A free fitness program motivating locals to get active launched yesterday at Grinsted Oval.
‘Live Life Get Active’, funded by Forbes Shire Council and Bernardi’s IGA, will run in Forbes for the next 200 days from Monday to Friday.
Forbes is the 38th Live Life Get Active camp to be established across Australia and the initiative now has 8,500 members nationally.
The program includes boxing, yoga and cross training classes which run for 45 minutes each morning from 9.30am.
Classes will be run by local trainers Mary Fox, Laurinda May and Sandra Nicholson.
Already 100 local residents have registered to become members of the initiative and mayor Phyllis Miller said she was “very excited” to welcome the program to Forbes.
“Council is so pleased to provide support to this program and that we are able to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community,” Cr Miller said.
“Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll get a chance to come down and join you.”
Members of the program will also receive a tailored nutritional plan, with Bernardi’s IGA partnering with a Live Life Get Active nutritionist to help create affordable meal plans and offer health food discounts to the program’s members.
Bernardi’s IGA director Joseph Bernardi said the business is really looking forward to partnering with Live Life Get Active.
“We hope this camp goes part of the way to helping people in the local community feel great and we look forward to facilitating some of the great nutritional ideas that Live Life Get Active out forward in an affordable, convenient way,” he said.
To join the classes, all residents must become a member of Live Life Get Active by completing a 10 minute questionnaire online registration at www.livelifegetactive.com and then pre-register for classes.
Once a member, people can gain access to any Live Life Get Active program around Australia.
Live Life Get Active master trainer Nat Grosvener said becoming a member is like “the best passport gym membership ever”.
“This is a great gift to your community so utilise it the best you can,” she said.
“We’re not here to break records, we’re for everyone to do their best.”