Let’s be real: winter really isn’t much fun. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s windy – and trying to exercise in all that? Well, that’s just adding insult to injury. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five of the best winter workouts that you can do inside, and you might even enjoy yourself!
Let’s heat things up with a dash of South American flair, shall we? Zumba dancing was one of the few 90s fitness trends to emerge from the decade with any credibility, and it remains a fun and highly energetic way to keep yourself fit and active. Kass is a fantastic instructor, and offers casual classes for $12. As a special offer, you can also book your first three sessions for just $15 combined.
“Best work out ever. If you looking to burn lots of calories and have lots of fun this is the place to go. Amazing instructor with great energy and always with a smile on her face.” – lauramonroy
As Brisbane’s very first specialised hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga is well equipped to keep you warm, toasty and ridiculously flexible this winter. The Bikram style is great for beginners, with 90-minute classes consisting of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a 38-degree room. It’s a gentle yet effective workout, and casual sessions are just $14 a pop. So why not give it a try?
“Awesome, Loved it! This is the best yoga ever!” – HappyChild
Renowned for its cutting-edge methods, fantastic instructors and beautiful interior space, Studio Pilates International is a top spot to get active. They use an effective mix of traditional pilates equipment and state-of-the-art technology to deliver a true full-body workout – which makes it especially good in winter, as we guarantee you’ll warm up pretty quick! They’re also running an introductory offer of six classes for 60 bucks, which is seriously worth considering.
“Wow, what a workout! And I thought Pilates was just for chicks… I’ve been going now for ~6 months and my core stability is rock solid, great for my cycling.” – Justin Sires
What’s the only thing better than boxing? Free boxing! At Dundee’s Gym, you won’t pay a cent for your first session, so you’ve got nothing to lose by checking it out. (Except maybe those few extra kilos you’ve been hiding under your big woolly jumper…) This place is the pride and joy of two-time South Korean amateur boxing champ Dundee Kim, an all-round nice guy who treats his clients like long-lost family. It’s a true hidden gem, so get out of the cold and give it a go!
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Hip-Hop Dance Classes
Serving as a hub of all things hip-hop, Elements Collective can teach you everything from deejaying to songwriting to music production. Today, however, we simply want to dance! Elements boasts two large dance studios where you can learn a range of hip-hop-style dance and acrobatics, courtesy of expert teachers with years of real-world experience under their belts. Your winter workout has never been so cool (geddit?).
Let us know how you get on at Elements Collective right here.