Residents and the surrounding community at LandCorp’s Champion Lakes estate in Armadale now have the opportunity to get fit and make new friends in their community, thanks to the launch of free fitness classes spearheaded by gold medallist Jane Flemming.
Sponsored by LandCorp, the Live Life Get Active (LLGA) fitness Camps to be held on Joe Saunders Reserve are designed to get everyday people exercising so they can change their lives both physically and mentally for the better.
Speaking at the launch, Director of LLGA Ms Jane Flemming said research reveals the key barriers people put up when asked why they did not exercise or go to a gym, were cost, boredom, feeling self-conscious, and thinking they were too old or too unfit.
“LLGA will help people overcome these issues, with free outdoor exercise camps right in the local park,” Ms Flemming said.
“We supply all the equipment, qualified personal trainers and yoga instructors, and one-on-one assistance. We make sure all our sessions are as relevant for 18-year-olds as they are for a mum or a grandad.”
“LLGA puts health, fitness and nutritional information on the community’s doorstep in a supportive and inclusive environment.”
“The classes bring the community together and leave no room for people to make excuses for not participating,” Ms Flemming said.
LandCorp Chief Executive Mr Frank Marra said LandCorp’s residential projects are successful because of a strong focus on building a sense of place and community within these estates.
“A key priority of LandCorp in designing an estate is to ensure that it has high quality recreational and community amenity with the aim of enriching the lives of the residents who live there,” Mr Marra said.
“It’s about investing in social capital and the long term health and wellbeing of our residents.”
“To this end we were extremely happy to support an initiative like LLGA because it ties in closely with these goals.”
“But it is more than just getting people outside and exercising. We have seen in other places across the country the positive impact LLGA has made on physical, mental and social well-being.”
“Getting people together in a group in their local park also has a massive effect on social isolation. It builds people’s confidence as they enjoy interaction with neighbours but people they don’t know.”
LLGA has been operating for more than four years, and has 70,000 members.
Ms Flemming said that the total results from all the other camps across Australia have been staggering.
“Our key findings over the past year include: 131,000 cenitmetres of waist circumference lost and 147,000 kilograms of total weight lost.”
“Most importantly on average most people reported a lift in their mood and self-confidence.”
Classes are free and include X-training, boxing and yoga as well as tailored nutritional advice. Classes start at 9:30am and run for 45 minutes from Monday to Friday.
For more information about Live Life Get Active visit www.livelifegetactive.com
Tel: (08) 9482 7448