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by Emma Elliott (subscribe)
I am freelance writer from Brisbane. I combine my passion for life and writing here at Weekend Notes. If you love writing as well, apply to write for Weekend Notes here-
Published November 9th 2015
Brisbane's Best List for Getting Fit This Summer
When taking into account the hectic schedules of many people in Brisbane including travellers, it is easy to see why physical activity can often take the back seat. When the heat is dry, the beer is cold, and happy hour is every hour, would you really see exercise as a priority? I mean, life is too short right?

But by missing out on exercise, you are missing out on the beauty of Brisbane. From the South Bank Lagoon, to the picturesque cliffs of Kangaroo Point, there is no end to the beauty that Brisbane has to offer. Here are a number of ways you can enjoy yourself whilst being active during your stay.

Group Fitness Brisbane
Group Fitness - Image from Buzvil

1. Gyms

For travelers staying on Roma Street, in Fortitude Valley, or the surrounding city; there are an abundance of gyms scattered from corner to corner. No matter where you are staying, you will never be far from a local gym, with Fitness First, Snap Fitness, Jetts Gym, Stepz Gym, Goodlife, and a number of independents operating extensively throughout the city and surrounding areas. Most gyms offer a walk in fee for people without membership, so there really is no excuse!

2. Public Swimming Baths

Swimming centers are fewer in numbers, however there are still approximately 10 throughout the city and surrounding suburbs, all with easy access to public transport. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, there is of course Streets Beach, located in the South Bank park lands. Established in 1992, Streets beach is a man-made lagoon complete with sand, sea, barbecue areas and pergolas, and is perfect for swimming, or just having a dip and taking in the sunshine.

3. Group Fitness

Everything else aside, the reason that people fall in love with traveling, is the free ability to meet new people and form bonds that will last longer than the trip itself. What better way to do so, and stay active, then to get involved with group fitness. If you're worried about not having the know how to address such desires, then Buzvil is the remedy. Buzvil allows you to seamlessly connect with like minded individuals, and personal trainers, to facilitate a positive workout experience. Once you connect, you are just one click away from combining fun, friends, and hard work to create a beneficial and unique workout experience.

4. Public Running and Bike Trails

If water isn't your forte, and you feel more in tune using your two feet, then fear not. When accompanied by the backdrop of the Brisbane city landscape, running and cycling becomes effortless, with trails alongside Kangaroo Point, Circular Quay, and South Bank hugging the river, and provide challenging opportunities to indulge concurrently in exercise and beauty.

5. Other Various Activities

Of course, if you don't feel like the more traditional forms of exercise available, there are always alternatives. Kangaroo Point is often a hub for outdoor activities, with people regularly meeting to engage in rock climbing, canoeing and countless other activities. There are cafes located conveniently at the top of the cliffs, for having a cup of coffee, or simply chewing the fat.

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