Free Healthy Active Highlanders program – Central Highlands

It’s time to make good on those new year’s resolutions to get out and get active!

Back again for 2021, the Healthy Active Highlanders program is a free 12-week initiative encouraging anyone and everyone to come and try a range of fitness activities.

The council-funded program kicks off on 1 March 2021, with qualified local instructors conducting sessions in Capella, Blackwater, Emerald, Rolleston, Sapphire and Springsure.

Yoga instructor Kelly Corbishley said she was very excited to take part in the program again this year.

‘I’ll be offering yoga and mindfulness, outdoors in nature where we take the time to reconnect,’ she said.

‘Come along to my classes or any classes on offer, try something new and make the most of this free community event over 12 amazing weeks.

‘My yoga style is Vinyasa which is easy to follow, with plenty of instructions and made suitable for any level of experience.

‘I also love to keep things light-hearted, there is always room for a laugh.

‘Opportunities like this are all about creating community within the wider community. I look forward to meeting you soon.’

Mayor Kerry Hayes said it was great to be able to offer the program again, after the pandemic cut things short in 2020.

‘Healthy Active Highlanders has been running in some shape or form for a few years now and it is always very popular,’ he said.

‘The program was designed to provide enjoyable, accessible and affordable activities for residents of all ages and stages.

‘You might have never done a day of exercise in your life, or maybe you’re a gym junkie looking to try something new. Whatever your situation, this program is all about giving it a go in a fun, no frills, no obligation environment.’

There is no sign-up required, but participants will need to check in at each class as per COVID-19 requirements.

You will also need to bring a water bottle and towel, wear comfortable clothing and sensible footwear.

This year’s instructors are:

  • Phillipa Comino – Yoga with Phillipa
  • Kelly Corbishley – Little Gem Yoga
  • Courtney Wheeler – The Base Health + Wellbeing
  • Jocelyn Wieser – Ignite Fitness
  • Rosie – Pilates with Rosie
  • Cate Taylor – Taylor’d Pilates Barre
  • Tara – Flex PT and Fitness
  • Ash Kavanagh

For more information, frequently asked questions and timetables head here.

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