Hop on our health trail!
Your free month trial to 2017 is officially over. It’s time to forget the copious amounts of calories consumed over Christmas and New Years and start fresh with a new approach to keeping fit and healthy.
With Sydney summer in full swing, our fitness buzz and motivation is at an all-time high, not to mention the amazing array of cafes, activities and workout classes on our doorstep that keep the passion alive.
With that said, here’s our shortlist of pleasures to add to your health trail now.
Bringing a contemporary twist to an age old practice, the newly launched YogaBar in Sydney's CBD is the perfect escape for the mind and body.
Created by Tony De Leede, also founder of Gwinganna, Komune, Fitness First and Fit n Fast, YogaBar's unique fitness concept channels his unrivalled knowledge of the fitness and wellness industry and its future.
Nestled up on level 5 Pitt St Westfield, the sanctuary like set up incorporates two modern studios, a wholefood café and an activewear retail space with brands including lululemon, Vie, This is First Base, Nimble and Dharma Bums.
Whether you're a beginner or seasoned yogie, YogaBar has something for everyone. Classes on rotation include yoga barre, hot yoga, yin yoga, pilates and a dynamic yoga weights class led by what we experienced to be, talented and exceptionally friendly staff – so don't feel intimidated if you're a first timer!
YogaBar is located at Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000.
For a serious health food kick, Sadhana Kitchen (Enmore or Bondi) is a must-try. Raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, plant-based foods create unexpected menu options that taste as good as they look.
For those that aren’t willing to give up on the sweet treats, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the reimagined desserts such as house made ice cream that’s vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free in salted coconut and vanilla or chocolate fudge flavours.
More than just food, Sadhana Kitchen especially loves the health movement and community it brings to the table. Head over to its blog for interesting health reads and recipes, or join its community yoga at Sadhana Bondi 7pm every Wednesday.
Stand up paddle boarding or kayaking
Any workout that doesn’t actually feel like a workout is a good one in our books! Hit the cool crisp waters of Sydney and have a go at stand up paddle boarding or kayaking. Not only is it a great way to enjoy the sun but is a fantastic complete body workout, offering low impact exercise that is a combination of balance, strength, and endurance.
There’s plenty of hire locations spotted around Sydney, including;
On a budget? Feel good for free and hit up one of Sydney’s scenic walking trails, winding past beaches, parks and spectacular coastal views. Must-do routes include Spit to Manly, Bondi to Bronte/Coogee or the Federation Cliff Walk from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay, featuring views of Australia’s oldest lighthouse. There’s more than enough to choose from, so go on and inspire your next walking adventure.
For the fittie that enjoys to mix things up, Classpass is the thing for you. A monthly membership connects you to 8,000+ of the best fitness studios around Sydney. From boxing to pilates and strength training, you’ll have the freedom to pick and choose your workout style. Plus, membership lets you work out when you travel in any of its 39 cities worldwide. Good news for the back account, plans start from just $40 per month.