Personal trainer Fe Rye is encouraging the community to get involved in Bundaberg Regional Council's free Be Active, Be Alive classes which combine pool noodles, boxing and plenty of fun.
Held at Mary Kinross Park in Bargara every Thursday from 9 am, Fe said there was plenty of opportunity to get fit in an all new way.
“This box fit class is a little different as we use pool noodles rather than pads and gloves, so essentially it is noodle boxing!” she said.
“It is a great way to learn boxing or refine your skills, is fun and caters for all ability levels.”
Fe said boxing was a great cardio workout and focused on balance and body control.
“The benefits include increased fitness, strength and coordination and there is always lots of laughs and the opportunity to meet new people,” she said.
“This is not a ‘boot camp' and is very inclusive for all.
“We incorporate functional fitness and strength movements with a fabulous stretch at the end.”
Having been in the health and fitness industry for more than 20 years, Fe said she was passionate about helping others and BABA gave her an opportunity to reach out to more locals.
“I am passionate about getting people moving, having fun, getting fit and I love training outdoors so BABA is a perfect fit,” she said.
“I love being part of the fitness industry and helping people of all ages and abilities to keep moving.
“No matter what age you are movement is necessary for both physical and mental fitness.”
About the program
Launched by Bundaberg Regional Council in 2012, the award-winning Be Active, Be Alive program began with the support of State Government funding.
Council continues to deliver the program of free exercise activities, refined under Council's ‘Healthy and Active' charter to provide an inclusive mix of activities across the region's parks, pools and open spaces.
Fitness class types are dependant on fitness provider registrations.
View the program here.