Take a look at the top 10 most popular workouts plus find an exclusive deal to the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.
It's winter and baby, it's cold outside. The days are shorter so naturally all you want to do is keep cosy and overload on cups of tea. We get it. But now's not the time to slack off, in fact it's the perfect time to take your training to the next level and get that bod' in shape come summertime. We're not saying you should risk frostbite in ice-cream cold temperatures or take up ocean swims mid chilly season (unless that's what you're into), just follow our lead and keep yourself fit and healthy year-round with these top 10 popular fitness programs.
Scroll down to meet the Aussie fitness insta-sensation who's amassed over 3 million followers on Instagram alone in the past 3 years. Kayla Itsines' 12 week Bikini Body guide has Kayla on the sidelines cheering thousands of women on to achieve their health and fitness goals. If group training is more your thing, we've got you covered on that front with Blake Worrall-Thompson's 6 Weeks to Sexy (or shredded) program and the growing F45 Training revolution. Just looking for the fun stuff? Find out how to bounce your way to a better butt with Skyfit.
Here's our top 10 training programs to keep you motivated this season:
Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide
She’s in the global spotlight and with a body like that, we can see why. The Kayla Itsines workout is popular with the twenty-something Aussie girls right now. Often holding mass workouts outdoors (think Bondi Beach and Centennial Park) she’s just returned from her first world tour and is setting out on a mission of global domination. Watch this space!
Where: Online guides available for you to train anywhere, anytime
Contact: Via the website
Pricing: Starting from $69.97
6 Weeks to Sexy
A personal favourite, this 6 week program will whip your butt into seriously (hot) shape. Trainer to the stars and all round top bloke, Blake Worrall-Thompson knows how to get the guys and girls to SWEAT. During the program you’ll have access to a meal plan and nutritionist as well as round-the-clock support from your girl or guy group, Blake and his 6W2S team.
Where: Online, Sydney
Pricing: Starting from $129.00
Website: www.6weekstosexy.com / www.6weekstosexy.com.au
Fusing vinyasa yoga, pilates and ballet barre in a variety of classes for beginners through to the well advanced, this workout is designed to move and shape your entire body. It’s guaranteed to improve your flexibility, strengthen your core and keep your mind balanced.
Where: Online, Sydney, Melbourne,
Contact: Sydney@barrebody.com.au / Melbourne@barrebody.com.au
Pricing: Passes start from $50, memberships range between $35-$200
FitSessions - coming soon to Australia
You might have heard of this one on the grapevine. New Yorkers are always raving on and on about the ClassPass revolution, and it’s your lucky day! A ClassPass replica is launching in Australia as FitSessions very very soon. The short story is that you pay a monthly fee and gain access to an endless timetable of classes and fitness studios to try out. If you like to mix it up on the reg - this one's for you.
Pricing: $25 per week
Looking for a fitness program to smash it before you take your next Euro-adventure? Say no more. Trim down and tone up in just 28 days with a program created to help you achieve your dream physique. There’s 3 phases and the end goal is 1 hot body.
Where: Guide provided online, you can work out anywhere in the world!
Trim down, tone up and get mega fit with this 45 minute sweat session. Mixing up the daily program with high intensity resistance training, weights and cardio routines, F45 isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s designed to push your limits and move every muscle in your body. Oh, and it never gets any easier.
Pricing: Starting from $60 per week
Fitness First Australia
Ye old faithful. We’ve all had a membership to a Fitness First club with a Saturday morning pumpclass and green smoothie to kick-start the weekend. Hot tip? Fitness First Sydney (Bondi junction) is the cat’s pajamas, you train overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour.
Contact: 1300 55 77 99
Pricing: Membership and pay-as-you-go options differ between clubs
The Nike+ Training Club App is like your BFF workout buddy. It's an easy-to-use app geared towards community motivation and built for you to train whenever you like, with access to over 100 workouts. Pro athletes and women everywhere are on board.
A unique fitness experience developed to burn calories, strengthen your core and sculpt the body in a number of high intensity classes that are challenging and addictive!
Pricing: Starting from $37.00 per class. Packages and memberships also available
If you were a childhood lover of the trampoline, SkyFit could be the answer to your next fitness regime. Classes have been created to attack the fat in your body and tone your muscles in a super fun one hour session. All the while having a whale of a time. In their words ‘Why jog when you can bounce.’
Where: Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra
Pricing: Starting from $18 per session
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Training tips during winter:
- A great way to keep motivated during the colder months is to sign up for a fitness challenge. Sydney's City2Surf mid August is a popular choice among fitness lovers of any fitness level.
- Get a training buddy to make 5am starts more bearable. If you're in the game with someone else it makes it harder to snooze the alarm each day.
- Dress appropriately. This might sound like a no brainer but getting your fitness gear right is a big help. You don't want to dress in shorts to lightly and risk catching a cold, but you also don't want to overheat. Layer up with a light windbreaker jacket you can tie around your waist.
- Just do it.
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