City of Melville’s Active in the Park outdoor fitness classes a massive success


Active Light participants at Deep Water Point.
Active Light participants at Deep Water Point.

CITY of Melville’s Active in the Park outdoor fitness classes continue to be a hit, with more than 3000 people attending at least one of the sessions during the 2016-17 season.

In a sign of the popularity of the free sessions, the initiative was included in The Urban List’s top 10 outdoor fitness classes in Perth.

Originally launched as Healthy Melville in November 2015, increasing demand meant two free fitness classes grew to five by October last year.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Active in the Park initiative helped the community to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

“In planning the fitness classes, the Healthy Melville team have considered the needs of all members of our community and designed them for all ages and abilities, ranging from Tunes for Tots aimed at parents and toddlers, to Active Light for seniors and those wanting a lighter workout,” he said.

Active in the Park classes include functional fitness, yoga, Tunes for Tots, PlayFit for kids and Active Light classes, held in the City’s parks and led by professional fitness trainers from the City’s LeisureFit centres.

The spring/summer timetable concludes at the end of March due to weather and light conditions, however PlayFit and Active Light classes will resume in the first week of May and all other classes will return in October 2017.

For more information visit www.melvillecity.com.au/active.