THE POPULAR Active8 Free Fitness classes will continue for the next six months with plans to take a beachfront Tai Chi class to Cow Bay later this year.

Douglas Shire Council was awarded $20,000 through the NQ Sports and Primary Health Network North Queensland under the MoveitNQ program to continue delivering the Active8 Free Fitness programs .

Active8 Free Fitness Coordinator Renee Ker said the free fitness program had resulted in incredible outcomes for the community.

“I have been really impressed with success stories in fitness, mental health and recovering from illness,” she said.

“To be able to continue delivering these programs is really big thumbs up for the Douglas Shire community.”

The park based programs will continue in Rex Smeal Park:

Tai Chi For Health Class 9.00am Tuesday
Zumba in the Park 5.15pm Wednesday
Just Start Fitness 9.00am Thursday

Bookings are essential for all participants: douglas.qld.gov.au/active8

The funding allows Council to also introduce a new 10-week free fitness class located at Cow Bay for a beach front Tai Chi class, starting in August.

“A free fitness program at one of the Shire’s most beautiful beaches will be a valued program for locals over the river as well as visitors to the region,” Ms Ker said.

Further information will be found on the Active8 Free Fitness page in the coming weeks.

Pool based classes will be put on hold in Mossman until the water temperature heats up.

Seniors Parkour will be re-evaluated in line with the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 Health Directives and Roadmap to Easing Restrictions.