Australia's Healthy Weight Week in Kiama

This week, Jan 24-30 is ‘Australia’s Healthy Weight Week’, an initiative of Dietitians Association of Australia.  Given the time of year with New Year’s Eve Resolutions and aspirations of being fitter, stronger and healthier in 2010, the timing of this initiative is perfect.  Don’t forget it’s also Bring a Friend Fortnight so if you know someone in Kiama who needs weight loss, to get fit and be healthier in general then bring ‘em along.  For more info visit www.healthyweightweek.com.au plus look out for some great tips in our latest newsletter.

In the middle of Australia’s Healthy Weight Week we had Australia Day.  For many this represents a great chance to get together with family and friends and celebrate everything great about Australia.

Typically we are blessed with great weather for this day and this year was no different.  A beautiful sunny day meant plenty of people were outside enjoying themselves, swimming, playing games, cooking BBQ’s and having fun.

With that in mind, Oxygen Health & Fitness celebrated this great day in Kiama with an alternative session of fun and fitness games.  Our new Canadian connection of fitness professionals teamed up with some Oxygen members for the Australia v Canada Ultimate Frisbee Championship.  There were some wild throws, crazy catches and plenty of end to end action.  The Aussies, with one player short, were hammered 4 – 1.  But fear not, there was a game we knew we could challenge them with.

So next up, the Frisbee disappeared and the footy came out.  With two Cootamundra touch experts and two great wingers in Richard and Zane, the Aussies got their revenge winning 6 – 1.  Zane finished with a hattrick of tries including a diving effort in the corner right on fulltime.

Zane & the Opposition

Go Zane!

Two great games, two different cultures, fun and friendship. It was a great way to start Australia Day where we are proud of our multiculturalism, our outdoor lifestyle and fun loving attitude.

That’s what fitness and exercise HAS to be about.  It has to be fun.  If it’s long, boring and monotonous – it’s not something you can integrate into your lifestyle long term. If you’re not exercising long term, it’s hard to gain any of the wonderful benefits attributed to improved health and fitness.  This is even more so the case with kids fitness.

Young Zane is a great example.  He first started coming along to Oxygen because his Mum is a Member.  Now Zane is dragging Mum along to sessions because he enjoys it so much.  If kids enjoy what they’re doing they forget they’re exercising in the first place because they’re ultimately just having FUN.

Oxygen Kidz is coming soon to Kiama and with the volume of enquiries we’ve received it’s going to be a sell out!  If your kids need to get out of the house, learn some new skills, make new friends or even excel to the next level in their chosen sport, REGISTER your interest today for Oxygen Kids Fitness and put your family on the path to a lifetime of health and fitness.  It’s a skill and habit they need for life and just remember this stat:  80% overweight kids become obese adults.

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