Try London’s First Barre Class On Ice

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Plateau and DEFINE.London are teaming up to bring a unique workout session to London’s longest ice rink for the very first time


Ice Rink Canary Wharf and luxury D&D restaurant, Plateau, have announced an exciting collaboration with the explosive new fitness brand DEFINE.London. Forget about the usual gym and smoothie routine – they’re bringing a barre class to the ice, followed by a plant-based Botanical Brunch.

Taking place on the 3rd February, the event will see DEFINE.London founder, Ashley Verma, take to the ice to lead an hour-long session at Ice Rink Canary Wharf later this month. The class, which will take place under the emphatic Canary Wharf skyline, will be followed by a well-earned Botanical Brunch, courtesy of luxury French restaurant Plateau.

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Former American Broadway actress, Ashley Verma, will be welcoming people to the ice to take part in a class made up of two 30-minute sessions, on yoga mats (without the need for ice skates!). The first of the sessions will be comprised of a half hour barre-based full body workout, incorporating a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other challenging fitness disciplines.

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Guests should be prepared for a head-to-toe body blazing session combining an intense mix of isometric moves, thigh and glute sequences, chiselling arm and abdominal moves, and elongating stretches throughout the class – all aimed at increasing strength and flexibility.

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The second session will be a relaxing 30-minute stretch class to help increase muscle control, flexibility and range to ultimately allow muscles to recover, all whilst taking in the spectacular scenery of the ice rink, fairy-lit trees and towering buildings around Canada Square Park.After the session, Ashley will be hosting the group at the D&D London restaurant, Plateau, for the restaurant’s recently launched Botanical Brunch.

What’s on the menu:
• Crushed avocado on sourdough toast
• Buckwheat galette with spinach and salsify
• Beetroot tagliatelle, smoked beetroots topped with toasted pine nuts
• Almond milk ‘riz au lait’ for dessert.

Guests will be welcomed by a cocktail of Tanqueray botanical gin and FeverTree’s Indian tonic, or a choice of Seedlip mocktails including the Garden Mojito or Hibiscus & Elderflower spritz.

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The collaboration is part of D&D London’s Mindful City campaign, a series of activities and events throughout January and February focusing on wellness and fitness for the body and soul.

This will be a one-off public event scheduled on Saturday 3rd February (10:15am) to include an hour-long session with DEFINE.London on Ice Rink Canary Wharf, followed by a Botanical Brunch at Plateau at a special price for this exclusive event.  The Botanical Brunch menu is available at Plateau from 13 January until the end of March, priced at 2 or 3 courses (£25/£30) with the option of adding bottomless bubbles for £17pp or bottomless herbal ice tea for £10pp.

Make it happen
When: Saturday 3rd February, 10.14am
Price: £38 pp (includes class and brunch plus a Sweaty Betty goodie bag)
Tickets: Click here to book

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