Free fitness classes


Fitness 600

Free fitness … trainers Jesse Wright and Chelsie Dolfin join Fraser Coast Mayor and Councillor Daniel Sanderson in yoga classes ahead of the Brendan Hansen Park sessions of the Live Life Get Active classes.

Fraser Coast residents will be fitter and happier thanks to the Live Life, Get Active camps to be held across the region in October.

The physical fitness and health program is primarily designed to address obesity, Mayor George Seymour said.

“The classes are also an opportunity for people to play in a park, meet new people and have fun,” he said.

Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders MP said it is great to work with partners such as the Fraser Coast Regional Council on the initiative.

“I encourage residents take advantage of this program as improving our fitness has many benefits.

It can make you feel happier, increases your energy and can reduce the risk of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes or heart disease.”

To cater for the growing popularity of the fitness programme, extra sessions will be held at:

  • Bauple Recreation Ground (from October 5);
  • Beside the Burrum Heads Christian Community Church (from October 6), and;
  • Brendan Hansen Park, Granville (from October 6).

The regular camps will also be held at Anzac Park and Bill Fraser Park at Torquay.

To book a spot at any of the Fraser Coast sessions go to the Live Life, Get Active website at

The Fraser Coast is one of 70 locations across Australia participating in the program developed by Olympian Jane Flemming as co-founder of Live Life Get Active.

“The classes are led by local personal trainers and yoga instructors which ensures the program not only benefits people wanting to get active but also our local economy,” Cr Seymour said.

“Data from regional Australia indicates more than 70 percent of adults are overweight or obese across the Wide Bay.

“The program has a number of benefits besides promoting fitness.

“It fosters social inclusion, increased opportunities for disadvantaged residents and encourages people outdoors.”

Live Life Get Active has been operating on the Fraser Coast since April 2018.

At the Torquay Camp (October 2019 to February 2020), 541 people participated; 59% of participants reached their goals and the total weight and waist loss (all terms) stands at 538kg and 592cm.

At the Maryborough Camp, (May 2019 to October 2019), 332 people participated, 55% of the camp reached their achievements with the total weight and waist loss (all terms) stands at 197kg and 343cm.

Council, in partnership with Live Life Get Active, gained an $80,000 grant (be added to a $20,000 in-kind contribution from Live Life Get Active) through Health and Wellbeing Queensland together with Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport to fund the next camps.