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11 October 2022

Healthy week for women of Whyalla

Whyalla Recreation Centre (WRC) highlighted the importance of women’s health during September, running classes and programs aimed at encouraging girls and women of all ages and abilities to get active.

Under the guidance of WRC Health and Fitness Coordinator, Karen Crocker, activities included both group fitness and aquatics sessions across Women’s Health Week from 5 to 11 September.

WRC manager, Jodi Selin, said that focussing on women’s health as a priority in rural centres such as Whyalla was important as a way of improving overall community well-being.

“Karen put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the week and the activities ran smoothly and it was inspiring to see so many women take up the opportunity to join in,” she said. “While we aim to provide everyone with access to our facilities, the opportunity to focus on women’s health was a huge positive.”

The week featured a joint, team-instructed Aqua class followed with a morning tea for Strength for Life and Seniors Aerobics members. There was also a Super Class morning where six, 30-minute group fitness classes were run back-to-back with 12 to 15 people in each class.

A ‘Clubercise’ style class was run on the Friday night, followed by a social get-together with pizza and refreshments.

“We also made up 50 gift bags with information and ideas to keep people motivated and handed these out to those who attended our morning tea and the Clubercise class,” said Ms Selin. “The week was aimed at providing women with the motivation and incentive to improve and maintain their health and a healthier lifestyle.”