Active, healthy program expands to new areas on the Coast

Sunshine Coast Council today announced the launch of two new Active, healthy Sunshine Coast – every day, your way classes in Caloundra and Maroochydore to help increase the health and wellbeing of the community.
Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Active, healthy Sunshine Coast is an initiative funded by the Australian government in partnership with local organisations such as the Heart Foundation.
“It is widely recognised that having good physical and mental health improves your wellbeing and has benefits for the whole community,” Councillor McKay said.
“Due to the success of the Active, healthy Sunshine Coast Heartmoves classes in Nambour and Cooroy, we have now launched new physical activity classes in Caloundra and Maroochydore.
HeartmovesLift for Life and Heart Foundation Walking programs are designed for the community to improve their fitness levels at their own pace while having fun.
Heartmoves and Lift for Life classes were originally only open to those with a concession card but I am happy to advise they are now available for everyone to enjoy and at a very reasonable price.“
For more information about the newly launched classes and other Active, healthy Sunshine Coast programs visit council’s website or call council on 5475 7272 and say “Active, healthy Sunshine Coast”.
Active, healthy Sunshine Coast classes
Heartmoves is a low to moderate physical activity program which includes aerobic activity, weight-bearing or resistance exercise, balance and stretching. Exercise at your own pace in a fun and friendly environment.
Location When Time Contact
Caloundra Friday 12.30pm Mark on 0409 344 896
Maroochydore Friday 8.30am Megan on 0411 634 092
Nambour Monday 11.30am Megan on 0411 634 092
Cooroy Wednesday 1.30pm Lee on 0407 597 748
Lift for Life is an individually-designed resistance training program conducted in small groups in a fitness facility, with three distinct eight week phases. Improve the quality of your life and enjoy the things you used to do. Even simple things will become much easier once you start.
Location When Time Contact
Nambour Monday 10am Megan on 0411 634 092
Nambour Wednesday 12.30pm Megan on 0411 634 092
Cooroy Monday and Friday 11.30am Lee on 0407 597 748
Heart Foundation Walking offers free walking groups led by volunteer Walk Organisers at various locations on the Sunshine Coast. Exercise while enjoying the beauty of the Sunshine Coast and gaining new friends.  For details on existing walking groups, or if you are interested in starting a new group and would like to volunteer as a Walk Organiser, please contact the Heart Foundation on 1300 362 787 or visit