So you’ve had a random influx of motivation to get out and get moving. That’s great! As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can help to improve your overall health. We know a big setback on the road to fitness is money, which is why we’ve found some great places you can go to work out, for free! We’ve also found some great Gladstone restaurants to grab a bite after your workout!

Get your running shoes on, you’re heading to Happy Valley Park.

Get out and into the fresh air
Get out and into the fresh air

This is a fantastic place to head to whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or are experienced in using fitness equipment. There is a fitness trail here that encompasses three different length loops, so whatever your fitness level—there’s something to suit everyone. Along with these walking/running trails is a range of equipment that is free to use including step benches, parallel bars (great for chin ups, push ups and tricep dips), ab benches, squat handles and a hanging twister (for lower back rotations). Do your own workout here, go with a friend or find a PT who will teach you proper form when conducting specific exercises. Remember, before embarking on any new fitness journey, you should get the OK from your doctor or medical professional first!
Where: Glenlyon St, Gladstone QLD 4680

So you’ve had a great workout, now it’s time to grab a bite to eat!

Craig’s Bakery

Delicious pies, Craig's Bakery - Gladstone
Crunchy melted cheese on top, Craig’s Bakery – Gladstone

If you’re after some of the most delicious sweet and savoury treats in Gladstone, you have to come to Craig’s Bakery. Whether you need a nice freshly poured coffee to give yourself a boost of energy or you’re just really hankering for some fresh bread, pie or a sausage roll, you’re sure to love everything here. Sit down, relax and catch your breath over a cuppa, or enjoy a treat after your workout. You’ve worked hard, so why not? Just remember, everything in moderation!
Where: 83/4 Kin Kora Dr, Kin Kora QLD 4680

Looking for something a bit more substantial? You can’t go past Hog’s Breath!

Hog’s Breath Café Gladstone

Mouth-watering food, Hogs Breath Cafe Gladstone - Gladstone
Mouth-watering food, Hogs Breath Cafe Gladstone – Gladstone

If you’re looking for something a little more wholesome than café food, head out to Hog’s Breath Café Gladstone. Whether you’re after an amazing yet light burger (in case you don’t want to consume too many calories) or want to go the ‘whole hog’, Hog’s Breath Café is sure to deliver. Prime ribs, healthy wraps, moreish calamari, it’s all here! Grab a steak that’s been slow-cooked over 18 hours, they will melt in your mouth!
Where: 172 Goondoon St, Gladstone QLD 4680

If it’s time to relax with a view after your workout, go to Tables on Flinders.

Tables on Flinders

Delicious and healthy cuisine, Tables on Flinders - Gladstone
Delicious and healthy cuisine, Tables on Flinders – Gladstone

Open for lunch and dinner daily from Tuesdays through to Sundays, Tables on Flinders is a great place to head to for a light lunch or substantial dinner. If you’re watching your calorie intake, there are a range of dishes here that are light on the waistline. Choose from fresh seafood, succulent steak and much more. Come by for a coffee and take in the beautiful views of Gladstone Harbour—the perfect end to a hard workout!
Where: LOT 3 Oaka Ln, Gladstone QLD 4680
If you’re looking to take the family out this week, check out these 3 family-friendly cafés in Gladstone!
Where do you like to work out in Gladstone? Let us know by commenting below!