Fitness Trends in Sydney for 2023

These are the fitness trends young Sydney women are gravitating to in 2023 so far.

Sydney women are known for their love of fitness. Women can be seen indulging in fitness during a stroll in Bondi from 6am any day of the week. But what are they gravitating to?

Bondi Beeauty Founder Renae Leith-Manos investigates.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): HIIT workouts continue to be a popular fitness trend for Sydney women. These fast-paced, intense workouts provide maximum results in a shorter time frame, making them ideal for busy individuals.

Mind-Body Practices: Women in Sydney are increasingly embracing mind-body practices like yoga, Pilates, and meditation. These activities promote relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and overall mental and physical well-being.

Wellness Retreats: Wellness retreats are gaining popularity among young women in Sydney. These retreats can be in Australia or Asia, and offer a combination of fitness activities, relaxation, healthy eating, and workshops focused on mental and emotional well-being. Bali is full of Sydney girls attending yoga retreats or simply embracing fitness and wellness.

Sydney offers fantastic hiking and outdoor fitness options even in winter.

Outdoor Fitness Activities: Even in winter, Sydney’s beautiful outdoor spaces offer a range of opportunities for fitness activities. Women love outdoor workouts such as boot camps, coastal hikes, outdoor yoga classes, and group cycling. Group running is becoming more popular and is a great way to meet new people.

Functional Training: Functional training focuses on movements that mimic real-life activities and improve overall strength, flexibility, and mobility. Women in Sydney are incorporating functional training exercises into their fitness routines to enhance their performance in everyday activities.

Group Fitness Classes: Group fitness classes provide a sense of community, motivation, and accountability. Women under 35 in Sydney are participating in a variety of group workouts, including dance-based classes, boxing, spin classes, and circuit training.

Group fitness is always popular amongst sydney women.

Wearable Technology: The use of wearable fitness trackers, smartwatches, and health monitoring devices is still on the rise. Women under 35 in Sydney are using these devices to track their workouts, monitor their heart rate, sleep patterns, and overall health.

Plant-Based Diets: More women in Sydney are still adopting plant-based diets or incorporating more plant-based meals into their eating habits. They are embracing the health and environmental benefits of plant-based nutrition, and many report weight loss.

Tracking fitness continues to surge in popularity.

Personalised Fitness Programs: With advancements in technology and fitness assessments, personalised fitness programs are becoming more accessible. Women under 35 in Sydney are seeking customised workouts, tailored nutrition plans, and one-on-one coaching to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Virtual Fitness and Online Communities: The convenience and flexibility of virtual fitness platforms and online communities have gained popularity, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women have found online platforms offer cheap of even free fitness in the comfort of their own home on a day and time that works for them.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants ( She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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