2020 IS A VERY EXCITING TIME FOR THE LABORATORY SPA & HEALTH CLUB AS THIS YEAR WILL SEE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE MUSWELL HILL SITE. From its inception, The Laboratory was always designed to be more than just a health club, it is a private members club, offering an unrivalled combination of luxury, state-of-the-art facilities and FIVE-STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE. The building was designed using Feng Shui to ensure that the club has a feeling of harmony and balance and the Muswell Hill Lab is set in unrivalled surroundings. The club is beautifully situated in extensive landscaped gardens and this really does create the impression that you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. In a world full of stress and anxiety our members can take advantage of an oasis of calm and tranquillity whilst enjoying their workout.
Having built up a well-deserved reputation for excellence over the last 25 years, The Laboratory has been repeatedly recognised by the fitness industry for its outstanding facilities; twice they have won the auspicious title of UK Health Club of the Year award at the National Fitness Awards & were also previously voted BEST PRIVATE HEALTH CLUB by Time Out Magazine. Whilst winning awards is indeed an honour, Seb Barre, General Manager explains “one of the things we are most proud of is that 25 years later we still have many of our founder members!” Certainly, the number of Health Clubs who can boast that must be few and far between and is a reflection on the outstanding service that is offered to its members.
Whether it be a refreshing swim in the spectacular 25 METRE UV TREATED SWIMMING POOL, or an energising work-out in the spacious FULLY EQUIPPED GYM whose windows overlook leafy trees and the grounds of Alexandra Palace, there are all manner of options for your workout. There are also TWO dedicated studios with one focused more on MIND & BODY classes such as Yoga & Pilates and the other more group fitness based, offering everything from Power Ride to HIIT. With over 100 classes per week to choose from, you can certainly ensure that your workout routines are varied and interesting.
It is of course also very important to un-wind and the ethos of the Laboratory has always been firmly rooted in the belief that it is important to find a balance between looking after both body and soul. With that in mind, there is a DAY SPA with an extensive treatment range to choose from using the highest quality products (ESPA & Guinot). Whether you are looking for a DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, a facial, craniosacral therapy or a manicure, there are experienced therapists on hand who are highly trained and fantastic at what they do. The Day Spa is open every day of the week and NON-MEMBERS ARE ALSO VERY WELCOME to book in for treatments making it a fantastic option when you are struggling to think of a gift for someone special. GIFT VOUCHERS are also available if you prefer the recipient to be able to choose when they would like to visit for their treatment.
The JUICE BAR with its terrace overlooking the tranquil gardens is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, smoothie or a well-made coffee. You can choose from the EXTENSIVE MENU or pick something from the daily specials in the knowledge that everything is homemade and designed to be both nutritious and tasty. There is also a take-away service available so that if time is of the essence your food can be prepared for you and be ready and waiting for you when you leave.
So, what exactly happens when you join The Laboratory? The process really couldn’t be any simpler which means that once you have made your decision you really can get going immediately. When you have had a tour of the club from one of the Management team, they will go through the various membership options with you and fill out the paperwork. You will then be given a FITNESS CONSULTATION by one of the Lab Coaches which involves some basic health questions and a quick blood pressure check to ensure that it is safe for you to start exercising. Importantly, there is no Annual Contract as the aim is that members will stay because they love it rather than being tied into a lengthy contract.
Once you are ready to start your exercise regime you will be invited to book in for a COMPLIMENTARY TRAINING PROGRAMME. This will take place up in the gym with one of the highly trained Lab Coaches who will spend time with you discussing what your goals, likes and dislikes are, along with other important information such as if there are any health issues or injuries that they need to be aware of. They will be able to devise a program for you that considers every aspect of the club not just the gym. As part of your membership you can book in for a COMPLIMENTARY REFOCUS on a monthly basis so that one of the coaches can keep things interesting for you and help to ensure that you stay on the right track!
It is then entirely up to you how you spend your time at the Laboratory as Lab members have full use of all the facilities. Whether your day consists of a swim, a class, a gym work out and sauna or steam or even if you pop in for a treatment and a healthy lunch, hopefully, having used the club you will go home feeling REFRESHED, REVITALISED and on course for a HEALTHIER, STRONGER YOU!