September 30, 2016
Creating a healthy Sunshine Coast
A new partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and TAFE Queensland East Coast will see fitness students deliver free Healthy Sunshine Coast physical activity classes at Sippy Downs from October to December.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson says one of the key targets of the council’s Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 is for the region to maintain its number one ranking as the healthiest in Queensland, with the council looking to develop partnerships and programs to help do so.
“TAFE Queensland East Coast Certificate III and IV in Fitness and Diploma of Sport Development students, under the instruction of their teacher, will deliver two weekly free outdoor group exercise classes at Windmill Park, Sippy Downs for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday, 4 October,” says Christian.
TAFE Queensland East Coast fitness teacher Paul Barr says the student instructors are excited to be a part of the initiative.
“Our students are capable, confident and caring, and the Healthy Sunshine Coast program will provide them with the ultimate hands-on training experience as we assess them in real-world situations,” says Paul.
“TAFE students learn advanced skills in anatomy and physiology, injury prevention and management and nutrition, and can’t wait to put their skills to the test and help people in our local community.”
Join the Healthy Sunshine Coast 10-week program and register online at council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au (search Healthy Sunshine Coast).
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