If you, like us, blinked and January was over, do not fret! You still have 11 months to implement an exercise routine you’ll actually stick to. Wave goodbye to the boring treadmill and try out one of these seven fitness classes. From an explicit RnB cycle class to an indoor dance party complete with glow sticks, you can get fit and have fun—who knew?
Here are the coolest fitness classes on the Gold Coast.
You know those post-workout endorphins we all crave? Well at Inspire Cycle, you feel them the minute you walk through the door. Their upbeat team is high on life (and cycling). It’s not your standard spin class, you’ll use light weights and do choreographed movements to the beat of the music while on your bike. Each 45-minute class can burn up to 800 calories. Our tip? Try their explicit RnB class on Sunday mornings. You’ll feel like an absolute boss.
Apex Training Academy
Boost your fitness and self-confidence with martial arts training. Apex Training Academy offers over 20 classes weekly including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling, Judo and MMA. They cater for all ages, all fitness levels and offer female-only classes too. If you’re not sure and want to test the waters, opt for their free seven-day trial.
Glow sticks, disco lighting and your favourite club bangers. Need we say more? Clubbercise is a fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with both high and low impact options for all fitness levels. Each one-hour session burns around 600 calories. You get the best part of clubbing, without the hangover or doner kebabs.
It’s easy to see why dance-based workouts are popular—you never get bored and the time flies! KBOD Fitness combines dance inspired movement with HIIT, strength, toning, ballet, Pilates, dance cardio and yoga. Our favourite is their Runway Ready class, a HIIT cardio class with a sprinkle of boxing, a dash of barre and a pinch of plyometrics to get your heart rate going.
If music gets you through a workout, then the Jungle Body is for you. Their high intensity workouts are set to the best songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Throw in some 1.5-2.5kg dumbbells and you’re in for a sculpting sesh that will burn muscles you didn’t know you had. Each song only has four easy moves…we guarantee you’ll question why you never pursued a career as a backup dancer.
Zuu is a human movement academy focused on animalistic exercises; think bear crawls, snakes and cobras. The workouts only use bodyweight but believe us, you will sweat like an animal too. It’s a form of high intensity training that was developed right here on the Gold Coast. Get in touch with your wild side and head along to a class.
Passada Dance Classes
The School of Afro Latin Dance has a range of dance classes each week from cuban salsa to Dominican bachata. On Saturday mornings, you can choose between two sweat-inducing fitness classes—Burn & Firm and Dance Fit. Get prepared to bust out African-inspired moves to the upbeat tunes of Afro house.
Looking for more ways to get active but don't have the cash to splash? Check out these fitness classes for under a fiver.
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