The council recently installed the equipment on the river foreshore, and NNSWLHD is running a series of free ‘come and try’ sessions starting next month, to help people learn to use the equipment safely to improve their fitness.
NNSWLHD Health Promotion Manager, Jillian Adams, said the aim was to help make daily exercise easily accessible for local residents.
“There’s no doubt about it, being outdoors and active is great for both physical and mental health,” Jillian said.
“We are delighted that Richmond Valley Council has installed this fantastic equipment on the river foreshore for residents to enjoy whenever they want.
“Finding time to be active or get to the gym can be difficult, but this equipment makes it much easier – you can have a go during your morning stroll or even make an exercise routine out of it.
The free training sessions will help residents learn how to use the new equipment safely, as well as set health goals.
“It’s not only a great opportunity to get active, it’s a great way to have fun and socialise.”
Four (4) ‘Come and Try’ training sessions will be run in conjunction with the official opening of the new equipment.
First session: Tuesday 11 September from 9.30am – 12am (launch day).
Subsequent sessions: 9:30am – 10:30 am Thursdays 20/9, 27/9 and 4/10. Register for free by calling fitness instructor Linda: 0423 956 585.