Bored of the gym? Why not try these unique fitness crazes?

Bored of the gym? Why not try these unique fitness crazes?

Let’s face it, the gym is not for everybody, lifting weights, treadmills, push ups, some people prefer a more unique exercise experience than what a gym can provide. These unusual workouts let you dance, bounce, swing and climb your way to a healthier you, and you’ll have a ball getting there.

If you can’t make it to a class you can make your run a lot more fun along these scenic running routes in Sydney. Then, cool off in one of these ocean pools.


Yes, you read that, right! Everything from cardio endurance to agility and balance is covered with Rollerfit. Located in Sydney’s Tempe the team at Rollerfit will allow you to burn those calories and work up a sweat. If you want to get into Roller Derby, this is also the perfect opportunity for you to learn the ropes before diving straight in.

Let’s say you have never skated before or it has been a few too many years since your last roll around. That is not an issue with these guys either. Most of the classes already cater to all levels of skaters. Don’t have skates? You can buy or hire from them. Don’t have protective gear? You can get that too. All you need to bring with you is a positive attitude, so why not check out their timetable

Pole Dancing

This one is not for the fainthearted. Studio Pole’s one of a kind studio is based in Thornleigh. They offer pole dancing for beginners to elite & competition level, stretch & flex, splits intensive, handstands & acro, pole flow, heels & choreo classes, hens nights, divorce parties, MELT, private lessons – you name it, and they probably do it!

They pride themselves on a positive space full of hardworking & incredible students & instructors who love to be in the studio, with many calling it their home away from home. You do not need to be fit to jump in, they cater to absolute beginners. In fact, after only your first few lessons, they guarantee a huge difference in your strength. Hard to say no to that.

Also, they are trying to bust down the typical misconception that pole dancing is just for super skinny young women. They actively encourage all people from all walks of life to participate. Take a look at the timetable, pick a time and swing by

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga Darlinghurst is one of the thousands of studios across the world dedicated to the practice and teaching of Bikram Yoga, a specific form of Hatha Yoga involving 26 postures that are performed over 90 minutes in a heated room of 40 degrees with 40% humidity. With its intense heat and long duration, Bikram Yoga is not for everybody.

Over the past 14 years, they have seen all walks of life come through the doors, all are welcomed by other members and teachers leading to a wonderful community that is a friendly and fun place to practice yoga and escape the hustle and bustle of city living. The team strive to give you a consistent practice, so each time you come to class, you will find just a little bit more of yourself, mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Have a look at their timetable and give it a go, even if it to just get away from the daily grind, could be what you have been missing.


9 Degrees is a bouldering gym located in Parramatta, where climbers don’t use ropes or harnesses but instead scale shorter walls beside thick, padded flooring. The benefit here is that you won’t need a climbing partner, equipment or much training – you can strap on a pair of shoes and explore the centre’s different climbs in nine degrees of difficulty, from entry level to competition levels.

They will explain what you need to do in 30 seconds, no seriously, and away you go. You really can do it by yourself, with a partner, or you can even bring a large group. There are no age limits so that you can bring your children while you workout. And for the tiny ones they have plenty of space to accommodate prams.

There is no excuse, give the guys at 9 Degrees a call or come by the venue today:

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