TAFE and council unite to maintain a Healthy Sunshine Coast
  • Friday 21 April 2017
ImageTAFE Queensland East Coast fitness students will once again deliver council’s free Healthy Sunshine Coast boxing fitness classes to improve the health and wellbeing of the region.

The dedicated students are keen to share their knowledge and passion for a Healthy Sunshine Coast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the TAFE Queensland East Coast Mooloolaba Campus.

TAFE Queensland East Coast fitness teacher Paul Barr said living a healthy lifestyle was important for everyone and the student instructors were excited to be a part of a Healthy Sunshine Coast.

“We are teaching our Certificate IV in Fitness and Diploma of Sports Development (Fitness) students how to help people lead happier and healthier lives,” Mr Barr said.

“When we look after our physical health, we feel better, we’re fitter, more relaxed and able to cope with whatever life throws at us.

“Our students are capable, confident and caring and the Healthy Sunshine Coast program will provide them with the ultimate hands-on training experience as we assess them in real world situations.

“TAFE students learn advanced skills in anatomy and physiology, injury prevention and management and nutrition and can’t wait to put their skills to the test and help people in our local community.”

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council had received plenty of positive feedback since the launch of the Healthy Sunshine Coast program in 2016.

“I am pleased to announce the partnership between council and TAFE Queensland East Coast will continue in 2017,” Cr McKay said.

“This partnership is a win/win for all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the students to obtain practical ‘hands on’ experience during their studies and the other huge win for the community is the classes are free.

“Taking part in regular physical activity is important for everyone’s health. So if you are keen to start getting active but not sure where to start, Healthy Sunshine Coast is a great option.

“The TAFE boxing fitness classes very extremely popular which is a real testament to the Healthy Sunshine Coast program and the professional instruction of the TAFE students.”

For full details and to register online visit council’s website and search Healthy Sunshine Coast.