Faced with work and mounting commitments, finding time to stay in shape isn’t always easy. While I have the luxury of hitting the gym before work, I understand why it doesn’t work for a lot of people. That snooze button is a killer right?
You’re evenings are filled with cooking, catching up with friends and family, cleaning, and hopefully squeezing in an episode of The Good Wife. The answer? Utilise your lunch hour to slip in a workout, then eat a protein-rich lunch at your desk afterwards. Here’s the best workout spots in Sydney’s CBD for that midday sweat session!
Barre Body is a complete body workout fusing ballet barre conditioning, yoga and pilates. Classes are designed to tone your entire body, creating longer, leaner muscles.
Casual class – $25 | 10 class pass – $200 (valid 6 months)
These guys have just launched their 30 minute Freestyle Training sessions. Designed around your body’s natural movement, the short, intense workouts provide a great way to push yourself that little bit further. Proven to be 3 times more effective than training with fixed machines, freestyle training builds strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility.
3 month membership from $66 pm | 10 class casual $200
You don’t need equipment or any fancy machines to work that booty. Strap on your sneakers and go for a jog or brisk walk around this beautiful park. If you’re feeling that-way inclined, you can even join in with Nova 96.9’s ‘Gladiator Running Club’ which gathers every Wednesday at 1pm from the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park, Sydney.
Located in the commercial hub of the city, try the 45 minute lunch time ‘Body Attack’ class to burn through your morning muffin. A pre-choreographed, high-energy sweat session with strong, simple moves that will get you results fast.
from $27.45 per week
Forget waiting for machines – this gym is one of the very few that promises to cap their membership numbers so there is never any overcrowding. True to their P.E. name, they offer numerous classes including Tabata, cross fit, TRX, and box fit.
From $49 a week on a Premium Membership (inc gym and all classes) | $25 casual class pass
Based in the Hilton Hotel, Living Well Health Club offers 45 minute yoga, boxing, tabata sessions over lunchtime so you can take you’re time getting changed and return to work looking composed. You can also take advantage of Hilton Guest Services including Hilton’s laundry and nutritionally balanced meals to go.
$27 per week rate based on a 12 month membership.
Brainchild of the gorgeous Kate Kendall, Flow Athletic has some awesome fusion classes to keep your body guessing. Try ‘SpinAsana’ for 30mins on the bike followed by 30mins on the mat. A great way for the time-poor to sweat and stretch all in one.
from $39.95 a week
With over 15 lunchtime classes, an indoor climbing wall, aqua spa and sleep pods, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Memberships from $28.95 per week
Get out from behind that desk and grab a colleague for extra motivation!
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