Bursting with energy, eager to get active, but find your motivation flagging part way through your workout? Perhaps you just don't have the right scenery. Forget whatever happens to be on TV at the gym, or even staring out over the splendour of nature — working up a sweat in Melbourne's galleries ought to do the trick.
Created by New York City's Monica Bill Barnes & Company, and first performed at the Metropolitan Museum, The Gallery Workout invites you bend, stretch and undertake a series of choreographed dance-inspired moves in spaces normally reserved for quietly viewing and watching. Over 50-minute sessions, you'll take exercise your way through Arts Centre Melbourne and the NGV. Yep, it's the kind of tour — and fitness class — that you definitely won't take every day.
No one will shooshing you here — and there's a suitably pumping soundtrack of course, as well as instructors wearing formal attire. Part of Melbourne's MEL&NYC Festival that's taking over the city until the end of August, the sessions run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 7am and 8.30am until August 18.