3 Of The Best Fitness Classes For Body and Soul

3 Of The Best Fitness Classes For Body, Mind and Soul

We tend to think about fitness classes as something to do with the body alone. But daily workouts can heal and nourish all parts of us that desperately need attention, even those we can’t see.

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In this day and age we are getting more conscious of the importance of mental health. And luckily, there are plenty of fitness classes around that strengthen and the body, mind, and soul at once.

Here’s our pick of the best around right now.

12RND Fitness

Functional training boxing fitness, Australia-wide.

12RND Fitness

12RND is not so much about group fitness classes, though you will be working out alongside others. You’ll go through 12 x 3 minute rounds made to work on strength, agility, and letting off a lot of steam! With 17 franchises in Victoria alone, you’re sure to find one nearby.

Whether you love boxing or don’t know where to start, there’s no need to worry. 12RND offer free trials, and on your first visit a coach will talk you through everything, including basic boxing technique.

The best bit about it? There’s no fixed class time. You can just show up whenever works for you and start your workout (during opening hours). Once a 3-minute cycle is over you’ll see the green flash on the traffic light system. This means you can jump into any available station!

It’s a flexible system that works for people with crazy schedules; those who just want to get a fun and explosive workout done on a regular basis, on their own terms. And it gets results, too.

Upstate Studios

Pilates studios in Torquay, Geelong, and Melboune, Victoria.

Upstate Studios Melbourne Victoria - Pilates Fitness Classes

Upstate Studios has been leading the way in the field of Pilates around Victoria for the past decade. Get centred and strong at one of their four modern locations, each in a stylish, feelgood colour scheme of bright white and sunny yellow.

From familiar Reformer Pilates, to modern versions like Cardio Reformer, Hot Pilates, and Pilates HIIT, there are many classes options to choose from. Beyond Pilates there’s Box HIIT, Hot Power Flow yoga, as well as Sound Bath Meditation & Yin.

Upstate is the brainchild of Lululemon Ambassador and mum-of-two Gail Asbell and her sister Charelle Cuolahan who found the Upstate empire through their passion for yoga and pilates.

Westside Yoga

Yoga studio in Seddon, Victoria.

Westside Yoga studio Seddon Melbourne Victoria

Westside Yoga teaches not just physical stretching and balance work but the entire scope of yoga, including breathwork, meditation and its body scan variation (thank you Cecile).

With 3-5 classes daily from morning to evening, each taught by a different teacher with a unique style, there’s something on for everyone throughout the week. Classes include Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Meditation and Restorative Yoga, with beginner-friendly classes clearly indicated.

Aside from classes, at Westside Yoga there are various workshops on offer including immersive South Baths, Yoga & Meditation for Anxiety, plus yoga teacher training courses and retreats in Bali.

It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget what regular yoga practice does for a person. The deeply therapeutic effects are profound and at Westside Yoga, and at the moment, you can get 30 days of unlimited classes for just $30. It’s an unbelievable steal.

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