New year, new you. The new year gives you the opportunity for a fresh start and to get on top of what fell behind during the past year or set some new goals. Your new year goals might be to lose weight; it might be to start playing a new sport; it might even be to stop sleeping through the seven alarms you’ve set in the morning between six and six thirty. But what is certain, is that whatever those objectives may be, Greater Springfield offers a variety of activities, events and initiatives to support and assist residents in the achievement of their goals.
Designed in a way to facilitate an active lifestyle, the infrastructure in Greater Springfield encourages health and wellness within the community. Accompanying the dedicated Health City precinct, Robelle Domain, the ‘green lungs’ of the emerging city, provides boardwalks of more than 11 kilometres in length, sports fields, and an abundance of walking and cycle tracks. Together, Greater Springfield is there to support resident’s achieving their new year goals and leading a more active and vibrant life in 2018.
The Springfield Runners Group maintains an up-to-date weekly and monthly schedule of events that are free for anyone to join. The variety of activities cater for all levels of fitness, with a consistent 5K Time Trial every month to provide an opportunity for those who wish to gauge improvements in their new year goals as the year progresses.
The Park Run, held each Saturday at 7:00 am, is a casual 5km run using the local shared pathways around the city. Every Park Run uses age grading to help competitors compare their time against world record pace for their gender and age group. This provides another opportunity for Greater Springfielder’s to track health and wellness progress on their way to achieving their new year goals.
Dance & Performing Arts
If you’re looking for a bit of flair to your exercise why not enrol in a class with Prestige Dance Centre offering instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, pilates and range of classes for children and teenagers, Prestige Dance Centre has something for everyone!
If your new year goal is to improve your public speaking, acting, music or even learn circus acrobatics, then get in touch with the Springfield Studio of Performing Arts. Celebrating 10 years of Arts Education in Springfield, the studio offers both group and private lessons in a diverse range of performing arts skills for tiny tots, school-aged and adults.
Only a 20 to 30-minute drive from the Greater Springfield city centre, the Spring Mountain Conservation Estate is home to twelve unique tracks ranging from 200m to 19km return, accommodating all fitness levels. White Rock, featuring distinctive sculptured, rocky outcrops, extensive forested ridges and valleys with amazing wildlife, allows visitors to partake in an array of recreational activities that include hiking, horse riding and mountain biking, providing some enjoyable alternatives for embracing your new year health and wellness goals in 2018.
Additionally, the Springfield Centenary Club brings kayaking and canoeing to the emerging city, providing activities and lessons for all ages. The aim of the club is to promote fitness through a fun sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Competitions and events for men, women and mixed teams are organised throughout the year, providing a chance for the community to showcase their skills while on their way to improving their health and wellness.
If you’re looking to make the most of Greater Springfield’s many green spaces, get involved in the Active Parks Program. With a wealth of activities including Yoga, Aqua Fitness, Boxercise and Zumba, there’s a session to match you and your lifestyle. Find out more and register for the Active Parks Program today!
Yoga & Workouts
Featuring a broad schedule of classes including Meditation, core, Vinyasa and Bikram yoga, Revive Yoga & Wellness Centre, offers programmes with a focus on nurturing, informative and flexible yoga tailored to suit your needs and health and wellness goals. Located at Orion Shopping Centre in Springfield Central, achieving your new year goal of a weekly yoga class before or after work has never been easier!
If you’re looking for a more intense workout schedule, then try a 2 week free trial at F45 Springfield, a workout system designed to train you like a professional athlete! The F45 8 Week Challenge includes a full schedule to improve your muscle mass, lose weight and achieve your nutrition goals. With daily meal plans and recipes, weekly blogs and videos and regular training classes, F45 Springfield is ready to offer you a challenge like nowhere else. Claim your free 2 week trial today!
Aveo Springfield is now pleased to begin providing free exercise classes designed for seniors and facilitated by experienced physiotherapists. From the 8th of January 2018, you’ll be able to join in two classes, Tai Chi and Pilates, at the Aveo Springfield Auditorium. Tai Chi takes place every Monday at10 with Pilates classes on Thursdays at 9 am. Classes are open to all ages and you can find out more information about the classes at Aveo Springfield or give them a call on 13 28 36.
The social and competitive sporting scene in Greater Springfield is another great way to start realising your new year goals. Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Netball, Basketball, AFL and, as of the current 2017/2018 season, Cricket are now sports that people can be a part of in Greater Springfield. Not only is playing sport a great way to exercise and maintain fitness but makes following through on health and fitness goals that much easier through the fostering of new friendships. Start familiarising yourself with Greater Springfield’s local sport options to see which recreational option is to your liking!
So, whatever your new year goals may be for 2018, Greater Springfield has everything you need for you to achieve your health and wellness ambitions!