COUNCIL is helping Douglas Shire locals keep fit and stay active in isolation with three popular Active8 Free Fitness classes relaunching online as Active8 LIVE.

Available via online meeting service Zoom, participants can join in from the comfort of their own home for Tai Chi, Just Start Fitness or a dance fitness class similar to Zumba.

Douglas Shire Council Sports and Recreation Development Officer Renee Ker reassures regular participants that the online fitness classes will deliver the same calibre of training with the same exceptional local instructors.

“If you’ve been a little shy or haven’t been able to make the class times work for your schedule, now is the perfect time,” she said.

“With recent social distancing measures implemented by the Federal Government it’s important to think outside the box and maintain some type of fitness.

“The new live stream Active8 classes are upbeat, fun and as engaging as ever and we encourage the community to log on and join us in our quest to stay fit and healthy together.”

To join in, you’ll need access to a computer, tablet or smart phone with sound capabilities and internet connection, as well as a comfortable amount of space without any obstructions.

No additional equipment is required and to protect the privacy of participants, only the instructor will be visible on screen.

How to join the class:

Allow 5 minutes to set up before the class is scheduled to commence.

  1. On the day and time specified below, click the link provided and you’ll be prompted to download online meeting service, Zoom.
  2. Once complete, open the download to gain access to the class.
  3. If you already have Zoom downloaded, simply access the class via the meeting ID below.

Tai Chi for Health

Every Tuesday @ 9am
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 853 295 615

Dance Fitness (similar to Zumba)

Every Wednesday from 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 345 472 835

Just Start Fitness

Every Thursday @ 9am
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 832 435 962

Exercise is instrumental in supporting not only our physical health but also our mental wellbeing.

Council’s in-person Active8 Free Fitness program has been cancelled in line with the Federal Government’s recent advice on social distancing.

The Active8 Program was made possible by funding from North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN).

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