Community first. Always. We believe in doing awesome things, but even
more in having an amazing crew to do awesome things with. So for our
Australian friends looking to get active and get social- here are some
groups you need to try in Melbourne.
They start in the dark. Rain, hail or shine- this welcoming crew of runners
meet at 5.45am each Saturday in South Yarra to run hill sprints on the Tan
(that’s the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria for non-Melburnians!).
After as many laps as you can handle in 40 minutes (all fitness levels are
welcome), the focus is on coffee, chat, connection, and those stunning
Melbourne sunrises. Try it, and you’ll understand exactly why their mantra
is ‘this is good for me boss’.
Every Friday at 6am, this crew of like minded people meet on Elwood
Beach. Starting their day with purpose and intent, they say no to phones
and distractions; and yes to sea swims, mindfulness, connection and
laughs. Run by Irish meditation teacher Aisling Quigley, this is a free and
welcoming way to start your day feeling incredible.
One of Melbourne’s oldest Gaelic athletic club’s- this is your home away
from home whether you’re Irish or not. Seasoned pros, and those new to
Gaelic football are all welcomed to play GAA and become part of the
family. You’ll have fun, develop your skills and make friends for life.
What better way to spend your summer than by joining the Rolla Bae skate
club, right on St Kilda beach? Take your own crew down and hire roller
skates, or join the club for classes and lessons to perfect your technique.
You won’t miss their beachside vintage caravan, retro dressed skate
instructors and pumping music. Who said fitness needs to be serious?
You’ll find many outdoor bootcamps making use of Melbourne’s many
parks and green spaces, and they’re the perfect way to get fit and make
new friends in the process. Irish personal trainers Sinead Phadraig
and DaraDe Blaca
run their own 6 week blocks in Fawkner Park. Drop them a
message to book your spot- and get ready to hurt from laughing as much
as your DOMS!