Active April gets Hindmarsh jumping

HINDMARSH residents will be jumping, walking and getting physical next month for Active April.

Hindmarsh Shire Council will run several free activities throughout the month of April to promote an active lifestyle in conjunction with the Premiers Active April program.

This program aims to encourage all Victorians to undertake 30 minutes of physical activity each day during April.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor, Cr Debra Nelson said it was free, fun and part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

“We are excited to provide members of the community with the opportunity to try Get into Cardio Tennis and Kubb,” she said.

“These activities are free and suit people of all abilities with no prior experience required.

Cardio Tennis is a new high energy fitness activity combining the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise while Kubb is suited to those looking for an activity that is a little more relaxed”.

Kubb originates from Sweden and requires participants to throw a wooden baton at wooden blocks known as ‘Kubbs’ in an effort to knock them down.

Cr Nelson said council also had fun physical activities planned for the upcoming school holiday program.

“We have put together a busy schedule that will be offered throughout the shire and we really hope that shire residents will get involved and get active,” she said.

Cr Nelson said participants can log their daily activity on the Active April mobile or web app and chart your progress throughout the month.

You can also create and join teams, track the progress of your team members and discover events and special offers that are available in the shire and throughout Victoria.

All of the activities provided by Council will appear on the Active April app/website and on Councils Facebook page. For further information on how Premiers Active April works please visit: https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/about/how-it- works/.

For more information, please contact Michelle Farinha, Community Development Officer on 03 5391 4444 or email mfarinha@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.