Free outdoor fitness sessions to help residents in Stockland’s Altrove community in Schofields shed the kilos and make new friends are back in full swing.
Stockland is inviting locals and visitors from the surrounding region to join in the Live Life Get Active program, which offers daily 45-minute sessions of boxing, cross training and yoga, with participants also able to access handy information on health and nutrition.
Richard Rhydderch, Stockland General Manager, NSW Residential Development, said he was delighted to welcome the return of the free sessions which have been running during school terms at a range of Stockland communities.
These include McKeachie’s Run at Aberglasslyn since 2014, Willowdale at Denham Court and Elara at Marsden Park since 2016, and Altrove at Schofields since 2018.
“It’s wonderful to see local residents embracing the classes, losing weight and building friendships as well as self-confidence,’’ Mr Rhydderch said.
“Stockland communities are designed with liveability as a key focus and we are committed to providing our residents with multiple opportunities to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
“All of our communities throughout New South Wales feature an extensive network of cycling and walking paths, and every home is located within walking distance of a park and playground.’’
Altrove also features park fitness stations as well as the Ready Steady Go Kids free multi-sports program for children.
The range of facilities on offer reflects Stockland’s commitment to building highly liveable communities for its residents, with 86 per cent of residents agreeing that health and fitness is an important part of their lives, according to the national 2018 Stockland Liveability Survey.
Amanda King, Chief Executive Officer of Live Life Get Active, said that her organisation’s daily sessions 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 held Monday to Thursday from 6.30am to 7.15am, and on Fridays from 6.45am to 7.30am during the school term in Altrove’s Hilltop Park, located on the corner of Hoy Street and Overly Crescent, Schofields.
Anyone interested in taking part in the program at Altrove can register online at www.livelifegetactive.com and start booking sessions.
Upon completion, Altrove will include freestanding homes, terraces, apartments, and retirement living. Planned amenities include a thriving retail precinct, with a proposed Eat Street linking the community with the Schofields Train Station, as well as kilometres of walking trails, fitness stations, playgrounds and a dog park.
A major supermarket is adjacent to Altrove and the community is just 10 minutes from existing shops and restaurants at Rouse Hill.
Mr Rhydderch said Sydney was entering a buyers’ market in residential property, which meant it was a good time to purchase a home.
While the median house price for Schofields is $844,000*, Altrove offers brand new townhomes starting from $660,000.
To find out more about Altrove, drop into the Sales and Information Centre at 200 Bridge Street, visit www.stockland.com.au/altrove or call 13 LAND (13 5263).