Gold Coast Council expands free fitness class schedule

KEEPING fit just got a whole lot easier for Gold Coasters, with Council boosting its range of free outdoor and online fitness classes.

Close to 200 classes are now on offer each week right across the city as part of the new-look Active & Healthy program.

Mayor Tom Tate launched the release of the new program with a visit to a group fitness class in the Botanic Gardens on Thursday morning.


“When Covid-19 restrictions were put in place, our team worked hard to implement a range of free online courses to help keep the community moving from their living rooms.

“I’m pleased to announce that these online courses will be continuing year-round, so you can keep active from the comfort of your own home.

“Helping one another to stay positive and physically active is as important as ever, so by expanding our Active and Healthy program we hope to help Gold Coasters become stronger, healthier and happier.

“The program features a school holidays section with activities available for the whole family including rock climbing, fishing and ninja warrior courses.

“For those with more of an adventurous side, the program offers over 50 skateboarding workshops and events plus an introductory course to mountain biking.

“We’ve increased our frequency of yoga and pilates classes – because we know these are popular activities.

“Pimpama, Parkwood, Ashmore and Kirra are all new suburbs which have been added to the Active and Healthy schedule.”

The City has also partnered with Griffith University to offer weekly ‘Walk and Talk’ sessions, which will involve a facilitator from the university’s counselling program walking and talking with walkers as they stroll through the Botanic Gardens, all in a bid to support mental health.

You can find all the available activities at

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