Not all fitness classes require you to be an energizer bunny or have the strength of Hercules. For those of you who struggle with motivation to get moving, we’ve found some fitness classes to appeal to even the laziest couch potato.
And you thought nap time was just for pre-schoolers – not any more. For years experts have been touting the importance of a good’s night sleep. When you feel well rested, you’re more likely to be more active. Getting enough sleep also helps with weight loss and helps you focus. The Indigo Project in Surry Hills have introduced a group class guaranteed to give you a new lease on life and it doesn’t get much more slothful than taking a midday nap. Naptime Classes offer a change to recharge your batteries during your lunchtime. The class consists of a 30-minute guided meditation to induce sleep. For $12 a session, you can stretch out in a darkened room complete with eye masks pillows and blankets. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that’s not too fitting.
Yoga by Candlelight
The craze that has been sweeping gyms and wellness centres across Britain and America has finally reached Australia. If you find yoga exceptionally relaxing, wait until you try Candlelight Yoga. Designed for any fitness level, simple yoga stretches are carried out in the tranquil glow of flickering candles It was created to melt away every day stress and high anxiety levels. (Oh and sometimes, they it’s also done nude. Nude yoga workshops are great for those who are far too lazy to get dressed when they leave the house).
Body Flow Aerial Yoga
Aerial yoga classes aren’t always made for fitness junkies with incredible body strength. Body-flow aerial yoga uses silks (which essentially look like hammocks), for stretching and strengthening your posture.
Created by a doctor in Mumbai during the mid 90s. Laughter Yoga is based on the theory that the brain is unable to distinguish between genuine and imitation laughing. Once the body sends signals to the brain that it is laughing, it releases endorphins – the feel good hormone. Laughter must be maintained a minimum of 15 minutes and come from the belly to be beneficial.