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Cool Studios for a Great Workout in Sydney

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Updated: 13 February 2017

Although Sydney is home to some of the most enviable outdoor running routes in the world, there is also a wide range of weird and wonderful exercise options in studios across the city. Here is a list of some of the best places in Sydney to get fit.

12 Rounds Fitness

The premise of 12 Rounds Fitness is to get your heart pumping with 45-minute workouts. Each workout runs through a continuous circuit, so you can just turn up, jump in and start your workout. You will also be fitted with a heart monitor, so you can keep track of how you perform. The technique has become a favourite among professional athletes and Victoria Secret models, so you know it’s effective! The Bondi Junction studio also boasts incredible views of the Sydney Harbour and city skyline.

12 Rounds Fitness, Level 1, Shop 13, Tiffany Plaza, 422 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia, +61 4 0153 3052

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PEAK Altitude Training

If you’re a committed fitness freak, PEAK is the perfect place for you. There is a special room that fits eight people at a time that simulates an altitude of 3500-4500 metres. In this climate, the body has less oxygen, increasing heart rate and the intensity of the workout. The sessions last about 30 minutes and range from using treadmills, bikes and resistance machines.

PEAK Altitude Training, Aurora Place, 88 Phillip Street, NSW, Australia, +61 3 0042 2016

Cheers to the weekend! Did you train hard this week? @georgiavantiel and @sarzberry did!

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Paying homage to the ’80s with its fanatic commitment to aerobics, Retrosweat takes a step back in time, with high-energy aerobics classes pumping with old music from the likes of Michael Jackson, the Pointer Sisters, Prince and the Police. If you’re bored with the same old gym and everyone in their trendy workout gear, then head to one of Retrosweat’s three locations – and be sure to bring your leotard and leg warmers.

Retrospweat, The Seagull Room, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, NSW, Australia, +61 4 1619 1830

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Located in arguably the most health-conscious neighbourhood in Sydney, BodyMindLife is a great place to immerse yourself in the Bondi culture. Start your day with a hot yoga session, followed by a 15-minute meditation class to achieve zen before heading to the beach – which is conveniently only a few blocks away. Don’t forget to grab a green juice from Cali Press on your way there.

BodyMindLife, 40 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW, Australia, +61 2 9365 3184