Get Up, Get Active.

As Melbourne wakes from its icy slumber, and spring rolls around, many of us are ready to shake of our winter blues and get active. Spring is a great time to get out of the house and try something new, so if you’re looking for some interesting new ways to get active in Melbourne’s west, why not try one of these:


Yum Yoga

Located in Footscray, Yum Yoga offers classes in ten week blocks, and has offered Hyde’s readers the first class free! Yoga is a great way to create a sense of awareness in your body, keep those stress levels at a minimum, and even work some muscles in the process. Yum Yoga caters to all experience levels, and classes are fun and light hearted, full of laughter and good vibes. Class sizes are small, so that everyone gets the space and attention they need to have a peaceful, pleasant experience.

Yum’s next term starts 5 October, so book now to secure your spot. To receive the Hyde discount, simply use the code HYDE4 when booking.



Address: Creative Behaviours Studio, 91 Moreland Road, Footscray


Free Salsa Classes

Ever fancied yourself as a dancer? The Salsa Foundation do free beginners salsa classes every Wednesday and Thursday in the city. You don’t need a partner, or any prior knowledge, just go along and have fun. The classes are easy to follow, the people are friendly, and it’s not too hard to pick up the steps. Salsa is a great way to get active, and it’s a fun way to meet new people too.


Address: 600 Little Collins St, Melbourne


BoxingFit – Highpoint

BoxingFit gyms specifically focus on boxing fitness and exercise, offering a wide variety of classes, training and bootcamps. And the best part about it is you don’t have to have any previous boxing fitness experience. BoxingFit offers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes, allowing you to exercise and work at your own pace.

With three different locations to choose from -Highpoint, Hoppers Crossing and Port Melbourne -BoxingFit offers a FREE seven day pass at to all interested newcomers.



Highpoint Gym, Address: 5b/98-108 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone


VU Spinning Classes – Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre

If you prefer gym or group classes, VU Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre has a great range of classes and exercises which includes Spinning classes. An indoor group exercise on stationary bike which is ideal for weight loss, fitness, speed and endurance. Classes run for approximately 45 minutes and go through a range of different styles of bike riding, such as sprints, hills and adding or easing resistance.

Unless, you’re already a member, this is the best option for VU students as they have a casual entry fee of $11 per class for students. It only costs $7.70 for students to participate in a group exercise short session. Or you can get a good deal and save money by purchasing a ten gym/group exercise multi-pass for $99.

Follow the link below to see their six day timetable.




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