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Don’t Hide Inside – Outdoor Fitness All Year Round

by James Marten
Don’t Hide Inside – Outdoor Fitness All Year Round

As the weather cools stay outdoors and reap the rewards of a workout in the elements. It can be as easy as taking a walk up the mountain or a ride along a bike track, but if you want to mix it up, try these sessions.

Get Fit Tas offer a big range of outdoor fitness classes over the winter months. There are running groups that meet at the Domain Athletic Centre, and their boot camp program features 60 minute classes and runs throughout the week. They even offer specific Bridal Boot Camp to help you with ‘shredding for the wedding’. Head to for more info.

Live Life Get Active is a not for profit organisation that offers outdoor activity camps and nutritional programmes to help address obesity, diabetes and mental health. The St David’s Park class is a free fitness camp open to all members of the public. Yep, that’s right, it’s free! You need to book ahead at

My Fit Mumma run group fitness classes for mums, with an onsite nanny so you can take the kids along. Sheridan Wakefield started the classes after her own journey back into fitness after having her daughter. You can book a trial class then sign up for a term. They’re affiliated with the Body Beyond Baby program and classes run throughout the week. Book in at

TAZFIT opened in 2009, with athlete Dan Lemoto at the helm. He offers bootcamps in Kingston, Lindisfarne and at Regatta Grounds. You can join his free Tazfit Trailblazers running group – it’s suitable for all ages and experience, the idea is for beginners and families to learn the basics of trail running safely. Check out the timetable at

Call it crazy but you can safely swim in the ocean all year round, even in Tassie’s winter. You just have to be prepared. The Taroona Ocean and Sea Swimming Association meet each Sunday at 9:30am at the Taroona Beach Boat Ramp (check out their Facebook page for details) and the Kingston Beach Weedy Seadragons Ocean Swimming Group get together regularly on Saturday mornings at different spots around Hobart and a few times during the week. You can join their Facebook page for more details too. Just make sure you have a wetsuit! ■

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