Free fitness classes for Logan women

Published: 14 Sep 2015

Council is encouraging Logan women from all cultural backgrounds to get involved in free fitness classes.

Logan City Council has partnered with the Hope Centre in Kingston and the Logan Aboriginal Elders Inc and Youth & Family Services to deliver a range of free weekly classes until December 2015 as part of the Get Out, Get Active initiative. 

Zumba, KONGA, Hot Hula, volleyball and boxing classes will be held at the Hope Centre while a Murri Fitness class will be held at the Salvation Army Hall at Slacks Creek.

To make it easier for local mums to attend, child care services are available on request during the classes.  Transport is also available by contacting the relevant service provider.

Warming up for a morning KONGA class at the Hope Centre, Liz Ritchie said the fitness program had allowed her to meet new people since moving back to Logan.

"I had a baby six months ago and stopped exercising so these classes have helped me to get back into getting fit and making some new friends too," she said.

Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Cr Russell Lutton, said the activities were designed to allow women to work out at their own fitness level.

"There may be women in our community who want to get out and exercise but haven't done so because they aren't confident in their ability or are unable to afford the classes. This initiative provides enjoyable, accessible and affordable exercise options for them." Cr Lutton said.

"We want to give women in our community every possible chance to lead an active and healthy lifestyle and these classes offer them an opportunity to do that in a relaxed and welcoming environment."

The fitness programs are specifically aimed at women aged over 17 years from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The program is funded through an $18,500 grant from the Department of Natural Parks, Sport & Racing's Get Out, Get Active initiative and $18,500 from Council's Sports and Recreation Program.

A Sports Taster Day will be run on Tuesday 22 September at the Hope Centre in Kingston from 9.30am-12.30pm.
The day will give women a chance to try KONGA, Zumba, Hot Hula, volleyball or boxing.

A Traditional Games Day featuring a selection of Traditional Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander games will be held on Sunday 18 October 2015 at the Kingsridge Sharks Touch Football Club, Gould Adams Park from 9am - 2pm.

For more information about the program, contact Council on 3412 3412 or visit Council's website at www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/health/live-well-logan

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