- Do you hate to exercise but would love to find a way to like it?
- Are you looking for a fun new way to get fit, get moving and keep physically active?
- Do you need to shake up your usual routine?
There’s a whole world out there of unusual, fun and unconventional ways to get moving and Perth and Western Australia have some of the best to offer.
Make exercise more fun, spice up your routine by trying out some new activities and find the one that works for you. If it’s fun and you enjoy it then it won’t be a chore and you’ll be more likely to engage on a regular basis.
Whether you’re young or old, an exercise novice wondering where to start or gym junkie, there’s something here for everyone to give a go. Change up your regular routine, have some fun, get active and reach your health goals with some of these more unusual, out of the ordinary fitness activities.
Take a circus training or a pole dancing class, try out some Ninja moves, or join a bubble soccer team or an Amazing Race around Perth event. Instead, you may fancy freestyle dancing in the dark or twirling a hula hoop, or perhaps bushwalking, orienteering or your first foray into wood chopping and axe throwing – there is definitely something for everyone to try out on this list.
Don’ be shy, get active, get moving, get out there and get healthy!!
Here are our 20 unusual, fun and interesting physical activities to try out in Perth.
- Ninja Academy
Mixed movement and obstacle training facility, featuring the most extensive Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course in Australia.
- Circus Training
Find your happy place at CirQuest! With so many different classes for all ages in a huge variety of circus skills, you are sure to find the thing that makes your heart sing – tumbling, silks and ropes, aerial, trapeze, juggling, unicycles – you name it.
- Dancing in the Dark – No Lights No Lycra
Leave your inhibitions at the door and dance like nobody is watching. It’s the fitness craze that’s taking Australia by storm, giving people a safe space to dance in complete darkness. No complicated dance routines to follow. No dance partners needed. Just groove away, forget your worries and lose yourself in the dark.
- Hula Hoops
Not just a children’s toy. Hula hooping is a great full-body workout which burns calories, improves your balance, your core strength and your cardiovascular fitness – not to mention is great fun as well. A whole range of classes including Over 50s, circuit, dance, one to one and group classes.
- Walking Tours
Get moving, get outdoors and explore Perth’s streets, laneways, public spaces and urban art.
- Yoga with a difference
Do you love yoga and want to switch it up a little? Why not experiment with nude yoga, anti-gravity/aerial yoga, yoga on a stand-up paddleboard, yoga in the dark or yoga in a sauna – all available for all ages and abilities in WA.
- Bubble Soccer
Strap in and hop into a bubble to get your David Beckham moves out with Bubble Soccer Perth.
- Tree Top Ziplining Adventures
Ziplining and exciting, challenging obstacle courses high up in the tree canopy, that have the whole family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest and experiencing the trees like never before. Many WA locations including Dwellingup, Busselton and Yanchep.
- Pole Dancing
Are you looking for an exercise regime that’s fun, interesting and gets you fit? Think you’re too old for pole dancing? Not strong enough? Not co-ordinated enough? Pole dancing is suitable for people of all walks of life and ages. You don’t need to be fit, strong or co-ordinated to begin with – that’s why you come to pole dancing classes! You WILL get stronger, fitter and more co-ordinated as you progress.
- Axe Throwing
Whether you try this one as one-off social event or want to become a regular axe chucker, once you hit your first bullseye you will be hooked!!
- Holey Moley Golf or Glowing Rooms Mini Golf
Cocktails and mini golf Channel your inner Happy Gilmore with mini golf and cocktails at Holey Moley or experience a game of glow in the dark mini golf where golf balls appear to hover above the ground, the animals and characters come to life and almost reach out to touch you.
- Indoor Surfing
Whether you are a seasoned grommet or a complete beginner, indoor surfing is suitable for people of all walks of life and ages.
- Gym Workouts in a Nightclub Setting
A group weight training studio and gym inspired by Hip-Hop & RnB in an underground nightclub setting – Studio 30 ticks all the boxes for ravers and gym junkies.
- Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour
Get active and moving and learn more about our unique history while exploring the underground tunnels and cells of the old Fremantle Prison.
- Get Bush Walking and Hiking
From WA’s top end to the South West, get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get active on some of WA’s incredible bushwalking tracks. Great for your mental health, not to mention those glutes, legs and core muscles.
Don’t feel like doing it alone – check out The Hike Collective who run guided walks from 1 hour to 7 days.
Some favourites include Bibbulmun Track, Cape to Cape, Kalbarri National Park, Ellis Brook Valley Reserve, Lesmurdie Falls, John Forrest National Park, Lake Leschenaultia, Serpentine, Mundaring Weir, Walyunga National Park, Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail and the Zig Zag.
Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport and activity for all ages, ability in urban or rural settings.
- Amazing Race
Treasure hunt and scavenger race around Perth with quirky challenges – the Amazing Race is the perfect way to get friends, family or colleagues out and about working together or racing against each other.
- Tough Mudder Mud Race
Perhaps one for the more physically fit who don’t mind getting grubby, Tough Mudder is a hard-core adventure bucket list item for many who love a physical challenge and getting down and dirty with friends.
- Kayaking & Canoeing Adventure
Explore the great outdoors than in a pollution-free, silent, renewable energy-powered kayak. City Sunset, Morning Meander, Rise & Shine on the Swan River, Seal & Penguin Island, Canning River, Monkey Mia, Swan Valley, Blackwood River – all over WA. Guided or Self-guided tours.
- Get Trampolining – not just for kids
Another childhood favourite, you can embrace your inner Tigger for this one and test the force of gravity trampolining. With more than 50 interconnected trampolines at Bounce you can boiiiing up walls, along tumble tracks and around corners while your legs try to keep up with your youthful heart.