Thankfully, there are no shortage of year round options for those looking to improve their fitness or challenge themselves outside of the gym. A group exercise class is one of the best ways to stay motivated and smash your health and fitness goals. Why not try a yoga class, experience a CrossFit workout or even indoor bouldering session on your next trip to Niseko? Here's our list of the top ways to stay active in Niseko.
As Niseko's only licensed CrossFit gym, you'll be exposed to varied workouts performed at high intensity. Class sizes are kept to 8 people, and a 60-minute coached session could see you rowing, running, weightlifting, doing pull ups, or all of the above. The best part is, all movements and workouts are easily scalable to suit your fitness level. So, no matter where you are at in your fitness journey, a CrossFit class can benefit you. For a taster, book in with the team at Niseko CrossFit for a free introductory class. Then, progress through the Beginner Program to establish confidence in the sport's foundational movements. Find their full schedule online here.
New this summer, Niseko Fitness deliver coach led functional fitness sessions in Kutchan and Hirafu locations. Their circuit style group sessions combine both equipment and body weight movements to help achieve a good sweat. To book a session online, simply click here.
Marika Ohtani is a local yoga teacher and Ashtanga practitioner that has been providing classes and hosting workshops in Niseko for many years. The practice of Ashtanga yoga in particular is dynamic, and you should expect to get a bit of a workout out of the session. She teaches classes year round out of several spaces, including Hirafu 188 and the Gentemstick Gallery. Her timetable includes classes such as a 60-minute led half primary, 90-minute led full primary and traditional non led format called Mysore. You can see her full class timetable on her website here.
Powder Yoga, now in their tenth year, run classes out of studio spaces in Kutchan and Hirafu town. Their team of international yoga instructors offer a wide variety of classes from an invigorating 60-minute Power Flow, to a milder and relaxing Mindfulness class. Powder Yoga offer drop in, weekly, monthly and seasonal passes to get the most of your time in Niseko. Visit their website to book your next class.
Looking for a social riding crew? The team at Rhythm Japan host rides every Tuesday morning, weather permitting. Simply register your interest and meet at the Rhythm Main Street at 6:15am. The team will take you on a cycling route that goes for about 1.5-2 hours. And if you don't have your own bicycle or helmet, you can rent these items from their store. Stay up to date with their riding events on their Facebook page here.
NAC offer the only indoor climbing gym in Niseko. With a 4m practice wall, 8m small overhang and crack wall, and expansive 11m long and narrow pillar wall, wide traverse and overhang wall, there are courses suitable for beginners through to experts. We also recommend trying their 3.5m x 8m bouldering area, which suitable for persons 13 years or older. One try climbing, full day rope climbing and assorted member passes are available. Visit NAC Adventure's website here for more details.
Don't be fooled by NAC's Adventure Park. With over 130 elements and 6 difficulty levels, the experience provides a challenging, full body exercise that will leave you sore the next day. Depending on your strength and fitness level, options are available for children, beginners, advanced, skilled and extreme participants. Throughout the park you'll be able to scenic forest views and look out to Mt. Niseko-Annupuri. Visit in summer or winter, and reserve your visit online here.
Swimming is a fantastic cardiovascular, full body exercise. A swim program can help improve your fitness and can be enjoyable way to mix up your training. Hotel Niseko Alpen is located only 2 minutes' walk from Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu. Their indoor heated swimming pool is 25m in length, has 5 swimming lanes and is available for use nearly all year long. Check their website for usage fees and opening hours. Visitors can rent swimmers, goggles, swimming caps and towels if needed.
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