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Active & Healthy program

The Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a great way to try a new fitness activity or sport, discover one of our great parks or sporting facilities and meet new people.

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Active & Healthy - Wellbeing

Taking better care of your body boosts wellbeing. Exercise and eating well can help provide benefits to manage such difficulties as anxiety and depression. Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness; it is a complex combination of physical, mental, emotional and social health factors strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction.

The Active & Healthy program offers series of free and affordable workshops to help educate and empower you to live a healthy and balanced life. Topics range from nutrition and healthy eating, strategies to stressing less, healthy-but-easy recipes, motivation and goal setting, financial fitness to tips on striking a work-life balance.

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Healthy and wholesome cooking with Karla

Karla Gilbert, OAM, is an accredited Nutrition and Health Coach, certified Level III and IV fitness trainer, has certificates in Child Nutrition and Nutrition. These qualifications are mixed with years of testing the limits of the body physically and mentally as a professional athlete in the world of Ironwoman racing and winning World and Australian titles.

Practical and healthy with My Nutrition Clinic

This series of practical healthy nutrition talks delivered by Dieticians will cover topics related to improving your health, chronic illnesses and provide practical support and guidance to enable people to prepare and eat a healthy and balanced diet. A paediatric dietitian will help set you up with healthy eating habits for your fussy little ones.

Eat like an athlete for kids

Kids aged 8 to 12 years will be guided through the process of creating, preparing and tasting foods that will support individual athletic abilities and will come away with simple and practical tips to encourage them to be a healthy eater.

Cooking for an athlete

Building on concepts delivered in ‘Eat like an athlete’ workshop, these workshops are designed to support parents and family members integrate wholefoods and encourage healthy eating for young athletes/active kids. The focus will be on creating a toolbox of simple, healthy base ingredients and recipes that can form the foundation of a healthy, easy to cook and tasty family meal repertoire. These skills allow for creativity, confidence, variety and stress-free healthy eating choices for the whole family.

The importance of good nutrition

An empowering series of nutrition and wellbeing workshops designed to help you make healthy nutrition and lifestyle decisions, improve your habits, boost your energy level and prevent disease. Whether you're looking for nutritional information on topics such as healthy cooking, vitamin supplements, food preparation, or just healthy eating advice, these workshops are for you.

Community health and nutrition talks

Join us for our regular free community health talks where we explore a particular topic on health, be it understanding weight loss, sugars or diabetes, detoxification, exploring the digestive system, or how the liver works, plus much more. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Empower wellbeing talks

Designed to empower participants to make healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, utilise food as medicine and develop an understanding of the impact these choices have on your overall health and wellbeing.

Over 50 and thriving health workshops

It’s never too late to start anything. We’re only as old as we feel, so let’s feel fantastic! Join us for a new topic each month as we introduce and demonstrate ways to become the healthiest version of you. From creating healthy morning routines, meal plans, shopping guides, gut health, understanding weight management, skin health and much more. Open to all ages.

Family-based, heart-centred natural healthcare talks

Casey Conroy and Andreas Khun from Funky Forest Health & Wellbeing operate from a non-diet, body acceptance, Health at Every Size® philosophy which values people for who they are and prioritises a focus on wellbeing rather than weight. Both are passionate about helping others achieve wellness and this series of natural health care talks will educate, empower and guide you to make positive and lasting changes.

The Health Queen

Sam Beau Patrick, naturopath, nurse and five-time author understands hormone balancing and her inspiring talks offer useful information on how you can sail through menopause and protect yourself from cancer naturally.

Wellbeing workshops

Have you tried introducing healthy habits into your routine but not quite managed to sustain the practice? Learn the neuroscience of how to build a new habit and make it stick. Delivered by Emily Johnson, Psychologist and Cassandra Morris, Personal Trainer, Nutrition and Mindset Coach.

Mums and bubs first aid

Learn the basic elements of first aid in these interactive and fun workshops for parents, expectant mums and children. Morning tea is provided.

CPR workshops

This free community workshop teaches all the basics of CPR and how to possibly save a life

Create a Joy Plan

For women who are about to retire or who have already retired. It makes financial and emotional sense to be ready for your retirement.

Retire happy

Ladies, if you about to retire or already have, learn how living with passion and purpose is essential to a happy retirement.

Kindness for kids

A workshop just for kids aged 7 to 12 years to help devise everyday strategies they can use to make friends, deal with bullies, and stand up for themselves – all with kindness.

Leadership Squad Workshops

Join us for our free workshops to overcome the challenges the youth faces and find fun strategies to cope with everything that comes our way. Learn more, explore, discover and manage yourself better while still having fun. Bring along your friends and join the adventure in the interactive informative workshops. Workshops are open to ages 9 to 16 years.

Behavioural health and wellbeing talks

Join Tanya Curtis from Fabic Behaviour Specialist Centre for free monthly talks on topics surrounding behaviour, mental health, disability and psychological well-being.

Monthly health talks

Topics include wellbeing practices, goal setting, emotional wellbeing, building confidence and resilience and much more so you can live your best life.

Social and emotional wellbeing

Emily Schulz, Heart Talk Counselling & Coaching offers a series of informative workshops designed to educate and empower you with the emotional and self-awareness skills to help guide you through life.

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