The last vestiges of festive feasting—abundant cheese platters, endless desserts, stuffing and chocolate binges—are still sitting cozily on those love handles, making us all feel pretty blergh.
Whether it's the first week back at work (hello, routine) or you are still trying to eek out a little more relax time, there's no time like now to kick-start your 2014 fitness regime, and get back that svelte, sleek body.
Because we know how tempting it is to stretch out the holiday eating (tomorrow always seems like a better day to start), we've found some great Brisbane gyms and fitness studios to help you with your #fitspo2014.
Home to a mix of super energetic (and importantly, calorie burning) style of exercises, Anchor Training is the perfect antidote to wobbly bits. Dive head first into 2014 with a class like 'The Gladiator' or 'The Jackal' to get the adrenaline really working, or stretch and tone those flaccid muscles with some Anchor Yoga.
The Results Room
The Results Room's all-encompassing approach to health and fitness is the perfect solution for your unwanted lumps and bumps. Not only do they look at the fitness thing with a more holistic approach (nutrition plans, body composition and movement assessments are included in their packages) they are about to kick off an 8-week body transformation challenge. If you are the most transformed, you will snap up a share of $3000 worth of prizes. Pretty cool. Sign up is on 1st of February, set get on it!
The fit as folks at GymNation certainly don't mess around with the ol' exercise thang. Get your booty down to West End for a serious sweat session. Never mind that the pain will make you want to cram chocolate in your face for days. Just Do It!
Think 24hr Fitness
It may seem like madness to train in the middle of the night, but if the holiday's have been particularly bad, maybe you don't want to show off the post-indulge bulge to the whole world at peak gym time. If that's the case, then Think 24hr Fitness in Fortitude Valley is your kind of place.
Cultivate Calm Yoga
A little more relaxed than the other listees but, sometimes you just have to ease your bod' back in to it. Nice. And. Slow. This great—and affordable—yoga studio in East Brisbane is housed in the iconic and kick-ass Chinese kung fu building on Stanley Street so you can partake in a bit of punch-kick combos before zen-ning out upstairs. [Ed. Tip: Pick up the introductory 5-class pass for $30 to get started!]