At-home sporting packs are being distributed by Reclink Australia-Bundaberg to help residents keep active and healthy in self-isolation.
Coordinator Tataina Quinn said the Reclink Sports Share packs would be filled with a variety of sporting equipment and activities to be distributed to member agencies to share with participants.
“These packs will provide the opportunity for participants to undertake a variety of sport and recreation activities from the safety of their homes,” she said.
“These will be accompanied by online video content that includes engaging challenges and instructional videos with creative and fun ways to stay active during isolation.”
Reclink Australia provides evidence-based sports, arts, and recreation programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
In partnership with more than 400 community organisations, Reclink Australia's programs create pathways to improved health and
well-being, education, and employment outcomes for all participants.
Tataina said there was no other social inclusion program in Australia with the reach and impact that Reclink Australia's model currently has.
“Normally at this time of year, Reclink’s sport and recreation activities would be engaging these participants, but to reflect the social distancing and best practice preventative health measures now in place, we have for the time being pivoted to the new Reclink Connect model,” she said.
“Reclink Connect means sending out regular ideas and challenges to our participants to assist with their physical and mental health during this self-isolation phase of the pandemic.
“A key part of this model is providing our member agencies and participants with Sports Share Packs – sporting equipment at no charge to these disadvantaged members of the community.”
Tataina said the packs were suitable for participants to use at home, both indoor and in their back or front yard to align with social distancing requirements.
“We also have online fitness challenge that also make you laugh, this week we start a very interesting cooking show online,” she said.
“Reclink Bundaberg also provides free Zoom classes for boxing, boot camps, dancing and art.”
Tataina said the ability to provide activities for residents during COVID-19 would not be possible without the help from local businesses.
“We have teamed up with local business like Power With in Yoga, Raw Awakening and Booty and the Beast to bring so many different fitness activities right in to peoples home to keep them active,” she said.
To find out more, check out the Reclink Connect video content is available via Reclink social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
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