We all know the guilt of staring into our breakfast bowl in the morning, scolding ourselves for hitting snooze rather than going for a run. A long, hard day at work, and you're back at the same table with a similar feeling of guilt, wondering why that whole gym thing hadn't happened either.
We at The Urban List feel your pain! But fear not, we've found the answer to your problems - lunchtime workouts. So say hello to more evening socialising, morning sleep-ins and extra energy in the afternoon. Everyone's a winner!
Pack your exercise gear, because we've compiled a list of Sydney's best lunchtime workouts for those spin classes, yoga sessions and gruelling ab workouts. Feel guilty no more!
Scenic Cycle | CBD
Aiming to give you a complete out-of-body experience, Scenic Cycle is an indoor cycling and yoga studio that literally takes you on a journey from the moment you step in the door. Rows of bikes line the studio, all facing a giant screen, which ultimately decides just where your destination is for the day. Whether it's the meandering countryside of beautiful Italy, or the busy streets of New York City, watch as you cycle with the motivation of escaping your own mind and surroundings.
BodyMindLife | Surry Hills
Specialising in yoga and Pilates, BodyMindLife promotes a holistic, healthy lifestyle that's achievable even for the extremely busy individual. Lunchtime classes are available, starting at 12:15pm daily. Their experienced staff have studied yoga and Pilates all over the world and have tailored classes to suit both beginners and masters alike. With free herbal tea to boot, what's not to love?
Flow Athletic | Paddington
Working across the areas of strength, fitness and yoga based exercise, Flow Athletic works on the principle that for a workout to be balanced, all three types of exercise need to be incorporated. For the time-poor, why not try Bike Asana? It involves 30mins on the bike, followed by 30min on the mat, allowing you to go back to work relaxed after a challenging workout.
Crossfit Athletic | CBD
Located in the heart of the CBD, Crossfit Athletic is the perfect place to challenge yourself in a safe, dynamic and motivating environment. You'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals keen to get in shape just like you. With a focus on helping people make lasting and healthy life choices, Crossfit Athletic offer a complimentary assessment to help map your fitness goals.
Athlete Lab | CBD
Ever wanted to feel like you're in the Tour De France? Well, Athlete Lab's state-of-the-art facility is packed with 'adjustabikes' - custom-fitted bikes that give your muscles the benefit of riding to work mixed with a spin class… Only better. Frequent testing allows you to monitor your progress, with a range of different class options falling in your lunchtime break.
Ian Thorpe Aquatic And Fitness Centre | Ultimo
More than just a top-notch swimming pool, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic And Fitness Centre offers a range of different health and aquatic programs. Catering to diverse age groups, interests and abilities, come down to the pool and cool off in the summer months. Grab a coffee in their on-site café or sit and relax in the centre's steam room before heading back to work (and a tonne of emails).
Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic And Fitness Centre | CBD
Located in the heart of the CBD, Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre provides world-class swimming, fitness, sporting and recreational facilities. Allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, why not try their new open-air outdoor training area? Complete with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, it has something for everyone.
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