By Nora Ball
Are you looking for a fun and unique way to get fit for summer? No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) might just be what you need. It’s the fitness craze that’s taking Australia by storm, giving people a safe space to dance in complete darkness.
NLNL is a fitness class with a difference. There is absolutely no pressure or expectations. No complicated dance routines to follow. No tight lycra that you have to wear. NLNL gives you the freedom to dance in your own space however YOU feel like.
It’s the perfect place to forget your worries and lose yourself in the dark. Plus it’s an alcohol and drug free space, but who said you need them to dance and have fun anyway?
NLNL is all about bringing people together regardless of age, body shape, dance experience (or lack of) and best of all, no dance partners needed. You can leave your inhibitions at the door as you literally get the chance to dance like nobody is watching.
It is a welcoming environment for people to gather and dance til your heart is content. They say dancing is a form of creative expression as well, so you never know you might even bust out those moves you have never been game enough to try with the lights on.
Plus you get the chance to listen to feel-good music every week. Each playlist is made up of songs specifically chosen to get your heart pumping and limbs flailing. From classics to contemporary hits, the music spans across different genres to make every session a unique experience. So if you are getting bored of your same old fitness routine, NLNL might be just what you need.
At a very affordable price of $10 for a one hour session, you can forget about expensive gym memberships. There are absolutely no joining fees or membership requirements. Just turn up for a dance when you are in the mood. This is just another reason why NLNL is especially appealing for people who are perhaps a little shy or returning to exercise after a long time. After all, it’s the sort of exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise.
With 6 locations around Perth (Bibra Lake, West Leederville, Joondalup, Bassendean, Scarborough and Victoria Park) there are so many ways you can get your groove on. Whilst dancing in pitch black with a room full of strangers may sound strange at first, you will be surprised at how freeing it is. The best thing you can do is give it a go.
This is a date with the dance floor that you don’t want to miss.