Don’t be sidelined – get active this April

The Andrews Government has opened registrations for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April campaign, and Labor MP Juliana Addison is challenging Ballarat residents to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Active April has gone from strength to strength since it was introduced in 2008, with a record 124,913 Victorians taking the pledge last year, including more than 5,000 teams and 2,000 families.

This year’s challenge is encouraging parents to get active while they are on the sidelines supporting their children, setting a good example and kickstarting healthier habits for the whole family.

Ms Addison said registration for Premier’s Active April is free and everyone who signs up will receive 10 free YMCA gym passes or access to a participating local government gym facility.

“Active April is a great opportunity for people in Ballarat to discover which exercises we can fit into our daily routines,” Ms Addison said.

“I’m challenging everyone in Ballarat to step it up this April and get involved, no matter their age, ability or fitness level,” she said.

Participants this year will also have access to the ‘Get Active Workouts’ video series through an app, which features 30 different 10-minute workout ideas to inspire and motivate participants of all ages and abilities.

High-profile Victorians supporting the campaign this year include AFLW stars Katie Brennan and Darcy Vescio, The Western Bulldogs’ Liam Picken and wife Annie Nolan, netballer Kate Moloney, Paralympian Jess Gallagher, and news personality and Premier’s Active April legend Peter Hitchener.

For further information and to register, please visit www.activeapril.vic.gov.au.

 

Media contact: Craig Wilson | 0428-525-909 | craig.wilson@parliament.vic.gov.au

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