Active and healthy events

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, some of our events, services and venues may have been impacted. Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates. For event information, search our What’s On calendar to see if your event has been impacted.

Brisbane City Council offers a variety of fitness and well-being activities for individuals of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. 

Get active at our free fitness classes, or take advantage of our low-cost activities to help improve your health. Try yoga, tai chi, group bike rides, Zumba, boxing or even aqua aerobics.

With such a large variety of group fitness classes, there's so many ways to build strength, increase your cardio fitness and help relax and ease your mind. 

Our active and healthy events are just one of the many ways we're creating more things to see and do in Brisbane.

Looking for seniors events? Select the Seniors - GOLD button to see the events online or download:

Discover our full program of active and healthy events.

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Thu 9 Apr 2020, 6:30am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled.*** Pilates strengthens the core through abdominal based movements. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors.

Nudgee Beach Reserve, 18 Fortitude Street, Nudgee Beach

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 8:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**Bookings essential. Riding's more fun on two wheels - our friendly trainer will help your young one make the transition from...

Lockrose Street Park, 10 Pibbin Close, Mitchelton

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 8:30am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled*** Bookings essential. Have fun paddling as a team in two seat kayaks as you embark on one of the best ways to observe Brisbane...

Queen Victoria Boat Ramp, corner Esplanade and Cobar Streets, Lota

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 8:30am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled*** Bookings essential. Fishing for beginners. Learn the basics of shore based fishing - bait gathering, knot tying, rod casting...

West End Recreation Hub, Riverside Drive, West End

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 8:30am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled***Bookings essential. Come for a roll with us and learn safe longboarding skills from our ASF qualified coaches. Boards and...

Fenwick Park, 692 Samford Road, Mitchelton

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and...

Rocks Riverside Park, 5 Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9:00am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled*** Bookings essential. Get a group of friends together, or come on your own for three hours of fun with water games and...

Sinbad Street Boat Ramp, Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**Bookings essential. Through riding-based games and fun activities learn the skills you need to have fun off-road and on the...

Lockrose Street Park, 10 Pibbin Close, Mitchelton

Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9:30am
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled*** FreeG fuses traditional gymnastics and acrobatic tricks, with kicks and leaps made famous through martial arts and brought...

Rocks Riverside Park, 5 Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Watch our latest workout videos

We took personal trainer Roger from @mind_and_muscle_pt to one of our Council outdoor gyms to step us through a workout for the upper body. Watch the video below, or watch it on Council's YouTube channel.
 

This video is 3.09 minutes long.

Video transcript

Upper body workout at Brisbane City Council's outdoor gyms

Complete 3 sets of each exercise.

Workout by @mind_and_muscle_pt

[Background music throughout video]

Chest press - 10-15 repetitions

First up we're going to start with the chest press, which is going to target the chest, triceps and a bit of the shoulders.

First thing we want is the shoulder blades back, tucked down and together, chest up, core nice and tight. And now push through the palms. Big squeeze, full extension, and bring it all the way back.

Push ups - 10-15 repetitions

So here we have a push-up which is going to target the chest, triceps and shoulders as well as the core.

To start with we're going to jump up on the knees. Just make sure when we're pressing down that the chest comes over the body and the shoulders stay back. That's it, controlling down and squeezing back up.

To make this harder we're going to jump up onto the toes. Keep that core nice and tight, pin the shoulders back and off we go.

Inverted row - 10-15 repetitions

And here we have an inverted row which is going to target primarily the back, biceps and forearms.

So we want to lean back, holding the rings. Get our body into a nice flat position, core nice and tight, and then drawing up through the elbows, pulling up, that's it. Keeping the shoulder blades down, big squeeze and come down nice and slow.

So to make this one a little bit harder we're going to creep the feet forward just a touch. That's it, keep your back nice and flat, core tight, and pulling up.

Dips - 3 repetitions

So here we have a body weight dip which is a more advanced version, which is also going to target the chest, triceps and shoulders.

We're going to make sure we pin the shoulders back again, core night and tight, really squeezing the triceps.

Chin ups - 3 repetitions

Here we have a chin up which is going to target the back, biceps and forearms.

So we'll grab on to the bar. You want a full extension, lock the shoulder blades in, squeeze the core and then squeezing up through the biceps. Control down. All the way up.

So if we can't do this as well, you can jump up, hold and come down nice and slow.

Here we go. One! [Participant laughs]

The harder version is the wide grip pull up. So we're gonna go over hand, targeting the same muscles to a different extent. Again locking the scapular in, pulling up through the back, squeezing up. Chin over. Control.

More ways to get active and healthy

Queensland Government Companion Card

Please note that active and healthy program events for seniors and kids that incur a fee, now honour the Queensland Government Companion Card.

This allows free participation for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.

More information

We want to hear from you! Help us to continue to improve our Active and healthy programs by having your say. Fill in the online survey or email the Active and Healthy team  to provide further comments, feedback and enquiries.

Are you interested in becoming an Active and Healthy provider? To register your interest, email the Active and Healthy Team.

Council is looking for group fitness instructors. Become a part of a vibrant team of health professionals that operate Council's two Corporate Wellness Centres in Brisbane's CBD. To register your interest email the Wellness team.

Last updated:25 March 2020