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Queensland Government backs women’s fitness initiatives

Queensland Government backs women’s fitness initiatives
May 24, 2014

The Queensland Government is to back the delivery of women’s fitness activities as part of the Get Out, Get Active initiative.

The initiative will contributions of up to $20,000 towards the delivery of community-based fitness activities in a partnership with local councils.

Suggesting that exercise regimaes including Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, and aqua aerobics will now “be more accessible to Queensland women” Queensland Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson explained “Get Out, Get Active is aimed at getting more women and girls active, as part of the (Queensland) Government’s commitment to boost participation levels in recreation and sport.

“We’re allocating $200,000 towards this initiative, and asking local councils to come up with innovative community activities women can participate in.”

Minister Dickson said the idea was motivated by a key recommendation from the Queensland Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation’s Start Playing, Stay Playing report.

He added “the report recommended partnering with local government to provide active recreation opportunities.

“I would love to see a local council organise a series of high-energy activities around local parks, and use the money to pay for instructors and equipment.

“The idea is to provide local, accessible and free or affordable opportunities that will encourage women to become more active, in activities that are less structured than traditional team and individual sports.”

Sunshine Coast Zumba instructor Mel Volker said community-based programs had the potential to deliver good results by providing readily accessible activities.

Volker stated “physical activity is a great way for women to interact with each other and stay healthy.

“Activities like Zumba are great because they can be organised at a time and place to suit many women, just needing enough floor space, great music and loads of enthusiasm.”

Click here for more information on Get Out, Get Active. 

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