Sunshine Coast businesses step up to Million Moves challenge

Local Sunshine Coast fitness businesses have jumped onboard to support AUSactive’s Million Moves challenge offering free gym access, classes and sessions during May to help the community get their 75 moves a day across the 21-day event. The aim of the campaign is to get the community moving so that they feel better, and they can win prizes in the process!

For 21 days starting on 1 May 2024, people of all ages living in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton City electorates of Fisher, Fairfax, Wide Bay and Longman are invited to join the challenge and complete 75 moves a day to help their electorate reach the million milestone first.

Since registrations opened on 1 April, more than 24 businesses have signed up to provide a range of free offers to residents of the Sunshine Coast.

Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, said the support of local businesses was not only vital but showed the Sunshine Coast community spirit of supporting grassroots community initiatives.

“It’s fantastic to see local Sunshine Coast businesses supporting community initiatives such as the Million Moves challenge. The community spirit is strong and with the support of business offering free access to a range of fitness options we are hoping more people get involved to achieve 75 moves a day for 21 days in May,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I exercise because it clears my mind, it keeps me mentally healthy and physically healthy. I will be playing full contact rugby union against my 6 -year- old son, and hoping I win.”

Research shows 75% of Australians don’t get the required amount of physical exercise a day. Million Moves aims to highlight this statistic, and break it, by promoting 75 moves a day over three weeks – the time is takes to from a new routine.

Terry Young Federal Member for Longman which includes the surrounding areas of Bribie Island, Burpengary, Caboolture and Woodford said the Million Moves was about promoting physical activity to help improve overall health and wellbeing.

“Health and exercise is such a good preventative measure, when it comes to health, both mental and physical, so let’s get off the couch and get into it!” Mr Young said.

“I’ll be getting out with the people from dragon boats on Bribie and going for a paddle and just doing a few simple things like doing a few star jumps or push ups each day. It all makes a difference, so I encourage everyone, get involved, it is going to be a great initiative.”

To help AUSactive reach the Million Moves target officially, don’t forget to make your pledge to take part, it’s FREE! You can register here: https://millionmoves.org.au/pledge-now

For more information on Million Moves and the range of local businesses involved visit https://millionmoves.org.au/

View the Sunshine Coast AUSactive directory here: https://millionmoves.org.au/findabusinessorprofessional

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