ACTIVE APRIL SMASHES RECORD BOOKS IN 2019
The Andrews Labor Government today celebrated a record 130,211 Victorians of all ages and abilities who took the pledge to ramp up their level of fitness and physical activity in the 2019 Premier’s Active April.
Tim Pallas Member for Werribee congratulated everyone who had signed up to the Premier’s Active April and spread the word on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
A range of high-profile Victorians participated in the challenge, including AFLW stars Katie Brennan and Darcy Vescio, Western Bulldogs premiership player Liam Picken, Annie Nolan, Vixens netballer Kate Moloney, Paralympian Jess Gallagher and news personality and Premier’s Active April legend Peter Hitchener.
Participants this year had access through an app to the Get Active Workouts video series, which features 30 different 10-minute workout ideas to inspire and motivate participants of all ages and abilities.
A record 1761 Victorian schools and 854 Victorian workplaces registered as teams, exercising daily by walking to school, riding to work or visiting the gym during their lunch breaks.
In Wyndham 3604 people participated this year, a 34% increase in participation from 2018.
With more than 80,000 women registered, females once again well and truly outdid their male counterparts, making up 60 per cent of participants.
For more information on Active April and a range of resources for schools, workplaces, families and individuals, visit www.activeapril.vic.gov.au, or join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Quotes attributable to Tim Pallas Member for Werribee
“Active April has been an outstanding success and I want to congratulate everyone who got involved and I challenge even more Victorians to step it up and keep up the good work in May and beyond.”
Quotes attributable to Jill Hennessy Member for Altona District
“Every year we continue to set the bar even higher and it is so encouraging that even more and more people in Wyndham are getting active more often.”
Quotes attributable to Sarah Connolly Member for Tarneit District
I’m delighted to see record numbers of Wyndham residents participating in Active April and I encourage them to keep up the good work for this year and beyond.