Learn self-defence or belly dancing and stay active in Mullumbimby and Alstonville

Just because Mullumbimby, Alstonville and Bangalow are inland from the coast, it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty on offer when it comes to sport and recreational activities. In fact, it’s the very opposite! These towns have plenty of fantastic facilities to help you and the whole family keep active, and have fun while you’re doing it.

So check a range of ideas for keeping active whilst having fun from this bunch below. see if there’s something there that sounds like it could be a goer. And even if you’re a bit apprehensive about getting started, rest assured that you’ll be greeted by helpful, friendly locals who are glad you stopped by.

Gyms and classes

We Move Studio is an inclusive, all ages and abilities dance studio in Mullumbimby. There are weekly classes that cover a range of genres from contemporary, to qigong, pilates, hip hop, zouk, belly dancing and so much more! During the school term there are specialty kids’ classes, as well as workshops and events. We Move is also the location for a weekly pregnancy movement class, and a parents and bubs support group.

Mullum Gym is a 24/7 gym facility in the heart of Mullumbimby. It offers members state-of-the-art gym equipment from traditional cardio equipment, to free weights, pin load machines, ropes, cables, elastic belts and dynamic exercise gear. There are also personal trainers on site and weekly exercise classes.

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Edge Fitness in Alstonville is all about providing a range of classes to suit all levels of fitness, with a focus on their three core goals – community, holistic health and excellence. The weekly roster of classes include a premium conditioning program designed to achieve results, as well as specialty classes like boxing, body pump, teens and kids classes, and yoga. While you’re there, check out the Manava space designed for rest, recovery and rejuvenation.

Yoga studios

The Seeker and Kind Yoga Studio has a range of yoga classes taught in their beautiful Mullumbimby studio. From gentle yoga to vinyasa, hatha and restorative yin, they welcome all levels and abilities into their family of passionate teachers and studio members.

For something a little different, you could try out Face Yoga Australia in Mullumbimby. It’s exactly what the name suggests – yoga for your face – and is a specialty yoga taught by Vanamala Mayr-Reisch, all about experiencing relaxation and rejuvenation, while preventing, reducing and reversing the signs of ageing.

Martial Arts and Self Defence

Image source: Alpha District Boxing Studio

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a ninja, you could try a class at the Alpha District Boxing Studio in Alstonville. They also offer boxing and kickboxing classes for all ages, in a fun, friendly environment. Check out their cool holiday programs too!

Looking to learn some self-defence using the International Jiu Jitsu Foundation system? Then get in touch with expert trainer Daniel Olive in Bangalow. Gain confidence in your abilities, while staying active – it’s a win-win.

Sports Clubs

The Mullumbimby Leagues Club is a great community to be a part of, even if you’re just happy to be a spectator! MLC not only offers junior and senior rugby league, but also soccer for under 6’s, touch football, Oztag and has an 11-hole golf course on site. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, function centre and a camping ground – ideal for large events.

These regional towns really are punching above their weight when it comes to sport and recreation – and along with that comes a genuine sense of community, where everyone is welcome to get involved. So if you already know what works for you, or you’re looking for something new to try, then the above options should most definitely have you covered.

Interested in learning what other sports and recreation facilities are in the area? Check out our business directory.