Vix Erber at Bondi Vixen shares her four pillars of health

Personal trainer reveals her FOUR secrets to a lean, sculpted body – and why it works at ANY age

  • Pioneer of women’s fitness Vix Erber launched her own boutique studio this year
  • The Bondi Beach-born beauty started working in the fitness industry in 1991
  • She started out in a regular gym before bringing bootcamps to the beach
  • The Vixletix method has four pillars: Empower, Sculpt, Sweat and Restore
  • A combination of all four is necessary to build a lean and strong body










A personal trainer with 30 years of experience working with women’s bodies has revealed the four “pillars” she teaches to maintain a lean, sculpted — and most importantly — healthy body.

Vix Erber, or Bondi Vixen as she is known in her Bondi Beach community, first started in the fitness industry in 1991 and became one of the first people in Australia to obtain their personal training certificate.

She now owns and runs The Vixletix Method Studio, a group and personal training environment featuring boutique strength, HIIT, Pilates and yoga, now eager to welcome new clients after nearly four months of Covid lockdown in Sydney.

But Vix, who is in her late 40s, doesn’t leave her gym to other trainers — although she has four — prefers to teach 16 classes a week herself and complete all personal training appointments.

Vix Erber (pictured), or Bondi Vixen as she’s known in her Bondi Beach community, got her first start in the fitness industry in 1991

“I got a job at Healthland Gym in Bondi Junction after I finished school and have worked ever since,” Vix told the Daily Mail Australia.

In the early 2000s, she would get some girlfriends together for ‘mums and bubs’ classes before taking her training to the beach in the form of boot camps, where Bondi Vixen was born.

“I had 30 strong women in my groups. We would train rain, hail or shine. Just five years ago, boutique fitness was just getting started and I knew that was the direction I wanted to go,” she said.

After trying the water with a pop-up studio — which “went through the roof” in applications — Vix finally landed a space in North Bondi, barely a minute’s walk from the sand.

While there are plenty of fitness offerings around, aimed at men and women in their twenties, Vix hoped her workout style would appeal to the over-35s.

After trying the water with a pop-up studio - which 'went through the roof' at registrations - Vix finally landed in North Bondi, barely a minute's walk from the sand

After trying the water with a pop-up studio – which ‘went through the roof’ at registrations – Vix finally landed in North Bondi, barely a minute’s walk from the sand

What are Vix’s Four Pillars of Health and Fitness?

The Vixletix Method Studio provided by Bondi Vixen

The Vixletix Method Studio provided by Bondi Vixen

Authorize: We slow down the reps to focus on lifting heavier weights. With two classes, one tailored for the upper body and one for the lower body, we prioritize defining and sculpting lean muscle exactly where you want it.

sculpting: Hit the mat with us barefoot and get ready to lift, squeeze and crunch your way to a strong core and powerful booty using tight and focused Pilates-inspired moves at decreasing intervals.

Sweat: HIIT, but not as you know it. Bursts of high-intensity activity make our training more challenging. This dynamic circuit-style workout results in full-body cardio conditioning.

To recover: In two styles, Yin and Flow Yoga, we offer recovery classes that help you feel relaxed, taller and centered. These slow sessions are a time to reflect and listen to your body as we move through poses and feel our edges.

“The Vixletics method is built on four pillars that I believe are crucial to a more consistent routine,” she said.

The first pillar, Empower, focuses on increasing lean muscle mass with exertion, which is important for bone density and preventing osteoporosis as we age.

“Young people come in thinking they’re going to gain weight, but that’s just not the case. In a women-only environment, you only get the results women need and want,” she said.

The next pillar is Sculpt, Vix’s version of “progressive” Pilates training with booty bands, sliders and interval training.

It targets the glutes and core equally for a targeted workout.

“The Vixletics method is based on four pillars that I believe are crucial to a more consistent routine,” she said.

The studio also has on-site massage therapists, nutritionists and dieticians to ensure clients have a well-rounded approach to their health

The studio also has on-site massage therapists, nutritionists and dieticians to ensure clients have a well-rounded approach to their health

The last two are Sweat – which is multipurpose cardio and conditioning – and Restore, a chance to meditate and relax with yoga.

Lessons are associated with each of these pillars to make it easier to choose a wide range each week.

The studio also has on-site massage therapists, nutritionists, and dieticians to ensure clients have a well-rounded approach to their health.

“You don’t have to go anywhere else. The best results come from when you go to that one place, it’s safer and more motivating,” Vix said.

Vix recommends four fitness sessions a week to see results, with a bare minimum of three, and to make it a part of your lifestyle, rather than a chore that needs to be done every day.

Find out more about Vix and her studio at Instagram and they website.

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