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April
2019
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Australia/Melbourne

Get active this April - register now

When you think about it, 30 minutes out of your entire 24-hour day is not a long time.

This April, Wodonga Council is encouraging residents to get active for at least 30 minutes every day as part of the Premier's Active April challenge and there's still time to register. Click here.

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to getting more people active and healthy.

Once you register for Active April, you can create teams and invite friends to join.

Plus, there’s also the interactive mobile app for iOS and Android to log your daily activity with the click of a button and compare progress, a digital card to access all the general offers, plus a trophy cabinet for when you meet activity goals.

This year there’s also the all-new get active workouts where you can follow our instructional videos to help you keep active every day.

Let us know you are participating by click on the 'going' button on our Active April event.

There'll be plenty of free activities running throughout the month, including: Yoga at Richardson Park, Outdoor Fitness at Belvoir Park, Bubbles On The Run - Active April, Park Fitness at McLean Park, Federation Hill Night Walk and BBQ, Active April Come & Try Session

It's all about finding practical ways in which you can work half an hour of activity into your day.

There are simple solutions, like walking meetings, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and getting the whole family active together at a local park. For park locations across the city click here.

If you want to take it a step further, incorporate exercise equipment into your day.

Wodonga has a variety of free fitness equipment available at Belvoir Park, Felltimber Community Centre, Willow Park and White Box Rise.

The fitness equipment varies at each site and ranges from chin-up bars, leg press and stationary cycle to inclined sit-ups.

Below is a full calendar of events and some tips for finding 30 minutes in your day - no matter where you are.

 

 

Find your 30 at work:

  • Get off one bus stop earlier and walk
  • Park car further away from work and walk
  • Consider cycling to work
  • Walk more briskly on your commute or in between meetings
  • Walking meetings
  • Choose a bathroom further away
  • Make sure you take a break from your screen over lunch
  • Take the stairs and not the elevator

Find your 30 at home:

  • Fitness videos from YouTube
  • House work
  • Wash your car
  • Playing with kids in the backyard
  • Walk around the neighbourhood

Find your 30 at the weekend:

  • Run in a local park
  • Catch up with friends and go for a walk
  • Bowling
  • Bike ride
  • Take the kids to the park
  • Visit the community swimming pool