Free fitness challenge nears end

Burdekin residents have taken up the challenge to get fit this winter by signing up for the Get Fit for Free fitness program.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Council’s Burdekin Be Active Advisory Committee was pleased with the support given to the program.

“We had a full house in all the classes offered and as we near the end of the program we are receiving positive feedback from both the participants and trainers,” he said.

“There have been a few participants that haven’t been able to make it to all their classes, but the majority have been keen and committed to the four-week program.

“Some trainers have told us that some participants had signed on for extra classes, which is a great result for all involved.”

Mr Vaccaro said residents were offered the chance to Get Fit for Free in an effort to get more people active.

“The program was aimed at residents over the age of 25 who may not be as active as they should be and was a great chance for people to try an exercise they would not normally do,” he said.

“Participants signed up to attend two classes each week over the past four weeks.

“We will find out in the next couple of weeks the full results of the challenge and will be awarding some incentive prizes to those involved.”

The free classes (spin, boxing, yogalates and weight training) finish this Friday. The program was funded by the Australia Government’s Swap It, Don’t Stop It Campaign.

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