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Fitness Shake Up

Fitness Shake Up 


It’s time to get serious about training, because let’s face it, the festive season was all about food, drink and fun times. Now that January has rolled past you finally have the headspace to think about getting back into shape. Here are the best outdoor workouts for rock-hard abs, toned legs and envy-inducing arms.


1. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
It’s a firm favourite with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston for its ability to keep you cool (Yes!) while also working your entire body. SUP really is a full-body workout, keeping your abs in check, your arms burning and your legs working overtime to ensure you don’t fall overboard. Most major cities with waterways have SUP rentals available as well as lessons for the true beginners. If you’re looking for an additional challenge try SUP yoga instead. One word: epic.


2. Yoga by the Sea
Speaking of yoga, there’s likely an outdoor option just near you, with plenty of trained teachers opting for classes in parks or beaches for the scenic benefits at this time of year. Sydney’s Yoga by the Sea offers classes in iconic venues like Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches to take your practice to the next level.

3. BUF Girls by Libby Babet
The Biggest Loser coach Libby Babet is one of the fittest women in the country, so you’d trust her to get you into shape. Right? Her BUF Girls outdoor training sessions are offered in multiple venues around the country (as well as online), offering a girls-only workout that includes boxing, circuits, strength and much more to get your body back to its best.


4. Mountain Biking
When your want to take a casual bike ride to the next level why not try mountain biking? With trails scattered throughout Australia’s many national parks, it’s a stunning way to take in the scenery while getting your heart rate up. Courses vary in difficulty but with the right equipment and a nerves of steel you can tackle everything from the black diamond Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra to the more cruisy Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne.



Words by Yasemin Trollope, image under license of