Where To Work Out In Auckland This Winter
Get those buns burning at cosy indoor studios and fun alternatives to the gym
Challenging and so much fun. Check out a barre class that caters to beginners and more advanced. There's also an upbeat barreCARDIO class or barreBURN to really crank things up a notch. Along with barreSTRETCH and barreYIN to slow and stretch things down.
Where: 166 Richmond Rd, Ponsonby Visit: Barrefigure.co.nz
Golden Yogi Takapuna offers it all, with styles ranging from Vinyasa, Hatha, and classes for children and teens. There's also Kundalini yoga which combines movement, sound, breath and meditation.
Where: Level 1, 46 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna Visit: Goldenyogi.co.nz
Studio Three Ponsonby
Good news: You don't need dance experience to try out an Xtend barre classes. But be ready to sweat in the high-energy sessions which combine elements of dance, ballet and Pilates. It's said to improve flexibility, balance and get your core working. The studio also offers pilates fusion, TRX suspension training and a core stabilising fit ball class.
Where: L1 56 Surrey Crescent Visit: Aucklandbarre.com
Uptown bounce will funk up your usual workout routine. If you don't care for the confines of a gym, then bouncing your way to fitness could be the answer. Find over 50 trampolines in the Grey Lynn fun house and get ready to get your heart rate up.
Where: 565 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Visit: Uptownbounce.co.nz
East West Yoga
Ascend the stairs to this large and welcoming yoga studio, which offers classic styles such as Bikram and Hatha, along with a sweaty and intense Power Vinyasa or for the more chill, Yin. Azabu is right next door if you fancy a plate of dumplings and Japanese cocktail after a sweat session
Where: Level 01, 26 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby Visit: Eastwest.co.nz
Adidas Run Club
For those keen to embrace the outdoor elements, then strap on your running shoes and join the club. The Adidas run club pounds the city pavement every Tuesday from 6 pm.
Where: Adidas Performance store, 12 Customs Street East, Britomart Visit: Facebook.com/adidasrunnersauckland
K Core Pilates
K Core Pilates, run by the lovely Kate, promises a full body sweat session, with a class that's a little more modern than traditional Pilates. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced classes to choose from, all of which promise head-to-toe strengthening and flexing.
Where: Unit 3 210-218 Victoria St West, Freemans Bay Visit: Kcorepilates.co.nz
North Shore Yoga
This is the place to come for quality classes of traditional Iyengar Yoga, at a studio started by the fabulous teacher Joy. You will be fully supported by the bolsters, blocks, blankets, and straps in every workout.
Where: Level 1, 34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna Visit: Northshoreyoga.co.nz
A great centrally located studio with a whole range of upbeat dance classes. Start with a casual Zumba class and you may get hooked enough to try something more adventurous like hip-hop, belly dancing, pole fitness and burlesque.
Where: 10 Newton Rd, Newton Visit: Vivadance.co.nz
Studio Red offers world-class yoga from their talented and passionate teachers. There's Vinyasa, fusion and Yin to choose from, all in their beautifully facilitated (not to mention nice and hot) studios.
Where: 90 Wellesley St, Shed 15.5, City Visit: Studioredyoga.com
Whip those arms into shape with a fit and fierce boxing session at this Mt Eden hot spot. We hear it's great for stress release.
Where: 41-43 Boston Road, Mt Eden Visit: Boxingcentral.co.nz
This light and bamboo-floored yoga studio offers different types of yoga from Hatha to Yin. There's also meditation and Kirtan community singing and workshops on offer. You can be an experienced yogi or beginner.
Where: 56 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn Visit: Yogaground.co.nz
For the hardcore, Crossfit is the only way to get those gains. Get an intense workout and meet a great community of shared enthusiasts. Find locations all around Auckland.
Visit: Crossfitauckland.com and Crossfitkiamaia.co.nz
Located among the natural beauty of Titirangi, this yoga studio offers a full timetable of different styles from slow flow, pregnancy and faster paced Vinyasa.
Where: Suite 6, 506 S Titirangi Rd, Titirangi Visit: Yogawest.co.nz
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