If you are looking to improve your overall health and fitness level or have big plans to get toned and shredded for the summer, Regensburg has no shortage of options for meeting your fitness goals and interests. In town and the surrounding areas there are a multitude of options from traditional gyms to the latest trendy fitness courses.
Kangoo Fit (Ritmo, Yorckstraße 20) — or Kangoo Jumps, as it is more commonly called — is a fun and trendy aerobics class that may look a bit silly at first but provides a really enjoyable way to burn some calories.
You start by putting on rebound shoes that have a spring-like mechanism on the bottom, and you wear them while performing your workout. The first minute or so you might think it will be impossible to maintain your balance, but you’ll catch on fast! You will be surprised at how a really hard cardio endurance workout can also be so much fun. Expect sore muscles the next day.
Regensburg has many yoga studios covering a wide spectrum of yoga styles. These offerings include Acroyoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, and more. Two of the most popular studios in town (Tarayoga and Westside Yoga) focus on vinyasa yoga, but also offer classes and workshops featuring other styles.
Boulderwelt (Im Gewerbepark A46) is an indoor bouldering hall that also offers yoga classes. As bouldering is done without ropes or harnesses, the climbing walls are much lower than in a traditional climbing hall. The floor under the climbing walls here is also completely padded to break the impact if you fall.
Boulderwelt offers regular introduction sessions and can set you up with a group lesson or a private course, if desired. They rotate the position of the boulders on a regular basis, so you’ll never get bored with a route, and as you gain strength and skill, you can choose more difficult options. Bouldering is a great, challenging workout that can also be very social. They also have a café on site if you want to meet some people and get a drink or two afterwards.
Gabrielle Byko is an international communication professional who has a passion for world travel and experiencing international culture exchange in all of its forms. Gabrielle is our Local Reporter in Regensburg.
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