The CHANGE project is looking for additional health and wellbeing providers to join our program (e.g. fitness trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, etc). Expressions of interest from a range of health professionals are welcomed.
Benefits for providers include: attract and promote services and facilities to new clients, receive promotional support (printed and online promotion, e-newsletters, listing in our healthy and active directory, etc), and receive venue support (conditions apply).
Contact us for more information on what The CHANGE Project can offer your program.
To be eligible to apply to conduct health and wellbeing classes or activities providers must:
- hold either a Certificate III or IV in fitness, be an exercise physiologist, or be an accredited sports coach or associated professional;
- have current registration with Fitness Australia, ESSA or other associated sporting/industry body, and
- hold their own public liability and professional indemnity insurance
- offer at least one regular class that is priced at $5 or less.
Jan Harland, Heartmoves Instructor:
“Being a Heartmoves provider allows me to deliver classes suitable for anyone, including people with long-term health conditions and those who may not have exercised in a while (or at all). The most rewarding part is seeing my participants improve their health and confidence to lead active and healthy lifestyles. I find it very inspiring to see my participants aged from 40 up to 90 years old giving it all and really enjoying the classes. I love seeing them have fun while exercising and meeting new people, it’s great!
The partnership with Council in setting up Heartmoves classes has been a great support to my business in being able to deliver low-cost community classes – I’m able to provide accessible health services for those who need them most (which I feel very passionately about), while still keeping my business going! Participation rates for all my classes have increased, so much so that some classes may need bigger venues soon! The promotion provided has also been fantastic – it’s so much more than I could have ever achieved on my own, and has done wonders in continuing to encourage new people to come along to classes!”
Above: Jan with her Highfields Heartmoves group.
Val Dodds, Energise Instructor:
“Providing Energise classes enables me to provide a safe and inclusive program for people to improve their lives. I have a lot of seniors and people with long-term health conditions attend my classes so I make sure the program caters to their needs. My classes are mostly Pilates-based to improve core strength, posture, balance and stability, which is perfect for the more senior participants to reduce their risk of falls. Classes also include aerobic activities to improve cardiovascular health, which is beneficial for improving the lives of people with diabetes, heart disease and other health conditions. There are many rewarding parts about delivering Energise classes, but my favourite part would have to be seeing people improve their skills and confidence to be healthy, along with the improvements gained in their overall quality of life.
The partnership with Council to support the Energise classes has been a great! I love being able to deliver classes for those who need them most in an affordable and accessible way, and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support provided. I also get to focus my time on the important things like delivering more quality programs across the region because of the help provided through the project. Participation rates continue to climb, and the ongoing promotional support provided is very valuable in finding new participants and keeping numbers up. I definitely plan on sticking with the project for many years to come!”
Above: Val with her Energise group in Oakey.