IT IS never too late to get back into a fitness regime and age is no barrier.
The Central Highlands Regional Council Sports Forum has a workshop of learning specifically designed to get older people back into physical activity.
The three-hour workshop begins at 9.30am on Friday, February 26, at the Emerald Town Hall, run by fitness guru Steve Nance.
Nance is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading fitness and performance consultants and has an extensive career with some of the world's most prestigious sporting clubs, the Brisbane Broncos and the Australian Rugby Union team to name two.
Nance said despite him teaching the top core of athletes, he still found a buzz from educating people of all ages how to stay fit.
"There are no rules or age limits to physical activity," Nance said.
"Irrespective of how old you are or how often you have exercised in the past, there is no time like the present to start regular physical activity.
"There are many health and lifestyle benefits of physical activity, and it is extremely important for people as they age.
"People with an active lifestyle feel healthier and have an improved sense of wellbeing," Nance said.
"Benefits can include reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes. Activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits."
Mayor Peter Maguire encouraged sports fans and older people to take advantage of the free program.
"We believe one of the keys to strong and healthy communities is building the capacity of our local organisations and volunteers and these workshops are aimed at doing exactly that," Cr Maguire said.
For more information please contact Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing on 4982 1510.
Friday Feb 26
9.30am-12.30pm Physical Activity for older people
Saturday Feb 27
9am-12pm Sports Nutrition
12.45pm-3.45pm Sports Psychology
1pm-4pm Rewrite your constitution
Sunday Feb 28
9am-12pm Beginner Sports Strapping
9am-12pm How to run an effective meeting
12.45pm-3.45pm Advanced sports strapping
12.45pm-3.45pm Grant writing
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