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Melbourne Rock Aerobics

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Kelly Landry heard about a place where you can meet friends after work for a drink and not miss out on your exercise — all in the one place.

It happens at a pub in Melbourne's Fitzroy. Yah Yah's is the venue for the bizarre concept of "rock aerobics": a dance fitness class in a bar.

It's the crazy idea of Ambika, a yoga teacher, trained dancer, aerobics instructor and personal trainer. She and her friends were over working out in gyms with bad music but were still keen on keeping toned and exercising — so Melbourne Rock Aerobics was born.

The idea is that you do an aerobics class to not-so-traditional music. Ambika has developed routines and moves associated with rock music. You'll air guitar, pogo, robot, stomp and do the Mick Jagger walk! As you can imagine there are lots of laughs and some people even dress in a rocker theme.

It's like dancing in your own living room with a bunch of friends to the sounds of Axl Rose, Mick Jagger, Suzi Quatro, AC/DC, Iggy Pop and others whose music just makes you want to move.

All you need to remember is to wear sneakers and take a towel and bottle of water and join the hour class for some fun which is doing you good.


Fitzroy, an inner-Melbourne suburb.


Rock Aerobics classes cost $10 per person. They run every Thursday and start on the dot at 7pm.

Virgin Blue has flights to Melbourne.

One-way fares from:

  • Hobart $75
  • Adelaide $79
  • Canberra $89
  • Sydney $95
  • Brisbane $145
  • Darwin $169
  • Perth $219

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares quoted are one-way booked on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are subject to change.

Prices correct at November 12, 2009.

For further information

Virgin Blue
Ph: 136 789

Yah Yah's
99 Smith Street
Fitzroy 3065
Ph: (03) 9419 4920

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