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A Healthy Active Gladstone Region Ambassador is a volunteer who is interested and committed to making the Gladstone Region a healthy and active region. An Ambassador is defined as: “Someone who represents and promotes quality”.
Profile of an Ambassador
We are seeking people who are activists, people who are passionate about their community being healthy and active and people who want to be part of an innovative and exciting initiative.
Ambassadors can decide how much time they want to devote to the Strategy, it can be as little as one hour per week, or as much time as it takes to make our communities healthy and active.
It will be the role of the Ambassador to motivate and encourage people to be more active and healthy. This could be done through:
For more information about the Active Ambassadors program click here
To register as an Active Ambassador click here
Active Ambassadors Ideas
Stacy runs a FREE Zumba Dvd group workout every Wednesday at 11am and 6pm at Shed 19! The aim of this program is to address the cost of exercise and to assist people in the community in terms of socialising and connecting; healthy bodies and healthy relationships lead to happier communities. Phone 4979 3626 for more information.
Isabella is encouraging all ages to come to a relaxing session of gentle stretching and meditation, suitable to anyone not able to do strenuous exercise and those who have had joint replacements. Details of the sessions to be advised.
Marian would like to talk to people in shopping centres, at work and social clubs about correct diet and exercise plans to suit lifestyles. Marian also wants to start walking and swimming groups in her area.
Karen has just started a new basketball team of ladies that have never played before. Karen also encourages community groups and schools to visit the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre, where activities such as bike riding, canoeing, snorkelling and ropes courses are available.
Michellé is starting a “walking school bus” for kids in the area to be able to safely walk to school. She is also encouraging healthy snacks at her women’s group meetings.
Jodie would like to start regular walking groups along the pathways of Boyne Tannum, where people can ‘tag on’, be motivated to walk and meet new people.
Margaret-Mary is a PE teacher at a local school and coordinates morning physical activities including “walk, jog, run”; skipping; dancing and games. She also encourages sporting organisations to run development sessions in the school to let the students explore sports they are unsure of.
Kathy is going to wear her healthy active shirt and talk to people about exercising, as well as linking them with the sports she is involved in, including touch, hockey, tenpin bowling and pony club.
Heidi is encouraging people to join Women’s Touch at Boyne Island.
Carli is asking people to walk more...from the furthest car park at the shops, to school and work. She is encouraging people to promote and get out and use the facilities around Gladstone.
Pat coordinates and facilitates a "heart wise" outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. The program covers all lifestyle topics - diet, stress, medication, risks etc and is suitable for anyone who has had or is at risk of cardiovascular disease or a cardiac event.
Julie is encouraging friends and colleagues to park further away from shops and work - a simple way to greatly increase your fitness!
Jaimie will be hosting meeting groups to discuss healthy alternatives, healthy food demonstrations and relaxation sessions at the Healthy Inspirations Centre. Jaimie also has heavily discounted fees when joining Healthy Inspirations, just my mentioning Healthy Active Gladstone Region.
Angela will try and get people in Miriam Vale walking to school as well as walking groups in the mornings and evenings. She will also actively encourage people to join local sporting groups.
Brett, as president of the Gladstone Road Runners club, conducts several major fun runs throughout the year to encourage the inactive to become active. He is looking to add 2 more to the calendar. He is also running an 8 week training program designed to cater for people wishing to attend the annual Harbour Festival Fun Run on Easter Friday.
Gabriela is conducting FREE yoga sessions from 9.00am – 10.00am Sunday mornings in March at Lions Park, Gladstone (next to McDonalds).
Meagan has the initiative to start a "BIG GIRLS Club" that is very informal, but will get a number of larger sized women who need help to get fit and healthy. "I have just started a healthy program this year and I know how important it is to have support and motivation from other women who may be experiencing the same things. If there are any ladies out there who feel they want to be a part of the "BIG GIRLS Club" please call 4978 1389.
Rhianne and Trish are starting walking groups in Gladstone and Boyne/Tannum on various days, times and locations throughout the week. Women are specifically targeted to join the groups and mums with prams are more than welcome.
Christine plans to talk to her friends, family and workmates about being more active.
Dana wants to talk to people throughout the community while she is out on walks, runs, at the shops or at work to give them the word on the Healthy Active project.