Location, location, location. It’s not just for estate agents; it’s a good rule of thumb for working out too. If your desire to exercise is waning as the year gets into full swing, try these great spots for a motivation boost.
Go big or go home
Image source: Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness Megaclub at the Buzz Shopping Centre has got something for all kinds of exercisers, from the super sweaters and flexers to the gentle stretchers. Feel the burn at a boot camp class, or get your Zen on at their body-mind classes like Tai-chi and yoga. If you’re feeling brave, find out for yourself what an aqua attack class is. (Actually it’s not scary – it’s a dance class in the pool.)
For family fitness, pack everyone up and head to Kingfisher Park. The kids and dogs can run wild, off their leads – the dogs, that is. (Although you can let the kids off their leads, too.) Right next to the dog park is a skate park, if you’re looking for a new kind of fitness kick. Just wear a helmet.
Off the beaten track
Image source: PwC Bike Park
While it’s not technically in Fourways, the PwC Bike Park is close enough. It’s got 13km of trails for bikers and trail runners, set in a gorgeous natural wetland. Whether you’re a devoted cyclist or a beginner wanting to learn, there’s a trail for you, and even bikes for hire and instructors. Small adventurous people are also catered for with easy kiddies’ trails and jumping castles.
Stretch into the ultimate me-time with Silent Yoga. Once you’ve rolled out your mat (which you need to bring) you’ll be given a set of headphones so you can connect to your own private stretch (and strength – yoga is not for sissies) session. It’s every Saturday at the Pivot, Southern Sun Montecasino. The class starts at 8am, but you need to arrive at 7:30 for registration. It is followed by meditation, so you can just float out into the weekend.