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Sydney Airport Joins Forces With Sutherland Shire Council To Deliver Free Health And Wellbeing Program For Community

August 12, 2015 Responsible Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

Sydney Airport today launched its partnership with Sutherland Shire Council and Live Life Get Active to deliver a free health and wellbeing program for the local community.

Fitness Class - Seymour Shaw Park

Fitness Class – Seymour Shaw Park

The first free outdoor fitness and activity class provided by the partnership was held at Seymour Shaw Park in Miranda this morning.

“We’re proud to support the local Shire community by partnering with Sutherland Shire Council and Live Life Get Active, and funding this free health and wellbeing program,” Sydney Airport managing director and chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said.

“Almost one-tenth of the 29,000 people who work across 800 businesses at Sydney Airport live in the Sutherland Shire area, so we’re pleased to help deliver an easily accessible program that generates positive health outcomes for participants and the local community.”

Sutherland Shire Council welcomed the new partnership.

“I’m pleased that Sutherland Shire Council and Sydney Airport are supporting this fitness camp launched today at Miranda. Live Life Get Active is a great initiative spearheaded by champion athlete Jane Flemming, and the Sutherland Shire now has five camps: Miranda, Menai, Sylvania, Cronulla and Kurnell,” Sutherland Shire Council Mayor Kent Johns said.

Sutherland Shire Councillor Tracy Cook said the program was exciting news for Miranda residents.

“It’s gratifying to see so many people taking up the free fitness camps. I think there’s something special about the people of the Sutherland Shireand their love for exercising and the outdoors. It’s not only fun, it’s so good for your health. Even I’m taking up the challenge,” Councillor Cook said.

Live Life Get Active is a health and lifestyle organisation which aims to build fitter, healthier and happier communities.

“It’s great to see that Sydney Airport and Sutherland Shire Council recognise the importance of supporting the community and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” Live Life Get Active Director Jane Flemming said.

“We hope this Miranda activity camp will help people in the Shire to feel healthier and happier, and we wish them every success on their journey to good health.”

The Miranda classes will run at 6.30am from Monday to Friday, 200 days a year, and include cross-training, boxing and yoga. All equipment is provided for participants, who must be aged 18 years and over.

Participants are also provided with education and nutritional program information, as well as individual monitoring and measurement of their progress.

In 2014, Sydney Airport invested close to $1.5 million in the local community, across charities, schools, sporting clubs and other community organisations.

For more information and to register visit www.livelifegetactive.com

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