Meet Sabina, Fashion designer, and creator/head coach of the inspiring and awesome Alternative Women's Fitness! I asked her a few questions about AWF
Firstly, Alternative Women's Fitness - What is it?
Alternative Women's Fitness AKA AWF; is a project that was created out of pure frustration and anxiety from leaving SO many gyms in tears... I missed my team sports and hangin with the girls.
I wanted to create a concept where I would feel comfortable to be myself, have fun and enjoy working out again!
We are NOT a gym, We are a gym alternative! - With no silly joining fees and contracts.
Group Fitness sessions for Women only, offering 8 week blocks (or less) all year round.
You lock in your favourite session/s from the timetable; for 8 weeks keeps you accountable and motivated to attend.
There are always fricken amazing sessions options, great venues, the best trainers, crazy cool crew and you train alongside likeminded Women.
AWF is an excessive (obsessive) hobby that i dearly love. Constantly pushing for it to be successful, so more Women can experience the benefits.
What are the differences between your classes and a class at a gym?
OMG. ok, hard to squeeze into a nut shell…
I thrive on details/concepts to make the experience unique.
We are always seeking alternative, snazzy, diverse venues/ spaces to workout in.
Each fortnight we have various Music themes like 'Glam Rock'… forever encouraging the girls to dress up, get amongst it and have fun!
Offering a unique/ diverse timetable motivating Women to be active.
The trainers are truly amazing - AWF loves to provide a platform for them to teach/share their passion, this intern gives the attendees a buzz to see the trainers so pumped to be there!
The concept attracts like minded people creating a non-judgemental and friendly vibe.
Many bonds and amazing friendships have been forming, from meeting at the classes - (making it much more than just a fitness project, It's developed into a community of Gals that support, learn and collaborate together on many other ventures).
You incorporated Yoga into your timetable. Why do you think Yoga is important for women today?
When we have an appropriate venue available for hire... Yoga is on the menu!
It's very important to incorporate what i call a 'forced' 'bend and stretch' into your week!
Many of us with intense work/ study/ travel, sit for far too long during our days and need to focus and spend time on our bodies,
By spending just 1 hour per week - with guided movements, breathing and stretching achieved during Yoga is not only great for your body but your mind too!
You've now been operating for 2 years, what's been your highlight (or most awesome moment) so far?
The most awesome moment so far, is not just one - i just love meeting so many amazing like minded Women, this has enabled me to collaborate and work back on so many other passions/ projects that wouldn't have happened if AWF didn't exist.
example: Gals that Rock and Game Changer campaigns - purely projects to show off women by using AWF as a platform to promote themselves, their passions and boost confidence.
Totally unrelated question, Do you have a favourite Melbourne hangout?
Favourite hangout would be at any of the AWF sessions, i love hanging out chatting and getting a rad workout,
The local Northside Roller Derby bouts, I also love the footy; so the MCG or Trippy Taco, i love that joint!
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