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Free fitness program nominations now open

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Residents can take part in a free fitness program over 12 weeks, funded under the ActiveKIT program

Residents can nominate to participate in a free 12-week fitness program coordinated by Bundaberg Regional Council to receive expert advice and improve physical health and wellbeing.

Bundaberg Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest for the upcoming program aimed at helping participants to work on their health and fitness goals and increase their levels of physical activity.

The Active and Healthy Bundaberg program was made possible after Council received a grant from the Queensland Government to deliver a series of fitness activities under the Queensland Government ActiveKIT program.

Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said the program would target women aged between 25 and 35 and provide them with a range of opportunities to enhance their physical health and wellbeing.

He said, to support the funding application for this program, a behavioural science strategy was developed, specific to the Bundaberg Region, which revealed targeting this particular age group could have the biggest impact on family health, with mothers likely to educate their young families.

“Through the 12-week program, participants will have access to health and fitness providers as well as support with nutrition, mental wellbeing and more,” he said.

“The aim is to deliver a full-service program that encourages and increases the level of physical activity among those involved.”

Free fitness program customised for participants

Cr Habermann said those who sign up would be provided with a customised health and wellbeing “script” before undertaking the 12-week program.

“The goal is to increase physical activity levels, supported by proper nutrition and complementary aspects of wellbeing that assist with positive behaviour change,” he said.

“As part of the program, participants may take part in yoga classes, cardio training, meditation, naturopathy and more.”

Cr Habermann said the Active and Healthy Bundaberg Program would give people, who may not have had the opportunity previously, a chance to focus on their health and wellbeing through the support of qualified professionals.

“Health and fitness is such an important part of leading a happy life and here at Council we believe everyone should have an opportunity to focus on those things,” he said.

“This program will provide a supportive space for positive self-development that will support both physical and mental wellbeing.”

To submit your expression of interest, click here.

Anyone outside of the specified target group can still register an interest, to be considered should the full quota not be filled or to be contacted about future programs.

Expressions of interest for the Active and Healthy Bundaberg program will close on Sunday, 29 August at 5 pm.

This free fitness program delivered through Active and Healthy Bundaberg is funded by the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport along with Health and Wellbeing Queensland under the ActiveKIT program.

This free fitness program is set to be the first of a number of programs to be rolled out under the Building a Healthy Bundaberg Alliance.

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