Where to find fun, free ways to stay active in Brisbane

Want to get fit and healthy – without spending a fortune?

Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do with hundreds of free and low-cost fitness and healthy activities to help you stay strong.

When it comes to activity classes, there’s something happening every day in the city – from aqua-aerobics to Zumba. Maybe a cardio or boxing session is what you need to get your blood pumping? Or a yoga or Tai chi class to lower the stress levels? There’s something for every fitness level – and you’re never too old to get started.

If you prefer to work out alone, more than 150 Brisbane City Council parks offer free gym equipment. Forget pricey gym memberships and get your chin-ups, crunches and bicep curls for free! Some parks also have multi-purpose courts – to unleash your inner-Michael Jordan!

For those who love to play a round (or two), Brisbane has two great public golf courses – at St Lucia and Herston, close to the CBD.

Turn up at Victoria Park Golf Course on a Tuesday and you can play 18 holes for under 20 bucks! While you’re teeing off or chipping out of the rough, take in the amazing city skyline views. Then head to the Bistro and spend your spare change on a coffee and bite to eat. Or maybe a fun session with friends on the Putt-Putt course?

If golf is a little slow and steady for your taste, get yourself to Bracken Ridge on the city’s north side.

There you’ll find one of Australia’s biggest BMX tracks – built by the Brisbane City Council and free to use. The track adjoins a Skate Park and Aquatic Centre – and is open to all ages and abilities.

Want to slim down and stay strong without sweating? Brissy’s sub-tropical climate is perfect for taking the plunge! Dive in at any one of the city council’s 22 public swimming pools. Join a squad, swim some laps or hit the waterslide at Newmarket Pool – one of the city’s many family-friendly swimming venues.

Go to the Brisbane City Council site and use the search bar to find details on all these fit and healthy activities.  While you’re there, type in “more to see and do” and discover plenty of additional ways to keep yourself and the family busy and entertained in Brisbane.