A Piece of Well­be­ing Heaven

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Contents - Text: Claire François Im­ages © MYUTOPIA

I do not like gyms – the ex­er­cise machines are of­ten lined up too close to each other, the over­crowded bath­rooms of­ten have very lit­tle to no ameni­ties (you bet­ter re­mem­ber your own towel), and many gyms have an im­per­sonal at­mos­phere where gym-go­ers have to try and work the machines and hope for the best.

Then I ar­rived at MYUTOPIA in Green­point, Cape Town. And my feel­ing did not change. I do dis­like av­er­age gyms, but I love MYUTOPIA – a place to ex­er­cise, yes, but in a con­tem­po­rary, re­laxed set­ting where you can do so much more.

Fo­cus­ing on per­son­alised ex­pe­ri­ences, MYUTOPIA has a range of classes for pa­trons. For those that want to spend 45 min­utes to an hour un­wind­ing and stretch­ing away work stress, there are slow paced yoga classes; for in­tense stretch­ing and ton­ing work­outs, there are Pi­lates and Power Yoga classes; and for those who pre­fer high in­ten­sity train­ing, there are Ta­bata, dance, and HIIT classes.

The stu­dios where the classes are held af­ford fab­u­lous views of the sur­round­ing city and some of Table Moun­tain, and an ac­cent wall fea­tures a nat­u­ral scene, adding to the over­all open and sooth­ing at­mos­phere of the es­tab­lish­ment.

Be­fore you en­ter a stu­dio to be­gin an ex­er­cise class, a staff mem­ber is there to pro­vide you with a towel and bot­tle of wa­ter. Upon ex­it­ing, you re­ceive a cold towel to re­fresh.

The locker room at MYUTOPIA is a haven in it­self – clean swept show­ers, fluffy tow­els, de­odor­ant, cot­ton rounds, and hair ties make this a bath­room you will ac­tu­ally like mak­ing use of. And, if you are go­ing back to work or have an event af­ter your work­out ses­sion, the Blow Dry Bar at MYUTOPIA is avail­able to as­sist you in look­ing your best.

For a pick-me-up, break­fast, or lunch, the Nour­ish Café pro­vides cof­fees, smooth­ies, a range of break­fasts, and lunches made from fresh, nu­tri­tious in­gre­di­ents.

MYUTOPIA is not a gym you have to force your­self to go to – the space is so that you want to spend time there. Be­cause of this, ta­bles, chairs, and Wi-fi ac­com­mo­date those who ar­rive early, or want to stay af­ter their class, to catch up on emails.

Go­ing above and be­yond the norm, MYUTOPIA of­fers the ser­vices of an in-house reg­is­tered di­eti­cian, a nu­tri­tion con­sul­tant, chiropractor, and shi­atsu ther­a­pist.

Ev­ery­thing at MYUTOPIA was de­vel­oped ac­cord­ing to what would make clients the most com­fort­able, so that ex­er­cise is not a chore, but some­thing that you can look for­ward to. Dur­ing my week at MYUTOPIA, I found my­self look­ing for­ward to each class, and ev­ery mo­ment spent at this piece of well­be­ing heaven.

For more info, visit www.myutopia.co.za.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.