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There’s no need to trek north of Lake Burley Griffin to get your fitness fix.
We’re lucky to have incredible gyms, studios and clubs nestled in just about every pocket of Canberra—including your suburb. That’s exactly why we’ve created our ACTIVE Neighbourhood series: to help you find the hidden fitness gems in your corner of the city.
Queanbeyan and Fyshwick, it’s your turn to get ACTIVE.
Bom Funk Dance Studio
Operating from a beautiful, purpose-built studio in Jerrabomberra, Bom Funk offers dance classes and performing opportunities to everyone from 18 months old through to adults, at all levels. Take your little one along to Mums and Bubs morning or afternoon classes, or join in on an evening Adult class—take your pick from Street Latin, Cabaret, Tap, Song & Dance, Commercial (hip hop in heels), Dance Fitness and Lyrical/Contemporary.
You’ll not only get a great workout, but an opportunity for self-expression and a chance to socialise in an inclusive setting. With years of professional dance and teaching experience, Director/Principal Kym Degenhart and her team have established an incredible facility with a welcoming community.
Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing
For a workout that’s a far cry from your typical gym, try your hand at Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced climber, and regardless of if you’re climbing solo or with a group, the team at Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing will welcome you with open arms.
With top rope climbing, bouldering, lead climbing, group bookings and more on offer, you’re bound to find an activity you enjoy. Build strength, make friends, and gain skills and confidence. There’s also a facility in Mitchell if you find yourself on the south side.
Park Run Queanbeyan
It’s a five kilometre race, but not like you know it. Parkrun is a completely free, weekly event that’s just you against the clock. Join an wide-ranging community of Queanbeyan residents running for their own enjoyment.
Every Saturday at 8am, the course begins at Queanbeyan River and runs in a double loop. There’s a mix of concrete paths and grass with two short hill climbs per lap. It’s suitable for prams, and dogs on leads are also welcome. If you’re feeling social, head to The Mill House Café for a post parkrun coffee and chat.
PB Fit Training
PB Fit was created to provide a space for women that allows them to push themselves in their strength and performance, but removes the intimidation factor. It’s a private, female-only strength gym that focuses on empowering women. Join the PB Fit System for all inclusive, semi-private training with multiple sessions per week, for less than the cost of a standard one-on-one personal training session.
There’s a strong educational component, where you’ll learn about training, nutrition and mindset in year-round sessions with a range of professionals, from dietitians to financial planners. More than just a strong body, you’ll be equipped with a mental strength that you can take with you through everyday life.
Alan Romero has earned a reputation as one of Canberra’s most knowledgeable coaches. Having spent years working with athletes across a range of sports, Alan and his team have built a facility where all clients are equipped with the tools required to reach their fitness goals.
Whether you’re a beginner, are coming back from an injury or have been training for years, Romero Athletics will help you become an expert in your own body. Join their small group personal training and you’ll have access to innovative programming, expert coaching, premium equipment and a community of like-minded, encouraging individuals. Not only will you achieve your goals, but you’ll have fun and learn along the way.