We Can Work It Out: Melbourne’s Best Winter Workouts

There’s nothing worse than freezing your extremities off when you’re trying to stay active, so perhaps it’s time to take it inside for a month or two. Don’t worry, Melbourne’s got you covered with these five awesome winter workouts!

Heated Swimming

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Yarra Leisure – Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Fitzroy

Never underestimate the power of heated water to cheer you up when the chill is setting in. Fitzroy Swimming Pool features a gloriously warm outdoor pool, as well as a spa, a sauna and a steam room. Sounds like a pretty sweet setup to us, especially when you consider the fact that a casual swim will set you back just $6.50. Stroll down, suit up and go for a dip!

“This place is an inner north/Fitzroy icon and has a 50m outdoor pool with sun chairs and ample area around the sides for relaxing and sunbeds as well. There is also a kids pool and this place is definitely family friendly. The centre’s facilities also include a gym, spin room, group fitness classes. The spa, sauna and steam room are decent as well.” – svchu1

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Dance Classes

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Image credit: Space Dance Arts Facebook

Space Dance & Arts Centre

Prahran

Nothing ignites the fires of passion like a good old dance sesh, and Space Dance & Arts Centre is the perfect place to throw some shapes in Melbourne this winter. They’ve got all sorts of classes to choose from, including tap, salsa, Broadway, hip-hop, jazz, samba, belly dancing, and even Argentinian tango. If you’ve never been before, you can get your first six lessons for just $65!

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Bikram Yoga

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Image credit: Bikram Yoga Facebook

Bikram Yoga South Melbourne

South Melbourne

There are so many advantages to yoga, from lowering stress to building flexibility, and the Bikram style is a fantastic way for beginners to get into the practice – especially when it’s cold outside. The classes are held in a room heated to about 40 degrees, and they feature 26 stretches and two breathing exercises to run through at your own pace. Bikram Yoga South Melbourne is definitely the place to try it, as their introductory offer gets you 30 days of unlimited yoga for a mere $49.

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Indoor Adventure Challenge

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Image credit: BounceInc Facebook

Bounce Inc

Glen Iris

Bounce Inc is an awesome spot to let your inner child loose and have a bouncing good time on the trampolines, and it’s absolutely worth a visit just for that reason. However, it’s also hiding something more. Their ‘X-Park’ is a really cool Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, and it’s varied enough to pose a challenge to both parkour pros and total novices alike. It’s super fun, and it’s guaranteed to give you one heck of a workout. Surrender to adventure!

“Kiddo went to a birthday party here, had a great time. Staff were friendly, parking are limited though.” – werxj

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Aikido

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Image credit: Aikido Facebook

Melbourne Yoshinkan Aikido

Brunswick West

If you’ve never heard of it before, Aikido is a Japanese martial art that will teach you strength, grace and inner peace. It’s also a great full-body workout that’s sure to get the blood pumping – perfect to warm you up when it’s cold outside! Yoshinkan Aikido welcomes absolutely anyone who fancies giving it a go, and they even do free trial classes. So what have you got to lose?

“Top facility, great atmosphere and the instructors are the best I have come across in my years of training. Children classes are amazing!” – Aiki husky

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