Let's face it (well, we could be biased) - there's no better place to enjoy getting out and active than Manly, and there's more options to get in shape (or stay in shape) than you might think.
A return walk along the Esplanade from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron passed the beautiful harbour to Darling Point gives you a 4km+ workout - a 1/2 hour well spent (or longer if you choose to stop for a chat and cheeky coffee at a local coffee shop).
If you're a little more adventurous, why not hire a bike or kick bike and go a little further? ScooterBike Adventures has a great range that are so easy to enjoy.
There's plenty to do off-shore too - why not get active in the harbour and beyond? 2530 Tours offers sunrise and sunset kayaking tours, or for those wanting more of a challenge Kyle will keep you out there for hours, exploring the nearby islands!
As part of the Brisbane City Council's Active and Healthy Brisbane Program, for just $5 you can try Stand-up Paddle Boarding thanks to regular classes provided by Sunshine Coast Surf Schools.
Our local Medibank Park Run has to have one of the best views in the world for runners, and kicks off at 7am every Saturday from the wading pool. The 5km circuit leads runners down to Bayside Park and back.
With its very convenient Esplanade location, 4Shore Fitness offers a great indoor alternative, particularly when the weather isn't perfect. New owners Ethan and Josie are keen fitness enthusiasts and lifelong members of the local community.
Prior to their takeover of 4Shore, Josie and Ethan operated a health food and supplement store, but with their real passion for the gym and the great location, their new adventure was a no brainer.
The 4Shore team will start classes in November - sign up to their newsletter for updates.
If swimming is more your style, the Manly Pool is open seven days a week, and during Summer opens at 5.30am Monday to Friday (later on weekends). With its own poolside cafe, and slides for the kids, there's something for everyone. Great central location at Little Bayside Park, close to local shopping on Cambridge Parade.
So get out, get fit, get healthy, and get down to Manly Harbour Village soon!