BRISBANE WORKOUTS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
20 April 2016, Written by Laura Daquino
NO TREADMILLS or dumbbells in sight, these Brisbane fitness entrepreneurs have created unique experiences with the high-powered professional in mind.
GET A GRIP
Not getting the traction you want at the gym?Maybe you need to step it up and take on a boulder workout at one of Brisbane's Urban Climb gyms.
Urban Climb's founders reckon 'bouldering' is the rock climbing of the 21st century.The business was founded by two keen rock climbers in 2004 before falling on hard times in 2007. A founding partner left and the other approached exercise physiologist Alex Cox-Taylor (pictured left) to take it over.
The concept is completely unique to Australia, with Cox-Taylor and his core team of six drawing inspiration from Europe and the US.
"Bouldering is a much faster process than rope climbing as you don't need a partner, you can just arrive at the gym and get into it," says Cox-Taylor.
"We've found that once people start bouldering and overcome their initial fears, they don't want to stop."
Urban Climb has operated out of West End for 12 years, but will add two boulder-only Brisbane gyms to its brand this week in Milton and Newstead, 1147sqm and 400sqm in size respectively.
DEPRIVE TO THRIVE
If your idea of wellness is more of a mental checkout than a workout, a float session could be just the thing you need to avoid burnout.
Flotation tanks originated in the 1950s when a scientist wrote about his experiences taking hallucinogens while underwater.
BALANCE YOUR ACT
Week three into her business journey, Barre Brisbane founder Ash Daniec found that three classes a day wasn't enough to meet intense demand for her workout that combines yoga, ballet and Pilates.
Barre Brisbane set up shop two months ago in West End.