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WHO IS BONDI VIXEN SUITABLE FOR?

Bondi Vixen training is great for anyone who wants to train in a controlled group environment. Our goal is for you to enjoy your training and look forward to working out plus achieve great results through our structured daily workouts. Our program Bikini ATHLETIX focuses on Female Functional Fitness – if there’s one thing we understand it’s how to train women! Our ideal age of women ranges from mid 20s to late 50 years young! We cater to different levels of fitness, experience and confidence and we love clients who look at training with us as an investment to their health, wellness and longevity.

WHAT MAKES BONDI VIXEN DIFFERENT TO OTHER BOOT CAMPS?

For a start, Bondi Vixen is led by the inspiring Vix Erber, one of Sydney’s most respected Personal Trainers. We are NOT a bootcamp as class sizes are capped, so you’re guaranteed personal attention. We also take the time to get to know you personally, understand your fitness goals, and help you achieve them – it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We also have a strong understanding of the female body, and how to transform a woman’s shape. Creating bikini bodies through functional training is what we do best! And while our classes are intense, we let everyone go at their own pace so you’ll never feel out of your depth. We are here to support and push you to achieve your best no matter what level you are at!

CAN I CLAIM MY MEMBERSHIP FEES THROUGH MY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

YES! Depending on your Private Health Insurance provider and policy.

Bondi Vixen is registered with Fitness Australia as a reputable Fitness Company which means some Private Health Funds provide Rebates on your membership fees.

With every Private Health Fund providing different services you will need to check with your Health Fund to see if you are entitled to any rebates.

If you are entitled to a rebate please ask the service provider what information they need in order to issue the rebate, some may require an invoice or proof of payment for service.  If you require this please contact the admin team via email admin@bondivixen.com and outline what you need and they will send it through to you as soon as possible.

It’s important to remember that all funds are different!  Some funds just require us to be registered with Fitness Australia, which we are, while others may also require Bondi Vixen to register with them directly (just let us know if this is the case with a phone number of the best person to speak to).  In some cases a GP referral may be required to indicate that the fitness program is necessary due to an existing health or medical condition.

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I’M NOT VERY FIT AND A BIT INTIMIDATED! CAN I STILL TRAIN WITH BONDI VIXEN?

Don’t worry! Lots of people aren’t very fit when they start our group classes – that’s the whole point of coming to us! What we suggest here is to firstly book the Fundamentals PT Pack. This includes 2 x 30min one on one sessions to teach you the correct technique when using Kettlebells, Powerbags and the basics of Kickboxing. These 2 sessions will arm you with the knowledge, safe practice and peace of mind to enter the classes with ease. Please know that there will be women at different fitness levels in all classes, and we tailor exercises so everyone is capable. This is done by providing regressions and progressions in all workouts. The beauty of our classes is that you’ll get personal attention, but can still benefit from the group morale. We’re always supportive, so you never need to feel embarrassed or intimidated!

IS IT BEST TO DO A VARIETY OF CLASS TYPES, OR STICK TO ONE?

The way the Bikini ATHLETIX program works is each class has a different focus and works your body in a new way. Whether it be a Monday STRENGTH class or Wednesday CONDITIONING class. The full week of sessions is a complete and balanced workout schedule covering all aspects to ensure great results. So it’s encouraged to come as often as you can and mix up your classes to get the variety of training offered daily. Each class type offers something different, so it depends on what you want to achieve or what you want to focus on. For example, test your athleticism with our SHRED classes, manage your stress with our weekly Vixen FLOW class or let off some steam with our KICKFIT classes.

IS THERE A LOT OF RUNNING?

No. The most running we do is shuttle runs or runs around the park. We focus on Functional Training and target cardio through HIIT training not running specifically. The key to creating a slim, toned body is to focus on increasing your lean muscle tissue. The best way to achieve this is through a combination of short burst cardio, body weight and resistance training (kettle bells, powerbags, boxing). So don’t stress, there will be no long-distance marathons here.

DO I NEED SPECIAL GEAR?

In regards to workout gear, anything that is comfortable and supportive is fine. We also have a limited selection of cool Bikini ATHLETIX apparel in the shop if you feel like purchasing something cool!

In regards to training gear we provide most equipment, however for hygiene and safety purposes we encourage all members to please purchase the Vixen Kit, which includes all the gear you’ll need to do BOXFIT, KICKFIT and MAX classes, as well as Personal Training. The Kit includes GX Hybrid Punch Gloves, Cotton Inners, Vixen Cap and Tote Bag – total cost $100.

Please Note! We use specific boxing gloves for our workouts. These gloves cannot be purchased in any sporting shops except for the PUNCH Factory Outlet but for ease we have them for you. They are 2 in 1 (boxing gloves and focus pads in one). You can purchase the Kit on our shop page and pick it up at your first session. You’ll also need to have a bottle of water with you and bring a small towel and exercise mat as you will be lying on the ground at some stage within the workouts.

HOW MANY PEOPLE IN EACH CLASS?

We’re not a fan of big class numbers like bootcamps, as it can be unsafe and we don’t get to connect with each and every one of you. On average there are a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20-30 women in most of our classes. However it does vary with the seasons and when we run challenges.

We’ve also found that controlled group sizes mean everyone gets enough individual attention, with the moral support of a team atmosphere. Let’s face it, training is more fun when you’re not sweating it out alone!

WHAT TIME ARE CLASSES HELD?

Group Classes:

Mon to Friday – 5:30am; 545am; 615am; 630am before work

Mon to Thursday – 6:30pm after work.

Saturday – 7am to 8am

We also offer Semi – Private PT (max 4 per group) or 1 on 1 PT at a time that suits you.

You can check out the current class schedule and book via the timetable page.

HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS?

All group classes are 45 minutes in duration and all PT sessions are 45 minutes in duration. This gives you enough time to warm up correctly with mobility work and light cardio, do a solid 40 minute workout and end with a good stretch. If you need to leave early just alert us at the start of the workout so we can ensure you leave safely (and stretch in the shower!).

DO I BOOK CLASSES AHEAD, OR JUST TURN UP?

We cap our class sizes, so you’ll need to book (and cancel) all your classes. This is easily done via the Bondi Vixen App or directly on the Timetable page on the website).

WHERE DO WE MEET FOR TRAINING?

We meet and train at 2 different locations on Bondi Beach:

Park Location: On the grass area in between the two surf clubs (Bondi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and North Bondi Surf Club). We’re right next to the kid’s playground. Look out for the black Vixen Ute parked in front of our training area.

Park Classes are: Vixen BOXFIT, Vixen KICKFIT, Athletix STRENGTH, Athletix CONDITIONING.

Beach Location: Training happens at the south end of Bondi Beach closest to the Icebergs. Go down the 1st ramp on the south end and we meet on the sand. Look out for the black Vixen Flag!

Beach Classes are: Athletix LEAN, Athletix SHRED, Vixen FLOW, Vixen MAX.

ARE CLASSES ON IF IT RAINS?

YES! Morning classes are always ON! If it is raining in the morning, our Park classes relocate to the Bondi Scout Hall at 63A Wairoa Avenue.

Our morning Beach classes either relocates to the side of the Pavilion where the dolphin statue is (around the side of Lush Cafe) OR they are cancelled depending on weather conditions.  You are welcome to change classes and go to the Bondi Scout Hall if you are booked on a Beach Class that cancels.

If it is raining in the evening, our 630pm classses are cancelled.

Please note all changes due to weather (or any other circumstance out of our control) will always be advised in the Private Facebook Group for members.  If you are not a member of this group yet please check in with Vix via Text Message if you are unsure.

However if you dont want to train outdoors, you can use our gym in Lamrock Ave! For more info on our Private Gym access contact vix@bondivixen.com

CAN I START ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR?

Yes, you sure can! The only date-specific program is our 21 Day Bikini ATHLETIX Challenges held throughout the year.

IF I HAVE AN OLD INJURY... WILL IT BE A PROBLEM?

If you have any concerns at all, check with a doctor or physio before you start training again. Our classes are designed to be hard work and to push you outside your comfort zone. If you are “fit to train”, you’re in safe hands however please note that the beauty of functional training is that we can modify or progress any exercise to suit your limitations. We’ll also ask you to complete a questionnaire with us before you start, so we can find out if there’s anything we need to be careful of, and modify your training accordingly.

WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?

If you miss a scheduled class you are welcome to make it up on any other time or day within that same week as long as you cancel it via the booking app.

If you are on a 2 or 3 class per week membership or a casual pass and do a no show or late cancel, your class will be forfeited.

No Show Fee

We have an in-house policy that you MUST adhere too. We have a 1 warning rule before debiting your account $5 for no-shows or late cancels to any booked classes. All classes are capped to control numbers and comfort in the studio which results in waiting lists for peak time classes. By not turning up to a booked class means you have taken a place from someone else, so to prevent this happening we have a no-show or late cancel fee. Please respect this rule.

CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP OR PUT IT ON HOLD?

Weekly Debit Memberships are entitled to a 2 week complimentary Time Freeze for travel only. The complimentary time frame for suspension or time freeze is max 2 weeks for every 12 week cycle.

Time Freeze Extension Fee

However if you require Time Freeze for a longer period, on a Flexi Plan Membership or for any other reason than travel then we can freeze your account after a Time Freeze Extension Fee is paid.  The Time Freeze Extension fee is $10 per week and payable upfront.  Your account is then placed on hold for the time indicated.

Please note time freeze is not available at all on Monthly Memberships as we are unable to split the weeks within the month.

Cancellation Policy

In regards to membership cancellation, our Bikini ATHLETIX memberships have a 12 week minimum commitment. Once this initial commitment has been completed, your membership rolls over week to week until advised by you to stop.

All we need is 2 weeks written notice to terminate your membership plus an admin fee of $30. The notice period cannot be served under time freeze conditions.

We do not refund under any circumstances.

If under extreme circumstances you are required to break your contract prior to the end of the initial 12 week / 3 month period you will be required to pay a Break Contract Fee of 4 Weeks or One Month payment based on your current membership rate.

All weekly/monthly payments will continue until the Break Contract Fee is received in full.  Once the Break Contract Fee is paid the ability to attend classes will cease.

If the Break Contract Fee dishonours for any reason the existing membership will resume until the Break Contract Fee is received in full.

Any special products received at the time of signup ie 2XU tights or any other promotional inclusions will need to be paid back on top of the break contract fee to the value of the promotion.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND?

The more the merrier – Bondi Vixen LOVES referrals! As a little thank you, we’ll give you a free class for every friend you refer who becomes a member!

CAN YOU HELP KEEP TRACK OF MY PROGRESS?

Absolutely! As a member you get access to the Bondi Vixen Fitness Tracker platform to log your progress. We’ll take you through a review and fitness assessment every 6 weeks so you can find out what areas you need to focus on and how much you have improved over time. Results are the name of the game and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you there.

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