A free program aiming to encourage community members to get out and get fit will be launching in Griffith.
The not-for-profit charity Live Life Get Active will be launching their Griffith program on December 5, running two 45-minute fitness camps a weekday at 7.30am and 9.30am.
The program, funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network and supported by Griffith City Council, aims to draw people of all skills and fitness levels to the sessions and trainer Chris Smith said the program aims to get people creating a regular habit of exercising in a laidback and friendly setting.
"A lot of people don't exercise these days because they haven't created that habit for themselves," Mr Smith said.
"People just see exercise as one physical benefit but there's far more to it in terms of mental health, lifestyle and social interaction."
"This is not a military boot-camp, it's exercise in a fun way."
Mr Smith said those looking to join the program do not need to attend every session and can choose the type of training they want to do, with cross-training and boxing initially on offer and plans to add yoga to the program next year.
"If they haven't trained before it s a good introduction to exercise," Mr Smith said.
"You haven't got to be fit to train, I just encourage people to get that first one out of the way and realise it is for everyone.
"It not only improves your physical health but it improves your mental health as well."
Community members of all fitness levels and skills are welcomed to register for the program and Mr Smith said the design of each session aims to meet the needs and skills of the people involved.
The program will run at Ted Scobie Oval until December 20 before returning alongside the first term of school in 2020.
Those looking to attend a session need to register their interest by visiting www.livelifegetactive.com as numbers for each session will be limited.
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