Active Living Free Fitness Classes

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Active Living Fitness Classes Cairns

Our Active Living program offers free exercise and wellbeing classes delivered by qualified trainers.  Classes are held on the Cairns Esplanade and in Brinsmead, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Manunda, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob. See below for sessions available at each location.

This program is proudly brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and PHN.

  • Note: Sessions may be cancelled at short notice due to unfavourable or unsafe weather conditions. We endeavour to publish cancellations on Council's Facebook page.
  • Note: classes are not held on the following days and associated public holidays: Queen's Birthday; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Year's Day; Australia Day; Good Friday.

Cairns Esplanade Program

Get amongst it and get fitter at the Cairns Esplanade!

The classes provide an introduction to the sport and are suitable for all levels of fitness. The classes are run at numerous picturesque locations along the Esplanade. From Aqua Aerobics to Zumba Fitness, there is something for everyone to try.


Aqua Aerobics

When: Saturdays 9am
Location: Lagoon

Aquatic exercise is a low impact, effective and fun way to get fit, burn calories, strengthen joints and bones and reduce stress. Aqua Aerobics increases general well-being with little or no impact and you don't even have to be able to swim!

Aqua Zumba

When: Wednesdays 5.30pm
Location: Lagoon

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® "pool party", the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Beach Volleyball

When: Tuesdays 5.30pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade Beach Volleyball Court

Want to learn to play Beach Volleyball, increase your skills, or just want to have a fun hour of sport? Elite coaches Joel and Luke lead this weekly clinic. The session combines skill training and play with groupings for all skill levels. Come on down and bash a ball!

Bouldering

When: Mondays 5pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade Bouldering Park (across from Cairns Base Hospital)

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing at low height. A minimal amount of equipment is required. Bouldering is a fun and safe introduction to rock climbing. Bouldering is suited to all levels of fitness and climbing experience. Over the sessions you will learn and develop skills to solve a range of climbing problems. Like any form of rock climbing it is good for the body, mind and soul. If you have climbing shoes, bring them along - Dunlop Volleys are a good alternative and of course sneakers are fine. Bring a water bottle and a towel.

Chi Gong & Flow Yoga

When: Wednesdays 6.30am
Location: Fogarty Park

This Introductory class is a combination of Yoga and Tai Chi techniques. Learn the basics at Fogarty Park from 6:30am on Wednesday mornings.

Pilates

When: Thursdays 6.30am
Location: Fogarty Park

Learn the basics of Pilates at the Fogarty Park soundshell at 6:30am on Thursday mornings. Please bring water, a towel and/or mat.

Sahaja Meditation

When: Saturdays 7.30am
Location: Cairns Esplanade Western Event Lawn (next to Lagoon)

Enjoy the unique experience of Sahaja Meditation, relax and allow the power of the Kundalini energy to rise inside and be in a state of thoughtless awareness. Once the Kundalini is awakened inside it nourishes the seven chakras inside you and helps us have towards inner peace and improved physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Seniors Steady Steps

When: Mondays 9.30am
Location: Fogarty Park

Steady Steps is a falls prevention program for older adults who may be at risk of falls in their home or in the wider community. The program is targeted to aid strength, balance, stability and functional movement.

Zumba Fitness

When: Tuesdays 5.30pm
Location: Fogarty Park

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it you are getting fit and energy levels are soaring. It is easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Brinsmead Program

Get amongst it and get fitter in Loridan Drive Park for free!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.


Zumba

When: Mondays 5.00pm - 6.00pm  
Location: Loridan Drive Park
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Exercise is more fun when you are dancing! Zumba classes are aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Edmonton Program

Get amongst it and get fitter in Ravizza Park!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.

A fantastic opportunity to get fit for free!


Fitness for all

When: Fridays - 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: Ravizza Park –Edmonton
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Entry-level interval training aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Fun fitness for the whole family - children welcome!

Zumba

When: Fridays - 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Ravizza Park –Edmonton
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Exercise is more fun when you are dancing! Zumba classes are aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it you are getting fit and energy levels are soaring. It is easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Gordonvale Program

Get amongst it and get fitter in Norman Park for free!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.


Zumba

When: Thursdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm  
Location: Norman Park
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Exercise is more fun when you are dancing! Zumba classes are aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Manunda Program

Get amongst it and get fitter in Harald Falge Park for free!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.


Fitness for all

When: Wednesdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm 
Location: Harald Falge Park, Manunda
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Entry-level interval training aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Fun fitness for the whole family - children welcome!

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Trinity Beach Program

Get amongst it and get fitter on Trinity Beach Beachfront and in your local park!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.

A fantastic opportunity to get fit for free!


Seniors Fitness

When: Tuesdays  9.00am - 10.00am
Location: Northern Beachfront – Vasey Esplanade
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A beginner level seniors’ interval training class. Designed to have fun and socialise, whilst increasing fitness, coordination and balance.

Fitness for all

When: Fridays 9.00am - 10.00am
Location: Northern Beachfront – Vasey Esplanade
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Entry-level interval training aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Fun fitness for the whole family - children welcome!

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

Yorkeys Knob Program

Get amongst it and get fitter on the beachfront at Yorkeys Knob!

Free entry level adult fitness programs, delivered by qualified trainers. No equipment or experience required. The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and Primary Health Network.

A fantastic opportunity to get fit for free!


Seniors Fitness

When: Wednesdays - 9.00am - 10.00am 
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob
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This class is aimed to help promote better health, improve focus and coordination, mobility and balance. The program is aimed at all ages, genders and abilities.

Fitness for all

When: Thursdays - 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob
Facebook event page 

Entry-level interval training aimed at all ages, genders and abilities. Fun fitness for the whole family - children welcome!

The Active Living Free Fitness in the Suburbs program is supported by funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

For more information, please call 07 4044 3715.

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Last updated: 18 January 2021