Peninsula Leisure is proud to be a part of a life changing fitness program for young mothers in Frankston.
In a collaborative effort with Frankston City Council’s Family Health Support Services and Aldercourt Primary School Playgroup, Peninsula Leisure is very happy to champion the Young Mum’s program, seeing great success in its pilot stage!
The four-week pilot program, funded by Peninsula Leisure, featured a Mums and Bubs Yoga Class and presentations from PARC’s Personal Trainers. The sessions were focussed on how to look after your wellbeing post-partum through exercise and nutrition. The free program also featured a Mums and Bubs water familiarisation session in PARC’s child friendly pools.
For the final session, participants were able to leave their babies at the PARC Creche and take some time for themselves at PARC, either swimming or attending a group exercise class.
Following the first pilot, three participants have taken up a PARC Active Pathways membership – a fully subsidised pilot program for eligible participants through Peninsula Leisure’s partnership with Reclink Australia.
Peninsula Leisure Health and Fitness Manager, Pru Phillips, was overjoyed to see the young mothers get involved with the services at PARC.
“We are so happy to welcome these new PARC users. It’s a testament to the effectiveness of our program and the profound impact that activity and connection has on overall wellbeing,” said Mrs Phillips.
Mrs Phillips added: “I am incredibly proud to contribute to a project that empowers parents to prioritise their physical and mental health and foster meaningful connections with their children.
“Together, we’re making a difference in the community, providing that extra support to groups who truly need it,” she said.
Peninsula Leisure is aiming to expand the pilot to include other disadvantaged community members, who experience barriers to being active.
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