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There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment you get when you squeeze a workout into your lunch hour. It’s basically free time and means you can either sleep in longer or head home early for a night on the couch with the Bachelorette without feeling guilty—all with the added benefit of being able to gloat to your colleagues about how great you are at life. #sogood #suchhealth
When it comes to the lunchtime workout you have to choose wisely. No one wants to stay back late for being healthy, so it’s important to pick an activity no more than 45 minutes long, allowing for enough time to get to and fro and in and out of your sweats without too much hassle.
Here’s our pick of the best lunchtime workouts in Perth.
The Yoga Vine
We’ve all heard the research, doing yoga at lunchtime can really help to manage work stressors and bad posture. The Yoga Vine on St Georges Terrace run Lunchtime Express classes on the daily which will have you feeling more zen for the rest of your workday and a whole lot more comfortable in that office chair. You might want to book ahead as some of these classes fill up fast.
Box and Bike
Cute little Queen Street fitness studio Box & Bike is a popular lunchtime workout spot in town. Their 45-minute, high-intensity classes incorporate, you guessed it, boxing and spin biking into a high calorie burning workout which improves fitness, boxing technique and body composition. Don’t forget your boxing gloves!
Enjoy a relaxing moment in the middle of the work day at Yoga Alchemy in Northbridge. This lovely little light-filled studio is the perfect antidote to a stressful morning of dealing with emails. It might be a little tricky to leave the mat after a short shavasana, but you will be in a better place to deal with all the tricky work you put off all morning when you do.
For maximum calorie burn in just 45 minutes, head to LaFit Studio in Subiaco for one of their classes in the Lagree method. Think Pilates on steroids and you’re halfway there. The Lagree method combines strength, endurance, cardiovascular, balance, flexibility and core training into a full body workout. It doesn’t get much better than this!
The only acceptable bar to visit at lunchtime is Xtend Barre on King Street in Perth. Their Xtend Barre express classes run every day of the week and are perfect for your lunchtime fitness fix. Grab a few work buddies and enjoy some team building as you bend and Xtend! All you need is a bit of balance and some grippy socks.
Break free from the icy chills of your office air conditioner and head to FireShaper in East Perth for a quick, hot yoga session. FireShaper’s Flow yoga classes teach you to move with breath and body in sync for a fiery yoga practice. You might need to shower afterwards, but it’ll certainly warm you up for your afternoon meetings.
AirYoga in Leederville run a range of 45-minute yoga classes which provide the perfect opportunity to hang out in the middle of the work day. The rush of blood to your head will definitely help you get through a tough afternoon of work. Who knows, it might even get you to your next promotion sooner!
So now there are no excuses to get your sweat on in the middle of your workday—go forth and get fit!
For more places to get sweaty in Perth, search Fitness in The Directory.