Okay, it’s time to turn off the Netflix and step away from the couch. The weather may be cooling down, but there’s still plenty of ways to stay active and amuse yourself in Brisbane. Here are our favourites.
When it comes to cool weather activities, there’s nothing like ice skating. The style, the grace, the laughs when someone falls on their face… it’s truly an unbeatable experience. So head on down to Ice World to give it a whirl. This excellent ice skating centre has public sessions seven days a week, as well as a special “Cheap Skate” (get it?) discount every Tuesday. You can also try ice hockey, figure skating and curling, so there’s something for everyone!
“With moderately priced entry, great on-site parking and long day sessions (they have night sessions too) you can’t go wrong. There is a canteen in a heated room with windows looking into the rink area, where you can sit and watch the kids if you are not skating. They serve hot noodles, coffee, tea and all the normal lollies and chippies you’d expect. Great fun for the whole family.” – sammy*d
Whether or not you’ve played it before, squash is an extremely satisfying way to have a laugh and keep fit. After all, what’s more enjoyable than smashing stuff into a wall as hard as you can? Stafford Squash Centre has six bookable courts, as well as equipment hire if you need it. They do tournaments too, if you really want to show off your skills.
Have you whacked a few balls around at Stafford Squash Centre yet? Review it on True Local!
Mad Dance House is one of Brisbane’s leading adult dance studios, with a team of instructors well versed in a heap of different styles. Each teacher has a vast amount of experience, and they’re great with everyone from total beginners to seasoned pros. Styles include hip hop, house, jazz, ballet, breaking, tap, fitness and popping, so take a look and see what you fancy.
“I went to a hip hop class at Mad Dance House and instantly felt a really incredible vibe. The dancers there are INCREDIBLE. I have danced on and off for a while so I felt comfortable with the difficulty level however I would recommend a beginners class if it’s your first time.” – Dayemm
Brisbane City Indoor Sports is a top-class facility offering everything from soccer to dodgeball to cross fit, but the mixed-team netball is definitely our favourite. The rules are slightly different to outdoor netball, with no out-of-bounds and a much smaller court. This results in some pretty madcap and hectic matches, which are an absolute blast to play in.
“Best Sports Centre in Queensland!” – Craig Gillett
If you’ve never tried your hand (and every other part of your body) at anti-gravity yoga before, you’re missing out. It’s a unique workout, mixing flowing yoga movements with circus-style hammock swing stunts. It a light-hearted way to get a surprisingly intense exercise session, so you can definitely justify the second dessert later in the day…
Let us know what you think of Flight Skool right here.