Make A Change And Pick Up Prizes During Premier’s Active April

03 February 2016

Victorians can improve their health and fitness and collect great prizes by signing up for Premier’s Active April.

Today, Minister for Sport John Eren and Premier’s Active April ambassador Catherine Andrews pedalled their way along the Port Melbourne Beach bike track alongside stars Steve Moneghetti and Bianca Chatfield to launch the month-long challenge.

Each year, thousands of Victorians of all fitness levels sign up to dedicate 30 minutes of each day during April, and pocket plenty of prizes along the way.

It can be as easy as walking or cycling to work, taking the dog for a walk or backyard cricket with the family. Participants can then log their progress online. The easy-to-use database includes healthy recipes, activity programs and motivational hints and tips from the ambassadors.

Everyone should enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, but research shows it’s not the case. More than 60 per cent of Australian adults fail to meet the recommended levels of physical activity, while 80 per cent of children don’t exercise enough.

Premier’s Active April is a great way for workplaces to boost morale and improve office health and wellbeing, and workplace teams are encouraged to apply. VicHealth studies show one in three Victorians is inactive for more than seven hours during the day.

Everyone who registers will receive:

  • 10 free passes to a participating YMCA or local government facility
  • Discounts at Sportsmart
  • Free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • One free Get Into Cardio Tennis session
  • A two for one ticket offer at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • A chance to win great prizes, including tickets to the 2017 Australian Open tennis finals

To register, visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“You don’t have to be a seasoned athlete to get involved. By committing to just 30 minutes of exercise each day, you’re contributing to a healthier Victoria and making some great changes to your lifestyle.”

Quotes attributable to Premier’s Active April ambassador Catherine Andrews

“As a busy mum of three, I know it can be hard to find time to exercise. But it’s important to make the time. Choose something you like to do and join me in making this April the start of a healthier you.”

Quotes attributable to Premier’s Active April ambassador Steve Moneghetti

“I see families every year getting together for that all important 30 minutes of daily exercise. It’s fantastic to meet these people and hear about how they’ve made a positive change.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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