With summer fast approaching (hallelujah!), it’s not too late to squeeze your body into that tiny bikini or flash those guns on the beach. It’s time to become as hot as that summer sun, ya hear? #sunsoutbunsout
With all those guilty Christmas goodies on the way – think rumballs, apricot balls, and white Christmas slice – you’ll want to give your body a head start on the Christmas binge so, at the very least, you can squeeze in more yummy food…and cocktails!
We’ve found some of the Gold Coast’s best gyms and fitness studios to help make your beach body sizzle.
Train for results with the Func Fitness team. These guys have created a great vibe in their box and live by their motto – train for your life. If you’re keen to get your body moving the way it was designed to move, as one whole unit, then Func Fitness is for you. Don’t expect to see machines, couches, TVs, and mirrors in this space, instead prepare to push your body surrounded by the happiest trainers on earth.
Address: 4/75 W Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads
Contact: 0405 311 959
A sweet find in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Project Sparta is a social enterprise gym where all membership dues are paid directly to Project Futures – helping prevent sex slavery worldwide. Sweat for a cause at this exclusive gym boasting state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge altitude training facilities. Project Sparta is also home to the Gold Coast’s locally-grown stars – imagine training beside World Champion surfer Mick Fanning!
Address: 1/151 West Burleigh Road Burleigh Heads
Contact: 07 5508 2983
Goodlife Health Clubs
Helensvale, Nerang, and Robina
The Goodlife Health Club vibe can be felt 24-7 with all three Gold Coast clubs still open when most of you lazy arses are sleeping. If group fitness is your thing, get busy with 200 classes per week to choose from, or join the big guns heavy lifting in the Functional Training Zones. At the very least head to Robina and gaze at the sea of beautiful bodies, you’ll quickly regret that cronut you snuck for breakfast.
Address: Helensvale, Nerang, and Robina
Contact: 07 5581 2666 (Helensvale)
Have you ever watched some animals and admired their muscles? OK, maybe that’s just us…but if you are looking for an intense training style, The ZUU promises to bring out your inner gorilla! The ZUU is a registered training style based on high intensity primal movement patterns, mixed with strength and endurance bodyweight exercises. The ZUU will not only get you fit but will get you fit fast – making it a worthy contender on our list of Gold Coast’s best gyms.
Address: 2/63 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads
Get Raw Bootcamps
Burleigh and Miami
With paradise on your doorstep, we understand if you don’t care to be stuck inside four walls. So, you’re the kinda guy or gal who loves the fresh air in your face and the feel of sand between your toes while sprinting along the beach? The ladies at Get Raw Bootcamps are good at reminding you about every tiny muscle in your body, leaving you tight and limber the next day (and walking like a cowboy).
Address: various outdoor locations around Burleigh and Miami
Contact: 0415 578 114
Natalie Williams is a Heavy Metal fan without the black clothes and heavy eyeliner. She’s quietly unique with a love to discuss all things fitness, beauty, and Heavy Metal. Most weekends you will catch her at a local Metal gig or exploring the local trails with Heavy Metal playing on her iPod. Find her on Instagram @beautyrockfusion
Photo Credit: Ricki Vale for Func Fitness