Keeping active has been proven to benefit not only physical health but also emotional health and overall well-being.

That’s why Interchange Outer East is continuing to be pro-active by providing ever-increasing opportunities for children, adults, parents and carers to participate in regular exercise activities.

Our Sport for Fun program has been running for a number of years now. It has been so successful that we now have sessions for different age groups operating from three separate venues across the outer east. Sport for Fun is inclusive, fun and affordable. It is all about having fun in a totally non-competitive environment and is a great way for children ( 8 +) , teens and adults to play a bit of sport, socialise and stay active. Check out the flyer for session venues, days, times and costs and registration.

Why let the kids and teens have all the fun. This past year we have introduced a whole lot of new ways carers and parents can also get active.

Fancy a game of table tennis or badminton? Come along to our Carer Social Sport program for a hit, a cuppa and a chat every Thursday from 10am-12pm at Insportz in Lewis Rd, Wantirna South. It’s very casual, it’s free and there is no need to register – just come along when you can. View the flyer and share it with your friends and other carers.

From July to September we are running an inaugural Active Carers program at Aquanation in Ringwood, especially for carers. Why not give Pilates a go each Monday from 1pm-2pm. It’s a great low impact way to exercise your body, strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility and posture.  Or maybe Aqua Aerobics is more/also your thing. Come along and join a session every Wednesday from 12.30pm-1.30pm. Supported by the warm water, you will hardly even realise you are exercising and doing yourself so much good. Cost for each Active Carers session is $5. Book your spot at Download and share the flyer.

The most recent addition to our fitness programs is Friday Social Sport, held every Friday 5pm-6pm at Croydon Indoor Sports Centre in Canterbury Rd, Kilsyth. Every family member (12+) is welcome to get involved. No coaching or support is provided and cost is just $5. Friday Social Sport is all about getting active and having fun while playing a bit of casual soccer, netball, cricket or whatever takes our fancy on the night! Contact IOE 97585522 to let us know you are coming.

So … lots of ways to stay active, get fit, be social, have fun and improve your physical and mental health. Get involved!!