Data shows only half (56%) of all Australians get enough physical activity, as a free ten-week fitness program raced across the Gympie region from Monday 10 July.
Gympie Regional Council and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN have partnered to deliver a series of free group fitness opportunities for local mums and kids across the region.
Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said the free fitness classes would help mums break down barriers to being healthy and active.
“Being active is beneficial for mums and children, as it helps mums to improve their health and fitness and it helps kids to learn about their bodies and build healthy habits.
“This is a great opportunity to get out and get active in the community,” he said.
The PHN’s Sunshine Coast Senior Manager Robb Major said the available data showed that one in five Gympie residents believed their health could be better.
“We hope to give local mums easy ways to improve their health and give their kids a healthier, happier future,” he said.
Qualified and experienced instructors run classes including bootcamp, Zumba, yoga/pilates and aqua aerobics from Monday to Friday.
Cr Curran said, “Council went through a rigorous screening process to ensure we were not only bringing a great range of activities to the region, but also instructors who embraced the vision of this program.
“We are proud to partner with PHN and work with the community to design a series of classes for mums and children to get involved, get fit and have some fun.
“We really want this region to continue to be the natural choice to live, work and play,” said Cr Curran.
There are a number of spots still available at Tin Can Bay, Kilkivan and Imbil. If you would like more information please contact Council on 1300 307 800 or visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/go-mumma.
Round two will kick off on 4 October for another 10 week block and Council is currently in the process of finalising these details. Keep an eye out on the website for how to register your interest.