Tips to keeping fit and healthy whilst travelling

Group of Budds hostel guest at main Beach getting surfing lessons

Whether you’re here to catch some waves, explore the city and coastal life, or simply soak up the sun, one thing’s for sure: there’s plenty to do to stay fit and healthy on your travels. And, with a bit of planning and some helpful tips, you can keep your mind and body in top shape while exploring the beautiful Gold Coast.

So, let’s dive into how you can maintain your health and wellness while making the most of your adventures. Our top five tips:


1. Embrace Sunrise Beach Walks

Gold Coast beach at sunrise
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If there’s one thing on the Gold Coast that will get you out of bed at the crack of dawn, it’s the glowing sunrises that cast over the ocean, offering some of the most breathtaking views for early risers. Starting your day by taking a leisurely stroll along the beach is not only a great way to kickstart your metabolism and get your blood pumping, but it also sets a positive tone for the rest of your day. Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity to snap some Insta-worthy photos and connect with fellow travellers who share your appreciation for nature’s beauty. Budds in Surfers Hostel is only an 850m stroll from the beach, so you’ll be able to catch the golden rays as they hit the horizon and enjoy the sunrise as you make your way down the beach.


2. Make Use of Free Gym Trials

While backpacking often means living on a tight budget, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness routine. Many gyms on the Gold Coast offer free trial passes for first-time visitors, giving you access to state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes without breaking the bank. Take advantage of these offers to switch up your workout routine and stay on track with your fitness goals. Whether you prefer lifting weights, sweating it out in a spin class, or stretching and burning it in pilates, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Some gyms closest to Budds in Surfers:

  • World Gym, Surfers Paradise: Shop 6/3-15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Snap Fitness, Surfers Paradise: Level 1/3031-3033 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
  • F45 Training Surfers Paradise: 40 Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise
  • EMF Fitness Centre Surfers Paradise: 3184 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise


3. Opt for Healthy Takeaway Options

3 bowls of healthy breakfast cereals at Budds Hostel Gold Coast
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Let’s face it – sampling local cuisine is one of the highlights of any travel experience. But indulging in rich and heavy foods every day can leave you feeling sluggish and lethargic. To maintain your energy levels and support your overall well-being, aim to incorporate healthy takeaway options into your diet whenever possible. Look for eateries that offer fresh salads, grilled proteins, and nourishing smoothie bowls made with local fruits and veggies. Not only will you feel better physically, but you’ll also have more energy to tackle your next adventure on the Gold Coast.

Some of our go-to healthy takeaway options:

  •  Oakberry Acai- 3/3 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Grill’d- Shop SP019, 20 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Banana Blossom- Oracle East, Shop E117/6 Charles Ave, Broadbeach
  • Fishbowl- Shop SP019, 20 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise


4. Stay Hydrated on the Go

With its warm climate and endless outdoor activities, staying hydrated is crucial while backpacking through the Gold Coast. Make it a habit to carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go, ensuring you have easy access to hydration throughout the day. Whether you’re exploring the lush hinterland trails, hitting the waves for a surf session, or simply soaking up the sun on the beach, remember to sip water regularly to replenish lost fluids and prevent dehydration. Trust us, your body will thank you for it!


5. Join in on Free Hostel Activities and Utilise the Hostel Bikes and Surfboards

Group of Budds hostel guest at main Beach getting surfing lessons

One of the perks of staying at Budds in Surfers Hostel is access to weekly free activities that are not only fun but also great for keeping your body moving. Take advantage of the surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, or our yoga class offered right on the doorstep of the hostel. They’re affordable and accessible, and you’ll also be able to mingle and connect with other backpackers. Budds in Surfers also have bikes for guests to borrow as they please so they can cruise their way up and down the coast, taking in that salty coastal air.


So there you have it – our guide to staying fit and healthy while backpacking through the Gold Coast. By incorporating these tips into your travel routine, you can enjoy all the excitement and adventure this vibrant destination has to offer while making small and conscious efforts for your health and well-being along the way.

Catch the sunrise on the beach, break a sweat at the gym, or fuel your body with nutritious meals; remember that taking care of yourself is the ultimate key to making the most of your backpacking journey.

If you have any questions about Gold Coast travel and Budds In Surfers hostel, please reach out to us.