Now we’ve officially said goodbye to summer (sob), it’s easy to ditch the fitness routine in favour of Netflix marathons. To help keep you motivated (and out of bed), we’ve found the latest fitness trends to keep your health regimen on track this March.
No Lights No Lycra
You know that sappy phrase, “dance like no-one’s watching”? Well, that’s exactly what No Lights No Lycra is for. Turn down the lights, turn up the music and let loose! We don’t need an excuse to boogie at the best of times, but without wandering eyes judging your Beyoncé impressions, you can go full throttle—making it a liberating (and surprisingly tiring) workout. Put on your dancing shoes and head to Western Springs Garden Hall on March 21st and 28th at 8.30pm.
Twerk It Out
Takapuna, Auckland CBD & Manukau
While we don’t love everything Miley does, we can definitely thank her for introducing us to twerking. Gone are the days when twerking was reserved for the dancefloor, the booty shaking craze is now a must-try fitness trend. Twerk It Out hold beginner twerking tutorials on both sides of the bridge that promise to shape your back and legs while improving your fitness levels and dance skills. Twerk to it!
Nike Training Club (NTC) Live
If you’re a total fan girl of NTC workouts, then you have have HAVE to head along to NTC Live Auckland on March 19th. The half-day event will have you working up a sweat as they video stream the NTC Sydney Tour. Basically, you get to do the Sydney workouts without having to leave the country—let alone the city! Held at Next Generation, the event will host 500 fitness bunnies and include a mix of Pilates, running and HIIT.
Into group fitness classes AND tennis? Combine the best of both worlds with Cardio Tennis at Albany Tennis Park. The 60-minute interval training session will not only get your heart rate up, but also improve your hand-eye coordination and tennis skills. Here they blast music as you use a variety of equipment (including agility ladders) to work up a sweat. The best part? You don’t have to be good at tennis to get involved. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before.
St Mary’s Bay
Are you into a) yoga and b) rolling around in sheets? Then aerial yoga might be for you! We checked out Aracnation Aerial Fitness and had a damn good time. They had us hanging upside, doing the splits and all sorts. Check it out here.
The Trip is a workout like no other. The 45-minute cycling class blurs the lines between the real and the virtual as you ‘cycle’ your way through futuristic cities, new galaxies and virtual worlds. You can check out our experience here.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Paddle yourself to a toned bod at Mission Bay Water Sports. Their one-hour SUP (that’s stand-up paddle boarding) fitness class will help you build strength and improve balance through a series of exercises. The best part? You won’t be holed up in a sweaty, smelly gym! Cool down with a post-workout dip in the ocean.
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