Canberra is a place where things are developing thick and fast. New restaurants, cafes, stores and crazes are popping up left, right and centre, and you know what? It’s super exciting!
Now I may be a little late on the uptake here, but I’ve recently discovered one of Canberra’s relatively new best kept secrets – Next Gen Canberra.
Next Gen is a place that opens up a whole new world of health, lifestyle, wellness and relaxation – all in one. And by all in one I mean it integrates gym exercise, swimming, sauna and spa treatments, dining, and sport – all.in.one, and it’s an absolute dream!
So what exactly is Next Gen? Well, I would say that it’s a country club mixed with a relaxing regeneration club, and ideal venue to train, enjoy and relax.
So ideally, you could head here for an entire day and forget all about the world outside – perfect!
Upon entering Next Gen, you will instantly be drawn to its modern look and feel, relaxing vibe and welcoming environment, and I feel that the more and more I visit; the more I’ll never want to leave!
And why would you? You can head there at 6am for an RPM class, 10.45am for an Aqua class, have both breakfast and lunch at the Next Gen Café, an afternoon of swimming, sauna and yoga, and then an evening playing tennis or squash! By the end of that all you’ll be hungry again, so back to the Next Gen Café for dinner!
AND if you’re looking for some downtime, you’ll find is super easy to relax in the Members Lounge, either by yourself, with other members or even your own guests. Here you’ll find a relaxing and welcoming environment, FREE WI-FI throughout, business zone and a children’s play room.
Highlights at the club for me include:
The open and super spacious gym features top-of-the-range Technogym cardio, resistance and functional training equipment. This space is absolutely HUGE and has such a large range of equipment that it would honestly take a few hours just to explore each section! Highlights for me include a range of dedicated training spaces, extensive Technogym ARTIS cardio equipment, an Omnia functional training zone, and a really well equipped separate free weights area. Personal Trainers are also available on hand to tailor programmes to each member.
THE POOLS & REGENERATION SPA
So there are not one, but TWO pools – one indoor and outdoor. These are available for both swimming and recreational use, and are ideal for warming up or cooling down before and after a workout.
After an energetic workout or a long day, it’s easy to then take some time to relax and unwind in the Regeneration spa, sauna or steam room. This adults only wet spa facility is an absolute dreaaaaaam! It features a therapeutic spa, sauna and steam room, tropical shower, and tranquil gardens.
So pretty much, this is where you’ll find me…
NEXT GEN CAFÉ, MEMBERS LOUNGE & OUTDOOR TERRACE
These are places where you can really relax and meet other club members. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available at the Next Gen Café – as well as some healthy snacks and treats that will cure those post workout hunger pains.
The members lounge with its warm fireplace and the outdoor terrace with its sun lounges and shaded areas are great places to mingle and chill.
I feel that there are so many other wonderful things for me to discover at Next Gen Canberra, and I just cannot wait to experience and share them with you all!
This is the first of an installment of posts on Next Gen Canberra.