We’ve all been there. Having a little too much fun over the silly season, only to wake up on January 1 with a sore head, a few bottles on the floor and a promise to oneself to get in shape, for real this time.
So, when the day hits and you’re looking for a workout that’s a whole lot more fun, engaging and sustainable than your usual treadmill triumphs, we’ve got the lowdown on the best workouts Sydney can offer in 2015.
Get ready for some sweaty times, Listers!
If you’re looking to get in shape, improve your posture, and tone that tush quick smart, Pilates is the way to go. KX Pilates in Surry Hills is run by both KX Founder & CEO, Aaron Smith and KX Marketing Manager Andi Fiorenza, who assures just one session will send you well on your way to a boost in your metabolism and energy, changes in body composition, increased core strength and more. The benefits are endless – one class and you’ll be hooked! Take advantage of their Introductory Offer, 5 classes for $50 here.
Most people are intimidated by the idea of CrossFit, whether it’s to do with the cult-like followers or just worried about being the only unfit one. Enter CrossFit Ignite in Waterloo, a supportive fitness environment that doesn’t focus on ‘who’s the best’, but more on how you can better your personal fitness and strength. Intrigued? Of course you are. CrossFit Ignite even tailors your every workout to your personal goals, so you don’t just do the same thing every time like other gyms.
Yoga 213 Hip Hop Yoga
We realise this one may make very little sense at first. Yoga is supposed to be a quiet time to achieve inner peace, right? Not at Yoga 213. Hip Hop Yoga at Yoga 213 in Bondi Junction is a Fluid Vinyasa flow class set to beats from Biggie, Jay Z and Frank Ocean. Not keen on mixing downward dog with Snoop Lion? They also offer Chill, a slow Vinyasa flow to the likes of Fleetwood Mac and James Vincent McMorrow make for a more relaxed experience that is just as sweaty.
Surry Hills & Bondi Beach
It was love at first leotard when we stepped into this 80s-style aerobics class with instructor Shannon Dooley at Hiscoes Fitness Centre in Surry Hills or at Bondi Pavilion. Laughs, leg warmers and serious perspiration are guaranteed as boys and girls don their fluoro spandex and get physical to the tunes of Olivia Newton-John and Michael Jackson. Make sure to book, as spots on the Retrosweat floor run out faster than Buns of Steel on VHS.
Don’t lie, you’ve always dreamed of living in a house of wall-to-wall trampolines. And now it exists at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Alexandria. If you’re scratching your head about how to get fit while bouncing away, these guys have stepped it up with a selection of heart-pumping classes. Beginners might want to try the 30 minute cardio class, while others may opt for the aptly named ‘tightbum’. Just looking for a bit of fun? There’s also a pit of giant foam squares you can take a leap of faith into. We like to pretend it’s full of cake, but each to their own.
Remember playing dodgeball in Primary School and copping a foam ball to the head? Well, now you can relive such experiences (while getting rid of any built up stress) with an energetic and fun game at Dodgeball Sydney. With teams all over Sydney, anyone can get involved in this exciting sport.
Located in Hibernian House in Surry Hills, Sky-Lab is one of Sydney’s best aerial yoga schools (yep, there are a few of them floating about). Combine yoga, dance, aerial arts and Pilates in this studio where you’ll literally hang around while getting fit. It’s a little unusual, but we love it.
Paddington, Mosman and Surry Hills
Physicore uses the Lagree Fitness technique (from Sebastien Lagree aka LA celebrity trainer), which is a super effective approach to full body conditioning. Boasting three beautiful studios around Sydney with state-of-the-art machines you'll feel longer and leaner after just one 50 minute class.
Need a little extra motivation? Sign up for Promise Or Pay and commit to your goals by pledging to donate money if you don’t. It’s an awesome way to keep on track, and help someone out if you fall off the wagon.
Image credits: Tanya Lee, KX Pilates, Yoga 213, Dodgeball Sydney, Sky Zone.