Raise a sweat for less with council

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Redland City Council's Healthy and Active program begins on July 16. Photo: Supplied
LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Redland City Council's Healthy and Active program begins on July 16. Photo: Supplied

THROW on your sweatpants and get active with cheap, outdoors activities run by Redland City Council.

Mayor Karen Williams said the Redlands Healthy and Active program was back by popular demand, offering  fitness classes during term three of school from July 16.

Bootcamps, boxing workouts, pilates classes and more will all be offered, with fitness sessions held across the Redlands. Find more workouts in the program schedule here.

Cr Williams said each class was $5 for participants, with costs subsidised by QSuper.

“So far more than 1300 people have participated in more than 20 different outdoor activities – with Zumba, Yoga and group fitness among the most popular,” she said.

“We’ve had wonderful feedback, with many of those who participated in the first two terms of the group physical activities calling for the program to continue.”

Cr Williams said state and federal government grants helped pay for the first two terms of the program but council had continued to provide cheap fitness sessions through a different funding model.

“With the Redlands healthy and active program supported by state and federal grants for the first two terms, council is now transitioning to a sustainable model – one that provides low-cost sessions to residents and makes it viable for local health and fitness professionals delivering them,” she said.

“QSuper has come on board as a supporter so participants will only contribute a $5 co-payment to each weekly session, well below the market rate.”

Passes for ten sessions are available for $45. These can be bought at the first class or online here.

“Providing a $5 saving, the pass presents an incentive to commit to the entire term of sessions,” Cr Williams said.

“Those leading the classes will also benefit from having a greater guaranteed income ahead of the term.”