The Lifestyle Guide 2018

LIFESTYLE GUIDE 21 1 FLOATFIT High-intensity interval training, elements of yoga and a burning core workout, all while floating and taking in the beautiful surrounds of Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens – FloatFit is the latest fitness trend that promises to make use of the muscles you never knew existed. WHERE Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, 1C Mrs Macquaries Road WEBSITE . 2 OBSERVATORY HILL Get exposed to the true diversity of functional training while enjoying the sense of freedom that can be hard to find in Sydney’s inner city. From bootcamp basics to TRX suspension training and kettlebell workouts, Workout Australia’s functional fitness classes combine vigorous exercise, variety and views. WHERE Observatory Hill, meeting point at Outdoor Gym in Upper Fort Street WEBSITE observatory-hill-group-fitness 3 CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS There aren’t many parks across the world to offer inner-city horse riding, but, luckily Sydney is home to one of them. Enjoy a one-off riding experience or book beginner to advanced lessons to reap the well- documented benefits of horse riding, such as improved core strength, muscle tone and cardiovascular capacity, all while experiencing the sanctuary that is Sydney’s Centennial Park. WHERE Centennial Park WEBSITE au/things_to_do/horse_riding 4 DOMAIN Seamlessly fit workouts into life as a city dweller with pre-work, post-work or during- work functional fitness classes at The Domain. Own It Fit provides high-intensity interval and resistance training, boxing and crossfit-style workouts. Own It Fit guarantees fitness transformations with memberships that afford access to a variety of classes at locations across the city. WHERE The Domain, Woolloomooloo WEBSITE 5 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS Nothing screams ‘wellness’ like a calming hour practicing yoga in the great outdoors, and there are few more enviable outdoor locations than Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Leave the demands of the day behind with morning and lunchtime sessions that focus the mind and build strength, flexibility and energy in the body. WHERE Royal Botanic Gardens, The Calyx and Pioneer Garden WEBSITE