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How to find your fitness flavour

Ashleigh Went

Brunch is, and will always be, one of the food highlights of our week–and few things complement this not-quite-breakfast, not‑quite-lunch option more than a weekend workout.

What could be better than sweating it and then refuelling with a delicious leisurely feast (mimosa optional)? Follow our quiz to find your ideal workout and local brunch pick.

THE GOODS WHOLEFOODS’ BUILD YOUR OWN BOWL + WEIGHTLIFTING

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You like to match your food to your mood, and The Goods’ selection allows you to do just that. Choose from chia pudding, bircher muesli, housemade granola, yoghurt, stewed fruits, nut butters and more to suit your vibe. Weight training allows you the same freedom—choose a program that lets you mix it up with different exercises and variations, and get lifting.

No Name Lane, 40 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra City | itsthegoods.com.au

MAPLE & CLOVE’S PORRIDGE + F45

Decisions can be overwhelming—you’d rather choose an option that you know you’re going to enjoy every time. With warming cinnamon and nutmeg, maple syrup, banana, berries and seeds, Maple Porridge gives maximum satisfaction with minimal decision fatigue. Pair it with F45—with a team of effervescently energetic instructors and predetermined workouts, you’re always guaranteed a quality sweat session.

7 Burbury Close, Barton | mapleandclove.com.au

CHATTERBOX’S SMASHED AVOCADO + SPIN

Smashed avo on toast—it’s basic, in the best kind of way. Chatterbox have upgraded the millennial favourite with fresh basil, Armenian feta and poached free-range eggs for a protein hit. Spin classes are renowned for burning serious calories and keeping you fit. Best of all, you can adapt it to your fitness level so it will always be a solid choice.

40 Cameron Ave, Belconnen | chatterbox-catering.com.au

SPACE KITCHEN’S UNICORN WAFFLE + POWERLIFTING

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When you brunch, you brunch hard. With its lavender custard, green tea and rainbow ice creams, and fairy floss, this spectacularly sweet dish is a sight to behold. Given that you don’t do things by halves (and let’s be honest, you’ve got a lot of sugar to burn off) why not give powerlifting a spin? It’s a challenging, addictive way to get fit and strong.

12 Furzer St, Phillip | space-kitchen.com.au

LOCAL PRESS CAFÉ’S SAVOURY PANCAKE + YOGA

This Indian-influenced dish is healing, nourishing and downright delicious. The flavours are complex yet harmonious—a mixed vegetable pancake with chickpea and lentil spiced relish, served with a coconut and cashew chutney and a poached egg. The warming, spicy notes are totally vibing with your heart chakra. Do we need to say it? Yoga should be your workout de jour.

35 Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore | localpresscafe.com.au

DOUBLE SHOT’S STRAWBERRIES & CREAM HOTCAKES + PILATES

When it comes to brunch, you just can’t go wrong with pancakes. This rendition is classic at its core with vanilla and fresh strawberries, yet provides a modern twist with rose and macadamia notes. Far from a fad, Pilates has long been known for building lean muscle and a strong core. It’s the perfect foundation for your fitness.

7 Deakin Court, Deakin | doubleshotdeakin.com.au

HIGHROAD’S SALMON + BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

You’re here for the tender salmon, but you also love the kick that comes courtesy of the jalapeños and wasabi. There’s a blend of flavours and cultures happening here that’s right up your alley. Meet your new favourite—Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Prepare to be floored (literally) by this physically-challenging, fun, combat sport.

Cnr Cape & Woolley St. Dickson | highrd.com.au

TEDDY PICKER’S BREKKY ROLL + RUNNING

This is the ultimate no-fuss, delicious brunch choice. It wins points not just for its punch of flavour, but its portability. A meal that can be eaten with just one hand and not a piece of cutlery in sight? Yes please. With its crumbed brisket, red-eye mayo, pickled jalapenos and fried egg, this roll is the perfect post-run refuel to keep you energised and on your toes.

53/65 Constitution Ave, Campbell | teddypickers.com.au

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Taste for Winter 2018, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here.

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Ashleigh Went

HerCanberra ACTIVE Editor Ashleigh Went has a passion for all things health and wellness. As someone who loves champagne and cheese almost as she loves a sweaty workout, she's all about living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, planning her next adventure, in the gym or updating her Instagram @wentworthavenue. More about the Author

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