Luckily for those who need a bit of motivating, there are heaps of places in Perth that combine fitness with fun, so you can get your sweat on without even realising you’re exercising. Here are some of our favourite fun exercise options in Perth city.
Imagine if someone merged exercise with hip hop beats, so that your workout didn’t even feel lie a workout at all, but more of a fun dance party. Well wonder now more because that’s exactly what you’ll find at S30 on Hay Street. Its a group weight training studio inspired by hip hop and r’n’b, in an underground nightclub-esque setting. Each class is 45 minutes, with 30 sets across 18 stations led by three personal trainers. The music and overall vibes of this studio will guarantee you feel inspired and motivated the whole way through your sweat sesh.
Waterbikes, Swan River
Riding bike along the cycle paths of the Swan River is beautiful, but what's even better is riding a bike on the actual river itself. Cue Waterbikes, a cross between a bike and boat that lets you glide along the water whilst getting in a solid workout. There are several operators perched along the river that hire out waterbikes for you to go for a glide along the water, that have various options depending on how hard or easy you’d like your ride to be. We know what your thinking though - is it safe? Yes waterbikes are actually incredible stable and don’t require huge amounts of fitness to use. They have adjustable handlebars and seat heights, and safe catamaran configuration to make sure you don’t tip over.
Heartbeat High, Perth
This is a pilates studio with a difference. Barrack Street’s Heartbeat High run your classic mat and reformer classes, but for something a little more spicy you absolutely have to try their signature class, a nineties dance-inspired cardio party aptly named Bump’n’Grind. The class is 45 minutes of aerobic pilates to the sounds of pumping party beats. It's one of the best feel-good workouts you’ll find, and is guaranteed to make you work up a sweat.
Lumber Punks, East Perth
Axe throwing. Its a thing, and its technically exercise. Lumber Punks in East Perth is a place where both experienced lumberjacks and axe-throwing newbies can come together for some good old fashioned fun. They have self-contained lanes, where you and the rest of your group will get taught by experts on how to throw an axe perfectly. In no time you’ll become comfortable with your grip, distance, rotation and the axes. As you improve your technique, the expert coaches give you one on one feedback on your throw. Then once everyone has got the hang of it, they teach you the game of axe throwing so you and your group can battle it out.
Anarchy Training Centre, West Perth
There’s nothing more fun than hitting stuff, especially if you’ve had a rough day at the office, and Anarchy Training Centre let you do just that. They’ve got a fun, positive and happy community vibe happening at their Newcastle Street studio, and welcome people who are seasoned pros or completely new to boxing entirely. They have several exciting and motivating class options including a Cardio Boxing class, Boxing Skills class and Strength, Agility and Power class, all run by their specialised trainers. Plus, they’ve got a boxing ring for when you feel ready to jump in and go head to head with a sparring buddy.
About Bike Hire
Situated on the banks of the Swan River in the East End, About Bike Hire offers all sorts of exercise accessories you can hire to ensure you have an adventure-packed day. Take the bike along the river’s edge and you’ll be sure to while away the day gawking at the stunning city views. Not only do they offer a range of bikes for hire, you’ll also find kayaks and stand up paddleboards too!
Kirsty Petrides is a freelance writer based in Perth. Born and bred in WA, her three great loves are her dog, dark chocolate and a big bold shiraz. When she isn't spending her spare time writing about food, wine and travel, you'll find her buried in a great book.
- 07 Jan '21