Get fit for free in Logan

Our guide to the best ways to burn calories without burning a hole in your wallet

As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time of year to get yourself moving. Get out and about to warm up, enjoy some fresh air and sunlight and reap the benefits of exercise and fitness.

Here’s our top tips for ensuring you fit into those winter jeans without busting your budget!

Start walking….or even running

Getting fit really can be as simple as lacing up your trainers and heading out for a stroll, power walk or a run – whatever pace takes your fancy!

  • Not only does walking (or running!) get your heart rate up and blood pumping, but it’s free, a great way to meet up with friends and enjoy a chat while you exercise.
  • You can also explore parts of the Logan area that you haven’t yet seen. Plus, you’ll be saving on fuel and cash by leaving the car or bus pass at home!
  • If you enjoy group fitness, check out The Heart Foundation Community Walking Network. As Australia’s largest free community-based walking network, this is a brilliant way to take your first steps to increase your physical activity. Check out their huge range of walking groups in the Logan area, including the Logan Legs, Kingston Kickers and Woodridge Wanderers.
  • Logan City Council also has some great info on walking trails in the area.
  • There’s also a great local directory for indoor, outdoor and bush walking groups.
  • Runners will love jumping onto the Park Run bandwagon. At 7am every Saturday you can head to your nearest site to join a free 5km run. There’s a Park Run each week at Logan River, or check out their website for other locations and more info.

Outdoor gyms – fun and free!

Logan has lots of great parks kitted out with fun, stimulating and challenging fitness circuits. Take a walk or jog to your nearest park as a warm up, and enjoy the free facilities.

Create your own outdoor workout

Prefer to head to your own local park or beach and craft your own workout session, without needing fancy equipment?

  • You’ll find some great outdoor workout routines here and here.

Jump on board and live well!

Logan City Council’s Live Well Logan program is getting thousands of local residents up, out and active every week!

  • Come and join in today – there are loads of free or low cost activities running weekly across our beautiful area.
  • The Live Well Logan program is a great way to exercise and make new friends while enjoying our beautiful parks, inhaling fresh air, and having a laugh.
  • All Live Well Logan activities are:
    • free or $3
    • designed to suit a variety of ages and abilities
    • delivered by qualified instructors in a safe and friendly environment
    • a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new interests

Check out the current Live Well Logan program and join in today! 

Free personal training by phone

Give Queensland’s Get Healthy program a call! This free and confidential phone coaching service will give you all the info and support you need to make healthy lifestyle changes, including:

  • healthy eating
  • being physically active
  • achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

The service offers up to 10 free coaching calls with a personal health coach for up to 6 months, great info and tips, a coaching journal to write down your goals and actions, as well as great website with tools to help you track your progress.

Give them a call today on 13 HEALTH – 13 43 25 84

On your bike!

Logan has some spectacular cycling routes and trails.

The Logan City Council has some great info on cycling around our beautiful area, including:

Gear up for the Commonwealth Games

As Queensland prepares to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, there’s a huge variety of sports and training options and facilities springing into life all over the area. It’s a great time to be getting fit and active!

Check out what’s happening near you and at your local sporting club.

And for those rainy days….

You don’t have to miss your workout on those days when the sun isn’t shining or you can’t leave the house.

  • Borrow a fitness dvd from the library. You can burn 500 kilojoules doing a 20-minute resistance-training circuit in your lounge room – not to mention the feel-good endorphins you’ll generate!
  • Jump online and jump into one of the gazillions of free workout videos that are available for free, covering everything from gentle exercises to get you started, to full 12-month fitness programs.
  • Try popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo – just search for the type of workout you’re after, and off you go!
  • Or check out the range of fitness collections available online through the Queensland Government’s Healthier, Happier program. There’s a great range of goal-based workouts available, completely free of charge.

So you can see – there really are no more excuses! There are loads of fun and free ways you can get moving and along the road to fitness, without busting your budget. Get started today!