YMCA Caloundra and council unite to deliver a Healthy Sunshine Coast
  • Friday 23 September 2016
ImageThe new state-of-the art YMCA Caloundra is one of the many locations across the Sunshine Coast to be part of council’s new Healthy Sunshine Coast initiative designed to provide the region with free physical fitness and wellbeing opportunities over 10 weeks.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said he was pleased to announce YMCA Caloundra would deliver a free community health and wellness challenge under council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast program.

“A key initiative of council is to develop partnerships and programs which assist in making the community more physically active and leading to healthier lifestyles,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The newly launched region-wide Healthy Sunshine Coast program, developed in collaboration with community partners, will assist our region in maintaining its ranking as the healthiest in Queensland.

“Council wanted to ensure all classes were free and delivered by accredited trainers in a range of locations across the Coast. So if you are keen to start getting active in spring but not sure where to start, Healthy Sunshine Coast is a great option.”

YMCA Group Manager for Fitness and Recreation Michael Tsiamis said YMCA Caloundra were honoured to partner with council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast initiative.

“The Healthy Sunshine Coast program aligns with our mission of ensuring our community maintains a healthy body, mind and spirit,” he said.

“When members of the community adopt healthy habits by getting more exercise, the community becomes a healthier one.

“Our Community Health and Wellness sessions will see participants attending two 60-minute sessions per week delivered by YMCA trainers at the YMCA and/or in local parks.

“Session 1, which has limited availability, will include a weekly weigh in with education on healthy lifestyle topics plus a group exercise session focussing on resistance and cardiovascular exercises.

“Session 2, which has already booked out, will include group exercise sessions focussing on resistance and cardiovascular exercises.

“All sessions will cater for all fitness levels and body shapes and sizes.

“Participants will be encouraged to have their own step counter to complete 5000-10,000 steps per day. Steps will be recorded weekly.

“The outcomes of the sessions will see participants tracking their weight loss, and girth measurements to report on centimetres and weight lost in 10 weeks and a register of the total amount of steps walked in 10 weeks.

“We are looking forward to joining the Healthy Sunshine Coast campaign to assist council maintain its No.1 ranking as the healthiest region in Queensland.”

For full details and to register online visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search Healthy Sunshine Coast. If sessions are fully booked you can register your name on the waitlist.