Good for: city slickers seeking a convenient workout
Centered around two 25-minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions, C25 bootcamps target all areas of the body – including muscles you didn’t even realise you had. We join the class at 7.30pm in Victoria Park with a group of five likeminded fitness fanatics. To begin, we do a series of short sprints up stairs, with lunges in between, followed by push-ups backwards up the stairs. And that’s just the warm up. Afterwards, dividing up into pairs, we get stuck into the real hard work – circuit training. The gruelling routine involves donkey kicks, squats, further sprints and more besides. Though a lot of the exercises are new to us, the trainer is always on hand to make sure that we’re doing them in the safest possible way. Classes start from $100; circuit25.com.