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Health and Wellbeing

10 Apr 2016

There’s so much on offer to get active in Southbank!

Living in Southbank offers so many fantastic options for you to get active and keep active! Not only are there many fantastic walking and running tracks (including the ever-popular Tan) but you also have some great bike paths starting right at your doorstep.

If you are looking for more than that then here are a few structured ways that may suit you and your level.

Gyms and fitness facilities

Southbank is home to the now established Genesis Fitness Club positioned in the Freshwater Place precinct and offers your basic gym membership as well as fitness classes and personal training.

New on the scene is F45 training located on Power St (next to Central Equity) which essentially is a 45-minute dynamic and functional form of group fitness training. More tailored for the 20-40 age group, this may be your style and offers personal training too.

Lastly you have the option of Platinum Athletic Fitness, which has just opened a state-of-the-art facility at 412 City Rd.

All of these options are available and will have staff available to guide you through their options and many offer free trial sessions, so why not give them a go and see if it works for you!

Residential apartment gyms

As a mobile personal trainer who frequents many residential apartment gyms in and around Southbank, it is clear to see that so many of you have access to a free resource (albeit included in body corporate fees).

The quality of residential gyms provided are continually improving too, so why not use and incorporate them into your exercise routine. I know first-hand that many residents baulk at the cost of a weekly gym membership and instead have a personal trainer specifically devise a suitable exercise program for their particular needs and goals utilizing their apartment gym or have a personal trainer visit them weekly or fortnightly to keep them on track.

The Boyd Community Hub

Have you ever visited the Boyd Community Hub? Located at 207 City Rd, this hub of activity offers way more than just a Library, creative space, maternal and child health services and a fantastic café (KereKere)! It is home to many free and/or inexpensive fitness options. Some of these include our very own FREE Just In Time Personal Training “more than just a walking group” held every Wednesday morning from 9.30-10.30am which has now been going strong for just over 6 months.

There are also other offerings such as yoga, you and your baby moving together, hula hooping/booty camp and fitness fusion with more to come if increased community attendance – so get down there and check it out for yourself!

Just remember that with any choice of activity that you make, please be careful to choose an activity and/or provider that is going to work for you. Ensure that any trainer or instructor has your best interests at heart and not their own.

Remember that is it your body and injury is going to hinder your efforts to get more active, so choose wisely!

If you’d like to read more on many topics, why not head to my blog -

For a more information, exercise guidance or if you have any questions feel free to contact me

Justin Moran

0411 798 934
Just In Time Personal Training

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