Project Awesome: Working out on the London Underground



Yesterday morning when my 6am alarm went off I contemplated turning it off, rolling over and going back to sleep. And man am I glad I didn’t.

15 or so uber keen (slightly chilly) fellow Project Awesome goers were waiting at Earls Court station ready to bring some joy to the London Underground on Blue Monday, (officially the most depressing day of the year), led by the huggable, short short wearing Danny Bent.

We marched down the stairs before planking on the Eastbound Piccadilly line platform, much to the bewilderment of fellow commuters and the cameraman from London Live. Jumping onto a slightly busier than anticipated tube, we started to workout! Danny had the commuters pick a card from his deck which corresponded to a move.

Clubs= Knee raises on the bar

Spades = Squats

Diamonds= Lunges/tricep dips on seats

Hearts= Press Ups





I’m not going to lie, I was so embarrassed to start with and was dreading bumping in to someone I knew on their way to work, but once I started I got into it and stopped thinking about how disgusting the tube floor was as I completed my press ups.

At Covent Garden we bade farewell to the horrified passengers and walked/skipped/ran up the 193 steps at the station, can-can at the top and back down again. Our group split up at this point, with a few of us heading off to work, while the rest of the Project Awesome gang got back on the tube to make some more Londoners laugh/feel uncomfortable on their way to work.



This group of people are so lovely, enthusiastic and positive and it is completely changing my outlook on life. They are teaching me to care less about what other people think, and to care more about smiling, staying active and seeing the good in things. I’m not sure I’ll ever get on board with the stranger hugs however!

Lose your inhibitions and join us- Wednesday’s at The Scoop, London Bridge or Fridays at Primrose Hill at 6.30am.



  1. January 20, 2015 / 10:23 am

    I would need gloves to plank on the underground. Does look fun though.

    • charlotte
      January 23, 2015 / 10:40 am

      I did use a lot of handgel afterwards!

  2. dcfitcrasher
    January 21, 2015 / 3:25 am

    I love this so much – what a fun morning!

  3. tessietickle
    January 21, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Pahahahahaha that first photo is amazing

  4. January 21, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Ewwww did you wear gloves? yucky tube floors! I’m not opposed to a post exercise stretch on the tube mind you!

  5. January 21, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Hahaaa when you said working out on the tube on Twitter I’d assumed it was empty! This is amazing. The other commuters don’t seem that bothered?!

    • charlotte
      January 23, 2015 / 10:37 am

      They were actually quite understanding and nice, no death stares (that I noticed anyway!)

  6. January 26, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I LOVE how people are still trying to read their newspapers on the tube while neon clad lunatics are doing precepts around their ankles!!

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