Sport

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre taking its classes outside

By Meg Saultry

Seymour residents can get back into the swing of group exercise, with the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre announcing it has started offering outdoor fitness classes.

Following the easing of restrictions last month, outside fitness gatherings of up to 10 people helped restart the fitness industry.

Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said he was thrilled to announce new outdoor classes as part of Mitchell Leisure Services.

‘‘These classes will provide community members with an opportunity for face-to-face instruction in line with updated restrictions for group exercise,’’ he said.

For those who wish to continue exercising from home, Mitchell

Leisure Services will continue to share live-streamed fitness classes on Facebook each week.

‘‘We have received a great response to these videos and look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks,’’ Lowe said.

He thanked the Mitchell Shire Leisure Services team for its work throughout tough COVID-19 restrictions.

‘‘It is a credit to our leisure staff that they have adapted so well to the current environment and are continuing to provide a fantastic service to our community,’’ he said.

Council-operated leisure centres, pools and gym facilities remain closed to the public, although the indoor pool at Seymour will reopen for lap swimming, aqua aerobics classes and water therapy on June 10, while gyms are allowed to re-open from June 22.

For those wishing to attend outdoor fitness classes, bookings are essential and must be made 24 hours in advance. Attendees must bring their own towel and water bottle, with classes costing $5 per session.

Bookings can be made by phoning Jake Martin on 0408 168 597.