!

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Dance Parties

The best Hen, Birthday and Work parties in Hackney Wick.

Learn an iconic dance routine!

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Each class is labelled with ‘INDOOR’ or ‘OUTDOOR’ so you know where it will be held.
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Meet The Team

The friendliest teachers in East London. You will never feel intimidated trying a class with us!
Boxing Instructor


Anika | It’s hard to believe someone this nice can punch that hard 🥊😂 Teaches Boxing, Battle Ropes and TRX with endless enthusiasm.

julie mass


Julie | Our master of strength training. Julie never runs out of new and inventive ways to make you burn!

Tessa Stannard


Tessa | Brings her theatre and dance background to her POP HIIT Pilates and Dance Classes. Expect sassy routines and hype girl energy!

Strong and Bendy Studio Manager contact today with your query


Julia | Studio Manager | Feel free to ask our resident Scandinavian gal for help regarding Strong + Bendy at!

jess flood


Jess Flood | Brings a calmness and kindness to her yoga flows and meditation.

Twerking Classes Hackney Wick


Nana | The QUEEN of Twerking and Dancehall. Nana runs empowering dance workshops that leave you feeling on top of the world!

Anthony Selwyn


Anthony | Brings his dancers background + deep knowledge of anatomy to his yoga classes focused on improving flexibility.

Rhian Cowburn


Rhi | Strong + Bendy founder, battle ropes world record breaker, 12 hours of burpee contender and all round monkey on the pull-up bars! You can find hear teaching Circuits, POP HIIT Pilates, Battle Ropes + more.

Samantha Stone yoga


Samantha | Helps you find your fierce with her powerful flows, fun arm balancing and awesome playlists.

Faye Mouse Bell


Mouse | Strong + Bendy founder | The queen of kettlebells, expect expert technique and advanced moves in her classes.

Vinyassa and Yin Yoga by Hongyi


Hongyi | Brings kindness & calming energy to Vinyasa & Yin classes.

Grace Power Yoga Teacher


Grace | Powerful but welcoming Vinyasa flow yoga from a friendly northerner (+ our BFF!)

Katy teaches circuits, pilates and battle ropes


Katy | Our pocket rocket: big workouts from a small package! Battleropes, Circuits and Pop HIIT Pilates.


Gary (“Baby G”)

Little G | Studio Hound | Motivating barks and post work-out cuddles.