Active & Healthy program

The City’s Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a community based initiative that offers our residents a large variety of free and low cost sport, recreation and fitness activities in their local area.

Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program 2018-19

The new Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is all about encouraging our community members to move more, value your health and be active for life. The new program kicks off from Monday 16 July 2018 with a large variety of free and affordable activities on offer designed to get you out and about in our great parks and community facilities and enjoying being active and meeting others. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to improve for your overall wellbeing and Active & Healthy is here to help guide you towards a healthier life.

Check out our Be inspired - Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program HOTA event on Saturday 8 July 2018.

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Active & Healthy lifestyle

When it comes to getting active, doing is believing. Once people become healthier and more active, they realize all the benefits - sleeping better, feeling better, making friends, maintaining a healthy body weight - and this provides intrinsic motivation to do more.

We are one of Australia's leading sports and active lifestyle cities and with the 2018 Commonwealth Games happening in our back yard, its time ensure that the Games leave a lasting physical activity legacy for all our residents. It’s time to motivate them to have a go, try a new activity and get involved in their local community.

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Active people live longer and live better, so it’s no wonder that City is advocating for all residents to move more. Across the City, government agencies, not-for-profits and local businesses are all working together to create platforms, programs and social responsibility initiatives to encourage participation in physical activity and sport.

In order to make physical activity a more desirable, accessible and vital part of everyday life on the Gold Coast, we as a City need to give people opportunities to move more, and support them to do it. We realise that all of us could be more active, which is why our target includes everyone: not just the vital aim of getting inactive people to become active, but also supporting those who already do something to do a bit more.

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Active & Healthy holidays

No matter what the season we’ve got everything covered for your kids to be entertained through our Active & Healthy holiday program. All activities are free or low cost and are available on all school holidays

Game On Gold Coast

It’s time to get your game on Gold Coast and let your inner fitness fan out. Dust off your running shoes, unroll that yoga mat, grab your basketball and embrace the excitement and enthusiasm of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Don’t just be a sports watcher, become a sports doer and be inspired by GC2018 right here in our backyard.

Check out our Active & Healthy - Game On GC2018 page for programs that include Commonwealth Games’ sports, fitness events, wellbeing activities and plenty of fun challenges. So find an activity, rope your friends in, pack some water and get your Game On.


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