Buddy, it’s time to get back on the resolution bandwagon. That’s right, it’s time to get back into #fitspo mode and turn that happy tummy into rock hard abs…. Or cry trying.
While Chapel Street is the home of the best bites, cafes & restaurants, it’s also the best place to get your rig into shape! Here are the top 10 places for fitness on Chapel Street!
For the mind, body & health approach to #fitspo Kaya Health Club in Prahran is exactly what you’re looking for. For a flat weekly membership fee, you’ll have access to over 300 different classes – especially helpful if it’s cardio day, but you’re actually feeling like yoga would hit the spot instead. Especially come savasana time, do you feel me?
Sweatbox from hell. Torture chamber. Kick-ass fitness machine. Gymmy Squatz is everything you need to quit the bitchin’ and get your booty into shape. The crew come from an AFL background and focus on progression and functional strength. Gymmy promise to have you jumping higher, lifting heavier and running harder with group training sessions that are designed to keep you motivated.
Look for the red eagle on the door – and you’re there! Meister Athlete is tucked at the end of Cecil Street in Prahran, but once you find it … you’ll never want to leave. The Meister Athlete crew have trained athletes to Olympic podiums and Hugh Jackman into Wolverine shape, so what the hell are you waiting for?
KX Pilates Prahran is a powerhouse when it comes to Pilates. Expect fast paced & high intensity classes that are no longer than 50 minutes. You can be in and out in no time, plus the reformer elements is super fun! Like they say, work smarter, not harder.
Forget cookie cutter, Burn Lab is anything but same same. Led by celebrity health & fitness expert Donna Aston, here you’ll find one on one or small group training tailored to exactly what your body needs. You’re not going to have the same goals, or body as the person standing next to you – heck, you probably don’t even have the same coffee order, so there’s no point training to the same program.
When Mum said to eat your greens, she failed to mention that you could drink them too! Green Street Juice has a magical way of turning organic greens into delicious, and the world may truly stop spinning if the Mover + Shaker juice cleanse is ever taken away.
A name NSFW, but should deffo be added to your lunch date shortlist. The naked chicks are only the beginning, wait until you’ve had your way with the salad selection! Definition of addictive. If chicken & salad isn’t your thing, there are always the burgers & chips… they have a naked spin of course & so damn good!
Missed breakfast? Don’t go into work hangry, pick up one of the best acai bowls in Melbourne from the Smooth-e Windsor. Acai bowls not your thing? Take your pick from the fridge with full confidence that everything there will keep you fueled at least until lunch time!
Green cup have more ‘superfood’ options than a tropical island, and they’re way more convenient. A little birdie (O.K. Instagram) also told us that Lauren Phillips is all about the classic chocolate shake, so we’re all about it too.
Nutrition bar is the ultimate goodie stop, with the added bonus that everything is hella good for you! Acai bowls, salads, juices & clean treats! The Chapel Street location in Windsor is perfectly placed to catch you in between retail stops, so you’ll never go hangry. Plus, they have coco-Whip. Need we say more?
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Those wise words from my year 12 math teacher also comes in handy when you’re trying to cut the junk. Stop by Prahran Health Foods and stock up on natural goodies for your office snack drawer, your home snack cupboard, your handbag and your car. After all, hunger often attacks when you’re least aware. Be prepared.