Health Blues to Fitness Clues

Mar 7, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

Calling for Expressions of Interest for Participants and Trainers

North Burnett Regional Council have developed a program ‘Health Blues to Fitness Clues’ aimed at delivering community-based sport and recreation activities to encourage women and girls who are currently socially or physically inactive, to feel more confident and engage in an active lifestyle.

The program, funded through the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Services | Department of Housing and Public Works to conduct programs for Women and Girls, will help to increase the awareness of benefits of living an active lifestyle and avoiding chronic disease.

The average Australian adult does less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day.  The Activate You program aims to assist women and girls with engaging in an active lifestyle through the provision of 12 one-on-one sessions with a professional trainer.

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from fitness professionals who would like to deliver one-on-one sessions in our North Burnett Communities.  This service will be paid at a per session rate.

Council is also seeking interest from participants who would like to take advantage of FREE one-on-one training sessions over a 12 week period.

Gaining just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day will deliver a range of health benefits to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Those benefits include:

  • Improved muscular and cardiovascular fitness
  • Improved posture, mobility and balance
  • Improved sleep
  • Lowers rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.
  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • Helps to prevent and manage mental health problems
  • Creates opportunities for socialising and meeting new people.

“We appreciate that with our busy, chaotic lives it’s often difficult to get 30 minutes of exercise into our day.  This is why Council is excited to roll out this program to help women and girls break bad habits and form new ones.  I would love to see local women and girls take advantage of this free, supportive program,” North Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Cr Rachel Chambers said.

“I also encourage our local trainers to make contact with Council to take up this exciting opportunity, and become one of our qualified ‘Activate You’ trainers under this program.  This could also lead to other business and economic development opportunities for trainers who are looking at building a business in this industry in the North Burnett”.

Expressions of interest to become one of the Activate You Trainers is now open.  Expression of Interest forms are available through Council’s website or by contacting Council on 1300 696 272.  Expressions of Interest close Monday, 19th March 2018. 

Participant nominations for the ‘Activate You’ sessions are now open.  To nominate for this program please visit Council’s website or contact Council on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).  Nominations now extended to Friday, 30 March 2018. Download a Nomination Form here.

For further information on how you can assist or participate in this program please contact North Burnett Regional Council’s Sport and Recreation Officer or Community Connection Manager on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC), email Council on admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au or call into any of Council’s Customer Service Centres.  

                 

‘The Queensland Government provided $39,998 to North Burnett Regional Council to deliver the Health Blues to Fitness Clues program to get women and girls active for life.’

 

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