Mark These 8 Events In September To Help Kickstart Your Spring Health And Fitness Routine
While the weather may feel not feel like it just yet, it’s officially spring here in Australia. Traditionally, the season has always been about new beginnings. So, if you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut with your diet and exercise lately, it’s the perfect time to hit ‘reset’ and start anew. And if you ask us, these September events, workshops and new launches are the perfect way to kickstart your spring health and fitness routine.
SMASH Boxing at Flow Athletic
If there’s one Sydney fitness studio that leads the way when it comes to wellness trends, it’s Flow Athletic in Paddington. Not only were they one of the first hybrid studios (offering both strength training, spin, barre and yoga), they’ve pioneered trends like float therapy in Australia. Their latest offering is SMASH Boxing, a boxing-inspired workout incorporating water bags, made famous by Rumble Boxing in NYC. These are tear drop shaped punching bags that are filled with water, which means less joint pain on impact and more positive resistance.
Learn more about SMASH Boxing here
Summer Sunrise Rooftop Yoga Series
As the weather heats up, it becomes that little bit easier to get up early. And there’s no better way to take advantage of that than with a music-led sunrise yoga session on one of Sydney’s most iconic rooftops—for a good cause! W1LL—the world’s first immersive yoga and meditation studio—will be joining forces with the Human Kind Project for the Summer Sunrise sessions at the Glenmore Hotel, starting on September 13. 100% of the proceeds from the to The Human Kind Project—a not-for-profit organisation that funds life-saving projects in India and Africa.
When: Thursday 13th September
Where: Glenmore Hotel Rooftop
Time: 7 am
Cost: $25 per person 100% of proceeds donated to our foundation The Human Kind Project
Spring Fling at Clean Treats Factory
We love dancing, we love The Clean Treats Factory and we love the BUF Girls. So when those three things come together, it’s magic! On Thursday 20th September in Sydney, Cass and Sian of BUF will be hosting the Spring Fling in—a 30 minute dance class to beats by DJ Krystie Steve. There will also be plant-based canapes, a pop-up espresso martini bar and a self-love goodie bag. Tickets are $50.
When: Thursday 20th September, 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start
Where: The Clean Treats Factory, 23-25 Doody Street Alexandria NSW 2015
Buy tickets here
Flow Beats at Bondi Pavilion
We can’t think of a more perfect way to kickstart the season than with yoga, live music and dynamic dance class overlooking the waves at Bondi Pavilion.BodyMindLife has teamed up with Sydney drummers Soul Drummer for a morning of live beats, house music and a dynamic yoga flow for all levels, led by BodyMindLife instructors Rachael Coopes and Christian Ralston. There’ll be good vibes all around with Saul Smith and Emilia Rose of Soul Drumming kicking off the event with an interactive dance and drum performance, followed by a playful sequence taught on the mat. Tickets are $55. BYO yoga mat.
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Sunday, 02 September
Where: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Want to test out some new fitness studios to get you in shape for summer, but don’t want to commit to anything or pay hefty membership fees? We’ve got just the thing for you. Esquared, a revolutionary new on-demand fitness app, will first launch in Sydney this September, allowing users to experience a wide range of fitness classes and gym sessions at leading venues across the city, with no membership fees or contracts. You just pay for the classes you want to attend—that’s it. There are already some epic partner gyms on board, including Beach Fit in Bondi Beach, P.E Dept in Potts Point and several 12ROUND studios. Right now, Sydneysiders can join up for early access and get a $40 credit towards classes.
Sign up for Esquared Fitness here
Spring Events at Yogala
Nobody does yoga and wellness workshops quite like Yogala in Sydney’s Maroubra, so it’s no surprise that they have quite the roster for spring. On the itinerary for September is:
- Cultivating Health: A holistic health coaching workshop with dietician, nutritionist and health coach Christina Ross (Sunday 23rd September)
- How Does Your Garden Grow: How to thrive and flourish in life with Life Coach Vashti Harper (Saturday 29th September)
- Shift: 21 Days of Yoga and You: Revitalise, reawaken, renew (Sunday 9th – Saturday 29th September)
- Roll & Release: A myofascial release workshop with Paola Raffinetti (Friday 28th September)
- Soundshower: Bathe in the healing power of pure sound with Avishai Barnatan Saturday (22nd September)
- Beginners Yoga Course: Make your start in yoga with Yogala Director Tamara Ogilvie (Tuesdays 4th – 25th September)
- Spring Yin Masterclass: Prepare your mind and body with Yin medicine with Stefanie Glasenapp (Sunday 16th September)
Learn more about Yogala’s September events here
Happy Melon Cafe and Wellness Hub
Since opening three years ago, Happy Melon in Victoria’s Armadale has been known as a yoga, Pilates and wellness studio with a strong sense of community. So much so, that they noticed that many of their members had formed close friendships and were looking for healthy places to hang out not only before and after class, but also on a Friday and Saturday evening, over going to bars. So, Happy Melon decided to bring that experience to them, in their gorgeous new cafe and wellness hub. “With this in mind, our space has been designed to feel like a cosy and homely living room, rather than just a café,” says Happy Melon co-founder Simon Davey.
The new space on Willis St. will have a full-time barista serving up coffee from one of Melbourne’s most highly-regarded coffee roasters, Industry Beans, as well as complimentary herbal teas and WIFI. In addition to being able to access the Willis St sanctuary—which is also open to non-Happy Melon members—the space will host regular events, including workshops, book clubs, special guest speakers, gallery openings and charity events.
Learn more about Happy Melon here
First Base Warehouse Sale—Paddington
So, chances are you’re going to need some brand new threads to go with your new spring fitness goals! Well, we’ve got just the place for you. For 5 days only, one of our favourite activewear labels, First Base, is treating you to up to 70% off tights, crops, tanks, basics, sweats, swim and samples. Get on down there!
1/244 Oxford Street, Paddington
Wednesday 19th (8am-6pm)
Thursday 20th (8am-6pm)
Friday 21st (8am-5pm)
Saturday 22nd (9am-4pm)
Sunday 23rd (1oam-2pm)