Gold Coasters of all ages are being encouraged to put their health first and get their bodies moving this winter.
The City of Gold Coast is hosting a free Active & Healthy Lifestyle Event at HOTA this Sunday from 8am until 12pm to inspire locals to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Senior Active Parks Officer Sam Hughes told myGC the event will give residents a taste of the many free and low cost sport, recreation and fitness activities on offer across the city.
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“The event is a chance for us to celebrate the legacy of the games and launch our new Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program for 2018/2019,” she said
“This Sunday, Gold Coasters will able to enjoy loads of fitness classes on the outdoor stage, from yoga through to tai chi, and there will be a series of activities taking place by the lake as well.
“It will be the first time a fitness event has been held at HOTA, so we are encouraging everyone to come down and enjoy all the fun on offer.”
Ms Hughes said in addition to fitness classes, there will be rock climbing, stand up paddle workshops, circus activities, a pop up playground, an inflatable cricket and AFL zone, and loads of other sport and fitness activities.
The event will also host some celebrations for NAIDOC week, including a didgeridoo performance and bush tucker workshop, as well as a number of creative activities.
The Bundall Farmers Markets will be on throughout the morning too, with plenty of fresh produce available to purchase.
Here is the full schedule of activities:
HOTA outdoor stage
8am – Welcome to Country – Craig Williams
8.05am – Didgeridoo performance – Ethan Nihot
8.15am – Sound off at Surfers – Silent yoga with headphones (waitlist only)
9am – Tai Chi with live musicians
10am – Zuu community boot camp
10am – Afro Groove drumming
11am – High energy Zumba
The Exhibition Lawn
8am-12pm – Westpac/St George Wellness Zone with Kookaburra Kid, Headspace and St Vincent De Paul Society with Qld Reds activation
8am-12pm – My Health record stand
8am-12pm – Gecko Sports kid’s fitness and fun zone
8am-12pm – Circus fun
9.30am – Ngaurai Fusion Creatives bush tucker workshop
10.30am – Earth Mother family mealtime magic workshop
11am – Earth Mother eat your medicine- winter wellness
11am to 11.30am – Afro Groove drumming workshop
By Evandale Lake
8am – 8.45am – Yoga Flow by Michelle Cassidy from Essence of Living
8.30am to 9am – Aleenta Barre blend – yoga, ballet, pilates
9am to 10am – Doga – yoga with your dog ($10 book via 0414 180 300)
8am to 11am – Stand up paddle workshops (15mins) every half hour
9am to 9.30am – Get Raw tighten + tone abs, butt and thigh boot camp
9.30am to 10.15am – Fitness First HIIT class
9.30am to 10am – Get Raw core Pilates abs + stretch boot camp
10am to 11am – Sway Bar Pilates stretch and release class
Fun Arena in the park
• Inflatable AFL skills and activity station
• Queensland Cricket inflatable nets
• En plen air – outdoor sketching
• Adventure trail tours – over Hota stage
• Pop up playground
• Rock climbing wall
• GMG Sports agility and fitness testing and games
• Stand up paddle boarding in the lake
• Fitness First activation
For more information on the Active & Healthy Lifestyle Event at HOTA this Sunday 8 July, visit: goldcoast.qld.gov.au/be-inspired-active-healthy-lifestyle-event-at-hota-45186.html