Travelling does not mean that you slack off your fitness regime. Here are the top places if you are looking for where to get fit in Brisbane.
Depending on your itinerary, budget and choice accommodation, there are different options for you to choose from. Most hotels will allow for complimentary use of the gym for visitors staying there, but what happens when you are camping, living in a hostel or even staying at a friend’s place? The good news is that there are excellent options for you, some of which are free, and most of which are pretty affordable.
Take on Parkrun, a running event that brings together avid runners each Saturday morning at 7AM. The course of the run stretches for 5 kilometers, and is timed, but best of all, it is free. The run is held in different locations across Brisbane, so simply choose one that is closest to you from any of the following: Wynnum, New Farm, Mitchelton and South Bank.
Join a group of enthusiastic fitness fanatics in South Bank when you sign up for the Feel Good Program. This free program has something for everyone, whether you are a yogi, love to dance in zumba classes or are prefer aerobics to any other form of exercise. The program commences at 5:30PM on the following days: Mondays (yoga), Tuesday (pilates), Wednesdays (energy), Thursdays (zumba) and Saturdays (water aerobics). Find these group exercise classes on Little Stanley Street.
Lululemon Athletica is the perfect way to start your Sunday morning. The classes are held at 8:30 AM every Sunday, complete with a free yoga class. The beauty about Lululemon is that it is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, making it one of the most accessible ways to stay fit in Brisbane. Mats are available for those in the yoga class, and all you need to do is sweat it out. Lulemon Athletica is found on James Street in Fortitude Valley.
If you are obsessed with keeping fit and still want to be rewarded with panoramic views, then you should make your way to the Kangaroo Point Cliff Stairs. What was once an easy walk to the top of the cliff 20 meters high has morphed to become one of Brisbane’s most popular fitness spot. Alternatively, go mountain climbing and enjoy the scenic views even as you get that cardio done. Choose from any of the following mountains: Mount Tamborine, Mount Coolum, Mount Coot-tha as well as Mount Mee.
If you love to combine your fitness with adventure in the wild, then bike riding is the way to stay fit. The starting point for this adventure is Cliffs Café through to Story Bridge and finally to South Bank, a total of 8 kilometers. Other places to stay fit in Brisbane include using the gym equipment installed by the city council at any of the parks, swimming at Streets Beach as well as jogging in the parks.
Whatever you do, make sure your safety comes first, and that you have been cleared by your doctor to indulge in any of the aforementioned fitness activities.