Notting Hill’s newest members club The Library opens its doors

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  • The Library has launched, offering members intense exercise regimes previously reserved for Olympic athletes

    From gym buddies to fitness phobes, team Marie Claire have finally found a gym to suit all. No really, you’ll like this one – stay with us.

    Because, tucked away in leafy Notting Hill, The Library neither looks nor sounds like a gym. It’s like a white, spacey, slightly posh townhouse (yup, two floors inc viewing balcony), complete with gilded mirrors, antique books (yes, really) and a pool table.

    And it’s no accident – between grunts as I work a pair of hamstrings I never knew I had, I ask owner Zana what her vision for the club was: “Somewhere our members can come and relax, use the facilities, and work out if they want”. It seems designed to take the training out of training, behaving more like a modern member’s club than your traditional sweat-box.

    It’s all totally bespoke – you get your fat percentaged (much, much less scary than it sounds), nutrition analysed, and body parts measured before you even reach so much as a dumb-bell. And then your sessions are all supervised and monitored.

    Oh, and they boast an average fat loss of 7.5lbs after 12 days with them. Working out 15 minutes a day. So… no brainer?

    It’s a bit like a health & fitness guardian angel.

    To join The Library, visit the website.

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