Get Active For April!

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people to keep moving and be more active. Start small – remember every little bit counts. It’s an easy way to kick start a healthier you!

This year the all-new Get Active Workout Videos will be available to help you keep active everyday this April. With 30 workouts to choose from, it’s like having your own personal trainer whenever and wherever you like! We also have a new Activity Timer and Tracker to make it easier than ever for you to track your workouts and log your activity throughout the month. Plus My Local to discover local offers, events and facilities available throughout Victoria.

Don’t forget that Active April is free and everyone who registers will receive a host of fitness freebies and incentives including:

Just by registering every participant gets:*

  • 10 free passes at your participating local YMCA or local government recreation facility
  • 30% discount at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • 10% discount at Sovereign Hill
  • 15% off at Sportsmart in store and online
  • discounted experiences at participating Parks Victoria locations
  • 15% discount for a Coasting: Stand Up Paddle boarding session
  • 15% off Rock Up Netball Train and Youth Programs
  • 20% discount for Netball Victoria community clinics
  • a 2 for 1 green fee offer at participating Golf Australia courses
  • 10% discount on term 2 My Golf Australia Junior Programs
  • five free group dance lessons at a participating DanceSport Victoria centre
  • one free Cardio Tennis trial at participating Tennis Victoria courts
  • one hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • entry into the draw to win tickets to 2020 Australian Open Tennis Finals*
  • weekly email tips on healthy eating and being active
  • a range of benefits, prizes and resources for early learning centres, schools and workplaces participating in Active April.

To register, visit www.activeapril.vic.gov.au

*Terms and conditions for all prizes and offers apply. Visit activeapril.vic.gov.au for details.

Your Good Sports Club is in the running for the 2018 Good Sports Awards

Good Sports logoThe Good Sports Awards recognise the inspiring Good Sports clubs and passionate volunteers that are committed to making their communities the best they can be.

Good Sports clubs are community champions who are shaping bright futures for their club and members on and off the field, by creating a healthier, more family-friendly club environment where everyone feels welcome.

The Good Sports Awards give the Australian Drug and Alcohol Foundation the opportunity to give back to the clubs and people who give their all. Share your club’s story for your chance to be one of 2018’s Good Sports Award winners.

Click here to see which category your club can nominate for: http://goodsports.com.au/awards/

THIS GIRL DEFINITELY CAN IN VICTORIA!

 

 

 

 

Concerns about how they look, that they aren’t skilled enough or that they should be prioritising their family or work over exercise are genuine obstacles for women. However, we know if women can identify themselves in advertising and in the media, they’re more likely to overcome this fear of judgement.

This Girl Can features everyday women staring down their critics and getting active regardless of how they look or how sweaty they get.

“This campaign isn’t about making women feel bad about not doing enough exercise. It’s about celebrating what they can do, even if that’s just a walk around the block or a few laps of the pool.”

Sport England CEO Jennie Price said she was proud to partner with VicHealth on bringing This Girl Can to Australia: “We’re really proud of our partnership with VicHealth. This ad is visibly part of the This Girl Can family – but it’s your campaign…it’s all about Victorian women. We’ve had enormous success in England and I think it’ll be a fantastic success here in Victoria too!”

Ms Rechter said she had been overwhelmed by the number of Victorian women wanting to share their stories of how sport and exercise have improved their confidence, health and wellbeing.

“We’ve listened to the stories of hundreds of Victorian women who’ve told us about what being active means to them and what they’ve had to overcome to do it,” she said.

“The women featured in This Girl Can – Victoria are everyday women who’ve found the confidence to get out there and get active. They’re doing it for themselves – not for anyone else. They’re doing it because they love it, and because they can.”

Victorian women are encouraged to join the This Girl Can movement by heading to thisgirlcan.com.au and join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow the #ThisGirlCanVic.