The site

Canberra is renowned for its beautiful parks and open spaces which promote physical activity.

There are many free exercise opportunities in Canberra's beautiful outdoors for people of all ages and abilities. These include outdoor fitness stations and walking trails as well as things people may not normally use to get active such as a bench at a playground which can be used while the kids are playing or to break up a walk or run.

Now, with the help of this website, you can search for an outdoor fitness location or activity that suits you. There are short instructional videos to help show you how to use the available equipment.

For a short introduction campaign view the Find fitness outdoors video.


The ambassadors

Lee Campbell

Lee Campbell photo

Lee Campbell is renowned for his dedication to health and fitness in Canberra. Lee focuses on training basics, making the most of the equipment he has around him to structure workouts for people of all ages and abilities. His aim is to help clients achieve a healthy, functioning body, which is able to support them throughout their daily lives. Lee's method of bringing training back to basics has had a lasting impact on everyone he trains, he is always inspired by the difference his training makes in the lives of his clients and communities.

Clients Lee has trained include the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, celebrities such as Ita Buttrose and David Campell, work teams and soldiers from the Australian Army, as well as Canberrans who just want to live a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout his career, Lee has worked on Celebrity Overhaul (Nine Network), BIG – Extreme Makeover (Nine Network) and was the resident health and fitness expert on the Morning Show (Nine Network). He also co-authored Get in Shape with Ita Buttrose in 2007 and appears as a weekly columnist for Canberra Weekly for health and fitness.

More information about Lee Campbell can be found on Linked In, Facebook and the B.Firm website.


Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley photo

Amanda Whitley graduated from the University of Canberra in 1994 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the communication industry. Over the course of her career, she has worked in all facets of public relations, in both the private and public sectors.

In 2011 Amanda launched Her Canberra, a website for local women which today reaches an audience of over 70 000 readers each month. The website provides a resource which tells the city's stories, highlights things to do, facilitates friendships through a series of 'offline' events, and encourages people to engage with their Capital as a great place to live.
When she's not at her computer (or on her iPhone), Amanda instructs Zumba and likes to get active with her young family. One of her favourite things to do is to walk the Centenary Trail, discovering Canberra and keeping fit.

Amanda was named on the UN Women's "100 Years, 100 Great Women" list in 2013 for making a significant difference to Canberra in its Centenary Year.

More information about Amanda Whitley can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and at Her Canberra.

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Use of equipment is at participant’s own risk. You should be in good physical condition and physically able to participate before commencing this exercise program. Please consult a medical practitioner before commencing any new exercise program.