Trainers and participants in the 6 week challenge are delighted with the grant! Back: Swim Coach Bobbie-jo Parton, Barbara Irving, Trainer Tayla Pollard, Sports Club representative Afra Chappill and Trainer Camille Nash, Front: Fiona Worthington, Pat Barone, Shelley Jones
The Rainbow Beach Sports, Recreation and Memorial Club received $100,000 from the Get in the Game, Get Playing grant to fund a new gymnasium which will be in the grounds of the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre.
The grant is designed to help women and children become active and encourage a healthy sports-based lifestyle.
Instead of the temporary gym (pictured), there will be a brand new building. Rainbow Beach Sports Club representative, Afra Chappill said, “It’s such a great opportunity for all the different age groups of the community to get together and have a place to train and increase fitness.”
“We look forward to seeing young members of the community come down – especially teenagers. It’s time to get off the couch!”
The gymnasium is stage two in the Aquatic Centre project that will eventually also have a zero depth playground for the kids. The new 325 square metre gymnasium will feature not only all the usual gym equipment but also an outside area dedicated to a boxing circuit.
Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast will have a centre that can cater to all fitness needs, and as the gym will be open 24 hours a day for members – there will be no excuses for not getting into shape!
The Rainbow Beach Sports Club already has a team of qualified fitness instructors who will be expanding the existing fitness programs and creating new ones to cater to all members of the community.
The gym will also be available to fitness professionals and coaches who wish the use the facility. Construction is due to commence early February with completion anticipated late March, 2015.