How Did Foundry Bank Score Overall?
The full client experience at Foundry Bank was excellent, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.
The class was also very good, winning our Class Experience 4-Star Class Experience Award.
All of the public areas contributed to a premium, ‘members only’ club vibe, with smart and well-designed changing rooms, nice showers and well-stocked amenities. The coach’s energy and attentiveness also contributed to a great experience.
What Our Evaluator Had To Say
“The class was well structured and everyone in the session appeared to have a good time. There was a clear and strong community vibe.”
“The coach was motivating, attentive, and seemed very knowledgeable.”
“The equipment and studio space was on brand, well equipped for a large class and overall in good condition.”
What To Expect From A Foundry Session
Foundry classes are strength and conditioning focused with airbikes, rowers and SkiErgs for the cardio component, alongside tools such as kettlebells, dumbbells, wall balls and sleds for the strength component. Expect a fun, supportive and challenging environment with a strong sense of community and teamwork.
Foundry’s class sessions are offered as a supplement to personal training for their private community, with some slots offered on the ClassPass platform to outside members to experience their concept and community vibe.
The Reception Service
We were unable to speak to the team before our visit, as our calls were not answered.
Foundry is typically a private small group personal training club, so there is not a constantly manned front desk area for ClassPass check-ins. This meant there was no one there on arrival at the club, but once the club’s staff saw us they were friendly, engaging and helpful.
The Class Experience
Foundry Bank received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of London’s stand-out offerings.
The class was well structured and everyone in the session appeared to have a good time. The coach was motivating, attentive and came across as very knowledgeable on the movements and technique cues.
There was a fun atmosphere and the coach offered a lot of positive encouragement. The music was upbeat and helped contribute to an enjoyable experience, along with the strong community vibe.
The Equipment And Studio
The equipment and studio space were on brand, well equipped and overall in good condition, apart from some minor wear and tear.
The Facilities And Public Areas
Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.
The public areas of the gym were all befitting of a high-end club. The showers and changing room were spacious, clean and had a premium feel, and the reception area had some interesting design features and branding points. The selection of drinks, snack bars and capsule coffee rounded off a great experience through all public areas.
Digital And Technology
As Foundry is a members only club with an internal booking system, the class schedule is not available publicly. However, members are able to book classes through the branded Foundry app, or for non-members sessions can be booked through the ClassPass platform.
The club uses MyZone heart rate technology - with participants wearing heart rate monitors with their stats displaying in real time.
Foundry Bank offers a 21-day challenge, which includes 6 Small-Group Personal Training sessions, unlimited group classes and a personal fitness evaluation – priced at £150.
For non-members, classes can be booked through the ClassPass platform only.