Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Free exercise program popular in Cairns

Free exercise program popular in Cairns
August 7, 2019

Free exercise and wellbeing classes will continue to be rolled out across Cairns after a successful trial of Cairns Regional Council’s Active Living program.

Building on the popularity of Active Living program (formerly Fun Free Fitness) that has been held on the Esplanade for over 16 years, a 12-week trial of the suburban program proved a hit with residents.

The Council has now secured a further $30,000 from North Queensland Sports Foundation Health and Wellbeing to continue the Active Living Suburbs program for another 30 weeks.

The program, provided with assistance from the North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) and the North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), is delivered in Mooroobool, Brinsmead, Redlynch, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Yorkeys Knob and Trinity Beach in addition to the Esplanade.

Advising that classes are delivered in a fun, healthy and supportive environment, Cairns Regional Councillor and NQSF Chair Jessie Richardson, stated “these free classes are about encouraging residents to get outside and get active in an enjoyable and social environment.

“We want to give residents the chance to get out and active to improve their health, close to home.

“There are so many health benefits associated with exercise, from weight loss and fitness, to reducing the risks of chronic disease and lifting energy levels.”

Explaining that the classes are age, gender and ability inclusive, Councillor Richardson added “importantly, these classes are rolled out so it doesn’t matter your age, gender, body shape or how coordinated you are, it’s all about providing a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment where people feel comfortable to participate.

“There are a variety of classes, from Tai Chi to Zumba and sessions designed specifically for seniors, all delivered by qualified instructors.

“Whether you become an exercise junkie or not, the chance to meet new people and chat to your neighbours is worth the effort in itself.”

Related Articles

27th July 2019 - Queensland Government reveals 10-year sport and recreation strategy

7th April 2019 - Campbelltown aquatic and fitness centres offer Free fitness passes for Youth Week

28th February 2019 - Free fitness classes to get Cairns active

31st March 2018 - Sunshine Coast Council offers free Zumba classes at Kings Beach

15th September 2017 - More trampolines installed at Cairns’ Tobruk Memorial Pool

25th June 2014 - Equipment upgrades and new programs for Cairns Esplanade outdoor gyms

18th August 2010 - Price war wages in Cairns Fitness Clubs


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Life Fitness

Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

Jonas Leisure

JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

GUNNEBO

Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Security / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business