Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Fitness on the foreshore
Each Monday evening for the past few weeks I huffed and puffed along with more than 20 local women as part of a six-week exercise program, made possible thanks to grant funds obtained by Franklin locals Lorrie and Jane through the Huon Valley Health Services Advisory Committee. We met near the Franklin Bowls Club at 6pm, with any Huon Valley women welcome to join in free of charge. No memberships, no long commitments, just a health assessment and waiver form to fill in - easy. The sessions consisted of interval training and core strengthening for an hour each week in a program devised by fitness instructor Miranda, so it's great exercise in a short amount of time. And it's social too, which means I'm more likely to go. The first week we trained in the very hot afternoon sun along the river. For a couple of weeks we exercised inside the Palais Theatre as rain poured down outside. Unfortunately I'm going to miss the last two sessions as I'll be travelling for work. But quite a few participants expressed an interest in continuing (on a paid basis) so who knows?
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.