Richard Clarke, Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of the Hills Shire Council, and Frank Xuereb with Life Life Get Active founding director Jane Flemming
Australian Olympic track and field athlete Jane Flemming and the development team behind Esplanade Norwest are poised to take Norwest through yet another transformation – this time of the health and well-being kind. Ms Flemming is the founding director and Ambassador for Live Life Get Active – a fitness and well-being program offering free training and nutritional education to adults of all ages – that will make its debut in April in the popular business park, taking up a position outside the Esplanade Norwest display suite on Solent Circuit five mornings a week.
Live Life Get Active is a national organisation set up to address the health and well-being of Australians. Its unique strategy combines fitness, nutrition, motivation and very importantly, community, to provide a path for positive change. “In short, we build fitter, healthier, happier and more connected communities,” says Ms Flemming. Live Life Get Active has been operating for more than four years, and has almost 45,000 members.
Live Life Get Active at Norwest will include yoga, boxing, and cross training as well as health education
The program at Norwest has been made possible through support from Capital Bluestone, the development team behind Esplanade. Capital Bluestone is a foundation sponsor for Live Life Get Active, getting behind a program in Cronulla in 2015, which now boasts a following of more than 700 locals. Mayor of the Hills Shire Councillor Dr Michelle Byrne recently joined Ms Flemming and the Capital Bluestone team, to launch the first program of its kind at Norwest. The sessions will include yoga, boxing, and cross training. All classes are designed to be relevant, no matter the motivation or fitness level of those taking part – and are perfect for all adults looking to get back into fitness or add to their usual routine. “It’s about removing the barriers to having a healthy life – that’s why it’s in a great location, we remove the cost, and everything is provided from yoga mats to equipment.” “It’s fun and very non-intimidating, and it’s easy to bring a friend or family member along. There’s no one blowing a whistle or yelling at you!” Ms Flemming is looking forward to starting the sessions on the lakefront. “It’s an ideal location because it’s a beautiful area, and our philosophy is all about getting outdoors,” she says.
She says working with developers is particularly rewarding. “They’re building these great new communities physically and we can start and speed up the process of building a sense of belonging.” For Capital Bluestone Executive Chairman Steve Grant, the program is a critical link to ensure the active outdoor lifestyle so valued in the Hills Shire is developed and maintained for those who work in the business park or choose apartment living. “What’s special about Live Life Get Active is that it brings local people together and gets them connected to the outdoors which is such an important part of living a healthy and happy life,” Mr Grant says. “Through our long association with Jane and the Live Life Get Active program in Cronulla, we have a real appreciation for the great social and health impacts this can create. “We’ve heard many stories about people finding new friendships, improving their existing relationships, meeting long-term health and fitness goals and improving their mental health,” he said. “While we are hoping some of our future residents of Esplanade Norwest will make use of this fantastic opportunity, the sessions are open to anyone. It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and be a part of your community,” he adds.
For more information and to register with Live Life Get Active in Norwest visit livelifegetactive.com