Residents and workers in Northern Sydney now have the chance to feel fit and fantastic thanks to a free, online health and wellbeing program delivered by health promotion charity Live Life Get Active and funded by Sydney North Health Network (SNHN).
Lynelle Hales, CEO, Sydney North Health Network said:
“The partnership is part of Sydney North Health Network’s plan to support communities with information and resources during COVID-19 and is available through our website, snhn.org.au. These programs help people maintain health and wellbeing during social distancing measures through exercise, nutritional information, yoga and wellbeing support, and are designed for all ages.”
Live Life Get Active (www.livelifegetactive.com) is a social initiative that aims to get Australians fitter, happier and healthier through fitness camps in local parks around the country – and now from the comfort of their living rooms via a new online offering.
Their program has evolved to now include an online platform in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so members are able to exercise at home when it is convenient for them and their family. They are also able to access nutritious and delicious eating plans, and mental wellbeing advice at a time when experts are reminding us that physical and mental health is more important than ever.
Jane Flemming OAM, one of the founding directors of Live Life Get Active and Sydney North Health Network Board Director, said:
“If there was ever a time to look after yourself physically and mentally it is now. Live Life Get Active has evolved to offer fun, free and enjoyable exercise, and wellness programs for the entire community, making it so much easier to look after yourself. I am really proud to be a part of both SNHN and Live Life Get Active contributing to Australians’ health.”
Classes are designed to suit people from all ability levels, and all trainers and content creators are screened, qualified professionals.
Donna Pettigrew, Community & Partnerships Manager at Sydney North Health Network, said:
“At Sydney North Health Network we help communities, especially people at risk of poor health outcomes, to stay healthy. Live Life Get Active is a great way for people to do that for free and in a sustainable way, especially at a time when people might be struggling financially.”
Live Life Get Active pride themselves on talking about real issues in a friendly, non-intimidating and encouraging way, making the effort to understand what is going on in people’s lives that may be contributing to any current health issues.
Angela, a Live Life Get Active member from Sydney’s north-west, said:
“[The] online classes have been a massive help. Being able to do classes without dealing with traffic or trying to find someone look after the kids has been a big improvement to my overall wellbeing – they are a huge help!”
People living or working in the Northern Sydney area (covering the Local Government Areas below) can sign up at sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au/fitness-and-health/ for free classes, nutrition plans and wellbeing support:
- Hunters Hill
- Lane Cove
- North Sydney
- Northern Beaches