TAKE YOUR WORKOUT FROM THE STUDIO TO THE SEASIDE. THESE WARM-WEATHER WORKOUTS WILL HELP YOU SOAK UP THE SUN WHILE YOU GET YOUR SWEAT ON, MAKING SURE YOU MAKE THE MOST OF THE GOLD COAST’S SUMMER SUN.
Sure, you could bend, stretch and soak up the sun on land (the City of Gold Coast’s Active & Healthy program has plenty of free outdoor yoga classes to try!) but why not take it a step further? Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are having a major moment, particularly since yogis discovered they could use them to take their practice from the sand to the surf. The Gold Coast is home to a number of businesses offering SUP yoga classes – a quick Google will reveal which ones are closest to you.
If you love being out on the water but aren’t a pro at pyramid pose, surfing could be the summertime sport for you – and what better place to pick it up than on the Gold Coast? Boasting more world-class surfing spots than you could count on two hands, there’s an unsurprising surplus of surf schools ready to take visitors and locals alike from novice to natural.
Whether you’re looking for something new to try on the weekend or a mid-week challenge, a bushwalk is an amazing way to clear your head and improve your fitness, all at once. Here on the Gold Coast, we’re blessed with a number of great hiking trails to choose from. From the Cougal Cascades in Springbrook National Park to Rainforest Circuit at Burleigh Head National Park, as well as the Caves Circuit in Lamington National Park, there is a hike for every age and ability.