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.

Helping Women and Girls Get Active

62% of women in Victoria say they want to become more physically active.  So let’s help them.  #ThisGrilcanvic

This Girl Can – Victoria is about helping women get active – no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.  Research has told us that women can have a fear of judgement that stops them from feeling comfortable with physical activity.  This Girl Can – Victoria campaign addresses this by showing a range of everyday women being physically activity regardless of age, level of ability, background, body shape and size.

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Sport over screens: New program to get teens active

A new report from VicHealth has shown teenagers are struggling to do even an hour of physical activity a day and are almost five times more likely to be on their smartphone or tablet than being active.

The report highlights 92 percent of teenagers aren’t meeting the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines of an hour of physical activity every day. In contrast the average teenager spends more than three hours a day on screens like smart phones and ipads.

In response the health promotion body has announced up to $6million in new funding over three years to get teens moving as part of its Growing Participation in Sport program.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said teenagers often dropped out of sport because it stops being fun and starts being competitive.

“Playing sport is a really fun and social way for our kids to keep active, but we know that sport participation halves when they hit their teenage years.

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