Hobbies To Start In Your Area In 2020

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Looking to learn something new this year? Here are a few hobbies and activities to explore in Bedfordview and surrounds.

Aerial Yoga

With aerial yoga, you’re doing postures supported by fabric, so it literally turns traditional yoga on its head. Doing poses in the hammock provides a lot more health benefits as opposed to those done on the mat. Aerial yoga allows your spine to decompress as if you’re in traction because you get to hang upside down – only a few feet off the ground. For more info click here. Location: Nicol Wellness Centre, Bedfordview.

Art

Art teacher Hermina Andrade has a desire to inspire an artistic future in people of all ages. She enjoys sharing her passion with others, believes learning should be fun, and hopes to pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm to foster the creativity of each student attending her art classes. She teaches step-by-step and zero talent is required. For more info click here. Location: Kirkby Street, Bedford Gardens.

Self Defence – Krav Maga

The intelligent, powerful system of Krav Maga is fast, simple and amazingly user-friendly. The training provided is safe, professional, and suited to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. The Elite Defence Academy International is South Africa’s most trusted Krav Maga training organisation. Location: BDA Gym, Bedfordview. For more info click here

Zulu lessons

Mthoko Mthembu offers tailor-made isiZulu private lessons for children and adults. She also coordinates courses for groups and corporate clients at different levels. For more information email: centerfold.project4@gmail.com or call +27 (0) 82 508 6851.

Pottery

Brooks and Linsey Bannan offer both day-time and evening classes, five times a week between Wednesdays and Saturdays, teaching both hand and wheelwork, earthenware and stoneware. For more info click here. Location: Dunvegan, Edenvale.

Drums

Warren van Wyk has been playing drums from the age of eight and has been teaching for the past 11 years. He has also worked with top artists in South Africa. The academy offers private drum lessons in Johannesburg from beginner to advanced stages. Louis R. Malherbe II has been playing drums from the age of 14 and has been teaching for the past nine years. He has worked with various artists. Visit: https://sadrummer.co.za/drumlessons/  Location: Ann Road, Bedfordview. 

Dancing

Beatrockers Academy of Dance offers an authentic hip hop lifestyle experience with a range of dance classes and fitness training for kids, youths and adults of all levels. The academy is unique because their studio is the first and only studio founded on Breaking, which is where the six elements/styles of hip-hop, namely Popping, Locking, House, Waacking, Voguing and Dance Hall come from. For more info click here. Location: Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview.

Kickboxing

Byron of Undisputed Fitness Studios offers unlimited boxing and kickboxing classes. Undisputed is a strictly commercial gym, with professionals in weight loss, toning and fitness. The trainers are fully equipped and trained to provide for all needs in a unique, hygienic, friendly and professional environment. Call Byron on +27 (0) 83 388 3618 or email info@undisputedfitness.co.za. Location: Bedford Arcade, Bedfordview.

Kids Functional Fitness

Olinia Pilates and EMS Health Fitness have created a Kids Functional Fitness programme that will take place on Monday – Thursday at 17h30 – 18h15 for the price of R120 per child (Ages 6 – 12 only) per class, including kids’ preservative-free flavoured water. For more info click here. Location: Kloof Mall, Bedfordview.

Running 

Bedfordview Country Club Athletics is a running and triathlon club based in the heart of Bedfordview. Members train every day of the week except Mondays – and there is a training group to suit every level. For more info click here. Location: Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview. Or start out with running at a weekly Park Run at one of the many locations in Gillooly’s, Bez Valley, Edenvale, Modderfontein or Germiston: www.parkrun.co.za

Bootcamp and Pilates

The Flow Fitness Studio creates goal-based programmes that empower clients to increase strength and flexibility as well as improve posture, coordination and balance. These programmes can relieve pain, aid in injury prevention and recovery, create functional strength and improve lives. For more info click here. Location: Italian Club, Bedfordview.

Ballroom dancing

Dancemore is a family-owned business and have been teaching for 27 years. The classes are purely social and lots of fun. The standard of teaching is very high, and classes are friendly and relaxed. For more info click here. Location: Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview.

Baking classes

Upcoming workshops include: cake pops, sweets and chocolates, cakes as well as airbrushing biscuits. There are kid-friendly workshops too. Workshop details can be found at www.thekitchenvenue.com. Location: The Chocolate Den, Linksfield.

Sewing courses

Sew Crazy caters for everyone who wants to learn to sew, whether it is to make your own custom-made clothing, or to simply hem a pair of pants or sew on a button. Courses are designed to teach sewing skills right from the basics through to advanced levels, progressively building sewing skills. Visit http://sewcrazy.co.za. Location: The Italian Club, Bedfordview.

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