Get Out, Get Active free fitness program returns

Burdekin Shire Council is again offering women 15 years and over the opportunity to get active as part of a fun, free fitness program promoting healthy living.

Following the success of the Get Out, Get Active initiative in the Burdekin in 2016, the free eight-week program aiming to get more women and girls active is making a return and opens for registrations today.

Register here: 2018 Get Out, Get Active

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Get Out, Get Active was specifically aimed at women who were inactive and looking to improve their health and fitness.

“The purpose is to promote healthy lifestyles and active living, by introducing people to new physical activities to trial for eight weeks for free with one of our participating fitness providers,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council is pleased to announce the five fitness providers to come on board this year are Activ8, Curves, First in Physio, NRGIZE Fitness and Snap Fitness.

“It means there will be a whole range of free fitness activities available to program participants, from aqua aerobics, weights and circuit, to yoga, boxing, spin and Mums and Bubs classes.

“Free weekly lifestyle modification sessions will also be offered with Jeanie Zonta as part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program.”

The 2018 Burdekin Get Out, Get Active program will run from Monday 5 February to Sunday 1 April.

“This is made possible thanks to the support of Queensland Government, which provided $20,000 in Get Out, Get Active funding,” Cr McLaughlin said.

To be eligible, participants must not currently be a member of or regularly attend a gym or fitness provider; and are not currently participating in regular physical activity more than two times per week.

Cr McLaughlin said those who fit the criteria and wanted to make a positive lifestyle change should register now as spaces were limited.

Registration forms are available on Burdekin Shire Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au, from Council’s Customer Service Centre and from the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library. Registrations close Friday 8 December.

More details about the program, including the full list of eligibility requirements, are available by calling Council’s Community Development team on (07) 4783 9800 or visiting Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

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