Getting Fit in Canberra

Getting fit has never been easier or more popular, with more Australians than ever before signing up for gym memberships or online fitness apps (such as Apple Fitness+)  to keep both their physical and mental health in peak condition. 

However, you don’t need a gym membership to stay fit in Canberra. Outdoor workouts are more common than ever before and outdoor gyms in Canberra have grown in numbers over the years. In this article, Insider Guides will show you how to stay fit without going to a gym in Australia. 

Outdoor workouts in Canberra

Lake Burley Griffin – The most popular route is Commonwealth Bridge to King’s Ave Bridge, which is 5km.

Mount Ainslie – Walk or cycle to the lookout for an impressive outlook over Canberra Enjoy the impressive scenery, lovely at all times but a particular treat at sunrise and sunset.

The Bloody Long Walk – A 35km challenge to raise funds to cure mito – walk, jog or run!

Kayak on Lake Burley Griffin – Stand-up paddle board and kayak rental service on Lake Burley Griffin. Have fun and get fit on Canberra’s iconic lake.

Outdoor gyms in Canberra

Deakin Fitness Station – Close to parkland and walking trails, so it’s easy to add in some strength work mid-run or work, or even to make a bit of a circuit.

Get fit having fun in Canberra

Canberra Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre – World class facilities that are second to none. Included are a 50 metre 10 lane, Olympic sized indoor pool, 25 metre pool, leisure pool (with beach entry), water slide, spa, steam room and much more.

Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Rink – Whether you’re a beginner or an ice skating pro, you’re guaranteed to have a day jam-packed with fun.

Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing – All levels from beginners to experts can challenge themselves with 25 to 35 ropes and wall heights from 6.5 to 8.5 metres.

Weston Indoor Sports – Soccer, volleyball, netball and cricket indoor competitions for mixed, men and women’s teams.

VertiGal Aerial Fitness – Pole Dancing offers strength, flexibility, cardio and gives you a full body work out.

Jazzercise – AJa pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program.

Salsabor – An award-winning dance company. Whatever your dancing desire, there’s have a class to suit you.

Subdance – Teaching quality dance classes, including Zumba fitness, in various styles & cultures for adults of all levels and abilities. Join in Hip hop, dancehall, salsa, sass, samba, afrobeats!

If you’re interested in joining a sporting club see Playing Sport in Your City.