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Active & Healthy program

City of Gold Coast's award winning Active & Healthy program has been getting thousands of residents up, out and active every week for many years.

Active & Healthy program

City of Gold Coast's award winning Active & Healthy program has been getting thousands of residents up, out and active every week for many years. There are over 170 free or low cost activities running weekly across the city.

The Active & Healthy program is a great way to enjoy our parks, exercise, inhale the fresh air, meet interesting people, have a laugh and learn something new. All activities are:

  • free or low-cost
  • with qualified and friendly instructors
  • catered to suit all ages and fitness levels
  • a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new interests.

The Active & Healthy program is now online with booklets available from all City customer service centres and libraries. The program is jam packed with lots of new activities and programs designed to get you up, out and active in the beautiful Gold Coast.

The program runs from 20 July 2015 through to 5 June 2016.

If you would like to receive a copy of the new Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on our programs.

School holiday program

The Active & Healthy school holiday program is a great way to get the kids active throughout the holidays.  To receive a copy of the school holiday program please subscribe to our mailing list.

Girl Active program

From December 2015 through to April 2016 we have a new program called Girl Active that is about encouraging girls and women of all ages to lead healthier and happier lives by reconnecting with others through a range of fun and supportive activities and events. We have numerous workshops running throughout the next few months check them out here.

Start your own health and fitness journey today

  • Check out the calendar and find an activity that suits you.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring along a towel, water bottle and any other equipment listed for your activity.
  • Call the instructor if a booking is required.

It only takes a small change. Instead of telling yourself you can't, tell yourself you can.

Our Active & Healthy program encourages all Gold Coasters to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the Active & Healthy program can help motivate you to improve. The Active and Healthy program is also designed to get the whole family active as well as seniors. Regular physical activity is important throughout life, especially into old age.

Regular physical activity can help keep us physically and mentally fit, as well as healthy and happy. It also plays a vital role in keeping our weight under control. Daily life is full of opportunities for putting our energy to good use, so why not take advantage of it?

Features include:

  • over 170 free and low cost Active & Healthy activities per week
  • fitness activities including tai chi, yoga, group fitness, stroller groups, small sports, senior exercise classes and much more
  • sport and recreation activities such as walking and running groups, cycling workshops, parkruns and various sporting activities to try out
  • wellbeing and healthy cooking workshops and seminars
  • nature based activities including NaturallyGC workshops, community planting programs, beach care and workshops and programs at the Botanic Gardens
  • lifestyle activities such as craft in the park, rainbow tie dye spiral workshops, photography walks and pop up playgrounds
  • new Yugambeh Mobo activities and events to connect residents to local Aboriginal stories, language, tastes and culture
  • school holiday program.

Browse all the activities on More Gold Coast's events calendar.

Contact our Active & Healthy team by email on or phone 07 5581 7723.

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Keep up to date with the all the great Active and Healthy activities and school holiday programs we have on offer. Subscribe now, and get updates delivered direct to your inbox.


Partner with Active and Healthy

The City's Active and Healthy Team is interested in partnering with individuals and organisations in the fitness, sport, recreation or wellness industry of the Gold Coast. For more information, visit our Partner with Active and Healthy page.

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