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Healthy Active Highlanders Program

 

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 males and females of all ages and stages.

The next program is set to begin in February 2020. Watch this space for more details!

  • Expressions of interest sought!

    We are looking for qualified personal trainers and group fitness Instructors to conduct  group fitness sessions as part of the Healthy Active Highlanders program.

    Instructors will be responsible for coordinating safe, enjoyable and professional fitness classes.

    Below are just a few examples of some of the classes that council would like to offer in the 12-week timetable.

    • Circuit
    • Yoga
    • Pilates
    • Boxing
    • Functional training
    • Dancing fitness

    Please note that this is just an example and if you offer anything outside of these types of classes you are still encouraged to submit your interest!

    Instructors will be required to:

    • Complete a council induction
    • Collect and record attendee information
    • Report regularly to council
    • Submit weekly invoices

    To lodge your interest, just download this form and submit via one of the following options by 5.00 pm Friday 29 November 2019.

    Email: sportandrec@chrc.qld.gov.au
    Postal Address: PO Box 21, Emerald QLD 4720
    Council Offices: Emerald, Blackwater, Springsure, Capella, Rolleston, Duaringa and Tieri

  • Session timetables

    No sessions are currently scheduled.

  • Pre-activity form: Info and download

    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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

  • Meet the 2018 instructors

    These were our amazing 2018 program instructors!

    Angie Smart – Group Fitness

    Rosie White – Pilates

    Patty Marshall – Group Fitness

    Megan Walker – Yoga

    Jessica Daniels – Mums and Bubs Yoga

    Jessica Daniels – Yoga

We are looking for qualified personal trainers and group fitness Instructors to conduct  group fitness sessions as part of the Healthy Active Highlanders program.

Instructors will be responsible for coordinating safe, enjoyable and professional fitness classes.

Below are just a few examples of some of the classes that council would like to offer in the 12-week timetable.

  • Circuit
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Boxing
  • Functional training
  • Dancing fitness

Please note that this is just an example and if you offer anything outside of these types of classes you are still encouraged to submit your interest!

Instructors will be required to:

  • Complete a council induction
  • Collect and record attendee information
  • Report regularly to council
  • Submit weekly invoices

To lodge your interest, just download this form and submit via one of the following options by 5.00 pm Friday 29 November 2019.

Email: sportandrec@chrc.qld.gov.au
Postal Address: PO Box 21, Emerald QLD 4720
Council Offices: Emerald, Blackwater, Springsure, Capella, Rolleston, Duaringa and Tieri

No sessions are currently scheduled.

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.

These were our amazing 2018 program instructors!

Angie Smart – Group Fitness

Rosie White – Pilates

Patty Marshall – Group Fitness

Megan Walker – Yoga

Jessica Daniels – Mums and Bubs Yoga

Jessica Daniels – Yoga

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