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New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
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06 Jan 2020

New Year’s fitness resolutions – where to get fit in the City of Port Phillip

After the food, fun and festivities of the holiday season, you may have set some New Year’s fitness resolutions. You might be thinking “where can I achieve my 2020 fitness goals in the City of Port Phillip?”

We’ll dive into the best spots to move your body both indoors and outdoors – some options are even free!

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Join an F45 gym

To crack your New Year’s resolutions into action, a challenge awaits you at F45. The high-intensity, 45-minute group classes combine cardio, resistance and bodyweight training. Burn up to 750 calories per session, with the ability to go through different activities based on your experience level.

With a room full of people, pumping music and constant movement changes, you won’t have time to think about giving up or how hard you’re working.  

F45 Training Port Melbourne

35 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne

Visit F45 website.

Go for a swim in the bay

The best type of exercise is the one that doesn’t feel like exercise. Take advantage of the heat and cool off while getting a few swim strokes in. Start your morning right with a dip in the bay or cool off in the afternoon. Discover the best beaches in the City of Port Phillip now.

Hit the pavement in the park

Grab your headphones, slip, slop, slap and go for a walk or a jog around the Albert Park Lake loop. This mostly flat course is just shy of 5 km and is famous for following the same course as the Formula One racing track. When the conditions are right, and the wind is low, this route is sure to get you zooming along to your fitness goals.

As if running isn’t enough to have you gasping for air, the views of the lake are pretty breathtaking too! You may even be lucky enough to be greeted by swans and other birds along your journey.

With plenty of places to refuel post-workout, you could even make a day of it. Read our blog on how to spend a summer’s day in Albert Park.

Free yoga in the park

Build flexibility while connecting your mind and body with free yoga classes in the park. Each Friday at 12.30 pm, St Vincent Garden will host a vinyasa class for local members of the community, and mums and bubs. Vinyasa yoga, also known as ‘flow’ yoga, pairs a near-freestyle movement with breath and is a great option for all experience levels.

If it’s raining, the class will be relocated to the South Melbourne Community Centre, on Corner Park and Ferrars Street.

Simply bring your own yoga mat, a smile and you’ll be ready to go. To book in, email recreation@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 9209 6677.

Hit an open court tennis session

Who said exercise had to be boring? For eight weeks starting in January 2020, have a crack at open court tennis sessions for people aged people 25 to 45 years of age. And what better time to pick up a racket than during the iconic season of the Australian Open?

Play tennis, enjoy some food and drinks and socialise. The program is available at:

  • Elwood Park Tennis Club
  • Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club
  • Port Melbourne Tennis Club

To learn more, email recreation@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 9209 6677.

Give it your all at a Fitness Express session

Every Saturday at 9.15 am, Alma Park West in St Kilda will host a high interval training session for adults of all fitness levels. In rainy weather, the class will be at Alma Park Pavilion.

The classes are completely free – so there’s nothing stopping you from having a go. To register, email recreation@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 9209 6677.

Find a fitness solution that works for you

To turn your New Year’s fitness resolution into a fitness solution, it’s all about finding an exercise that you enjoy. Make the most of the free classes we are hosting in the City of Port Phillip, group classes or solo time in our beautiful parks and beaches. Discover more things to do in the area on our blog.