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It's 'game on' for 2018 Be Healthy and Active Program

The race is on for Scenic Rim sport and recreation clubs, community organisations and health professionals interested in providing a program or activity in Council's 2018 Be Healthy and Active line-up.

Expressions of interest are now open and those wishing to be involved in the program have until 29 September to put their hand up to be part of next year's 12-week program of free and low-cost activities to be run across the Scenic Rim.

Mayor Greg Christensen said there would be added incentive to the 2018 Be Healthy and Active program through the introduction of a 'games card' as the program of activities coincides with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

"This overlap will no doubt further ignite interest in sport, fitness and healthy lifestyle choices," he said.

"The 2017 Be Healthy and Active program was our biggest and best ever and our goal is to raise the bar even higher in 2018. This year, residents of all ages and abilities made the most of free and low-cost activities ranging from abseiling to Zumba."

Participants included 80-year-olds who enjoyed the Walk, Jog, Run program, and parents and children who reconnected with each other and nature through bushwalks and other outdoor activities.

"As well as outdoor sporting and recreational activities, the Be Healthy and Active program included indoor pastimes and information sessions such as the Savvy Scenic Rim community forums and health and nutrition seminars," Cr Christensen said."

A number of activities featured in the 2017 Be Healthy and Active program - such as the Aqua Bootcamp at Beaudesert swimming pool - proved so popular they are likely to become regular features of the community calendar.

Service providers, community groups, sport and recreation clubs and individuals interested in providing a program or activity in the 2018 Be Healthy and Active Program should visit Council's website www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/healthy-and-active-community or contact Council's Healthy and Active Officers on 5540 5111.