While the weather may feel not feel like it just yet, it’s officially spring here in Australia. Traditionally, the season has always been about new beginnings. So, if you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut with your diet and exercise lately, it’s the perfect time to hit ‘reset’ and start anew. And if you ask us, these September events, workshops and new launches are the perfect way to kickstart your spring health and fitness routine.
SMASH Boxing at Flow Athletic
If there’s one Sydney fitness studio that leads the way when it comes to wellness trends, it’s Flow Athletic in Paddington. Not only were they one of the first hybrid studios (offering both strength training, spin, barre and yoga), they’ve pioneered trends like float therapy in Australia. Their latest offering is SMASH Boxing, a boxing-inspired workout incorporating water bags, made famous by Rumble Boxing in NYC. These are tear drop shaped punching bags that are filled with water, which means less joint pain on impact and more positive resistance. Learn more about SMASH Boxing here
Summer Sunrise Rooftop Yoga Series
As the weather heats up, it becomes that little bit easier to get up early. And there’s no better way to take advantage of that than with a music-led sunrise yoga session on one of Sydney’s most iconic rooftops—for a good cause! W1LL—the world’s first immersive yoga and meditation studio—will be joining forces with the Human Kind Project for the Summer Sunrise sessions at the Glenmore Hotel, starting on September 13. 100% of the proceeds from the to The Human Kind Project—a not-for-profit organisation that funds life-saving projects in India and Africa. When: Thursday 13th September Where: Glenmore Hotel Rooftop Time: 7 am Cost: $25 per person 100% of proceeds donated to our foundation The Human Kind Project
We love dancing, we love The Clean Treats Factory and we love the BUF Girls. So when those three things come together, it’s magic! On Thursday 20th September in Sydney, Cass and Sian of BUF will be hosting the Spring Fling in—a 30 minute dance class to beats by DJ Krystie Steve. There will also be plant-based canapes, a pop-up espresso martini bar and a self-love goodie bag. Tickets are $50. When: Thursday 20th September, 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start Where: The Clean Treats Factory, 23-25 Doody Street Alexandria NSW 2015 Buy tickets here
We can’t think of a more perfect way to kickstart the season than with yoga, live music and dynamic dance class overlooking the waves at Bondi Pavilion.BodyMindLife has teamed up with Sydney drummers Soul Drummer for a morning of live beats, house music and a dynamic yoga flow for all levels, led by BodyMindLife instructors Rachael Coopes and Christian Ralston. There’ll be good vibes all around with Saul Smith and Emilia Rose of Soul Drumming kicking off the event with an interactive dance and drum performance, followed by a playful sequence taught on the mat. Tickets are $55. BYO yoga mat.
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Sunday, 02 September
Where: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Want to test out some new fitness studios to get you in shape for summer, but don’t want to commit to anything or pay hefty membership fees? We’ve got just the thing for you. Esquared, a revolutionary new on-demand fitness app, will first launch in Sydney this September, allowing users to experience a wide range of fitness classes and gym sessions at leading venues across the city, with no membership fees or contracts. You just pay for the classes you want to attend—that’s it. There are already some epic partner gyms on board, including Beach Fit in Bondi Beach, P.E Dept in Potts Point and several 12ROUND studios. Right now, Sydneysiders can join up for early access and get a $40 credit towards classes. Sign up for Esquared Fitness here
Since opening three years ago, Happy Melon in Victoria’s Armadale has been known as a yoga, Pilates and wellness studio with a strong sense of community. So much so, that they noticed that many of their members had formed close friendships and were looking for healthy places to hang out not only before and after class, but also on a Friday and Saturday evening, over going to bars. So, Happy Melon decided to bring that experience to them, in their gorgeous new cafe and wellness hub. “With this in mind, our space has been designed to feel like a cosy and homely living room, rather than just a café,” says Happy Melon co-founder Simon Davey.
The new space on Willis St. will have a full-time barista serving up coffee from one of Melbourne’s most highly-regarded coffee roasters, Industry Beans, as well as complimentary herbal teas and WIFI. In addition to being able to access the Willis St sanctuary—which is also open to non-Happy Melon members—the space will host regular events, including workshops, book clubs, special guest speakers, gallery openings and charity events. Learn more about Happy Melon here
So, chances are you’re going to need some brand new threads to go with your new spring fitness goals! Well, we’ve got just the place for you. For 5 days only, one of our favourite activewear labels, First Base, is treating you to up to 70% off tights, crops, tanks, basics, sweats, swim and samples. Get on down there! Where: 1/244 Oxford Street, Paddington When: Wednesday 19th (8am-6pm) Thursday 20th (8am-6pm) Friday 21st (8am-5pm) Saturday 22nd (9am-4pm)
Sunday 23rd (10am-2pm) Visit www.thisisfirstbase.com
To raise much-needed funds for breast cancer research, our faves Nimble Activewear are holding a yoga class in Sydney on Sunday 23 September 2018. Held at One Hot Yoga in Potts Point, all proceeds from the event to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).Post-yoga session, guests will refuel with a delicious breakfast provided by Bod Kombucha and Paleo Pure and hear from NBCF guest speaker and breast cancer survivor Anke Timm. They’ll also take home a goodie bag worth over $130!
Date: Sunday 23 September, 2018.
Time: 9:30am start.
Location: One Hot Yoga, 34 Kellett St, Potts Point, 2011.