Nothing feels as good as being healthy and spring is a great time to take the first step
  • Wednesday 14 September 2016
ImageA range of Healthy Sunshine Coast programs designed to provide free physical activity for all the community in various locations across the Coast was launched today (September 14) by Sunshine Coast Council.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said one of the key targets of council’s Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 was for the region to maintain its ranking as the healthiest in Queensland.

“Participating in regular physical activity is important for everyone’s health. Unfortunately most Australians aren’t getting the required recommended physical activity they need,” Cr McKay said.

“Maintaining our community’s health is important to council and it is with great pleasure that I launch the Healthy Sunshine Coast program of events.

“The community can choose from group or box fitness, post natal core strength, mums and bubs yoga and a special program designed for young women between 12 and 20 years.

“The good news is all of these programs are free and delivered by accredited trainers in a range of locations across the Coast.

“Whether you enjoy exercising in a picturesque beachside park or indoors at a training facility, there is something for everyone.

“One program I am particularly excited about is the Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums program.

“We all know hard it is for new mums to fit exercise into their busy routine when they are caring for their young children.

“This program aims to cater for all fitness levels, including mothers in the stages of post-birth recovery.

“The benefit of this program is that mums can bring their children aged five and under along while they exercise in a welcoming and child-friendly environment.

“And we have even designed a Healthy Sunshine Coast Teens program which is tailored for young women aged 12 to 20-years-old who are keen to get out and be active.

“So if you are keen to start getting active in spring but are not sure where to start, I’m sure Healthy Sunshine Coast will have a great option.”

Join a free 10-week program at a location near you. Registration opens on September 14 with the program commencing on October 4. Participants must register prior to attending any activities.

Healthy Sunshine Coast (open to all the community)
  • Sippy Downs: Group Fitness – Box fitness and circuit Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am
  • Currimundi: Group fitness Saturday 6.30am
  • Caloundra YMCA: Community Health and Wellness Challenge Session 1: Monday and Wednesdays 9.30am and Session 2: Tuesday and Thursdays 6pm. 
Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums (for mums with children aged 0 to 5)
  • Beerwah: Box fitness 10am, Thursday
  • Caloundra West: Group fitness 10am, Monday
  • Coolum Beach: Group fitness 9am, Tuesday
  • Coolum Beach: Post natal core strength 11.30am, Thursday 
  • Meridan Plains: Box fitness 10.30am, Tuesday
  • Moffat Beach: Mums and bubs yoga 9am, Tuesday
  • Eumundi: Group fitness 9.30am, Thursday
  • Landsborough: Mums and bubs yoga 10.30am, Tuesday
  • Burnside: Group fitness 9.30am, Tuesday
  • Burnside: Post natal core and strength fitness 9.30am, Wednesday
Healthy Sunshine Coast Teens (for young women aged 12 to 20 years old)
  • Burnside: Group fitness 4pm, Tuesday and 4pm, Thursday
  • Maroochydore: Group fitness 4pm, Thursday.
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Visit council’s website and search Healthy Sunshine Coast to find a location near you. Bookings for these sessions are essential.

Image caption: pictured left to right Healthy Sunshine Coast program participants Sophie O’Neill, Tracey Couacaud with children Ruby and Piper with Cr Jenny McKay.