Make No Excuses With These Local Workouts You Can Do In Your Lunch Break

By Brooke Darling
14th Oct 2019

best lunch break workouts Gold Coast

There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment you get when you squeeze a workout into your lunch hour. It’s basically free time and means you can either sleep in longer or head home early for a night on the couch with the Bachelorette without feeling guilty.

When it comes to the lunchtime workout you have to choose wisely. It’s important to pick an activity no more than 45 minutes long, allowing enough time to get to and fro without too much hassle.

Here are four of the best lunchtime workouts on the Gold Coast.

Bouldering At Alpine Indoor Climbing 


When it comes to keeping fit, there’s no denying Gold Coasters love a bit of adventure. So break up your workday at Alpine Indoor Climbing, the Coast’s premier dedicated bouldering gym that’s also fully air-conditioned. Bouldering differs to ‘rock climbing’ per se, it’s like rock climbing, but without the ropes and harness. But don’t let that scare you off, Alpine Indoor Climbing have a range of gradient walls from beginner gentle to expert hard-core, and crash pads surround the entire thing so, you’re all good when your fingers and forearms throw in the towel. 

Reformer Pilates At Xtend Barre

Burleigh Heads

The only acceptable bar to visit at lunchtime is Xtend Barre in Burleigh Heads. Their Reformer Pilates classes run every day of the week at 12pm sharp and are perfect for your lunchtime fitness fix. Grab a few work buddies and enjoy some team building as you bend and Xtend! This lunchtime class does run for one solid hour, but it’s worth smashing out an extra 15 minutes at the desk before signing off for the day.  

Functional Fitness At F45 Training

Bundall + Southport

Fitness club royalty, F45 Training has been a player on the scene for some time with its High Intensity Interval Training. For the rare few unfamiliar with the powerhouse brand, it’s the place to go for no-fuss 45-minute workouts that suit every level of fitness—and are simply perfect for the ultra-lunchbreak sweat sesh. If you’re the type of person who’s best motivated when surrounded by like-minded folk, the F45 ‘team training, life changing’ mantra proves this is the ideal energy outlet for you. While you’ll find F45 Training centres peppered across the Coast, Bundall and Southport offer 12pm classes, so it’s tools down at lunchtime. 

Various Classes At EMF Fitness


Located in Bundall, EMF Fitness is the perfect place to challenge yourself in a safe, dynamic and motivating environment. You'll be surrounded by motivated individuals keen to get in shape just like you. With a focus on helping people make lasting and healthy life choices, EMF Fitness has a robust line up of sessions throughout the week, with 30-minute action-packed classes at noon from H.I.I.T, Pump, Spin Sprint and more. EMF Fitness also has state-of-the-art gyms in Pacific Fair, Robina Town Centre, Harbour Town, Nerang and Coomera, so you can hit the free weights or machines at your leisure, if you can’t make a scheduled class. 

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