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.

Before the new program could begin, Council had to find out the types of activities young women would be interested in.Activities could have been anything from stand up paddling, traditional sports, mountain biking, yoga or belly dancing.

Council called for young women aged between 18 and 24 to fill out a survey in July- August 2017. The information Council collected has been used to tailor the program to young women’s needs. See the News Feed below for the activities that have been included in the program.

Noosa has 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 quit once they leave and join the workforce or further study.

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

Council is 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.

Before the new program could begin, Council had to find out the types of activities young women would be interested in.Activities could have been anything from stand up paddling, traditional sports, mountain biking, yoga or belly dancing.

Council called for young women aged between 18 and 24 to fill out a survey in July- August 2017. The information Council collected has been used to tailor the program to young women’s needs. See the News Feed below for the activities that have been included in the program.

Noosa has 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 quit once they leave and join the workforce or further study.

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

Council is 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.

  • Get Out Get Active partners in place

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    Noosa Council has received numerous applications from sport and recreation providers to partner with Council to deliver next year’s 12-week Get Out, Get Active program for young women.

    Council is looking to include a range of activities in the new program, which aims to provide young women aged 18 to 24 with access to low-cost activities to help them stay active.

    Council is partnering with for not-for-profit and commercial groups to provide the following activities: yoga; stand-up paddle boarding; gym (weights and cardio);boxing;group fitness (outdoor);pilates; kayaking; and martial arts / self-defence.

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    Noosa Council has received numerous applications from sport and recreation providers to partner with Council to deliver next year’s 12-week Get Out, Get Active program for young women.

    Council is looking to include a range of activities in the new program, which aims to provide young women aged 18 to 24 with access to low-cost activities to help them stay active.

    Council is partnering with for not-for-profit and commercial groups to provide the following activities: yoga; stand-up paddle boarding; gym (weights and cardio);boxing;group fitness (outdoor);pilates; kayaking; and martial arts / self-defence.

    Council compiled the list of activities based on a survey of young women interested in taking part in the 12-week program which will begin in February next year.

    This is a great opportunity for local sport and recreation businesses and not-for-profit groups to partner with Council to make the Get Out, Get Active program as successful as its innovative Active Mums Program.

    Data shows that only 39% of Queensland women in the 18-24-year age group are physically active. With no Noosa-based physical activity programs specifically tailored to young women, the Get Out, Get Active program will fill an important gap.

    The Queensland Government has provided a $10,040 grant to the Noosa Get Out, Get Active program to get women and girls active for life. Council will contribute an additional $4950 to the program.

    Partnering providers will be notified by the end of October. Email Council’s Community Development team on commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au for more information or any questions about the program.