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The Inner South is home to some of Canberra’s most Instagrammable spots (as well as our nation’s halls of power). 

But did you know it’s also filled with a diverse range of ways to get fit and nail your health goals for 2019?

From Scandinavian-inspired boutique gyms to group fitness heaven and yoga that lets you reconnect with nature, here’s where to break a sweat in Canberra’s Inner South.


Club Lime offers two full-service clubs at both the Kingston and Curtin shops. Curtin’s cool basement interior lets members forget about the outside world as they train, while Kingston’s character-filled historic club is split level, offering a variety of distinct spaces for members to train and recover.

Looking for the full package? Both clubs offer the latest cardio equipment, free weights, strength equipment, personal training, a comprehensive schedule of group fitness classes, shower facilities and 24-hour access.

Kingston members can also access Club Lime’s Psycle Life facility on the Kingston Foreshore, which offers cycle-based group fitness and premium amenities.

Club Lime Kingston | 23 Kennedy Street, Kingston | Website

Club Lime Curtin |  Curtin Shops, Basement Level, 1 Curtin Place, Curtin | Website


Seeking a boutique experience? Evo Health Club is a private facility that specialises in personal training, semi-private group classes (including yoga, boxing, functional circuit training and mobility) and boasts a complete gym facility with premium Technogym equipment.

Located within Barton’s chic Hotel Realm, Evo Health Club offers a training space that’s a cut above, with Inbody tissue composition analysis, luxurious amenities and complete hydro facilities for all members. Evo Health Club’s community is perfect for those who pursue health and fitness as a means to success in all aspects of life, without sacrificing comfort or quality.

Inside Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton | |


G-Train Health & Fitness is a one-stop mobile fitness studio perfect for busy Southsiders and those who love training in the outdoors. Taking place at various locations between the National Library of Australia, the hills of Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery, G-Train offers open-air boot camps, including an all-female Bootycamp (which female members can access at no extra cost), with each session run by a certified accredited fitness instructor.

Combining the personalised attention of a one-on-one session with the comradery and motivation of a group environment, G-Train’s boot camps combine equipment-based workouts with Canberra’s built and natural environments in some of our city’s most picturesque spots.

Various locations around Parkes Place, Parkes. Meet in the big carpark behind Questacon | |



Hale, located within Barton’s historic Brassey Hotel, isn’t just seriously stylish, with its blend of high-tech fitness equipment and minimalist Scandinavian décor—it’s also seriously focused on creating lasting change in its clients, with programs that deliver results.

With classes including Reformer Pilates, Barre, Lean Lab, Pure Strength, Pre-natal and Post-natal mat Pilates and their signature 12-week Method program and amenities such as a plunge pool, infrared sauna, steam room, lockers and luxurious bathrooms (did we mention there’s also Hale’s Spa Lounge next door?), you’ll be smashing your goals in no time—and looking great while you do it.

10-14 Macquarie Street, Barton | |


Established in 2004, Kokoloco is one of Canberra’s most beloved dance studios, known for its friendly staff and welcoming and supportive environment.

The perfect place to try your hand at salsa, samba, burlesque, reggaetón, dance fitness and more, Kokoloco offers classes from beginner to professional show teams. They even have bridal lessons and performance opportunities. Term One starts Monday 4 February.

Want to dip your toe into the dance world? Kokoloco also holds regular latin events and dance shows, so keep an eye on the website.

Astrolabe Street, Red Hill |


Is yoga your 2019 resolution? Are you committed to finessing your downward dog or perfecting your crow pose? Perhaps you’ve never taken a yoga class but are keen to learn. Regardless of where you are in your yoga practice, Yoga by the Lake is suitable for you.

Taking place in leafy and cool Bowen Park next to Lake Burley Griffin and the Kingston Foreshore each Thursday from 6 pm, bring along a mat and get back to nature in this no-walls no-worries space. Hosted by Yoga with Kayla, a Registered Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher, class attendance is by donation and the nature of the space means there are no numbers limitations. You can even bring your dog!

Thursdays 6-7 pm | Bowen Park, Kingston Foreshore | | Classes by donation


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