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Fun ways to keep fit in Melbourne

A group of smiling people wielding pretend swords

Learn to skate, have a go at padel tennis and join a poolside pride party in your neighbourhood.

There are numerous ways to keep fit in your local area, from visiting our state-of-the-art recreation centres to playing club sports.

Here are just a few ways to move it your way.

Head to the half-pipe

Skate, scoot and ride your BMX at the Kensington and Riverslide skate parks. Check out skate lessons and competitions for all ages and genders during school holidays and beyond.

Join a poolside pride party

Grab your swimmers and head to Carlton Baths for a Pride Party during Midsumma Festival on 29 January from 4pm to 8pm. Expect music, entertainment and fitness classes galore.

Discover blind cricket

Drop by Fawkner Park where talented cricketers with vision impairment hit sixes. We’ve recently adapted a small oval into a competition-standard pitch for weekly blind cricket games.

Slam dunk at streetball

Join in or volunteer with Y Streetball at North Melbourne Community Centre. This feel-good program invites people experiencing hardship, homelessness or disadvantage to get active, and offers free meals and showers.

Go pro with a padel

Lob over to Shed 21 in Docklands to join the padel tennis craze. This fun and inclusive racquet sport is the world’s fastest-growing form of tennis, and Melbourne’s waterside courts are second-to-none.

Tee off at Royal Park

Challenge par at Parkville. The reinvigorated Royal Park Golf Course offers lush surrounds, casual golfing, golf lessons and a new online booking system.

For details of all these activities and many more, visit Active Melbourne.

Pictured: Swordcraft devotees celebrate the opening of Western Pavilion at Royal Park with Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Cr Davydd Griffiths, Cr Jamal Hakim and Cr Dr Olivia Ball

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