We often wonder, if it weren’t for Instagram; would Canggu even exist? Unofficially the insta-capital of the globe, this island paradise is all palm trees, pool days, tan time, #villagoals, pastel vespas, rice fields forever, and technicoloured sunsets every-damn-day. The Canggu insta-scene has inspired many a “suns out buns out” caption, countless wall murals, and now, finally; a fitness centre. That’s right babes, iPhones out, and selfie arm strong. Charge your batteries, cool your coco water, and get ready for the Gu’s newest Fitstagram HQ – Canggu Nest.
If you’re all about the aesthetic, save a square on your grid, some space in your schedule and stop in to The Nest for a sweat sesh. Oh, you thought you’d just be snapping selfies? Come on now, that bikini bod won’t sculpt itself! Though the interiors are super fleeky, don’t be fooled by the all-pastel-errythang insta-worthy backdrop; coz you’ll be putting in some serious WORK.
Open 6.30am to 7pm weekdays, and until just before brunch on the weekends, Canggu Nest offers a packed class schedule full of functional fitness in an AMRAP format – meaning its open to all levels and you compete only against yourself. But let’s be clear, its not Crossfit. A little more femme-friendly and not nearly as daunting as a Crossfit box, The Nest will have you deadlifting your way to a chiselled core in the comfiest of fashions. No really though, I mean, branded young coconuts, fluffy fresh laundered towels.. don’t mind us just over here living our best [fit] lives.
If you can’t make a class time (yes, we mean you Canggu mamas!), slide on in daily between 10.30am to 4pm for “Happy hour”; before you get too excited – their cheeky name for a wide open gym. Fully equipped with bars, bags, rowers and bikes, it’s a first-class facility worthy of a double tap.
Whilst we’re on the topic of lust-worthy spaces, major heart eyes over the bathroom at the Nest. White subway tiles, matte-black trims, luminescent lighting and a round mirror just begging you to get your post shower selfie game strong. No judgement over here.
Whether you’re carving for Muscle Beach Bali, a part-time gym bunny or (like us) just keen to even out your cake intake, get into Canggu Nest and give the Gu’s buzziest new workout a good hard go. Just don’t forget to document it – I mean, if it’s not on the gram, did it even really happen?