Chances are, if you are reading this, then one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get fit and healthy. Lucky for you, residing on the Sunshine Coast means that you are in the perfect location to fulfil your commitment. With the sun and surf culture, leading a healthy lifestyle is engrained into Sunshine Coast living. While some thrive in the outdoor gym, utilising any park bench to work the triceps, the rest need a place with maximum focus. That’s where gyms come in handy. If you’re not sure what kind of gyms are out there, here are four of the best on the Sunshine Coast.
Fernwood Fitness – Maroochydore
Fernwood Fitness understands sometimes women need to be women, so they have created a gym for women by women. There is no one size fits all approach at Fernwood with tailored programs designed specifically for all shapes and sizes. They’ve included all the things a person would want in a gym including more weight and cardio machines than one would know what to do with, child care facilities, free breakfast, clean bathrooms and group fitness including Zumba, Les Mills, Yoga and Spin. Memberships start at $22p/w and a great crèche is on hand for mums with babes.
Goodlife – Maroochydore
In the heart of Maroochydore and the middle of the Homemaker Centre in Maroochydore lies the brand new 2100sq metre Goodlife Health Club. Established in 2012, Goodlife has been one of the fastest growing gym networks in Australia and it’s all for good reason. With fully trained personal trainers, a huge range of services and facilities and a supportive environment, Goodlife ensures you get the good life you deserve. Features include a wide range of cardio and weight equipment, TRX suspension training, group fitness, steam room, boxing, child minding facilities and brand new, squeaky clean bathrooms. Memberships start at $19.95 p/w with discount and corporate options available.
Muscle Hut – Warana
For a no-fuss approach to training, the Muscle Hut in Warana is where you can unleash your inner commando. Boasting a large variety of free weights, machines and the odd piece of cardio equipment, The Muscle Hut is ideally for those who are serious about hard-core strength and body building. With twenty-four hour access, a MMA fight centre, no contracts and low fees, there’s no excuse not to train.
Boxercise – Kunda Park
When running on the treadmill starts to become mundane, mix up your routine with a sweat-inducing boxercise session. Run by elite boxer Darren Obah, boxercise is a form of exercise based on the training concepts boxers use to stay fit. A typical class may include shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, press ups, punch bag kicks, shuttle runs and sit ups. Aimed at men and woman of all ages, sizes and fitness levels, this non-physical hitting class is a fun, safe and challenging workout.
The Sunshine Coast is a mecca for those wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Between these fabulous gyms, an array of outdoor playgrounds, and a shift towards wholesome cafes and food choices, reaching your fitness goals is easier than ever.