Community Programs showcase ‘Get Active’ Program

KARI Limited is excited to announce that we have launched a free exercise program called Get Active!

The program is facilitated over an 8-week period in both the Liverpool and Bankstown areas. The 2-hour session consists of an intense workout, advice on nutrition as well as tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. On top of this, thanks to the continued support of the Sydney Markets, participants go home with fresh fruit and vegetables each week.

The Get Active program was founded by Willie Tonga, former Australian Professional Rugby League player. Being a former NRL player has motivated Will to educate community on the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Working together with Blake Ralph, they each attained their Certificates 3 and 4 in Fitness through TAFE, NSW. This accreditation ensures they are equipped with the knowledge to guarantee their participants are getting their desired results.

The Get Active program strongly focuses on how to get you on track with your health, both mentally and physically. It has been developed to address the nationwide issue of low activity and exercise rates. The program also addresses the issue of poor diets within Australian communities.

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This program not only aims to get our participants active, but also to change their mindsets and their perceptions on their overall health.

Regular health screenings and targeted workshops will also be provided throughout the duration of the 8-week program in partnership with Budyari Aboriginal Community Health Centre, Miller (South Western Sydney Local Health District).

Lauren Drayton, Community Programs Manager, had this to say about the program:

“Attendees registered for our first session are excited about the coming weeks and are keen to get to work! The fruit and vegetables donated by Sydney markets were a hit with all participants in our pilot group, taking home some fresh produce to kick start healthy habits at home. We look forward to working with our next group of participants to assist them in reaching their fitness goals!”