Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April

TEAM UP AND WIN 

Have you ever wanted to try social Lawn Bowls or Nordic Walking but haven’t had the chance?

Well, Premier’s Active April are giving you the opportunity to win a free Nordic Walking session for up to 30 people OR group social bowls for up to 10 people with our Teams Plus Challenge!

We want to encourage as many Victorians to enjoy the benefits of increased physical activity. Creating a team is a great way to get involved and keep yourself and your friends accountable to reach your goals.

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity from Nordic Walking Australia and Bowls Victoria to win these great prizes for you and your friends.

Social Bowls

Lawn Bowls is one of Victoria’s most accessible sports. Regardless of age, gender, experience, or physical ability, bowls is a sport that can be enjoyed and played by absolutely anyone. One of the best things about bowls is that you can learn how to play at your first attempt. While it’s undoubtedly a game of skill and tactics, bowls is refreshingly simple.

Your local community bowls club is a great place to get active, so get your friends or family together and head to your nearest green and try one of the many activities bowls clubs have on offer.

BOWLING WITH BABIES

Bowling with Babies brings new and expecting parents together for a social game of bowls over a coffee and a chat.  Bowls clubs are fully equipped for little crawlers and provide change tables, comfortable feeding areas, blankets and playpens. There is also plenty of time crawling on the green.  Bowling with Babies is a great way to connect with your community bowls club, meet new people, and spend time with your loved ones.

Bowling with Babies was recently recognised as VicSport’s Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year.

BAREFOOT BOWLS

Play Lawn Bowls, without shoes! Barefoot bowls is a fun and social activity that you can enjoy with your friends, family, or even your colleagues. It’s a little competitive fun that you can enjoy in the afternoon sunshine or the evening twilight. It’s social and entertaining and suitable for all ages and skill levels.

JUNIOR BOWLS

Junior bowls is a good option for parents who are seeking a non-contact sport for their child or something that’s social and low impact to help to grow their child’s confidence and social development. Bowls Victoria has recently launched Roll Up, a fun and fast six-week competition for 9 to 17-year-olds to learn and play lawn bowls in a safe and fun environment. Many clubs offer Roll Up, together with other junior club activities for the kids to have either a social or competitive roll.

Visit the Bowls Victoria website to find and connect with your nearest bowls club.

 

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking has gained lots of popularity over the past few years, with more people enjoying the benefits of using two poles while walking.

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to create a low stress total body workout which delivers profoundly greater benefits than regular walking. It is a weight bearing activity that gives fantastic aerobic fitness and body conditioning benefits without the pain and strain to the lower body.

The combination of these benefits make Nordic Walking a ‘wonder’ exercise for people suffering from a wide variety of health problems such as diabetes, cardio-vascular  disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis as well as for older people who are at risk of falling.

Nordic Walking in organised or social groups can cater for participants of varying levels of fitness because the intensity of a Nordic Walking session is determined by the use of the upper body more so than by the tempo of the walk – therefore each person can exercise at the intensity suitable for them.

For more information on Nordic Walking, contact Nordic Academy on 1300 791 740 or visit their website.

How do I add friends to my team?

  1. Log in and go to the Profile page.
  2. Fill in the short form under ‘Register Account Members’ and add them to your team.

It’s that simple! You’re now automatically helping your team win. Remember, the more people in your teams, the higher your chances of winning.

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Last updated: March 4, 2019 at: 11:39 am

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