The Gold Coast is undoubtedly the activewear capital of Australia. Just head down to Burleigh on a Saturday morning and feast your eyes on the scores of fitness fanatics decked out in lycra, pounding the pavement.
Luckily for them, and those of you more likely to don said lycra for a latte date, Harbour Town will this weekend host ‘The Active Outlet’ a day of sweat, sportswear and sweet activewear savings.
On Saturday August 19th, Gold Coast local and social media sensation Revie Jane will lead a sold out, cardio workshop followed by the opening of an interactive marketplace filled with active-inspired shopping from 9am-11am and a full day of sales from some of the centre’s best sportswear brands.
If you missed out on tickets to the workout, never fear, you’ll get the chance to meet Revie Jane in Harbour Town’s Premium Mall from 9am to 11am while cruising the pop-up stalls.
There’ll be free athletic shoe consults with Asics, tights education by Lorna Jane, compression advice with 2XU, affordable accessories from Rockwear, and free supplement samples from Elite Supplements.
Revie will also be joined by Aquis Gold Coast Titans players at 10am and you can get yourself some workout wardrobe inspo from the Harbour Town team members strutting their stuff in a live fashion display.
Harbour Town’s full-day deals include a further 40% off women’s apparel and all footwear at Adidas, 20% off storewide at Asics, 25% off storewide at New Balance, 50% off RRP at Puma, and 20% off storewide at Rockwear.
It’s set to be the biggest activewear sale on the Coast and just in time to get fit for summer. Get in early, your wardrobe (and your waistline) will thank you.
LOCATION: Harbour Town, 147 – 189 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters
HOURS: Stores open from 9am until 5.30pm
Perfect for those chilly winter mornings this is a beautiful balanced breakfast full of delicious flavours and super food goodness.
1 cup of water
1 cup of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 star anise
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup of quinoa
2 tablespoons of honey
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1 handful of blueberries
1 banana, sliced
Place water, coconut milk, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the quinoa and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Stir often to ensure the quinoa doesn’t stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Add the honey and walnuts and stir through.
Pour into four bowls and top with the blueberries and sliced banana.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
For more great recipes by Gold Coast local Caralee Caldwell, check out her page here.
A new week means a new excuse to treat yo’self and there’s no better way to do that than with some sweet local brands. From threads to swimwear and accessories, we’ve rounded up a collection of Gold Coast goodies that we know will knock your socks off.
Olas Supply Co.
Established in 2016, Olas Supply Co is the product of two people with a shared loved for travel and adventure, wanted to branch away from their regular Monday to Friday jobs and try something different. Inspired by the founders adventures and grown from the soul of traditional villages along the coast of Central and South America, Olas Supply Co. offer a unique style Gold Coasters love.
Violet Gray is the love child of Australian Designer, Alexandra Olsen. Her pieces are simple, delicate and created from high grade metals (soon to be 100% recycled and fair trade) and genuine gemstones. The concept for each piece is deeply rooted in spirituality, connection, romanticism and symbolism, making them sacred and powerful to wear. Alex and Violet Gray started their journey at The Village Markets five years ago and since then has grown to be loved worldwide.
What started as a daydream in 2009 quickly turned into an independent Australian lifestyle brand that has since been featured in the pages of Instyle and OK! Magazines. The Gold Coast based bohemian fashion label specialises in exotic handmade leather bags, wallets and clothing inspired by local designer Brie Shinn’s love of travel and exploration. The colourful and unique pieces resemble every creative women’s wanderlust, bringing a sense of mystery and adventure into the lives of wearers.
Created by Ellie Hopley, Shuturp is a quirky fashion label that has quickly become much-loved the world over. With hand drawn art adorning t-shirts, caps and clothes for the kiddies, the brand is easily recognised and very colourful. Many of the pieces also have uplifting slash hilarious slogans on them too. Everything is part of a limited drop so get in quick.
The Lobster Shanty
Now something for the fashion-savvy men amongst us, introducing The Lobster Shanty. Jarro Dartnell is the brains behind the Australian beach-oriented fashion label and clothing store. Inspired by his Granddad Jims’ love of the sea, Jarro created his own boutique range of signature tee shirts and snapbacks while the store offers a wide array of seasonal essentials for the like-minded adventurers with brands such as Brixton, Obey and Santa Cruz.
Grace Loves Lace
For women of style, substance and originality, Grace Loves Lace specialise in unique, free-spirited and timelessly sophisticated luxe wedding dresses handmade from only the finest French and European lace and silks. When it’s time to slide on that ring and pop the champagne, you can’t be in any ordinary dress, you NEED Grace Loves Lace! Only the best on your big day, Sweetheart!
Tourism on the Gold Coast has reached a whole new level with the recent launch of The Undercurrent, a fashion label dedicated to showcasing the city through the eyes of locals. The brand made its debut with a collection representing five suburbs (Burleigh, Mermaid, Surfers, Currumbin and Coolangatta), each of which is printed with a local artists’ work depicting iconic landmarks and incorporating the things they love about their area.
The Gold Coast is known as the bikini capital of Australia and for good reason with labels like Myra Swim producing the goods. Bianca Elouise launched Myra Swim in 2014 and since then she hasn’t looked back. Inspired by the sun, surf and the sea, Bianca wanted to create a swimwear line for curvier women and as such, has developed an international following including the likes of the one and only Kim Kardashian.
The Weft is a recent addition to the Gold Coast design scene and it’s a goodie. Created by Caitlin Verall, The Weft is all about subtle, beautifully crafted pieces that transcend the seasons in natural colour palettes and fabrics. The latest range Outliers offers everything from the classic Smith ‘90s Dress to the statement Ithica Wrap Dress. It’s a beautiful range of timeless, laid-back silhouettes, with matching separates emerging for the first time.
Born out of a life long love affair with the ocean, boutique Australian swimwear label peony fuses bohemian nostalgia with refined femininity to create swimwear made for chasing the sun. First making an appearance at The Village Markets and now an internationally-renowned brand, peony epitomises summer’s simple joys – diving into the ocean, the smell of coconut oil, the feeling of sand under bare feet and the first bloom of peony flowers, which signal the beginning of summer.
Words by Louisa Ingelheim
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.