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Fitness in the CBD

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As the New Year rolls in with promises of fresh starts, it’s that time again to set your intensions and resolutions – and for many, that means kicking some serious fitness goals! Darwin City offers a range of fitness options both indoors and outdoors to suit your needs and goals. So let’s ditch the ‘boring’ routines, and dive into the fun side of fitness around our city.

Here’s your guide to turning Darwin into your ultimate tropical playground:

Get fit for free

Darwin City offers a range of free fitness activities to get your heart pumping!

Bicentennial Park

Home to the Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park is one of the most popular green spaces in the CBD. Its lush green surrounds overlook the harbour creating picturesque views. Here you can find free exercise equipment including:

  • Magnetic bells for safe and functional free weight-training
  • Multi Net
  • Suspension Trainer
  • 3 different height steps
  • Surface markings and double-sided instructional signage

Bonus – download the KOMPAN App for your own online personal trainer! The app features over 140 animated exercise tutorials and a variety of fitness programs specifically for this area. Find out more here: https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/community/community-facilities/bicentennial-park

Darwin Waterfront

Enjoy nine state-of-the-art KOMPAN fitness bikes, located on the grass area facing the Waterfront outside of the Darwin Convention Centre, combine advanced technology and features associated with indoor exercise bikes, with durable outdoor design. The Beach is also a perfect place to swim laps safely without the fear of crocodiles, stingers and other dangerous marine animals. It’s free to use and is patrolled by lifeguards from 9am-6pm every day.

Honestly, what can’t you do at the Darwin Waterfront!?  Find out more here: https://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au/

Membership based options

If you’re like countless others, you might find that you are more committed to your fitness when you’re in a group setting. Lucky for us, Darwin City has many different options for group fitness.

ARC Fitness CBD

Welcome to ARC Fitness CBD – the new gym in town!

ARC CBD opened in late 2023, and already has a strong membership of like-minded people. The CBD gym is the sister gym of the already successful ARC Fitness Yarrawonga. Owner, Ange, had this to say: "Through ARC Fitness, I strive to empower healthy habits and enable everyone to live by our motto - Adapt. Reset. Conqure".

ARC has a range of membership options, which you can check out here: https://www.arcfitnessaustralia.com.au/


Located in the heart of Darwin, this club will blow you away as soon as you step through the door. 

The central location offers a large free weights are, top of the range cardio equipment and a functional training area with monkey bars, resistance bands, kettlebells and more. Plus it’s open 24/7 – so you have the flexibility to train whenever suits you.

IFitness has a range of membership options, which you can check out here: https://www.ifitness247.com.au/darwin-city/

Sky Barre

Nestled in a pocket off of Cavenagh Street, Sky Barre offers a tranquil space to start or continue your fitness journey.

Offering a variety of Barre, HIIT, Boxing, Aerial Yoga and Reformer Classes the friendly team at Sky Barre are committed to investing into your best-ever body, mind and soul.

Sky Barre has a range of membership options, which you can check out here: https://www.skybarre.net.au/

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