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Get ACTIVE: Free fitness for June

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In these difficult times, it’s never been more important to stay active—both for your physical and mental health.

Thanks to some amazing Canberra businesses we’re making it easy to keep active with virtual + in-person fitness activities!

For the last 6+ months we’ve been hosting HerCanberra’s Get ACTIVE with the support of the ACT Government’s Participation Innovation Fund. It was planned to be an entire year of free fitness activities to not only help you get active but to facilitate social connection.

Well, these times demand we shake things up a bit, so we’ve joined with local fitness providers to offer a range of free virtual fitness activities, plus some in-person activities for gyms that have COVID-safe plans in place.

Before we unveil what’s on offer for June, we’d like to encourage you to support your local fitness industry in a paid capacity, if you can.

So, if you get a taste of an activity you love in our free series, please consider joining in as a paid member in future—it could make a real difference to a business surviving the current COVID-19 crisis.

Before we begin

Please note that by choosing to participate in a class, you do so at your own risk. Take a class that is your level and if at any time you feel a class is beyond your strength, level of skill and overall level of flexibility then only proceed with caution.

If you have an existing injury seek advice from a medical practitioner. If you have any questions with regards to a specific fitness provider’s insurance, please contact them directly, as they are individually responsible as the deliverer of the session.

The instructor may require you to sign a health waiver at the beginning of the session. HerCanberra accepts no liability for any injuries that may occur.

HERE’S WHAT’S ON OFFER FOR JUNE

Body Intelligence Pilates

Pre-natal Pilates/ Post Natal Pilates

Prenatal: For pregnant women, all trimesters. Focuses on pelvic floor strength as well as stretching and strengthening all muscles.

Postnatal: The class will work on correcting postural and musculoskeletal imbalances occurring from pregnancy, address any pelvic floor weaknesses and assist women to cope with the physical demands of caring for a baby.

When: Saturdays: 6, 13, 20 and 27 June
Where: Online
Time: Prenatal 9.30 am, Post Natal 11 am
Your instructor: Thea Young
Pre-register: bodyintel.com.au/registration—please note class title in the comments field.
Online linkbodyintel.com.au/class-schedule

Jordan Schouten

Strength and Mobility

Get your body moving, mobile and strong with our strength and mobility session. This class is designed to increase movement throughout all the major joints, as well as activate and strengthen the large muscle groups.

This is a class you will definitely feel the next day, in all the right places. No equipment needed.

When: 6 pm Monday nights: 8, 15, 22 and 29 June
Where: Online via Zoom
Instructor: Jordan Schouten
Zoom Link: zoom.us

Playground Training

Kanga training

Kangatraining is a whole body, low impact, interval workout that includes cardio and strength exercises while you wear bub in an approved baby carrier!

The program is designed by health professionals and provides physical and mental health benefits to both parents and babies in this time of isolation!

When: Wednesdays at 10 am on 10, 17 and 25 June
Where: Virtually and face to face @ Playground Training Hackett Place, Hackett
Time: 10 am
Your Instructor: Alicia
Pre-register herekangatraining.info/au_en/instructor/AliciaCummins/booking/1186
Online link: Provided after registration

Praksis

Movement Class

Learn to move every part of your body in novel, expressive, increasingly complex ways with the simple intention of improving your experience of being embodied. No prior experience required!

When: Saturday 13 June from 12 pm-1 pm
Where: Hassett Park, Campbell — meet at the corner of Page St and Chowne St
Instructors: Thomas Emerson and Soisci Porchetta
Pre-register linkpraksis.com.au/hercanberra—spaces limited to 20 participants

Tash Laura + Co (TLC)

Hiit at Home 

Save time and train online with Laura! This class is perfect for all the stay at home mums.

You will get a full-body HIIT workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home. No equipment needed!

When: Friday 19 June
Where: Online
Time: 10 am
Your instructor: Laura Struys (laura@tashlauraco.com)
Online link: Live via Instagram @tashlauraco

Flow Yoga Canberra

Dynamic Flow

Flow Yoga Class suitable for all levels. Options for gentle or advanced practice will be offered during the session.

Date and Time: Saturday 20 June 20 from 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Where: Online via Livestream
Instructor: Odona Farska
Pre-register: Email odona@flowyogacanberra.com to book in and receive class link

Qigong

Mindful Movements 

Qigong (sounds like Chi Gung) is a powerful mindfulness movement practice which can help you to relax, recharge and regain a healthy and active lifestyle.

During this class, presented by Piniri Wellbeing, you will be guided through a series of gentle flowing movements to help reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your strength and flexibility.

When: Saturday 27 June 2020
Time: 10.30 – 11.30 am
Duration: 60 minutes
Your instructor: Angie Liu
Pre-register: Interested participants should register via email at angie@piniri.com.au
Online Link: zoom.us. Meeting ID: 321 047 2489. Password: Alaska2020

Are you a fitness provider interested in joining the Keep ACTIVE movement?

We’re calling for expressions of interest from those interested in running free virtual or COVID-safe in-person fitness sessions over the next couple of months.

These classes do need to be free for participants, but they offer host businesses a chance to build their community during a time when we’re all looking for connection, and a no-cost form of promotion when you’re kickstarting activity again.

We’ll promote your classes to our readers (there are around 150,000 of them!) and you’ll be playing a valuable role in keeping Canberra bodies and minds healthy.

Simply fill in the Google form below and we’ll do the rest! Still have questions? Simply email hello@hercanberra.com.au.

We can do this, together.

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