The best spots around the Gold Coast to kick your New Year’s goals!

Free and cheap health and fitness ideas on the Gold Coast

New year, new you – right?! Make 2018 the year you follow through on your health and fitness goals, without busting your budget. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of cash to start looking good and feeling great.


Top spots around the Gold Coast for health and fitness on a budget


Get active and healthy!

  • The Gold Coast City Council’s award winning Active & Healthy program offers free and low cost physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone living on the Gold Coast to enjoy.
  • Activities on offer include everything from yoga, tai chi and boot camp to kayaking and obstacle course training.
  • There’s activities located everywhere around the Gold Coast, including Hope Island, Paradise Point, Helensvale, Biggera Waters, Labrador, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Benowa, Ashmore, Robina, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach.
  • There’s something for people of all ages and abilities. Check out the full program for session details.

A free personal trainer is just a phone call away!

  • Gold Coast residents can also take part in Queensland’s free Get Healthy program.
  • Smash your New Year’s health and fitness goals with this free and confidential phone coaching service.
  • You can get up to 10 free coaching calls with a personal health coach for up to 6 months. Get all the info and support you need to make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Give them a call today on 13 HEALTH – 13 43 25 84


Commonwealth Games fever!


Walk your way to good health – it’s free!


Free fun run

  • 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 Paradise Point, Coomera, Main Beach and Mudgeeraba, or check out their website for other locations and more info.


Hit the gym for free

  • Don’t spend a fortune on an expensive gym membership. The Gold Coast has lots of great parks kitted out with fun, stimulating and challenging fitness circuits.
  • These outdoor gyms are a great way to improve your fitness level and general coordination.
  • Check out the online guide to find the one nearest you.


On your bike!

  • If cruising on two wheels is more your style, the Gold Coast has some spectacular cycling routes and trails.
  • The Gold Coast City Council has some great info on cycling around our beautiful area. Check out this cycling guide with great walking and cycling maps.


Need some quick cash to fast-track your fitness?

  • If you need a small cash loan to get your fitness kick off on the right foot, just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Southport branch for a chat.
  • You can also phone us on 1300 438 666, or apply online today!