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Healthy Active Highlanders

Healthy Active Highlanders is a free 8-week program funded by the Central Highlands Regional Council that encourages males and females of all ages and fitness levels to get out and get active.

The fun, no-obligation sessions are conducted by qualified instructors and will run from Monday 25th April 2022 and end on Sunday 19th June 2022.


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Class Type

  • Balance

    Over 60’s balance class consists of movement, balance and stretching exercises (weights optional). Start the class with warm-up dynamic stretches, followed by the main body of work. This could include boxing or resistance exercises, containing movement and balance.

    Finishing on 10 minutes of cool-down static stretches to bring heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure levels back down to their normal levels.

  • Body Combat

    High intensity,  mixed martial arts-inspired workout that lets you punch and kick your way towards your fitness goals. Not only is it a great whole-body workout for cardio fitness, but it’s also superb for burning fat, releasing stress and improving your coordination with a killer soundtrack.

  • Boxing

    Boxing classes consist of cardio and resistance exercises and cater for all age groups and fitness levels. It gives a full-body workout whilst increasing cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

    You don’t need a partner so feel free to come on your own.  Wear comfortable clothes and joggers


  • Core

    Incorporating exercises that strengthen the abdomen and back muscles and increase flexibility this low impact workout will be sure to build strength, stability and endurance in the muscles that support your core, improve balance and assist injury prevention.

  • Pilates

    Pilates in its most basic is a series of moves that help to strengthen our core muscles.  However, it is also a full-body workout that focuses on different groups of muscles.  For a session of Pilates you can expect to be on the floor so don’t forget your mat or a towel so you can be comfortable.

    Pilates is not a cardio-based workout, it is all about control and challenge of the muscles.  So if you are intrigued and have wanted to have a try come and join me so I can share with you a different way to strengthen your body.

  • Yoga and Mindfulness

    Join us in the park for yoga and mindfulness, creating a Community of likeminded people, sharing a laugh and making new friends while getting healthy and active. Take time to get outside in nature to enjoy the fresh air as we move the body through yoga poses to the breath, working on easing tension in the body to create steadiness and ease. The style Kelly instructs is Vinyasa Yoga where you don’t need to know how to do yoga, to be flexible or strong, just open to try new things and more than once. There are modifications offered for every level of ability and my favourite motto is ‘messy yoga is better than no yoga!’

    Wear comfortable clothes, no shoes required, bring a yoga mat or towel, some water and if you like to use any additional props such as yoga blocks, strap, cushions or bolsters.

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