We all know the benefits of yoga and how Pilates can help you maintain a trim core but if you’re looking to diversify your fitness routine then take a look at these genius ideas. They will add that much needed fun factor into your life all the while benefiting your body.
As Christina Aguilera famously said, ‘show me how you Burlesque.’ Burlesque can be defined as a style in drama that mocks or imitates a subject, a common style is the vintage striptease made famous by Dita Von Teese. The Bombshell Burlesque Academy located on Edward Street in the city, focuses on that specific style, with elements of dance, circus, narrative and comedy fused together to create a performance. If you’re looking for something a bit special to add to your humdrum fitness routine then Burlesque is perfect!
Were you always jealous that your brother got to try karate when you did ballet, well now’s your chance to give it a go. The ancient art will not only build on fitness and core strength but will also help with confidence and pushing through your physical and mental boundaries. Give Brisbane Goju Karate or Bonsai Karate a go.
If you’ve always dreamed of being a coordinated human being on the dance floor then now’s your chance. Whether it be hip hop, ballet, jazz or tap, whatever takes your fancy, you can now become an expert of sorts. Try Mad Dance House near The Queen Street Mall or Dancecorp located near Woolloongabba.
Not for the faint hearted, Roller Derby combines roller skating with what can be considered as low level violence. With skaters using only their bodies to push the opposite team’s main skater down. This sport contains a lot of thrills and spills, but you’ll end up having heaps of fun while getting a wicked leg workout. Visit Brisbane City Rollers or Northside Rollers for more information on how to join.
Ever dreamt of scaling mountains and becoming a fearless adventurer, well you can try the next best thing. Rock Climbing will not only provide you with strength and stamina but it’s a great activity to do with friends or as a solo activity, climbing rocks while you contemplate life. Try Urban Climb West End or Rocksports at Fortitude Valley.