New Fit On the Block
If you’d rather read the minutes of an ant farm collectors’ meeting has got the class for you. than do another squat, Rikki Hodge
Yeah, we know, fitness is a thing. We’re also aware that watching Breaking Bad (again) isn’t going to get us there, but it often trumps the treadmill on the fun scale. But never fear ’cos a bunch of new exercises, coined “fitertainment” will rack up your sweat quota, minus the boredom factor!
Vinyasa flow is responsible for taking yoga out of the “Yeah, sure, you’re exercising…” category, but this hip-hop version really steps it up a notch. Yep, say namaste while listening to funk, electronic, and reggae tunes. This class keeps the integrity of Vinyasa, but good luck if you think you can do a downward dog without twerking. While waiting for this to hit your town, no harm trying a few warrior poses with Iggy Azalea’s beats to pump you up.
Popping up all over, this event supplies wireless headphones that allow you to pick your own music and dance like no-one is listening. And if you really cut loose, you’ll burn the kilojoules and no-one can tell you you’re out of rhythm – you could be shaking it to a dubstep mash-up for all they know! If you can’t wait for one to hit your area, throw on your headphones at home and aerobic-dance like no one’s watching.
Hitting the pavement once the sun sets is always better but it has a downside: potential creepy strangers lingering around corners. Eek! That’s where the Neon Run comes in. Join fellow runners on a designated route while wearing glow-in-the-dark gear and those glow sticks that never seem to lose their mystique. DJs, dancers, strobes, and lasers pump you up all the way – kinda like you’re in a Daft Punk video! Check out Neon Run (neonrun.com.au) for their next event.
What do you do when a fitness phenomenon looks to be reaching its peak? Jump on the fit-mix train – and this carriage is fu-un! Bringing back the butt-tightening, old-school step classes, this awesome workout cuts out a lot of the “But I’m unco!” anxiety by bringing you back to the basics (step up, step down). Set to the signature sounds of a traditional Zumba class, Zumba Steppers can climb the equivalent of 4km in just one session! Have a go and reap the amazing body-toning benefits – there are classes at Virgin Active Health Clubs nationwide (virginactive.com.au).