5 Exciting New Workouts of 2016

There’s no doubt that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to health and fitness in Australia with new fun workouts coming out all the time.

Now that we are coming into the warmer months, there is no better time to try something new. Here are a few workouts to try before the end of the year.

Flow After Dark

The famous silent yoga discos launched this year in Sydney and there has been a lot of hype around them. Led by Australia’s leading yogi Kate Kendall, the Flow After Dark series have been so popular that they have gone national and have even have interested in the likes of Singapore, HK and the states.

Anyone who has taken one of my classes will know that I’m passionate about making yoga as approachable and light hearted as possible. I believe it should be fun, not taken too seriously. It should be a tool that we use to amplify connection to self and others.’

‘Flow After Dark was born from this idea and continues to grow and grow; so much so that we have to keep finding bigger locations to fit everyone in. Earlier this year we partnered with Silent Sounds (the guys who provide the headphones) and the result was the most incredible one-of-a-kind experience, it is literally my favorite event and something that absolutely everyone, no matter what their level of experience, can participate in.

At Flow Athletic we also like to create as many touch points as possible for our members to connect. I think ‘connection’ is why we’re here as human beings and because we spend so much time working, heads down, laptops open, phones on it’s important to create experiences that are about getting together in a fun fuelled and healthy way. 

Upcoming events include:

Melbourne: 30 August at the Melbourne Park Function Centre for 700 people! August 30th is Melbourne’s 181st birthday!!

Gold Coast: 11 October at Southport Sharks for 450 people

Sydney: 27 October, Horden Pavilion for 1200 people!! HALLOWEEN PARTY. This will be our biggest and brightest event yet!!

FHIT with Loz

Lauren Hannaford is a former National elite gymnast turned fitness professional and founder of FHIT (Functional High Intensity Training). – #FHITwithLOZ

FHIT with Loz is her own signature style of high intensity training that is gymnastics inspired and can be done anywhere, anytime. It came about from when she was on tour with The Wiggles and had to make use of carparks, hotel rooms and the tour bus to get her workouts done.

Her workouts are designed to work on strength and conditioning as well as cardio. It is certainly a tough workout but it’s also a lot of fun and definitely worth the hurt!

The Robards Method

The Robards Method is an innovative and holistic training program that was founded by Tim Robards, who is a Chiropractor, human biomechanics enthusiast and of course, the original bachelor.

His method was created to simplify what is needed to be healthy. With so many people struggling with extreme diet and workout fads, it was time to make a healthy body achievable and accessible for every…. body! TRM is a lifestyle program that helps you move right, eat smart and think better. You progress through structured workouts that combine years of knowledge and experience, all in the palm of your hand in the TRM workout app. Every month there is an assessment so we can track that you’re ready to move to the next level, much like belts in karate. There are over 300 unique exercises in the program, with the majority being based on a calisthenics/ body weight style of training. You’ll never get bored and will learn new ways to love your body every day.

The Robards Method can be done just about anywhere and anytime. Upon signing up, you get all the gear you need sent out to you, including a pair of the highest quality gymnastic rings and power band. Contrary to what you see at the Olympic level, these rings allow you to replicate most machines in the gym, allowing you to get some great resistance training without lugging weights around. From there, you’ll become part of TRMcommunity where you will get regular support from Tim and other TRMmembers. These communities have regular meet ups at local parks etc. so you’re never without a training buddy!


Think this is a gimmick? Think again!

Retrosweat is an innovative 1980s style aerobics workout that was created by Shannon Dooley. The workouts are inspired by the greats including fitness queens Jane Fonda, Denise Austin, Cher and more and they exclusively use the best of 1980s music to give an authentic time travel experience. Shannon calls this type of workout ‘theatrical fitness’ as it’s designed to be just as entertaining as it is effective.

Retrosweat is a tough workout that burns calories and tones your entire body. It strengthens your heart, improves posture, flexibility, coordination and confidence, and best of all, everyone dresses up so the atmosphere is always a light and fun one!


Physicore is one of the toughest workouts around. The entire workout is done on a megaformer and from this workout, your muscles gain strength, tone, flexibility, endurance and stability.

Back pain and the like is reduced and injury prevention is attained. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems are used efficiently and the metabolic rate is increased and body fat is reduced. Coordination, balance and posture improve and toxins are released from the body through sweat.

Exercises are blocked together, there are 6 blocks within the class; 1&2) Legs R&L, 3&4) Oblique R&L, 5)Abs/Core, 6) Arms/ Back/Shoulders. This signature Lagree blocking system keeps you guessing as to what is coming next and makes the class go fast. It is also very affective in achieving endurance and strength as the muscle ‘overload’ is applied.

The science of the method is proven to uniquely incorporate all 5 fitness componentsEndurance, strength, flexibility, cardio & body comp. (reducing body fat).It is also a uniquely low-impact cardio workout with postural & sculptural benefits in high-intensity & mentally stimulating way. In other words a total-body strengthening, leaning, lengthening method. Shake, burn & sweat throughout and get a positive mental state coming out.

Written by Sophie Howe