On 8 September 2016, staff and participants from In Balance Fitness gathered to celebrate 10 years of providing Western Australia’s premier health and fitness program for Seniors – Living Longer Living Stronger. A free birthday party was held at the Northam RSL hall for all Participants to celebrate their achievements.
Festivities included Tai Chi, Balloon Tennis, and birthday cake – although In Balance also provided healthy eating recipes and other treats for the party goers, including a free voucher for a FitnessAge assessment, which determines a person’s ‘real’ age based on various health & fitness measurements.
As well as the games and activities – Merle Perrie, the longest serving participant was honoured for her involvement with the program since it started in Northam. Instructor Hetty Smith has also been involved since commencement, and is well loved and respected by all participants.
In Balance Fitness owner Alex Gazis-Morris explains :
“We are moving our entire business in the direction of the Living Longer Living Stronger program – focusing on improving functional fitness and helping people in the Northam community live their best possible lives. Excitingly, the Department of Sport and Recreation’s SilverSport program now provides discounts for local Seniors to use Living Longer Living Stronger for free! We are hoping more older people will come and see why we are so proud of our group and why it has been so successful for 10 years… they have a great time while living their very best!”
Any Seniors interested in Living Longer Living Stronger are welcome to attend and can contact In Balance Fitness on 9622 5335 or the Council on the Ageing on 9472 0104 for more information.
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