I am a natural movement & outdoor enthusiast who is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate physical activity into my life. My perfect day would combine outdoor movement, great food & convivial company.
Published January 20th 2016
Have fun, meet people and get fit - all for free
Live Life Get Active is a council and/or corporate-funded organisation which organises fitness classes to promote a healthy lifestyle and enable people of varying ages, body shapes and fitness levels to get outdoors, meet new people and try out different types of activities - all absolutely free.
Yoga at Cronulla Image Credit: Live Life Get Active Facebook page
They have a "go at your own pace" philosophy. Classes are for people aged 18 years and over. Strictly speaking, your toddler or child can only attend if there is another adult supervising them whilst you exercise. However I have been to classes where a quiet child or baby has been in a pram next to their mother without any issue.
I have enjoyed going to their Yoga and Cross-training classes and have found the instructors to be very qualified, friendly and accommodating of all fitness levels, and are happy to suggest modifications to the exercises if required. Other classes available are Boxing and Walk2Run.
Yoga at Parc Menai Image Credit: Live Life Get Active Facebook page
All equipment is provided (including yoga mats in the case of yoga classes). Classes are limited to a maximum of 25 people and it is essential to make a booking on their website before attending a class.
To participate, visit their website to register and book into a class. To register, you will need to answer several questions about your fitness and health goals, and they will provide you with a tailored nutrition guide.
Boxing at Ermington Cowell's Lane Reserve Image Credit: Life Life Get Active Facebook page
Where: Classes are held in many locations throughout Sydney, including:
Alexandria Blacktown Bossley Park
Sydney CBD - The Domain
Classes are held outdoors. In some locations (such as Menai), there is an undercover area which is used for yoga in the event of rain.
When: Classes are held Mondays through Fridays, except during school holidays. Classes resume on 1 February 2016. The majority of classes start around 9:30am, with some venues having classes at 6:30am (such as Alexandria and Miranda).