Whether (most) people like to admit it or not, they often work out to impress other people. If they are willing, this ‘impressing’ usually lands them a Valentines date. This means that on Valentines Day the gym can be considered a lovers free zone. You can work on your abs, glutes, and other body bits and bobs with ease, no fear of stumbling across a loved up pair hovering by the treadmill. Les Mills will be a top pick for you come the 14th, with plenty of training sessions and dance classes on offer, which you can top of with a sauna or a deep tissue massage. Who says you need a spouse to pamper yourself, Less Mills will do it for you.
My favourite way of keeping fit is by doing classes that I find fun and enjoyable, regardless of the health benefits and I have found no other gym in Auckland that rivals the number of group fitness classes available as at Les Mills. The City branch especially, has so many classes. My favourites are Sh’Bam and Body Jam, which are both dance based exercise classes, where you build up steps to learn a short routine for each track. I also love yoga and Body Balance, which leave me feeling worked out, but super relaxed and zen too! They always do a wind down meditative segment for several minutes at the end of these sessions, which really allow you to calm yourself. With the busy lifestyles we all lead in the city, it is really special to be given a moment to just relax focus on your breathing and let your worries go for a bit. The facilities are excellent; sauna, steam room, plunge pool, ghd’s and hair dryers. All those mod cons! It can often be a really good idea to take a trial, then wait for a bit and see what special offers come up. That’s what I did! They generally have two or three good deals on throughout the year and if you’ve had a trial, they’ll get in touch as soon as something comes up! The instructors are of such a high calibre and in the largest studio, when it’s full to capacity, they really come into their own and know how to motivate a crowd. Loving doing classes here atm!