Free outdoor fitness sessions to help residents in Stockland’s Highlands community at Craigieburn and Cloverton at Kalkallo shed the kilos and make new friends are in full swing.
Stockland is inviting locals and visitors from the regions surrounding the communities to join in the Live Life Get Active program, which offers daily 45- minute sessions of boxing, cross training and yoga during the school term, with participants also able to access handy information on health and nutrition.
James Westh, Project Director at Stockland, said he was delighted to welcome the return of the sessions, which have been operating at Highlands since October, 2016, and at Cloverton since May, 2017.
“Participants in these sessions have lost weight while building friendships within their community along with their self-confidence,’’ Mr Westh said.
“Stockland is committed to providing the opportunities for residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles, which is reflected by the popularity of the Live Life Get Active program.
“All of our communities throughout Melbourne have been designed to include a network of cycling and walking paths to encourage health and fitness, and all homes are located within walking distance of a park and playground.’’
A total of 696,000 square metres of land at Highlands is dedicated to recreational and sports land within the community, which also hosts free parkruns every Saturday morning.
Cloverton will ultimately have 17 local parks, one city park, and 46 hectares of sporting fields including five sports precincts.
Amanda King, Chief Executive Officer of Live Life Get Active, said that the daily sessions run by her organisation were designed to be fun and were attracting people of all ages and fitness levels.
“Live Life Get Active was set up to improve the fitness, health and happiness of communities across Australia, with a specific objective to address issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, mental health and illness recovery,’’ Ms King said.
“The sessions are popular because they offer a variety of exercises as well as an opportunity to meet new people in a welcoming environment.
“Together with easy-to-follow video recipes and budget guidelines, we provide people with a free nutrition plan that makes meal preparation fun and easy.’’
The classes are being held at Highlands Monday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.15pm, and Friday from 6.30pm to 7.15pm in parkland beside the Highlands Sales and Information Centre, at 1 North Shore Drive.
At Cloverton, the classes run from 9.30am to 10.15am Tuesday to Friday in parkland beside the Cloverton Sales and Information Centre, at the corner of Dwyer Street and Design Way. Cloverton is also the only Stockland community nationally currently offering Saturday classes, from 9am to 9.45am.
Anyone interested in taking part in the program at Highlands and Cloverton can register online at www.livelifegetactive.com and start booking sessions.
Highlands is an award-winning community featuring 150 hectares of open space, playgrounds, natural waterways and landscaped parks, as well as a $6 million medical centre, six activity centres, six primary and secondary schools, childcare and library facilities and easy links to Melbourne’s CBD.
House and land packages at Highlands start from $419,300 for a three-bedroom home with two bathrooms and a single garage, compared to the median house price of $548,000* for the suburb of Craigieburn.
To find out more about Highlands, visit the Sales and Information Centre at 1 North Shore Drive in Craigieburn, call 13 LAND (13 5263) or go to www.stockland.com.au/highlands. You can also become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ highlandscraigieburn/
Cloverton will ultimately be home to than 30,000 people and include shopping centres, an employment precinct, numerous schools, sports fields, a planned train station and first class medical facilities.
House and land packages at Cloverton start from $442,954 for a three-bedroom home with two bedrooms and single garage compared to the median house price of $540,500 for Kalkallo.*
To find out more, visit the Sales and Information Centre on the corner of Dwyer St and Donnybrook Rd, Kalkallo, go to www.stockland.com.au/cloverton or call 13 LAND (13 5263). You can also follow Cloverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clovertonvic.
*Suburb median price as per data from realestate.com.au, correct as of 28 March, 2019