It’s crazy (and a little bit scary) to think that we’re already more than a quarter of the way through 2018. Chances are, some of your initial ‘new year, new me’ motivation is starting to dwindle and you haven’t quite got your mojo back after the Easter break. Not to worry—there’s no shortage of awesome events happening all over Australia in April that are sure to get you back on track with your goals. From fitness events, programs and collabs to virtual workouts and a career pop-up, these are the April happenings you’re going to want to put in your diary.
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If you’re a fitness fanatic in Sydney, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Held over three days (Friday April 20 – Sunday April 22), it’s the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, where all of the latest fitness gadgets, gym equipment, exercise classes and more are unveiled. They also have a pretty epic lineup of speakers, including Jessica Sepel, Lola Berry, Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw, Kelsey Wells and more! Yep, we guarantee you’re going to walk out feeling motivated to hit the gym.
Buy ticket for the Fitness Show Sydney here.
For our younger readers, you absolutely can’t miss Girls Who Glow—a series of fun and inspiring workshop for teens. Hosted by Network Ten Presenter Liv Phyland, former Saturday Disney host, Teigan Nash, and Jules Sebastian from The Sebastian Foundation, these one-day workshops will empower 13 to 18-year-old girls to be their healthiest, happiest, brightest and best selves. They cover everything from exercise and body image to social media, healthy relationships and mental health, Joining Liv, Teigan and Jules on the road trip is a star-studded lineup of guest speakers, including motivational speaker Emma Carey, Logie nominated Actress, Marny Kennedy, Lifestyle Blogger and YouTuber, Ally Sheehan, ABC ME host, Grace Koh, Health and Fitness Advocate, Keiron Douglas. In case all of that isn’t enough, there will also be a delicious catered lunch and afternoon tea, and an epic take-home goodie bag. The workshop kicks off in Sydney on 20th April, followed by Canberra on the 22nd, Wagga Wagga on the 24th and last but not least, Adelaide on the 28th.
You can grab your ticket here.
If this year seems to be getting away from you and you’re drowning in overwhelm, we’ve got just the thing to get you feeling grounded and centred again. On April 14, the active yogi, Kate Kendall, is holding a One Conscious Breath masterclass at Flow Athletic. Suitable for practitioners of any level, this two-hour masterclass weaves a series of simple and vinyasa flows together with three different types of yogic breathing. You’ll learn breathing techniques that can used both on and off the mat to achieve calm and a greater sense of self-awareness.
Buy tickets for One Conscious Breathe here.
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Here’s one star-studded event you can attend, no matter where you live! Fitness app Zova’s Celebrity Classes are structured as a weekly HIIT class , hosted by expert trainer Vix Burdon, one of Sydney’s most in-demand trainers. Each Monday, a new workout is released featuring a different special celebrity guest. So far, celebs like YouTuber Brittany Lee Saunders, model Natalie Roser and BUF Girls founder and Biggest Loser co-host Libby Babet have made appearances. In the next instalment (airing April 16th), Vix puts Insta-famous creative cake maker Katherine Sabbath through her paces.
You can can download Zova here.
While it’s normally Sydney and Melbourne that get the Insta-worthy yoga studios, we say the gorgeous Wonder Yoga in Geelong could give them a run for their money! Designed by the talented team at Folk Architects (who are also responsible for the amazing PowerLiving studio in Fitzroy and Yoke Yogastudios in South Melbourne and Torquay) the lush studio is an absolute feast for the eyes. With 55 classes a week including yin yoga vinyasa flow, barre and their signature class CrossFlow, there’s something to suit every style and experience level.
You can find out more about Wonder Yoga here.
IKEA Future Career Lab
In the age of artificial intelligence, automation and digital disruption, many of us feel a little uncertain about what the future of our careers may look like. 70% of us, to be exact—according to a recent study by IKEA. That’s why from Wednesday 11th April to Saturday 14th April, the innovative brand will be holding their IKEA Future Career Lab. At the pop-up in Westfield, Pitt St. Mall in Sydney, Aussies will be able to have their say about what they want out of their careers and what they want the future of work to look like.
Future Career Lab – Westfield, Pitt Street Mall in Sydney (opp Zara)
Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 April (9am – 11pm daily)
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If you’re feeling a little ‘meh’ about your workout regime at the moment, it may be time to shake things up. Luckily, the new intake for the BUF Girls training program starts on 23rd April, so it’s perfect timing! Throughout the virtual, 6-week program you’ll quickly change your body shape and dramatically improve your energy with simple changes to what you eat. You’ll also learn to love exercise (seriously…) with fun, themed, no equipment, do anywhere workouts! Above all, you’ll connect with other like-minded women and get loads of love and support from their online community. The program is led by all-round legends Libby Babet, Cassey Maynard, Alicia Beveridge and Sian Johnson who take a super fun and balanced approach to health and fitness.
You can find out more about Totally BUF here.
If you’ve been feeling a little sluggish and bloated since Easter, two of our favourite Aussie brands have got you sorted with their new collab. Elle Macpherson’s natural diet supplement company WelleCo and boutique activewear brand P.E Nation have joined forces for the 14 Day Reset program. Featuring 14 days of workout moves and clean recipes, the handy ebook features everything you need to get your health and fitness back on track again. As a participant, you will instantly receive 15% off WelleCo and P.E NATION products and will have the chance to win some awesome prizes.
You can grab the 14 Day Reset ebook here.