What’s happening in health at the local level?

 

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Tracy, Sarah & Dylan of Bega (above) are part of a growing fitness trend

Peak Fitness: Flourish Australia at Bega

It is important for everybody to stay fit and staying fit is more fun if it involves some social interaction as well. That is why Flourish Australia encourages the people who access our services to try out facilities available in the local community.

Naturally recovery involves going beyond your comfort zone now and then, but there are ways of doing this which make it less daunting and more enjoyable.

Sarah Buckle at Bega gives the example of the group which has been going along every Tuesday to play table tennis.

‘Sometimes it is really hard to start doing something on your own, especially if you have never done it before.’ Says Sarah.

‘So if you can get a group of four or five people to go along and do it together it makes the process a whole lot more comfortable. ‘

Another thing happening at Bega is the Peak Fitness Program sponsored by Grand Pacific Health. This program at Bega involves a Peer Worker and makes use of exercise physiologist Kim Bobbin.

Sarah says it is very much like having a personal trainer!

It is a twelve-week program that focuses on the personal goals of the participants – so it’s not like one of those celebrity boot camps you might have seen on the television!

Sarah says that once a group gets off the ground, there is a ‘flow-on’ effect because other people will then want to join in.

It is important for everybody to stay fit and staying fit is more fun if it involves some social interaction as well. That is why Flourish Australia encourages the people who access our services to try out facilities available in the local community.

Naturally recovery involves going beyond your comfort zone now and then, but there are ways of doing this which make it less daunting and more enjoyable.

Sarah Buckle at Bega gives the example of the group which has been going along every Tuesday to play table tennis.

‘Sometimes it is really hard to start doing something on your own, especially if you have never done it before.’ Says Sarah.

‘So if you can get a group of four or five people to go along and do it together it makes the process a whole lot more comfortable. ‘

Another thing happening at Bega is the Peak Fitness Program sponsored by Grand Pacific Health. This program at Bega involves a Peer Worker and makes use of exercise physiologist Kim Bobbin.

Sarah says it is very much like having a personal trainer!

It is a twelve-week program that focuses on the personal goals of the participants – so it’s not like one of those celebrity boot camps you might have seen on the television!

Sarah says that once a group gets off the ground, there is a ‘flow-on’ effect because other people will then want to join in.

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