Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents to participate in a free fitness challenge in Ulladulla.
Ulladulla has been selected as one of five regions in rural New South Wales to compete in the Healthy Town Challenge and organisers are asking any residents interested in improving their fitness and health to sign up for the contest.
The competition starts now until September and offers participants aged 16 years and over a free health coaching service with NSW Government’s Get Healthy Service.
Today Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley launched her support for the challenge by hosting the first fortnightly walk in Ulladulla.
“If you need the motivation to get to your healthiest, this challenge could be the support that you need,” Clr Findley said.
“The more people who sign up for free telephone-based health coaching from the Get Healthy Service, the better our chances of winning the challenge.
“The Challenge Team will help participants with goal setting, maintaining motivation, overcoming barriers and making sustainable lifestyle changes in a weekly phone call. It’s a great opportunity to make positive steps for a healthier future,’ he said.
“The Healthy Town Challenge will run until spring and there will be lots of events taking place that residents can get involved in including healthy eating workshops and fitness and nutrition activities.
‘There’s a prize of $5000 up for grabs for the town that collectively achieves the most participation numbers and change in total weight,’ she said. ‘But more important than town glory is the opportunity for individuals to take small steps to improve their health for free in a supportive and fun environment.’
For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/UlladullaHealthyTownChallenge or call the Healthy Town Challenge Team on 0472 834 174.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley will be hosting her “Walk with the Mayor”, Wednesdays every fortnight at 10am, at the Ulladulla Civic Centre. The next walk with the Mayor will be Wednesday, 5 March 2019 at 10am.