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THE KEISER M3I - THE PORSCHE OF INDOOR CYCLING

As avid amateur sports people, our team are unashamed kit junkies. Trainers, road bikes, sports clothing - we love it all!

WHAT WILL YOU ACHIEVE?

Digme's groundbreaking Achieve Programme...

MATRIX EXPLAINED

If you’ve been to our Oxford or Blackfriars studios you will have heard about our HIIT programme MATRIX. It’s our Head of Fitness Dan Little’s creation and it’s going down an absolute storm. In this blog, Dan explains the thinking behind THREE, what to expect and how it can make you fitter, leaner and stronger than ever before

SPIVI POINTS EXPLAINED

What do the numbers mean? We explain how Spivi points and the other metrics are calculated

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!

We're aiming to set a new Guinness World Record for the most participants in a 24-hour static relay cycling event!

INTRODUCING MATRIX

Want to know how our new HIIT concept will make you fitter, stronger, leaner and more mobile? Read on to find out about the game-changing Matrix

WHAT IS MATRIX RUN?

The secret to fast, injury-free running? Our new run-specific MATRIX programme. Read on to find out more...

WHAT IS FTP?

Geoff Bamber, Digme's CEO and ten-time Ironman, explains FTP and indoor cycling

WHAT IS BEAT?

Our newest Ride concept has recently landed in Richmond and Oxford. Here's what it's all about...

WHAT IS MATRIX META?

The third and final variation of MATRIX has arrived! Here's everything you need to know about MATRIX META...

THE SKILLMILL: GAMECHANGER!

Dan Little, our Head of Fitness, explains how Digme is breaking new ground with Technogym's amazing SkillMill, which will be used in our HIIT classes in Oxford

WHAT IS MATRIX CORE?

The MATRIX evolution continues! Here's why you need to add our new core workout to your training...

BOUTIQUE STUDIOS: THE GYM MARKET EARTHQUAKE

The trend towards boutique fitness studios in the UK is only just getting started

A NEW WAY TO TRAIN IN OXFORD

Six reasons why flexible, group training using a credits model is the most effective way to work out

BIKE SET-UP EXPLAINED

Dan, our Head of Fitness, gives his tips on how to set up your spin bike for the perfect ride

WHY INDOOR CYCLING?

Dan Little, Digme's Head of Fitness, explains the benefits of adding indoor cycling to your exercise regime

WORLD RECORD UPDATE

An update on our Guinness World Record attempt last month...

FITNESS TRACKING

How to choose the right fitness tracking gadget and app for you

ROOFTOP WORKOUT ALERT!

We're delighted to be part of the Innermost Summer Sweat Series at Mondrian London. Here's how to get your tickets...

FINDING YOUR INSPIRATION

10 tips to help you find and achieve your health and fitness dreams

BEST REFUEL SPOTS IN OXFORD

Our favourite food and drink hangouts in Oxford for the perfect refuel after a workout

SUSPENSION TRAINING

Head of Fitness Dan Little explains the benefits of suspension training and how it will form part of his HIIT programme MATRIX in Oxford and Blackfriars

NEW TO DIGME?

Everyone's a first-timer at some point. Here are some tip on what to expect so you can get the most from your Digme debut!

DIGME AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY

Digme Fitness has proven to be a big hit with the deaf community, thanks to its inclusive nature and clear communication from the instructors. We talk to Digme ambassador Gü Dopran about her experiences

TABATA TRAINING

Dan Little, Digme's Head of Fitness, explains the benefits of Tabata training

TEAM DIGME'S TRACKS

A playlist to end all playlist! We checked in with the Digme Fitness management team to find out their favourite spin tracks of all time. Here are some absolute tunes!

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: BEN

Ben Davie is the focus of the latest post in our Meet the Instructors series, our Thursday lunchtime regular whose day job is Fitness Advisor to The Body Coach. He tells about his passion for football, his work with Joe Wicks and why he loves Digme Fitness

MEAL GUIDE RICHMOND

Digme regular Bridget Hunt gives you an incredibly useful guide to the best post-spin meal options in Richmond

GETTING TO KNOW...TINELI

In the latest of our partner Q&As, we chat to Jono Kalma of Tineli, Digme's choice of apparel

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: CHLOE P

Next up in our Meet the Instructors series is Chloe P, who teaches HIIT in Oxford and loves coffee and bodybuilding

FOUNDER MEMBERSHIPS

The benefits of our Founder Membership option and why you should sign up

DIGME TEAMS UP WITH DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM

Digme Fitness is delighted to announce it will be an official partner of the Dallaglio Cycle Slam, the highly-acclaimed fundraising event of Dallaglio RugbyWorks, in 2018.

SEVEN TIPS FOR SWEAT WEEK

Completing seven Digme workouts in seven days is no mean feat. Here are our tips on how to seamlessly become a #SweatWeekLegend in style

YOGA POSES FOR CYCLISTS

If you cycle or spin a lot, here are four simple stretches you should do to prevent tightness

SPIN YOUR WAY TO FASTER RUNNING

If you're in training for a spring run event, have a read of this blog post on how a regular spin class will significantly improve your running. Just ask the Digme Fitness team!

BEN'S RECOVERY TIPS

Our Richmond instructor and The Body Coach fitness trainer Ben Davie has given us his top tips for recovery after a hard session

KONA SERIES: PART I

Road to Kona Ironman World Championships. Our CEO's update on juggling work, family and training commitments

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: CHLOE

They’re the ones guiding you, motivating you and getting every last bit of energy from you up those damned hills, so let’s find out more about them

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: SOPHIA

The awesome Sophia starts her first week as Richmond General Manager today, so what better time to find out more about this one-time synchronised swimmer and all round fitness lover?

EAT TO COMBAT ALLERGIES

It's that time of year when many of us are suffering with pollen levels. Here's how your diet can reduce the impact of allergies...

CHLOE & KEVIN REFLECT ON FIRST YEAR

Instructors Chloe and Kevin have been with Digme Fitness since the first day we opened, and they’ll soon be teaching across all three of our London studios. We caught up with them to find out their highlights of an amazing first year

ICE CREAM & ULTRAS

You might know local ultra-runner Bridget Hunt, aka Sixpack Chick, from her ice cream shop on Richmond Green

ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

We're often asked if our classes are suitable for beginners and the answer is always an emphatic YES! Here's why...

FUELLING YOUR WORKOUT

Nutritional Therapist Ruth Sharif has shared her comprehensive guide on how to get your pre- and post-workout nutrition spot on

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Our Founder explains the inspiration behind the name Digme

PREORDER YOUR POST-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE

You can now preorder a smoothie from our Refuel Bars when booking your workout. What's your favourite?

FITNESS BREAKS FOR 2017

Banish January blues by taking some inspiration from this list of awesome activity holidays you could do this year

CAOIMHE: BACK IN ACTION

Caoimhe Bamber, Digme's Founder, talks about smashing her goal in the Copenhagen Marathon and coming back to work after maternity leave

EATING FOR IMMUNITY

Our immunity lowers with the changing seasons. Here's how your diet can help you head into the autumn bug-free

ZOE'S FITNESS UPDATE

Olympian Zoe de Toledo, who won a silver medal as cox of the women's rowing eight in Rio, is one month in to her journey back to fitness. Here's her update on how it's going training regularly at Digme Oxford

MOVE MORE!

A recent study found that traditional workouts are not undoing the ill effects of long periods sitting down. Dan Little explains why

NATALIE SEYMOUR: 2017 GOALS

Pro triathlete Natalie Seymour talks us through her aspirations for 2017 and reveals how much training at Digme Fitness has improved her performances

YOUR JANUARY PLAYLIST!

The tracks that make getting out of bed on a cold, dark winter's morning to work out a whole lot easier...

RETURNING TO FITNESS

Dan Little, our Head of Fitness, gives you his tips on how to get back to a healthy exercise regime after an extended break

WHAT IS HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING?

The benefits of HIIT training for strength, cardio and weight loss

NATALIE SEYMOUR Q&A

Former GB hockey player Natalie Seymour talks about life as a professional triathlete

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: LAONIE

Next up in our Meet the Instructors series is Laonie, the first of our wonderful Oxford team to feature. Laonie is a personal trainer with a passion for kettlebells, and as well as teaching at Digme, she works for the Fire Service. Read on to find out how she juggles the two…

INTRODUCING RESTORE

Transform your mind and body and leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and restored.

MARK CONQUERS VENTOUX

Richmond rider Mark Bass recently cycled up the famous Mt Ventoux three times in one day, and credits his Digme classes with helping him do so. Read on to find out more...

FINDING MONDAY MOTIVATION

We're all familiar with Monday morning struggles, so we asked pro triathlete Natalie Seymour to give us her tips on finding motivation to get going

DIGME PROTEIN BALLS

Qualified nutritionist and fitness fanatic Bridget Hunt reveals her secret recipe for the best protein balls known to man

PAULA'S INCREDIBLE CYCLE SLAM

Amazing camaraderie, a few cuts and bruises and an unbelievable sum raised - Paula Robertson gives us her account of the 2018 Dallaglio Cycle Slam...

EXERCISING FOR MENTAL HEALTH

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke to psychologist and triathlete Natalie Seymour about the importance of exercise on mental well-being

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: REBEKAH

In our latest Meet the Instructors blog, we chat to Richmond regular Rebekah about her life in fitness

DON'T BE SCARED OF DATA!

Data can be intimidating if you're not used to using it, but it can be a beginner's best friend. Here's why...

BRICK TRAINING

If you're preparing for an event, brick training is the best way to boost your fitness

#DIGME

Tell us your fitness goals and we will help you achieve them!

OLYMPIAN ZOE STARTS JOURNEY

Zoe De Toledo won a silver medal as cox of the women's rowing eight at the Rio Olympics. Her next challenge is to get fit with Digme, and her journey starts here...

DIGME PANCAKES

We love Pancake Day at Digme! Here's a healthy, delicious and simple recipe to enjoy this week

SOPHIA'S ESSENTIALS

We caught up with Richmond instructor Sophia Cuell to find out the products she just can't live without

ZOE'S 12 SWEATS OF CHRISTMAS

Grab a dose of January fitness motivation from this update with Zoe de Toledo, Olympic medallist, full-time medical student and Digme regular

KONA SERIES: KONA CRUNCH

Geoff, our CEO, describes the experience of travelling to the Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawai'i with his young family in tow

CHARLIE'S ROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE

Instructor Charlie and his friend Jim are two weeks in to their six-month trip cycling around the world. We caught up with them to see how their epic adventure is going...

FIT STAFF = HAPPY STAFF

Digme Fitness CEO Geoff Bamber explains why it's so important for employers to take their staff's fitness seriously

CYCLING FOR WEIGHT LOSS

The benefits of cycling for sustained and healthy weight loss

INSPIRATION: JUDITH NICHOLSON

Meet Judith Nicholson, a Digme Oxford regular who has to cope with a muscle-weakening condition called CMT. She's the latest in our Inspiration series...

GET FIT FOR THE SLOPES

With the ski season nearly upon us, it's time to start thinking about some basic strengthening work to make sure maximise your enjoyment and minimise your risk of injury on the slopes

KEEP YOUR STATS PRIVATE

If you don't want your data to show on the screens in a RIDE class, you can opt out via your profile

OVERCOMING EXCUSES

Are you guilty of making these excuses not to work out? Our regular blogger, Bridget Hunt, gives you her tips on overcoming them

PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE: THE FACTS

Advice on exercising during pregnancy can be scarce and vague, so we've written a comprehensive guide on what's safe for you and your baby

INSPIRATION: ROBERT WESLEY

Meet Robert, the 74 year old who's training at Digme for the Ride 100 this summer. He's the first in our new Inspiration series, which will tell interesting tales from our inspirational communities

DITCHING THE GYM

Tired of restrictive gym memberships? Here are our tips on how to stay in shape without forking out

SOUND BODY, SOUND MIND

Richmond regular and fitness fanatic Bridget Hunt talked to us about how she uses exercise to stay well mentally, as we continue our blog series in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month

FUELLING FOR SWEAT WEEK

Our tips on nutrition and hydration for the seven workouts in seven days during Sweat Week

PAULA FLYING THE FEMALE FLAG ON DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM

Dallaglio RugbyWorks' Operations Director Paula Robertson will be the first woman since 2012 to tackle all three stages of the Dallaglio Cycle Slam this year. Read how her training is going...

KONA SERIES: PART II

Geoff, our CEO, overcame a puncture and a calf injury to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawai'i in under ten hours. Read his race report

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Dan Little, our Head of Fitness, talks about his mental health challenges over the last year.

KEVIN & DARREN'S 24-HOUR SPIN

Instructors Kevin and Darren have committed to riding for the entire 24 hours of our Guinness World Record attempt!

MATRIX GIVES NICOLA A PB

Blackfriars member Nicola Heron tells us how adding MATRIX classes to her marathon training resulted in a recent 12-minute PB

20/40

This March we’re giving you the chance to push yourself that little bit further than ever before!

JO'S EPIC TRAIL ADVENTURE

Jo Elliott recently completed a gruelling trail running race in Nepal, and credits her training at Digme Richmond for getting her through 200km at high altitude

CAITLIN & MONI'S TANDEM TALES

Caitlin and Moni are preparing to tackle the 100 miles of RideLondon in July on a tandem for charity.

THE EPIC DIGME TOUR

Four classes, four studios and hundreds of kilometres ridden and run...

LUCA'S 100-CLASS CHALLENGE

Richmond rider Luca Olias admits to questioning his sanity when he decided to do 100 classes in 100 days, but, halfway through the challenge, he's going strong and loving it...

FEEL THE SINGLE-LEG LOVE!

When it comes to developing lower body strength for running, there are few more effective exercises than single-leg drills

CHARLIE'S SWEAT WEEK

Instructor Charlie completed the amazing challenge of riding every single class in Richmond during the seven days of Sweat Week. Could he still stand at the end?!

Partners

GO PHO IT THIS JANUARY

We’ve teamed up with Pho restaurants to give you the chance to get a free bowl of Pho!

LUKE TYBURSKI ON MENTAL HEALTH

Endurance adventurer Luke Tyburski talks about his the positive impact of exercising on mental health

JESSICA'S 100 RIDE CHALLENGE

Jessica takes on the 100 rides in 100 day challenge for Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony charity

JULIE REDISCOVERS FITNESS BUG

Oxford member Julie Fricke was a collegiate runner in the USA and destined for a career in professional sport until chronic knee injuries forced her to follow a different path

DIGME TEAMS UP WITH INNERMOST

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a partnership with respected nutrition brand Innermost

AMAZING ALICE & EPIC EMMA

Alice and Emma are the fun-loving pair often seen in the wackiest fancy dress outfits at Beats n Cleats! They spoke to us recently about how Digme Oxford has changed their lives

CAOIMHE DIGS DEEP IN BOSTON

Torrential rain, gale-force winds and freezing temperatures at this year's Boston Marathon didn't stop our Founder, Caoimhe, running a sub 3:30 race

LIBBY'S JANUARY TIPS

Instructor and foodie Libby Horsley gives her tips for getting back into a healthy lifestyle after Christmas

RIDE 101

Join us for an introduction to Ride at Digme as we take you through everything involved in attending a spin class.

WHY YOU NEED MORE VITAMIN D NOW!

Around 90% of the UK population are vitamin D deficient in the winter. Are you one of them?

PERFORM LE TOUR

Recap of the greatest cycling event of the summer....Perform le Tour

STEVE TURNS LIFE AROUND

Richmond rider Steve has lost 30lbs with regular classes at Digme this year. Read how he has turned his life around...

UP FOR A CYCLING CHALLENGE?

Cycle through Europe this spring with Dallaglio RugbyWorks and help disadvantaged young people turn their lives around. Grab one of the last remaining places and prepare for one of the best experiences of your life!

FITNESS FOR THE SLOPES

Bullet-proof your body for skiing with these super-effective moves, reducing your chance of injury and making burning thighs a thing of the past!

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH STRESS?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and we've talked to three members about how they overcame mental health issues with exercise

SIOBHAN'S 100-RIDE CHALLENGE

Richmond rider Siobhan is nearly halfway through her 100 rides in 100 days challenge for Movember. Find out how she's getting on...

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

"Exercise is about 360 degree wellbeing - it helps release endorphins, improving your mood and relieving stress. It is, and should be, much more than pain and chasing body perfection"

TALLY TALKS BODY IMAGE

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we caught up with Tally Rye about all things body image, fitness and nutrition

FIND YOUR MOJO!

Even the best fitness instructors struggle to get motivated for a workout sometimes. We found out their tips for when you need a bit of a kick to get going

TIME IS PRECIOUS...

We are delighted to announce Every Second Counts as our new apparel partner

HEALTH & FITNESS FACTS

We all know we're supposed to maintain a healthy lifestyle but it's often easier said than done. Here are some facts and tips to help you...

PAUL FINDS NEW WAY TO TRAIN

Keen triathlete Paul Hayward is glad to see the back of lonely training after discovering the fun at Digme Oxford...

EFFICIENT RUNNING WITH GARETH PETTS

Running is about getting from one point to another as quick as you can, right? Well yes and no...

WHY MUSIC MATTERS TO YOUR WORKOUT

Have you ever had that moment in a workout when an epic tune drops, your spine tingles and your effort levels up?

CAOIMHE'S TRAINING FOR 2019'S LONDON MARATHON

Digme's Founder, Caoimhe, talks us through her training for the 26.2 miles around London

DIGME LIVE

Meet the instructors behind Digme Live

BRIDGET'S 100 RIDE CHALLENGE

We caught up with Richmond Digger Bridget Hunt who’s taken on the challenge to raise money for Mr Monkey Sox.

MATRIX GAMES – POWER WEEK!

The ultimate full body workout MATRIX GAMES has been designed to bring everyone together in a fun and motivating environment.

LA POCHETTE

Whether through the food we eat, clothes we wear or how we choose to shop, we all strive nowadays to live in a more sustainable and environmentally responsible way. So why should going to the gym be any different?

ROUGH RUNNER

Digme has partnered up with Rough Runner, a TV show inspired obstacle course event that is coming to London later this year!

MATRIX GAMES

MATRIX GAMES is the ultimate team-based, functional workout that will challenge both your mental and physical stamina.

THE BENEFITS OF CYCLING

There are a multitude of health and other benefits to getting outside on two wheels!

MATRIX UPDATES

We’ve simplified our MATRIX timetable to focus on one MATRIX concept per day of the week. See you there Diggers!

OUR FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONGS

Digme HQ reveal their favourite workout tracks, from fresh remixes to old favourites. Music is a powerful thing...

SYNC WITH STRAVA

Did you know that you can sync your Digme workouts with Strava? 

DIGME X SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES HAWAII

Digme partners with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to support the clean up of Big Island, Hawaii.

News

DIGME IS GROWING!

We have some exciting news to share with you!

Fitness

MATRIX 101

Join us for an introduction to Matrix at Digme as we take you through everything involved in attending a HIIT class.

Fitness

DIGME GOALS

Strava has revealed January 19 as the day people are most likely to abandon their resolutions. So we've bought back #DigmeGoals  to help you set real, achievable goals for 2020...

Partners

MORE THAN A CYCLING CHALLENGE

Make a new year’s resolution by joining the Dallaglio Cycle Slam and Break The Cycle

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37.54.5 
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38.55.5 
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39.56.55.5
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40.57.56.5
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4298
42.59.58.5
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SHOE SIZE CHART

EuropeanUK Women'sUK Men's
374 
37.54.5 
385 
38.55.5 
3965
39.56.55.5
4076
40.57.56.5
4187
41.58.57.5
4298
42.59.58.5
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45 11
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SHOE SIZE CHART

EuropeanUK Women'sUK Men's
374 
37.54.5 
385 
38.55.5 
3965
39.56.55.5
4076
40.57.56.5
4187
41.58.57.5
4298
42.59.58.5
43 9
43.5 9.5
44 10
44.5 10.5
45 11
46 12
47 13
48 14
49 15

SHOE SIZE CHART

EuropeanUK Women'sUK Men's
374 
37.54.5 
385 
38.55.5 
3965
39.56.55.5
4076
40.57.56.5
4187
41.58.57.5
4298
42.59.58.5
43 9
43.5 9.5
44 10
44.5 10.5
45 11
46 12
47 13
48 14
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