All posts tagged: fitness

Keeping Fit Like a Melbournian

We’ve gathered together five, true-Melbourne-style ways to keep fit all year round, like a true-blue Melbournian would…. 1. Run the Tan For the uninitiated, the tan is that fabulous dirt running track which encircles the city Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are lucky, you’ll enjoy looping past the Yarra River section whilst a concert is on at the Sidney Myer Musical Bowl, if you aren’t… you’ll come a-cropper on Heartbreak Hill like most of us end up doing. The tan is an easy stroll or short tram ride from the city, is around 3.85km for one loop, and the quickest lap ever was 10 minutes and 12 seconds, run by Craig Mottram in 2004. At 7.30am on the first Saturday of every month, the Victorian Road Runners offers 4 km and 8 km time-trials around the Tan Track.   2. Try something different – like Silent Disco Yoga Yep, how cool does that sound? On 21 March, Melbournian yogi’s can hit up an After Dark Silent Yoga Disco, 90 minutes of Vinyasa style yoga hosted …

Les Mills Cycling Experience

Having done Cycling, RPM, Hi-Perf RPM, Spin, and other cycling varieties on offer by different clubs in the past, I was really keen to get into the saddle and give this latest creation by Les Mills a try, especially since I haven’t physically been on the stationary bike since December last year due to an injury. I arrived at the venue at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday morning and it was buzzing with hundreds if not thousands of fit-looking crowds, as it also coincided with the Australian Health & Fitness Expo. I ran into some friends and instructors that I knew, and was overjoyed to tell them that I was about to take part of the Australia’s first immersive cycle experience.  Expectations were certainly high! After a quick introduction to the team (both from Les Mills & Reebok), we were escorted to the room, and my first impression with the massive screen, pumping music and sexy looking bikes was WOW!!!! I positioned myself on the 2nd row in the centre, so I got to …

Cycling into the Future – THE TRIP

Cycle into the future at Australia’s first immersive cycle experience,THE TRIP™.  Les Mills, the company behind some of the most famous exercises classes in the world including BODYPUMP and RPM, will unveil a futuristic, never-before-seen concept cycle studio in Melbourne on Saturday April 30 that will fuse cinema, virtual reality and cycling. The class will use digital projections on cinema size screens and rock concert quality lasers to allow you to ride in a whole new world. “Participants are quickly swept into the experience and begin leaning into turns and ducking under bridges, which adds even more intensity to an already powerful workout.” When: April 30 – May 1 Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Visit the LES MILLS website.