Fun Exercise Ideas in Sydney

Play, Sydney / 25 February 2015

Our Top Picks for Fun Exercise Ideas in Sydney

There’s no doubt that exercise can be boring. The trick is to find something you love doing and then you’ll never train again. So, why exercise when you can funercise? Check out our top picks for unique and fun exercise ideas that Sydney has to offer.
Girls putting on skates to go roller skating for a fun exercise idea.


Rediscover the inline speed skater we all thought we were as kids. Rollerfit is a unique approach to fitness and a fun exercise idea that offers the learning of a skill in a new environment. Classes involve technique skating drills, games and team activities. This one is great for training endurance, losing a bit of weight and strengthening up that core!
The Details
In Sydney Rollerfit happens in Tempe on Thursdays and Sunday. Open to all levels, classes run for 1 hour each. They also have an artistic trainer course for those who want a little more flair! To join RollerFit, you’ll first need a membership of $25 per year. Your membership includes a RollerFit waterbottle and $10 Rollergirl skate shop voucher. Once you’ve got your membership, each class is $18 with your own skates or an extra $5 per class for skate hire.
More info here


Retrosweat is the authentic 1980s freestyle aerobic workout! Channel Jane Fonda as you tune up your rig to the bangin’ tunes of Michael Jackson, The Police and Prince. It is highly recommended you wear your best fluro attire and be prepared to sweat up a storm. Experience level is open with a strong party vibe. Pack your leg warmers, sweatband and a towel.
The Details
Retrosweat run classes every Tuesday in Waterloo, Wednesday in Bondi Beach and Thursday in Surry Hills. Classes start at 7pm (7:30pm on Wednesdays) and run for 1 hour. A casual sweat class is $22 and you can buy multi passes.
More info here
People playing Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Manly

SUP Ball

SUP Ball (Stand Up Paddle Ball) is a combination of netball, water polo, lacrosse and rugby. It’s played on stand up paddle boards. This is a great exercise concept in picturesque Manly, and also perfect for the upcoming warming weather! You’re asked to bring paddling clothes (rashie, board shorts, hat), drinking water, sunscreen and towel. Don’t forget a dry change of clothes for afterwards.

The Details
Lessons are available at $50pp and runs for 1 hour, plus 1 hour of general hire. This is a group activity as you need a minimum of six people for form a lesson.
More info and full timetable here.
People dancing int he dark for No Lights No Lycra Event

No Lights No Lycra

NLNL champions the idea that everyone can and should dance. They have created a carefree all inclusive environment that allows even the shyest of us to dance like no one is watching. “There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement.” Carefree is the attitude at No Lights No Lycra, so go ahead and add this to your list of fun exercise ideas. There is no need to book a place just show up when you feel the urge to shake off the days stresses.
The Details
Classes run every Monday in Bondi 7.30- 8.30pm and in Newtown every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Entry is $7 on the door. Be sure to check out their Facebook page too for details on the theme for each week!
More info here
Sky Lab class in Sydney for fun exercise Ideas

Sky Lab

Pretend you’re in Cirque du Soleil hanging upside down with anti-gravity yoga. Sky Lab in Surry Hills offer aerial yoga and other alternative yoga classes combining the methodology of yoga, dance, pilates and suspension fitness. The antigravity hammock acts as a soft trapeze and support while you master simple inversions through to more advanced poses. Located in the artistic hub of the Hibernian house, follow the graffiti-filled walls and scent of incense until you reach the Sky Lab oasis and get ready to fly!
The Details
Classes run between 1hr 15mins – 1.5hrs depending on the class. A casual drop in class will cost you $35, for a 5 class pass $155 or 10 pass for $260.
More info here

Sydney Pole Dance for exercise ideas Sydney

Pole Dancing

No matter your dance or fitness experience, pole dancing is a great way to get fit, and to tone and condition your body. Whether you’re a an exercise junkie or a couch potato,  Sydney Pole is one of Sydney’s best studios for pole dancing. Located in Camperdown, they’ve got over 100 classes to choose from. They even have other classes for twerking, ballet and burlesque.
The Details
Sydney Pole works on a package sytem, so check out their pricing page here. They do offer a free trial though, so take advantage of that to see if it’s right for you. And if you don’t want to commit to a package they off casual rates at $35 per class.
More info here
Jumper and Skyzone for a fun exercise ideas in Sydney

Skyfit at Skyzone

With over 100 interconnected trampolines, Sky Zone in Alexandria is one of the biggest indoor trampoline parks in Sydney. As super fun alternative to regular exercise, it will quite literally have you bouncing off the walls. Skyfit is a really fun way to develop your upper and lower boy strength. It’ll also help improve balance and coordination, tone your body and is a great cardio workout. Skyfit offers a bunch of classes which you can check out here.
 The Details

Classes runs for different lengths depending on which one you choose, so have a look at the timetable here. A casual class is $15, or you can join as a member for $19 which include unlimited classes. They also offer a 10 class pack for $135.
More info here.
Hip hop dancer at Sydney Dance Company for fun exercise ideas

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a street style dance that originated in the 1970’s in New York City’s, The Bronx. Free, funky and soulful, it’s a good way to work in some cardio onto you list of fun exercise ideas.  Used by old school artists such as Missy Elliott, J Lo, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, so many of our more recent favourites have also utilised the style, such as Beyonce and Rhianna. Sydney Dance Company is renowned in Sydney, and offers lots more classes than just Hip Hop.
The Details
Classes run at different times each, and can sometimes get cancelled if there isn’t enough interest. Keep an eye out for times and any changes here. For a casual class its $22, otherwise they have a range of packages available.

More info here.