Health and fitness the focus in Port Neill – Port Lincoln Times

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Bettering health and connectedness in the community has been achieved by the Port Neill Progress Association who received $2,860 to support weekly fitness sessions throughout 2022.

Organiser of the Port Neill Fitness Group Ros Scrase said these fitness sessions are run by qualified fitness instructors providing classes in cardio, weights, yoga and Pilates to promote health an well-being.

“Weekly fitness sessions take place in the open air at the beautiful Port Neill foreshore, except in inclement weather when we retreat to the Port Neill Hall… plenty of laughs – all working at our own pace,” he said.

“We encourage each other and sometimes have been known to get a bit competitive, it is an important cross generational activity with ages ranging from their 30s to 80s.”

STRETCH: Attendees doing lunges at a fitness session put on by the Port Neill Progress Association. Photo: Supplied

STRETCH: Attendees doing lunges at a fitness session put on by the Port Neill Progress Association. Photo: Supplied

The Port Neill Progress Association successfully applied for the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities grant.

In this round of funding, $446,638 will support 55 Small and Vital projects, while $312,596 will be shared across 22 bushfire recovery initiatives.

FRRR Chief Executive Officer Natalie Egleton said the diversity of projects reflected the critical role that these groups play in the vitality of their communities.

“We are seeing initiatives address local needs ranging from enhancing organisational capacity, to providing training so that the groups can better support their communities, to upgrades in critical community infrastructure so that people a safe and accessible space where they can meet,” she said.

“This diversity of projects confirms that these community organisations are best placed to lead the way when it comes to supporting their communities, facilitating recovery, and building resilience,” Ms Egleton said.

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