A 12 week low-cost fitness program targeting local women and girls will be rolled out across the Central Highlands in October this year.
The initiative will be jointly funded by the Central Highlands Regional Council and round three of the state government’s Get Out, Get Active program.
The funding program supports affordable community-based sport and recreation activities aimed at getting inactive women and girls involved in physical activity.
Council will contribute $8600 to the project, while the Queensland Government will foot the remaining $25 800.
‘This initiative will be facilitated by council, but executed by local personal trainers and class instructors – so there will be physical, mental and economic benefits to our communities,’ General Manager Communities Daniel Fletcher said.
‘There will be six classes each week in Emerald, Blackwater, Springsure and Capella, specifically tailored to women and girls who are new to physical activity. We hope this program will arm local ladies with the tools, motivation and support they need to continue an active lifestyle well after the 12 weeks.’
The program will also include the development of an e-book for participants, filled with tips and workouts to continue their fitness journey.
More information about the program will be released closer to the commencement date.
Over $1.2 million has been awarded to councils and not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations across Queensland under round three of the Get Out, Get Active program.