Healthy Active Highlanders is a chance for women and girls over 14 years in the Central Highlands to come and try a healthy activity for FREE for 12 weeks.
These fun, FREE sessions are conducted by qualified instructors for women and girls of all ages and stages.
No frills, no obligation, no cost—bring your friends, have a laugh and try something new.
The Queensland Government provided $25,800 to Central Highlands Regional Council’s Healthy Active Highlanders program to get women and girls active for life.’
Before you attend any sessions you need to complete a pre-activity form with a few questions about the state of your health and fitness and who to contact in the case of an emergency.
If you have any conditions that may be affected by exercise, you may be asked to consult your doctor and obtain a written medical clearance before you attend. This would be for things like heart problems, stroke, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.
Download the form, or pick one up at a council office or you can complete one when you turn up for a session–the instructors will have them on hand.
Council will collect the forms and they will be treated as confidential and only revealed if their is a safety issue.
Do I need to fill out a form or register?
There is a pre-exercise form to download or pick-up from a council office or you can get one on the day that you attend a session. This only has to be filled out once.
Is this program just for women?
The program is targeted at women and was funded specifically to encourage women to get out and get active. However, we won’t say no if a bloke wants to attend!
Do I need to sign up?
No, just show up.
Can I bring my child?
Some sessions are suitable for children so check the timetable or contact the instructor.
What do I wear?
No need for special exercise gear! Just wear comfortable loose clothing and sensible footwear.
Do I need a yoga mat?
No, not initially. The instructors will have some on hand for you to borrow.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself, water bottle and towel. Oh, and a smile!
What if I’ve never done this type of exercise before?
That’s the point of this program! For you to try new types of exercise programs to see if you like it. The classes are designed for ‘newbies’.
What if I’m not fit?
You definitely don’t need any level of fitness for these classes. It’s all about come and try.
What if I have an injury?
There is a form to complete before you commence the classes that has you list all your pre-existing injuries and health issues to the instructors can design the activities to suit you.
Do I need a doctor’s certificate?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions on the top section of the participation form you will need to get clearance from your doctor to participate.
Do I have to attend all 12 weeks?
No, not at all! However, the more times you attend the more likely you are to see a benefit.
Hayley Mabin – Group Fitness
Angie Smart – Group Fitness
Rosie White – Pilates
Patty Marshall – Group Fitness
Megan Walker – Yoga
Jessica Daniels – Mums and Bubs Yoga
Jessica Daniels – Yoga
The objectives are to:
Provide enjoyable, accessible and affordable activities aimed at increasing sport and active recreation participation of inactive women and girls.
Facilitate sport and active recreation projects that encourage innovation and partnerships that meet the needs of inactive women and girls.
Improve the sport and active recreation experiences of women and girls to encourage a culture of life-long participation.
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