Belmont resident are counting the benefits of healthy living program

Sarah Burton with Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.       Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d443880
Sarah Burton with Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.       Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d443880

THE CountUSin program has helped change the lives of more than 200 City of Belmont residents, and now that it is in its 10th round, it will affect many more lives.

It is a 10-week program that includes a three-month gym membership, weekly exercise group sessions co-ordinated and run by mentors who are qualified personal trainers, in addition to fortnightly cooking classes

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the program continues to be a great success for residents of all ages, encouraging healthy living for all.

“CountUSin is not only an avenue to provide education on nutrition and healthy lifestyles; it also works to connect the local community to facilities and service providers available throughout the City,” he said.

Participant Sarah Burton said the CountUSin program had allowed her to regain her self-confidence.

“It has made such a difference. I not only lost 9.3kg in 9 weeks but I also decreased my resting blood pressure and pulse, improved flexibility and all my initial measurements,” she said.

“I feel stronger and able to continue my weight loss journey with what our mentors taught us.”

To find out if you are eligible or for information contact Samantha Bradder, Healthy Communities Project Officer on 9477 7438 or email: samantha.bradder@belmont.wa.gov.au