fbpx

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity

Is Strong + Bendy mindful of those who are neurodivergent?

Yes! Below is some information you may find useful, but if there’s anything missing feel free to email our studio owner on rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk.

Click here for more information on accessibility and classes most suitable to those new to exercise.

Noise

If you are sensitive to loud noises we recommend one of our outdoor or yoga classes – where the music volume is kept lower.

In our indoor classes, such as Core + Cardio and POP HIIT Pilates, you can expect the music volume to be higher. However our instructors never use microphones, so the music is only ever at a volume the teacher can talk over.

Sight

We do not use any flashing lights in our classes. The studio has plenty of natural light and on an evening the lights are dimmable. Feel free to request the teacher dim the lights further if you like.

Touch

The only instance you’d expect to be touched is if hands on adjustments are offered in Yoga. This is optional and your consent will be asked for. In Boxing ad Strength Circuits equipment is shared. However in TRX, POP HIIT Pilates, Battle Ropes, Yoga, Tabata, Core + Cardio, and Kettlebells no one will ever need to enter your personal space to share equipment.

Smell

You should know we use essential oils in diffusers during Yoga and POP HIIT Pilates classes.

Schedule + Late comers

We always run our schedule exactly on time and avoid, where possible, any last minute changes to the schedule. Any changes (EG a substitute teacher) will be communicated as far in advance as possible.  Should you no longer want to take the class due to a change in the schedule we’ll always ensure you can take a different class instead.

If you are more than 10 minutes late you cannot join a class as you will have missed the briefing and warm up. If you are less than 10 mins late it will be at the instructor’s discretion if they think it’s safe to join. Our teachers will always try their best to accommodate you – if there’s a safe way to allow you to join a class late they will find a way to do so!

Classes will always be paced strictly based on the class format – for example in Strength Circuits you spend 45 seconds with 15 seconds rest on each station. However within that you are welcome to go at your own pace.

How are the exercises communicated

Typically in a class the teacher will demonstrate the move you’re being asked to do once or twice, then the rest of the time it will be cued verbally.

With the exception of POP HIIT Pilates where the teacher will do the vast majority of the class all the way through with you.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Unique classes in our indoor and outdoor studios!

Outdoor Studio

Outdoor classes in our unique outdoor studio in Hackney Wick.

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

More Info

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

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!

More Info

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!

More Info

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.

More Info

Kettlebells

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

Community Classes + Memberships

Accessible and free classes for the local community!

More Info

Dance Parties

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

Learn an iconic dance routine!

More Info

CLASSES THIS WEEK

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

Meet The Team

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

@anicat_london

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

julie mass

@mass_fitness_pt

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

Tessa Stannard

@tessastannard

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

@jooliuh

Julia | Studio Manager | Feel free to ask our resident Scandinavian gal for help regarding Strong + Bendy at julia@strongandbendy.co.uk!

jess flood

@jessflood

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

Twerking Classes Hackney Wick

@thisblackwomancan

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

Anthony Selwyn

@yogianthony

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

Rhian Cowburn

@strong_bendyrhi

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

@loveyouredge

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

Faye Mouse Bell

@strong_bendy

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

Vinyassa and Yin Yoga by Hongyi

@hongyihuang

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

Grace Power Yoga Teacher

@gracefloraaa

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

Katy teaches circuits, pilates and battle ropes

@kit_it_simple

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

Gary

Gary (“Baby G”)

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