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How to Get Fit: Your Guide to Getting Active in 2020

With the festive season over, it’s time to kick start your New Year #fitspo goals. So to help, we've rounded up our top fitness articles to provide you with all the inspiration you need to cultivate an active lifestyle in 2020. From cycle routes, swimming and scenic hikes to studio sessions and bootcamps, here's how to get fit in Sydney and have fun. 

Tracks, paths and trails

Walk on the wide side – Sydney has endless walking and hiking trails to explore. 

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The 7 most scenic walks in Sydney

From Palm Beach to Coogee, strap on your hiking shoes, hit the trails, and take in Sydney’s spectacular harbour and coastline.

Sydney’s top 6 walking tracks north side of the bridge

Rugged coastlines, national parks and harbour beaches, Sydney’s Northern Suburbs have a network of breathtaking coastal walks with incredible vistas.

Sydney’s 7 best walking tracks south side of the bridge

From leisurely 30-minute strolls to two-day hikes, these south-side walks will literally take your breath away. 

A runner’s dream: The best running routes, events and groups in Sydney

Forget the treadmill – no one does the scenic run quite as well as Sydney. In fact, this city is ready-made for runners. So, lace up those sport shoes and ready, set, run!

Cycle Sydney’s scenic bike trails

With such dramatic scenery and consistently fabulous weather, Sydney is the ultimate city to hone your cycling form.

Day Trips

From the coast to the bush, set off on a day trip for your next exercise fix. 

7 hiking trails to explore on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Whether you’re a hiking fanatic, nature novice or weekend wanderer, there’s a suitable walking trail just waiting to be explored on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

7 of the best hiking trails on the Central Coast

Already conquered the best hiking tracks Sydney has to offer? Head north and discover some of the Central Coast's beautiful trails.  

7 of the best Blue Mountain day hikes

Have you done the famous walk down to the Three Sisters? Don’t stop there! The Blue Mountains is teeming with beautiful hiking trails, and they're easy to get to from Sydney, too. 

Beautiful walks on the South Coast

From the beach to the bush, from short strolls to day-long hikes, these picturesque South Coast walks promise adventure and beauty, all rolled into one.

Hit the trail: Overnight hikes around Sydney

Want to challenge yourself? Strap on your walking shoes, grab your sleeping bag and hike your way around some of Sydney’s most spectacular national parks.

On the Water

Whether you prefer to surf, paddle, float or dip, Sydney's glistening waters are guaranteed to help you achieve your New Year fitness goals. 

Surfs up! Sydney’s best surf beaches

Surfing is a fun way to soak up the rays and build core strength. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned wax-head, there's a break for you to shred.

Insta-worthy ocean and rockpools

With more than 100 rockpools scattered all over NSW, Sydneysiders can take their pick of beautiful spots. Splash out this summer and dive into one of these glistening ocean pools.

Sydney’s stand up paddle boarding spots

There are few better ways to combine exercise and pleasure than a leisurely paddle atop a stand-up paddle board.

Best public pools in Sydney

Not a fan of running? That's ok, because Sydney is home to some incredible public pools that are perfect for a lap or two.

Outdoor Fitness

Who said you had to join a gym to get fit? Make the most of the warmer weather at one of these outdoor fitness classes instead.

The Northern Beaches parks to get your fitness on

The upside to Sydney living, is the sun tends to shine more than it doesn’t, which is why most prefer their fitness outdoors. No matter the activity, there’s an array of locations catering to open air exercise.

Top 5 parks in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for outdoor fitness

We spoke to Sydney-based personal trainer and founder of Major Fitness Rawson Kirkhope to find out the sweet spots to train in the Eastern Suburbs.

7 outdoor boot camps to try this summer

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to begin working out outside.

Yoga on the beach

The best mind-body-soul exercise there is, yoga is brilliant at reducing stress, enhancing mental clarity, building strength, toning and finding a sense of balance in otherwise crazy days.

In the Studio

With so many studios in Sydney, it can be hard to choose the right one. So to help, we've listed our top picks to help whittle down your final choice. 

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Inspired fitness training for the new you

Finding the motivation to get back into action following a boozy holiday season is tricky. This year, we decided to ditch the generic gym membership for one of these motivating training options instead.

Meet you at the barre: The fitness craze sweeping Sydney

Barre studios are springing up all over Sydney, but why is working out like a dancer so effective? Here’s the lowdown.

The 9 best boutique fitness studios south side of the bridge

If you’ve lagged on the workout front, there is an array of boutique studios that are garnering not only a toned physique but our attention as well, just south side of the bridge.

Sydney's hottest yoga trends

From traditional stretches such as Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa to alternative styles like aerial yoga, here's our pick of the trending classes of the moment. 

8 of the best Eastern Suburbs fitness studios

When it comes to fitness, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs knows what it's doing, and the abundance of studios scattered throughout the area is testament to this.

Spotlight on Sydney’s best yoga and pilates studios

Want to start your day with downward dog, or stretch and flex your way through a pilates class? Take inspiration from these stylish studio sessions. 

Bliss out: Sydney's best wellness studios

Health havens where you can escape the demands of the daily grind, de-stress, and focus on you.

Hot yoga and bikram: where to sweat it out in Sydney

Brave the 40-degree heat at Bikram or sweat it out with heated vinyasa – these steam-filled studios will help you master your yoga like a total pro.

Weekends Away

Keen to take your fitness further afield? These yoga retreats tick allthe boxes. 

NSW's most relaxing yoga retreats

From basic no-frills to the downright lavish, these soothing escapes will guide you to a blissful state of inner zen.

Soothing yoga escapes in Victoria

Stretch out, relax and take a deep breath – these are the dreamiest yoga retreats in Victoria, guaranteed to help you find your happy place.


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