Get Out, Get Active

Female? Between 18 and 24 and struggling to stay active? Then Noosa Council wants to hear from you.

A new program, to start next year, aims to provide young women access to low-cost activities to help them stay active.

But before the new program can begin, Council needs to find out the types of activities young women would take part in.

Activities could be anything from stand up paddling, traditional sports, mountain biking, yoga or belly dancing.

Council is calling for young women aged between 18 and 24 to fill out a quick survey. The information Council collects will be used to tailor the program to young women’s needs.”

Noosa had no physical activity programs specifically tailored to young women. Council has received a $10,000 grant from State Government’s Get Out, Get Active program to fill that gap.

Research showsl that for a range of reasons, including work, family and study commitments, many young women between 18 and 24 don’t get enough exercise or physical activity.

There are short and long term health benefits for women simply by increasing their level of regular physical activity.

Local school teachers have informed Council that even if girls have taken part in school-based sport during high school, often they give it away once they leave and join the workforce or further study.

This program aims to link young women with activities to help them stay active.

The survey is online now at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GetOutGetActive. It will be open until Friday 11 August.

Council is also keen to hear from local sport and active recreation businesses or not-for-profit groups interested in partnering with Council to deliver the program activities.

Interested businesses should contact Council’s Community Development team at commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au.

Get Out Get Active.

Female? Between 18 and 24 and struggling to stay active? Then Noosa Council wants to hear from you.

A new program, to start next year, aims to provide young women access to low-cost activities to help them stay active.

But before the new program can begin, Council needs to find out the types of activities young women would take part in.

Activities could be anything from stand up paddling, traditional sports, mountain biking, yoga or belly dancing.

Council is calling for young women aged between 18 and 24 to fill out a quick survey. The information Council collects will be used to tailor the program to young women’s needs.”

Noosa had no physical activity programs specifically tailored to young women. Council has received a $10,000 grant from State Government’s Get Out, Get Active program to fill that gap.

Research showsl that for a range of reasons, including work, family and study commitments, many young women between 18 and 24 don’t get enough exercise or physical activity.

There are short and long term health benefits for women simply by increasing their level of regular physical activity.

Local school teachers have informed Council that even if girls have taken part in school-based sport during high school, often they give it away once they leave and join the workforce or further study.

This program aims to link young women with activities to help them stay active.

The survey is online now at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GetOutGetActive. It will be open until Friday 11 August.

Council is also keen to hear from local sport and active recreation businesses or not-for-profit groups interested in partnering with Council to deliver the program activities.

Interested businesses should contact Council’s Community Development team at commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au.

Get Out Get Active.