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Be Healthy And Active Program Supports New Year's Resolutions

Scenic Rim residents whose New Year's resolutions include shaping up and embracing a healthier and more active lifestyle will be supported by Council's first Be Healthy and Active Program for 2019.

The new-look program will be letterbox dropped to Scenic Rim homes in the week beginning 7 January and will also be available from Council's Libraries and Customer Contact Centres or downloaded from Council's website.

Mayor Greg Christensen said the Term 1 program included 48 free and low-cost activities for all ages and abilities at 15 locations throughout the Scenic Rim.

"Whether you're one or 100, this year's program has something for everyone," he said.

The most diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities ever offered by Council, the 2019 Be Healthy and Active program from 29 January to 5 April includes everything from aqua fitness to Zumba. The line-up also includes canoeing, cooking classes and card games as well as chair yoga for those with mobility issues.

"With an array of affordable activities, Be Healthy and Active is not only about encouraging individual fitness across all age groups and abilities but also strengthening community connections," Cr Christensen said.

"This year, men's groups have come on board and a number of new activities have been introduced with the aim of encouraging participants to become more in tune with themselves and connecting with others."

Line dancing, canoe polo, massage workshops and piloxing - combining pilates and shadow boxing with dance moves - are just some of the new offerings for 2019.

The new program also sees the return of many perennial favourites and at Tamborine Mountain aqua fitness classes are back by popular demand.

The first program for 2019 also offers a range of activities to enjoy the great outdoors, including a Bush Kindy for children aged one to six years and tree planting for adults, combining physical activity with positive environmental action.

"Our region's spectacular scenery and natural environment and our public places and spaces provide the perfect backdrop for a healthier and more active lifestyle," Cr Christensen said.

"Whether it's something as energetic as canoeing or as effortless as playing cards, I encourage everyone to make the most of this year's Be Healthy and Active Program and to enjoy the benefits of improved physical and mental well-being."

Download a copy of the program at http://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/healthy-and-active-community