Get fit for free*

Gold Coasters are known for being an active, healthy bunch.

With countless gyms, yoga studios and bootcamps constantly popping up around the Coast, there’s definitely no shortage of ways to keep fit.

All of this can be expensive though so we sought out some of the most affordable ways to get in your daily exercise around the city (from north to south).

*two of the below classes are free.

Pilates

An all-over body workout that transforms the way you look, feel and perform through building strength, teaching body awareness, good posture and relieving back pain.

WHEN: Monday and Friday at 9am

WHERE: Zen Soul Yoga, Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point

COST: $10

Boxing

Energetic sessions combining cardio, circuits and boxing. All equipment supplied and all ages welcome.

WHEN: Mondays at 6pm

WHERE: Body by Paris, Nerang Community Centre, 34 Price Street, Nerang

COST: $3

Yoga

Relaxing and energizing, yoga has proven benefits for the mind, body and soul. Far more than just stretching and relaxing, yoga gives you a chance to appreciate the present moment. Classes are suitable for all levels and ages.

WHEN: Mondays at 6.30pm

WHERE: Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street, Southport

COST: $8

Mummylicious fitness

Uniquely designed outdoor fitness classes for mums and bubs. The exercise program targets the physiological effects on the body caused by pregnancy and childbirth.

WHEN: Fridays at 9:45am

WHERE: Macintosh Island Park, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise

COST: First class is free then $15 casually or $10 per week

Fitness circuit

Give your body an all-over workout in a friendly, all ages and fitness levels class. Sessions include boxing, circuit training, core strengthening and stretching.

WHEN: First Monday of every month at 7am

WHERE: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach

COST: Free

POUND rockout workout

POUND is an exhilarating full body workout combining cardio, Pilates-inspired strength training and the energizing, sweaty fun of drumming.

WHEN: Wednesdays at 6.30pm

WHERE: Launch Performing Arts Academy, 1/56 Paradise Ave, Miami

COST: $10-12

Tai Chi

Improve your mind and body connection through breath control and movement. A qualified instructor guides you through a series of movements to help promote harmony and improve mobility and mental awareness. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

WHEN: Monday and Wednesday at 8.30am

WHERE: Australian Academy of Tai Chi, Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads

COST: Free

HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training incorporates cardio, strength and mobility exercises catering for all fitness levels. HIIT involves shorter, higher intensity workouts for maximum results.

WHEN: Mondays at 6pm and Fridays at 9.15am

WHERE: The Fit Hub, Unit 4/9 Rothcote Court, Burleigh Heads

COST: $15 – bookings required

Deep water running

Improve your overall health with this enjoyable and challenging exercise. Deep water running is low impact and great for all ages and fitness levels. All equipment is provided.

WHEN: Fridays from 10.30 to 11am
WHERE: Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

COST: $3

Holistic group fitness

One hour group fitness sessions incorporating a combination of exercises from balance, body expression, movement and stretches to mobilization, meditation and breathing techniques.

WHEN: Monday and Wednesday 5.30am and 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm, Wednesday 9am and 6pm and Friday 5.30am and 9am

WHERE: Holistic Pro Health Performance, 87 Griffith Street, Coolangatta

COST: $20 bookings required

These classes are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s on offer around the Gold Coast and don’t forget, a beach or rainforest walk is always a good idea for both fitness and clearing that busy mind.