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In these difficult times, it’s never been more important to stay active—both for your physical and mental health.
Thanks to some amazing Canberra businesses we’re making it easy to keep active!
For the last 6+ months we’ve been hosting HerCanberra’s Get ACTIVE with the support of the ACT Government’s Participation Innovation Fund.
Before we unveil what’s on offer for August, we’d like to encourage you to support your local fitness industry in a paid capacity, if you can.
So, if you get a taste of an activity you love in our free series, please consider joining in as a paid member in future—it could make a real difference to a business surviving the current COVID-19 crisis.
Before we begin
Please note that by choosing to participate in a class, you do so at your own risk. Take a class that is your level and if at any time you feel a class is beyond your strength, level of skill and overall level of flexibility then only proceed with caution.
If you have an existing injury seek advice from a medical practitioner. If you have any questions with regards to a specific fitness provider’s insurance, please contact them directly, as they are individually responsible as the deliverer of the session.
The instructor may require you to sign a health waiver at the beginning of the session. HerCanberra accepts no liability for any injuries that may occur.
HERE’S WHAT’S ON OFFER FOR AUGUST 2020
Canberra Fitness Centre
Bump It Up
Bump It Up is an exciting program for pre and postnatal women—how to exercise through pregnancy and beyond without injury.
Bump It Up is high energy and helps you to stay active and get your heart rate pumping. It’s a safe way to continue exercising while pregnant and return to fitness without damaging your body after your baby is born.
When: Sunday 9 August at 9 am
Where: Canberra Fitness Centre, 2/6 Dacre Street, Mitchell
Your instructor: Jacqui Ambrus-Bonazzi
Pre-register: via GoogleForms
Dance Central Canberra
A free class of your choice
Choose any class you like from the DC Fit timetable.
Some options on offer are; Hip Hop, Heels, Tap dance, Contemporary, Chair dance, ballet, Barre Body, Limbering and Bounce!
View website more information on class descriptions.
When: Book your class and attend anytime between 1 and 15 August
Where: Dance Central, 13-15 Altree Court, Phillip
Pre-register: All class bookings must be booked through the DC Fit website via our booking system called MindBody. It is not possible to show up to a class without a booking. View classes on the timetable and book via the website. Use the code: HCGETACTIVE to access your free class!
Please read Dance Central’s COVID Policy before attending class dance-central.com.au/wp-content/uploads/COVID-Studio-Policy-July-2020v3.pdf
Canberra Martial Arts & Fitness
CMAfit classes are part of a wider fitness program that changes from week to week as Canberra Martial Arts & Fitness has different instructors shake up your training routine.
From an Indoor Bootcamp, Cardio Boxing, F45 style or much more—it really does spice up your training and keeps it from getting stale. Book and grab a Free Fitness Week and try as many classes as you can during the free week.
When: Each week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.15-11 am
Where: Canberra Martial Arts & Fitness, 10 Townshend Street, Phillip
Combining elements from an array of different physical disciplines to learn to move in new ways and increase your physical freedom.
Open to everyone—no prerequisites whatsoever!
When: Saturday 15 August
Where: Praksis Movement Studio, 15 Provan Street, Campbell
Time: 12 pm-1 pm
Registration link: praksis.com.au/hercanberra. Please be mindful that there is a 30 participant limit
Xtend Barre Canberra City
Xtend Barre takes elegant dance-inspired moves and adds the exhilaration of high-intensity workouts. Designed to help you feel the power, feed the determination and see amazing results.
This full-body workout has been created to empower everyone to improve their fitness levels—whether you’re an athlete, just toning up or wanting to lose weight.
This is your opportunity to try their signature class and talk to their highly talented and trained instructors about your fitness goals.
All fitness levels are welcome and no dance experience is required!
When: Saturday 29 August from 8.15 am– 9.25 am
Where: Xtend Barre Canberra city, Unit 4, Level 1, 54 Northbourne Ave, City
Your Instructor: Lauren McBryde
Pre-Register/ Online link: via clients.mindbodyonline.com
Are you a fitness provider interested in joining the Keep ACTIVE movement?
We’re calling for expressions of interest from those interested in running free virtual or COVID-safe in-person fitness sessions over the next couple of months.
These classes do need to be free for participants, but they offer host businesses a chance to build their community during a time when we’re all looking for connection, and a no-cost form of promotion when you’re kickstarting activity again.
We’ll promote your classes to our readers (there are around 150,000 of them!) and you’ll be playing a valuable role in keeping Canberra bodies and minds healthy.
We can do this, together.