Mayor Tom Tate has linked up with a member of the Gold Coast Titans and the Gold Coast Suns to launch a new Active and Healthy program.
Titans player Jai Arrow and Suns player Sam Collins joined the Mayor for a pilates class in Carrara today, to encourage all Gold Coasters to get active.
There are currently over 170 free or low-cost activities on offer across the Gold Coast every week, which the Mayor hopes will inspire locals.
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“This year, our focus is on empowering people to say I CAN. With more than 170 free or low cost activities on offer across the city each week, it’s easy to get motivated and get moving.
“This year’s theme – I CAN – is all about being inspired and empowered to live a healthy lifestyle and what better inspiration than our football players – our city’s active and healthy role models.
“Around a quarter of the city’s population already participates in the program but lack of regular physical activity is still a massive issue.
“Our goal is to get more of the City doing 30 mins of moderate physical activity a few days a week,” Mayor Tate said.
Titans player Jai Arrow said as a professional athlete, he understands how important it is to look after himself physically and mentally.
“Even though I’ve got an ankle injury at the moment, it hasn’t stopped me. I’m still doing weights, walking and swimming,” he said.
GC Suns player Sam Collins said I CAN was about everyone in the community getting active and healthy, regardless of cost and fitness levels.
“It’s about believing in yourself. Whether it’s surfing, walking or playing footy, we CAN all get involved to improve our overall wellbeing,” said Sam.
For more information about activities on offer, click here.
Now here’s a photo of the Mayor doing pilates.