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Council backs free fitness program for those who feel a bit overwhelmed at the gym


Council say "With stunning vistas and a mild climate, Eurobodalla is the perfect place to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Now a new program is encouraging people to do just that – for free." Today they announced "Live Life Get Active is coming to Eurobodalla, with cross-training, boxing and yoga classes in parks at Batehaven and Narooma." The program is the brainchild of Amanda King who, seven years ago, invited Olympian Jane Flemming to help launch and grow entry-level classes for people looking to start – or get back to – a healthier lifestyle.

When Eurobodalla Council’s coordinator of recreation development Mathew Neason came across Live Life at a local government sports conference he was “quick to get in touch with Jane and her team”.

“Live Life Get Active is a natural fit for Eurobodalla,” Mr Neason said.

“We’ve got the right locations and we’ve got plenty of people looking to live a healthier life but lack the time for organised sports or feel a bit overwhelmed at the gym.”

Ms Flemming said all people had to do was turn up, the costs were covered.

“Our classes are run by qualified local trainers and yoga instructors to make sure the classes are professional, fun and friendly for those beginning or restarting their health journeys,” she said.

“We know team sports are an excellent way to stay fit but research shows people are moving toward active recreation. Things like yoga, bootcamp, walking and cycling – Live Life Get Active aligns with that.

“We find that some of our Live Lifers do go on to join gyms or get involved in organised sports, while others continue exploring new ways to get out in the great outdoors.”

Mr Neason said Council would pilot the program for 12 months, and there were opportunities for businesses to get involved.

“We’ve had Club Catalina come onboard to partner an additional Saturday class at Corrigans,” he said.

“Classes like these provide nearby retailers and cafés to build friendship and community when participants visit after classes.”

Ms Flemming said Live Life Get Active also provided opportunities for local fitness trainers and yoga instructors.

“These are rewarding 12-month casual opportunities for trainers to develop their own skills and nurture their own businesses,” she said.

“Once signed up there’s up to 200 days of classes, over $1,000 of equipment supplied, and advertising and bookings done for them. Plus, they can use our equipment for their business outside our program.”

For more information or to sign up as a participant or trainer visit https://livelifegetactive.com/



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