Get active this April

Posted Monday 15 April, 12:42pm

Ararat Rural City Council is encouraging locals to do 30 minutes of physical activity per day this month while taking part in the Premier’s Active April campaign.

As part of Active April, there are a range of low-cost and no-cost activities being held in Ararat Rural City, including Tai Chi, mat pilates, meditation, laps of the lake, and circuit classes.

Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said Active April is a State Government program that aims to encourage more physical activity among all Victorians.

“It’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to getting more people active and healthy,” Dr Harrison said.

“Start small and remember that every little bit counts. It’s an easy way to kick start a healthier you.”

A calendar of activities is available on the Ararat Rural City Council website – look in the news section. Activities are either free or $5 per session, subsidised for April only.

Sign up for free at www.activeapril.vic.gov.au. Once registered, you can log your daily activity via the phone app or on the website, allowing you to chart your progress through the month. You can also create and join teams, track the progress of team members and explore the “My Local” feature to discover events, offers and facilities available across the state.

This year the program is includes the Get Active Workout Program where you can follow instructional videos to help you keep active each day. These can be done at home or in the park with no equipment required. It also has the new Activity Timer to make it easier than ever to track your daily workouts.