Free Fitness Sydney

Good Monday morning friends!

I love Mondays. I feel like Mondays may have drawn the short straw. Everyone needs to shift their thinking about Mondays and look at it like a fresh start, in the same NYE type fashion!

What a beautifully sunny day it is today here in Sydney, Australia! Going through Winter right now, it’s nice to have some rays of Vitamin D giving our city a big warm hug.

In my attempt to save every dollar possible for our RTW trip, I’ve been on the hunt for ways to stay fit without spending my entire savings. That may sound like an over exaggeration but the problem with living in a major city is that along with gym memberships, sports team registrations, personal training sessions and classes to promise an ass like J-Lo’s, it may seem like getting in good physical shape isn’t possible without spending your savings.

Yesterday (another perfect Winter day) I head out to Rozelle in Sydney’s Inner West to embark on ‘The Bay Run’, which in Sydney, is something only crazy people do on a Sunday morning. But really, it’s a 7km run along the water in some of Sydney’s prettiest suburbs.

So below, behold! Some fun and frugal ways to get into shape minus the budget blowing prices!

Lululemon Classes

Favourites first, right? This has by far been my favourite free fitness discovery yet. The international sportswear brand, Lululemon, hold free Yoga classes in store! Yes! So Wednesday AM I get my stretch on before work and feel so much better for it. They also host running clubs, anyone can join in so don’t stress if you’re no Usain Bolt! Different stores hold their classes at different times so head to their website to find times. is an online community connecting those with common interests. Although this isn’t strictly for fitness groups, there is definitely a strong presence of them on So sign up, search for a group that sounds good to you in your area and get moving!

Walks Around Sydney recently posted an awesome list of Running Festivals and how to train for them. The list includes Sydney’s most picturesque paths, making the prospect of the actual running a little less painful. Whatever one you choose to walk/jog/run, it’s time to lace up, I promise the views will make it worth it!

At Home.

This may be the hardest, however most obvious of frugal fitness choices. I am not one to talk, as I find it extremely difficult to find motivation to do any kind of physical activity when at home. However there is endless amounts of information online to get moving to. This includes articles, photos, videos – basically anything you could need or want, you can find online these days. My favourite place to find information is Pinterest.

Trials Passes/Trial Periods

This option is a bit cheeky, however most gyms and other fitness centers offer free or heavily discounted trials passes or periods, where you may be able to test drive their services. So why not pop into your local and see what you can hustle up?


So no more excuses, it’s time to get moving!

Do you have any suggestions for fitness on the cheap? Let me know if you think I’ve missed something!


5 thoughts on “Free Fitness Sydney

    • Hey Christa 🙂

      What a great topic to be writing about, I think staying physically fit while traveling would be very important in getting the most out of a trip, not only so you can tackle everything thrown your way but also to keep your mental health strong while away from home.

      Unfortunately I haven’t been to the USA… YET!
      However I do have very big dreams to get there for the next couple of years, as follows:
      Hawaii planned for February 2014
      In the next year or so, LA, Las Vegas and maybe NY with some friends for a month as their nanny
      2015 – My partner and are planning to leave for our RTW trip, first stop is looking like Canada and The States.

      Where are you from in the USA? Do you ever get to Aus?

      Cheers, Chrissy x

      • That is a pretty good start for hitting the USA but keep in mind that there is a tremendous amount of things to explore between all your major cities. I think for anyone with an ounce of adventure in their veins should explore this great nation with a proper road trip. done right would take you 2-3 weeks, worth every bit.

        I am in Sarasota, Florida where we have the best beaches in the 50 states.

        Fitness while traveling is a huge challenge. I work out regularly and keep a pretty clean diet. I find however, when I travel that things go awry, schedules go off, diet goes bananas and I come home feeling bloated and in a fitness deficit.

        I think it would be a great subject to cover. Do you think you may be interested in doing a guest post on my blog about it?


  1. I will definitely keep the road trip in mind (actually, on my bucket list) for when we head off on our big adventure in 2015!

    Oh, I would be honoured to do a guest post! Perhaps you could click into my ‘About’ page and grab my email off their and send me some info of what you would like covered?


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