Get Out Get Active and dance for your peace mind, positive energy and physical fitness
  • Friday 10 November 2017

Whether it is dancing, yoga or group fitness – women and girls who aren’t getting enough exercise are invited to register to attend council’s free Healthy Sunshine Coast Get Out Get Active classes starting this month.

Since the launch of council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast program in 2016, thousands of people across the Coast had reaped the benefits of improved health and wellbeing and now less active women and girls can feel the benefits of feeling better and gain more energy.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the award-winning program had been boosted with the help of State Government’s Get Out, Get Active funding.

“The new Get Out Get Active program was designed to motivate, inspire and support inactive women and girls so they feel the health and social benefits of taking part in physical exercise,” Cr McKay said.

“Importantly, the activities are about having fun in a safe and inclusive environment and participants don’t need to be fit as a fiddle or have a wardrobe of active wear to join a class.

“With activities such as dancing, community yoga and gentle group fitness classes, if you haven’t exercised in a while or ever, there will be an activity for you.”

One of the new Healthy Sunshine Coast Get Out Get Active classes is Tibetan Khaita Joyful Dance delivered by Tsering Dolker and Topgyal Gontse.

Under the direction of Professor Namkhai Norbu, Tsering and Topgyal have choreographed many Khaita Joyful dances and travelled internationally to teach and perform them, showcasing public presentations of a living Tibetan culture.

“Khaita Joyful means ‘harmony in the space’ and the Tibetan dance brings people relaxation, peace, happiness and joy,” Tsering and Topgyal said.

“When people come to our classes they will learn a lot of dance and movement that will bring relaxed mind, physical fitness and a lot of fun and laughter.

“It also connects people as it is very social and people will overcome a lot of problems they could not normally express in their life.”

To register and download the Get Out Get Active timetable and to view the full Healthy Sunshine Coast program, visit council’s website.

Image caption: Tibetan Khaita Joyful Dance instructors Tsering Dolker and Topgyal Gontse.