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Healthy Active Highlanders Program 2020

Please note: In line with Australian Government recommendations and due to the ongoing public health risk, the program has been cancelled as of Monday 23 March 2020.

 

Healthy Active Highlanders is a free 12-week program funded by the Central Highlands Regional Council that encourages males and females over 14 years old to get out and get active.

These fun, no obligation sessions are conducted by qualified instructors for people of all ages and stages.

The next program began on 24 February 2020 and will run until 16 May 2020.

Hear from some of our awesome instructors below!

  • Session timetables

    The below timetables will run from 24 February 2020 to 16 May 2020.

    EMERALD

    CAPELLA

    BLACKWATER

    SPRINGSURE

    Join the Healthy Active Highlanders Facebook group to keep up to date with schedule changes and information.

  • Pre-activity form: Info and download

    Before you attend any sessions you will 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.

    The instructors will hand these out at the start of your session, so please arrive 5 minutes early.

    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.

    Council will collect the forms and they will be treated as confidential and only revealed if there is a safety issue.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need to fill out a form or register?

    There is a pre-exercise form you will get on the day that you attend a session. This only has to be filled out once.

    Is this program just for women?

    Previously this program has been targeted at women, but this year it is open to men as well!

    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.

The below timetables will run from 24 February 2020 to 16 May 2020.

EMERALD

CAPELLA

BLACKWATER

SPRINGSURE

Join the Healthy Active Highlanders Facebook group to keep up to date with schedule changes and information.

Before you attend any sessions you will 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.

The instructors will hand these out at the start of your session, so please arrive 5 minutes early.

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.

Council will collect the forms and they will be treated as confidential and only revealed if there is a safety issue.

Do I need to fill out a form or register?

There is a pre-exercise form you will get on the day that you attend a session. This only has to be filled out once.

Is this program just for women?

Previously this program has been targeted at women, but this year it is open to men as well!

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.

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