Tired of your exercise regime or looking to get started with something new? We’ve rounded up some of Sydney’s best workouts to help you get started.
Blackwattle Bay & Glebe Foreshore
Exercise is literally a walk in the park at this harbourside track. The Glebe Foreshore features fully-paved and accessible walking paths including 2.5km along the water. Spectacular views of both iconic Sydney bridges are a pretty good incentive to get out there.
There are 110 acres of grassy hills and wetlands to wander through in our award-winning park. If you’d like to take your walk to a jog, join in the community-run Parkrun every Saturday morning.
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
It’s hard to choose just one of our world-class swimming spots, but Andrew (Boy) Charlton has to be up there based on location. Enjoy a relaxing swim by the harbour surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Hit the road on two wheels. Cycling is a low-impact exercise and a convenient mode of transport. Sydney boasts more 12.8km of separated cycleways, 60km of shared paths and 40km of other infrastructure to help you get on your bike. Sydney Cycleways runs cycling confidence courses if you need a refresher.
The McElhone stairs
As any Potts Point local will tell you, these are quite the set of stairs. 112 steps connect Potts Point with Woolloomooloo below. Head up and down a few times for a full-on aerobic workout, and say hello to the resident cat on the way down. These are just one of Sydney’s steep stairways. Honourable mentions include Agar Steps in The Rocks and Fleet Steps in Royal Botanic Garden.
Get serious #fitnessgains with body weight training. Turruwul Park’s new outdoor fitness station consists of simple bars, rings and benches that allow you to push-up, pull-up and jump over various obstacles. Kind of like being a kid again. See also: outdoor fitness stations at Sydney Park, Prince Alfred Park and Observatory Hill, among others.
Slam dunk your way to fitness at one of the city’s basketball courts.
Sydney Tennis Courts
Work on your backhand with a casual hit at your local tennis court. There are tennis courts for hire at five Sydney Parks.
- Set a goal and start training for Sydney’s favourite fun run, The Sun Herald City2Surf
- Join in lunchtime sports in the Domain
- Join in group fitness classes at KGV gym
- Get social with after-dinner walking club
- Get a side of public art and history with your walk–download the free Sydney Culture Walks app