If the year has left you feeling a little burnt out, stressed and in need of a break, it’s time to blow out those cobwebs and adjust your gaze to events and activities that are good for the mind, body and soul.
There’s plenty of things to do on the Gold Coast this summer, so swap your next cocktail session for a morning of wellness, or take on that fun run you’ve always drummed up an excuse not to do—it’s time your health and wellness jumped in the front seat.
Sound Healings, Mindfulness And Breathworks Workshops At Freedom Float Centre
More than just an incredible sensory deprivation float centre, Freedom Float Centre in Burleigh is a holistic health facility that co-hosts a revolving roster of wellness events. This summer, take time out to connect with your spiritual side at workshops including sound healings, a heart-opening and healing breathworks experience, as well as a mindfulness and compassion meditation session. Dates and prices vary, so head here for all the details.
Practise Self-Care With The Coast’s Best Wellness Studios
Living on the Gold Coast, we’re inspired to take better care of ourselves—waking up early and taking a stroll along the beach or into the mountains, going for a swim, eating fresh and organic produce grown on our doorstep, or putting our health and wellbeing in the hands of the professionals. To help you on your wellness journey we’ve rounded up the best Gold Coast wellness studios, each a little different in approach and offering, but all with the intention to make you feel nothing less than fantastic, so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed about.
Get Summer Ready With These Sweaty Workouts
Leap into your healthiest self this summer, with our hit list of the Gold Coast’s best workouts. Whether it's jumping on a bike for a spin class, dancing in the dark or finding your Zen, there’s something to be said for getting your heartrate up, the endorphins flowing and the toned abs, well, that’s just an added bonus.
Dive Into A Morning Of Wellness At The Bathhouse By Greenhouse
Infusing wellness into your ultimate Summer of Fun, The Bathhouse is hosting a morning dedicated to you this December. On Sunday 8, you’re invited to slow down and unwind with a guided meditation and yoga class hosted by the beautiful Amy from Boheme and Body. Then, melt into a social soak session with full use of the spa facilities. Afterwards, you’ll be pampered with Savia Cosmetic's organic clay masks and meet The Bathhouse’s self-care specialist who will provide tools and teachings to inspire your own well-being rituals. The best part? You’ll be treated to a nutritious vegan brunch spread from sister venue, Greenhouse Canteen. We’re relaxed just thinking about it.
When: Sunday 8 December; 7:30am to 11am
Cost: $115+ BF per person
For more information and to book, click here.
Prepare For Festive Season With Help From These Sustainable Beauty Salons
We all love a good pamper at the salon. It’s the ideal opportunity to sit back and relax and let the worries of the world wash over you. But you don’t want your hair and beauty regime to come at the expense of the environment. Did you know the Australian hairdressing industry is responsible for sending more than one-million kilograms of aluminium foil to landfill every year? Not to mention the nasty chemicals being washed down the drain and penetrating your skin during colour sessions and treatments. Now it has never been easier to treat yourself while doing your part to help Mother Earth. We’ve shared the Gold Coast’s top sustainable salons, to make sure you’re in the right hands.
Start 2020 With A Dose Of Relaxation At A Dreamy Day Spa
If you need a quick detox after a festive season filled with too many cocktails and plates of cured meats, we know just the thing. Clear some time in your calendar and spoil yourself with a visit to one of the Gold Coast’s best day spas. For the already blissed out people—a holiday can do that to you—skip the stress busters and indulge in some serious beautifying treatments. We’ve been kneaded, tugged, scrubbed and polished to bring you this hand-picked selection, so you can’t go wrong.
Get Back To Basics With Summer’s Biggest Fitness Trend—Running
Want to get that summer bod in shape for free while taking advantage of the Gold Coast’s gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery? It’s time to ditch the expensive gym membership and join summer’s biggest fitness trend. Grab the activewear and lace up those trainers because running is back on the agenda, and it’s completely free. Drag yourself out of bed on a Saturday morning for anywhere between three and 20 kilometres of walking, running or chitter-chat, at your closest park run. Switch it up each week; choose your destination, scenery and challenge and you’ll be signing up for the Gold Coast Marathon in no time. We’ve rounded up more of the Coast’s best running tracks here.
Need more activities on your plate? Check out the rest of our Best Summer Ever itineraries here.