CONTRIBUTED BY THE MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Move into August with a renewed sense of self.
It can be difficult to find the motivation to get moving during winter, but the scenic beauty of Manly Harbour and surrounding areas is just one of the many rewards waiting. There is something for every fitness level by the bayside. Why not find an accountability buddy and try one of these activities?
What better way to see Manly Harbour and the surrounding islands of Moreton Bay than by boat? The RQYS Sailing Academy offers a wide range of nationally recognised courses that will have them calling you Captain in no time.
STANDUP PADDLE BOARD
The sheltered, calm waters of Moreton Bay make Manly Harbour the perfect spot to try stand-up paddle boarding. However, don’t let this balancing act fool you – SUP is a serious workout! Take a beginners class, or if your core is not quite up to the challenge yet, chat to the friendly team at 4ShoreFitness about how you can achieve your training goals.
THE WHEEL DEAL
Fancy feeling the breeze in your hair as your cruise along the esplanade? The foreshore’s extra wide pathways are well suited for cycling, blading or roller skating. Or hire a non-electric scooter from ScooterBike Adventures, a safe and fun way to get fit while having a ‘wheely’ good time!
TAKE A WALK
Is a leisurely stroll more your style? Slip, slop, slap and strut your way to a great mood with one of many gentle bayside walking trails. Start at Wynnum Jetty and make your way up to Manly Harbour, a delightful walk at high tide or low tide, when crabs can be spotted scuttling along the mudflats. Or begin at Lota and take in the charming seaside village and spectacular views across to St Helena and King Islands.
FIND YOUR ZEN
Simply sitting by the ocean and practicing mindfulness is a great way to centre your mind, body and soul. Connect with your breath, journal, or practice light yoga in Little Bayside Park. Apothecary Botanica is just across the road and offers reiki healing, readings, crystals and more, so be sure to peek inside.
There are plenty of other ways to show your body some love this Winter too – drop into Move Podiatry, Mint Massage, Skin Revolution and Manly Village Medical at Manly Harbour Village to get expert care from top practitioners – after all, we only have one body.
Visit manlyharbourvillage.com to explore more.