12 November 2021

Student fitness to benefit from Council grant

YMCA South Australia at Fleurieu Aquatic Centre (FAC) has won a grant from the City of Victor Harbor to help facilitate group fitness sessions for up to 10 students from the Wellbeing and Transition hub at Victor Harbor High School.

The funding of $1,000 was granted through the Recreation and Sport Small Grants Scheme 2021/22 Round 1 and will be used in term one 2022. A YMCA instructor will facilitate each session with the program running for eight weeks.

FAC Health and Fitness Director, Tammy Gowland, said the program would help students develop their understanding of the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

“Students will track their development of their fitness by collecting data as they improve their ability. This will form part of the assessment for the community studies for SACE, and they will do a presentation and reflection to describe what lifelong fitness means to them. It will also encourage confidence and wellbeing for the students,” she said.

YMCA South Australia is aiming to expand its health and wellness footprint outside its recreation centres and FAC has been a leader in this space over recent years, running programs locally across a number of sites on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

“We are aiming to grow and extend our programs to ensure we continue to provide physical and mental wellbeing benefits to the entire community,” said Ms Gowland.