Active, healthy Sunshine Coast, Lift for Life program commences in Caloundra
  • Thursday 16 May 2013

Due to the success of Sunshine Coast Council’s Active, healthy Sunshine Coast Lift for Life program in Nambour and Cooroy, classes have now commenced in Caloundra.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Active, healthy Sunshine Coast is a health and wellbeing initiative funded by the Australian government in partnership with local and national organisations such as the Heart Foundation and Fitness Australia.

“It is well known that having good physical and mental health improves general wellbeing and has benefits for the whole community,” Councillor McKay said.

“Active, healthy Sunshine Coast offers an extensive range of programs to choose from to suit all ages and levels, including Lift for Life, Heartmoves and Heart Foundation Walking.

“Lift for Life is an individually-designed, resistance training program conducted in small groups with trained and accredited exercise professionals. It is a nationally-run program that was developed by Fitness Australia based on research conducted at the international Diabetes Institute (now Baker IDI).

“We are excited to see the expansion of the Lift for Life program to the community of Caloundra, as it will complement the current physical activity programs including Heartmoves and Heart Foundation Walking.”

Lift for Life classes will be held at the Church of Christ located on Beerburrum Street, Dicky Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The cost to attend is only $4 per session with a concession card and $10 without.

The Lift for Life program offers an individualised initial assessment and an individual training program by a qualified trainer, two training sessions per week in the Bronze level and three in Silver and Gold, and follow-up assessments and program reviews/modification and progress reports at the end of each eight week phase. It is suitable for any age. In fact the oldest participant so far has been a young at heart 94 year old.

To register for the Caloundra Lift for Life program please call the Lift for Life trainer on 0409 344 896 and for information about the range of Active, healthy Sunshine Coast programs visit council’s website or call council on 5475 7272 and ask for “Active, healthy Sunshine Coast”.