Spring to local park for free gym lessons

Make the most of Moreton Bay’s 406 fitness machines and gain free expert advice from qualified personal trainers when Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spring in Your Step program returns this August.

Spring in Your Step introduces residents of all ages and abilities to the free gym equipment at their local park or reserve and, with experienced local trainers at the helm, provides personalised advice on specific exercises you can do on the equipment to help keep active.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Parks, Recreation and Sports Spokesperson Councillor Darren Grimwade said there would be more than 90 sessions on offer across 30 parks and reserves from all over the region.
“We have more than 400 free, easy-to-use, resistance-based fitness machines in Moreton Bay to help all residents keep active and achieve their recommended 30 minutes of daily activity,” Cr Grimwade said.

“Spring in Your Step is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with the all-abilities equipment available in local parks and gain free advice from qualified trainers about the specific exercises you can do to keep healthy and active.”
Bookings for Spring in Your Step open Tuesday, July 25 with sessions running from August right through to November.

Go Mum! Group Fitness founder and head trainer Christine Percy will host a number of the sessions and said she was excited to share her advice on the benefits of adding outdoor fitness stations to your exercise routine and how to make the most of such equipment.

“People are leading increasingly busy lives, and the free equipment at your local park can become a very handy tool in your belt to help keep fit and active,” Ms Percy said.

“Through these sessions, I’ll be showing you just how easy it is to get not only yourself, but the whole family using your local park to keep healthy and most importantly, have fun.”

For more information or to book visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au  or phone 3205 0555.