Coolangatta played host to a crew of fit mums and active wear aficionados this month, with the launch of the Gold Coast’s first Lorna Jane Active Living Room. The latest gym gear, free move classes and bliss ball sampling? We were in!


The Gold Coast location is the seventeenth Active Living Room to open internationally and joins the Brisbane line-up at Gasworks, Eagle Street, Bulimba and The Barracks. Imagine a souped-up Lorna Jane boutique, with a designated studio offering a full timetable of fitness classes from $5, and clean eats from the in-store Nourish cafe.


ACTIVE LIVING ROOM 7We don’t know about you, but our ‘active living room’ consists of the kids playing cars on the yoga mat, resistance bands transformed into Rapunzel-like tresses in a game of fancy dress, and a battle for the iPad. (You know the drill – in the blue corner: mum trying in vain to follow a yoga podcast. In the red corner: kids wrangling the iPad to YouTube dinosaur videos.)


Lorna Jane’s latest Active Living Room is a vision of zen. Think bright space, crisp, clean design, and overhead a pop of that signature LJ fuchsia pink on the ceiling. We sampled the yoga class and it was the perfect start to a Saturday morning – gentle stretching in a beautiful studio, right near the beach at Coolangatta.


Lorna Jane founder and Active Living Advocate, Lorna Jane Clarkson, says the Active Living Room allows women to experience Lorna Jane’s famous MOVE NOURISH BELIEVE mantra in one location.


ACTIVE LIVING ROOM 2“The Active Living Rooms are a concept unique to Lorna Jane, allowing women to enjoy fitness classes at a very affordable price and offering nourishing treats to encourage everyone to put their health first,” she says.


Classes include yoga, Abs & Butts, Strength & Stretch and LJ Physique – a unique workout personally designed by Lorna Jane Clarkson focusing on strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.


Keen to check it out? Jump online to view the timetable and book, then head to the Coolangatta Active Living Room at The Strand Shopping Centre, Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Want to get your sweat on in Brissie? Check out the other Active Living Room locations online.


Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.