CouncilBe Active Be Alive to launch winter program

Be Active Be Alive to launch winter program

The new clubbercise class available as part of the Be Active Be Alive Winter Program.

The Be Active Be Alive winter program starts soon offering free fitness fun to keep residents across the region moving throughout the cooler months.

The Bundaberg Regional Council initiative starts on June 14 and aims to keep people involved in health and fitness activities and to increase their fitness level.

Council’s Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said there would be a range of different activities for people to get involved in.

“We've got a range of activities, including box fit, tai chi, yoga, aerobics, pilates and a new class of people may not have heard of before, clubbercise,” Cr Habermann said.

“I've seen clubbercise in action, it is basically dancing in the dark with glowsticks and it is very exciting, and people really have a good time,”

These programs are run across the region for residents in Gin Gin, Childers and Bundaberg.

“These programs are free as well and they're not just for Bundaberg,” Cr Habermann said.

“There are lots of activities and I encourage people to go to the website and download the program to find an activity near them at a suitable time.”

City Fit instructor Denise Williamson said there were activities for everyone in the program that catered to all fitness levels including clubbercise.

“Clubbercise is different because it's got some simple dance combos as well as some combat and punching style stuff which provides a little bit of toning,” Denise said.

“It gives people a little bit of everything but most of all it is fun to just keep moving because exercise is so important.

“It's about finding what works for you and this program offers a variety of classes so you can see what works for you and what you enjoy.”

Clubbercise participant Amanda Zielke said there was no pressure in the new classes, with participants just encouraged to move however they can.

“I just love that there are no rules and if you can't move the way Denise moves, you can move your body however it feels good,” she said.

“You just feel so great at the end of it.”

The program is available on the Be Active Be Alive page of Council's website where it can also be downloaded and printed.