Looking for something fun to do on your lunch break or after work? Why not bust out some ’80s dance moves or learn how to cook a healthy meal fast? It’s all possible with 100 Ways to Move it Melbourne, a collection of fun and free ideas to get you moving. There’s a lot to choose from, so here are a few highlights.
Cut footloose with an ’80s dance class or get your hips swivelling in a hip hop lesson. Lunchtime classes are held at Shebeen in Manchester Lane.
When: 12, 19, 26 February and 5 March
Longboarding in Alexandra Gardens
Join the crew at Riverslide Skate Park for an evening roll in the Alexandra Gardens. Instructors will be on hand to help you get started or improve your skills, and it’s all followed by a BBQ.
When: 11 and 18 February. Bookings required.
Lunch box rides
See Melbourne from a different perspective – from the back of a bicycle! These accompanied tours take riders on a round trip of the city, leaving from either City Square or Docklands. Bikes, helmets and lunch are all provided free. Perfect for beginners.
When: 10, 17 and 27 February. Bookings required.
Superfoods for a Superlife
Don’t miss these four free cooking demonstrations by acclaimed chef Tony Chiodo. Tony’s topics include healthy food in a hurry, how to prepare nutritious snacks for your working day lunchbox, and superfood and raw food recipes. Yum! Two of Tony’s internationally acclaimed cookbooks will be given away as a door prize at each session.
When: 11, 18 and 25 Feb and 4 March. Bookings required.
Let’s Move it Outdoors
If you’re an early bird, sign up for an outdoor pre-work session at either Fitzroy Gardens or Boyd Community Hub. Designed for beginners, it’s sure to put a spring in your step for the day.
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 Feb to 4 March. Bookings required.
First Friday Dance Club
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this love-themed Friday evening dance session at Queensbridge Square will have you laughing, moving and grooving.
When: 6 Feb
With so many free summer activities, there’s no excuse to eat lunch at your desk this month. Find out more or register for a session at 100 Ways to Move it Melbourne.