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Eight indoor ways to keep fit (that aren’t the gym)

Sophie Mateer

We’re well into the thick of summer, and more likely than not the last thing you feel like doing is slogging out a workout in the summer sun – or a sweaty gym.

Don’t let the heat get the better of your fitness, there are plenty of options around town that you can go to workout sans sunburn or heatstroke.

Even if you’re the most hardcore of gym bunnies, it certainly doesn’t hurt to mix up your routine and challenge your body in a fresh new way.

Here are our top indoor alternatives for keeping fit.



Try: SOULution Yoga

Price: Casual Class $19. Check website for membership costs.

Location: 68 & 69/30 Lonsdale St, Braddon.

Timetable: Most days at 6:15am, 12:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm.


Phone: 0448 906 494

Spin class

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Try: Psycle Life

Price: Check website for details.

Location: Unit 107, 50 Eastlake Parade, Kingston.

Class Timetable: Most days at 6am, 12:30pm and 6pm.


Phone: 1300 73 99 98

Pole dancing

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Try: FitSistas

Price: Casual Class $26, 3 Week Intro Class $69. Check website for membership details.

Location: 9-10/18 Lonsdale St, Braddon.

Class Timetable: Visit the website.


Phone: 0420 392 201



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Try: BlocHaus, set to open March 2017 (find out about Bouldering here)

Location: Dairy Road, Fyshwick.




Try: Sky Zone Belconnen

Price: Casual Session – $18 (1 Hour Jumping includes socks)

Location: Westfield Belconnen Opening Hours Monday – Thursday 10am–9pm Friday and Saturday 10am–11pm Sunday 10am–8pm (Every day from 9am during school holidays)

Class Timetable: See website


Phone: 13 75 99



Try: Your local pool

Locations: Canberra Olympic Pool (6248 6799); Dickson Aquatic Centre (6247 2972); Manuka Pool (6295 1910); Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre (6251 7888); Tuggeranong Lakeside Leisure Centre (6293 3122); Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre (6282 1660); Gungahlin Leisure Centre (6241 1132)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Try: Women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Price: Visit website.

Location: Elements Fitness, 24 Mort Street Braddon.

Class Timetable: Visit website



Sophie Mateer

Sophie Mateer has recently returned from a nine week holiday eating her way around the globe, from the busy streets of Hong Kong to the crystal clear waters of the Amalfi Coast and agrees that there’s no place like home. She is a food fanatic and can’t help herself when it comes to delectable Sunday brunches or indulging in smoothies across the Canberra region. She can’t wait to begin her degree in Marketing Management and Communications in Advertising at the University of Canberra in 2017.

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