Sick of staring into space on the treadmill or making eye contact with meatheads admiring their reflection while they lift weights at the gym? ...So are we! With Mother Nature serving up a sunny and very mild winter (thus far at least), there’s no time like the present to escape the gym in favour of the great outdoors! Read on for our favourite outdoor exercise locations for days when you just can’t face being stuck inside.
Given we’re located a stone’s throw from the surf, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we love indulging our inner fitness fanatic at North Beach. A great spot for sandy strolls, cycling or running with the sea breeze in your hair (while decked head to toe in HyperLuxe threads of course!) North Beach is our favourite place for beachside exercise bouts in Perth.
Whether you’re running along the coast with the sand between your toes or working up a sweat while taking your four legged friend for their daily walk up on the footpath, there’s no beating North Beach. And don’t forget to swing past HyperLuxe to stock up on the latest fitness apparel while you’re in the neighbourhood!
Minim Cove Park:
Pooch lovers will also enjoy Minim Cove Park with its picturesque dog-friendly riverside trails that wind all the way from Mosman Park to North Freo. Let your pooch off the lead to run free or if it’s sunny, let them take a quick dip in the river while you lunge it out on the shore in the latest looks from Pilot Athletic, The Upside and Adidas.
There’s also a path that’s great for cycling and running and as an added bonus, when you arrive in North Freo there’s an abundance of cafes to cater to your caffeine cravings - just what you deserve after a spot of cardio!
If you’re south bound for the weekend with your plus one or are heading off on a getaway with the girls, don’t miss the opportunity to workout at Dunsborough’s beautiful beaches.
While Meelup Beach is a hot spot for families from December through ‘til March, during the cooler months it’s much quieter - providing a serene backdrop for a morning or afternoon of exercise. Located between Castle Rock and Sail Rock, Castle Bay is generally much quieter than Meelup, so if you’re not keen on contending with ankle biters building sandcastles while pushing your heart rate up, this beautiful beach is your best bet.
Just over an hour’s drive from the city, Serpentine National Park is home to popular swimming spot Serpentine Falls as well as a number of walking paths where you can reconnect with nature.
Commencing 400m from the Serpentine Falls car park, the Falls Walk Trail leads uphill to a viewing platform where you can admire the splendour of the National Park and if you’re lucky, you may even see a kangaroo or two.
Make sure you wear sturdy walking shoes like the Asics Women’s GT-2000 5 Trainer as the gravel path can be treacherous if you’re not wearing the right shoes. As with all bush walks, don’t forget to bring a full S’Well water bottle to stay hydrated!
One of the CBD’s most popular fitness destinations, Jacob’s Ladder attracts hundreds of exercise lovers every day.
Now open again after extensive structural works, this stairway to heaven (or hell if you’ve been slacking off over the cooler months) offers 242 concrete steps that rise up 43 metres from Mounts Bay Road to Cliff Street. Built in 1909, the popular attraction hugs the side of Mount Eliza - rewarding you with panoramic views of Kings Park and the Swan River once you get to the top.