Be active

Programs

Heart Foundation Walking Groups

In conjunction with the Heart Foundation we continue to promote walking to encourage active lifestyles in the region for health and wellbeing benefits. Walking has a number of benefits for mind and body, such as reduced stress, enhanced mood, increased heart and lung fitness and a number of social benefits.

The Heart Foundation Walking Program is a free community initiative that uses local volunteer walk organisers to lead small groups of people on walks in their local area. Walking groups can vary from mums with prams, walkers walking with the four-legged friend or just neighbours getting together for a chat. Walks are scheduled on regular basis and are conducted in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere. Walk organisers are provided with training and resources including merchandise and CPR training.

With support from council, community members are encouraged to develop their own local walking group. All walkers receive incentives and awards from the Heart Foundation upon reaching significant milestones.

If you would like further information to establish a group in your local area, please contact Gail Burns, Recreation Services Officer on (08) 8301 7340 or email gaibur@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au 

For a listing of all our Heart Foundation Walking Groups in our city please see below.

PDF icon png Heart Foundation Walking Group listing (489K)

For a full listing of Heart Foundation walking groups, please visit the Heart Foundation website.

 

 

Aqua movement

A low impact, tailored physical activity class for people with varying disabilities. The program incorporates simple mobility and stretching exercises in a heated pool with some mild aerobic activities.

When: each Wednesday (during term time only - does not operate in school holidays)
Where: Noarlunga Leisure Centre, David Witton Drive, Noarlunga Centre
Cost: $5 per session

Class 1 - for those needing support in the water (2.15-3pm)
Class 2 - for those who are independent in the water (3-3.45pm)

For more information or to enrol please phone Marie on 8384 0661.

Sports libraries

You don’t always have to buy your own sports gear. Residents can borrow sports and recreational equipment for from our Sports Libraries.

A wide range of equipment is available for FREE loan from our Aldinga, Hub, Seaford and Woodcroft libraries. Just bring your library card, or sign up for one.

PDF icon png Sports libraries brochure (1.4Mb)

Public Use Sporting Facilities

While we provide many sporting facilities, many of these are for structured participation and are the homes of many of our sporting clubs. We also provide community use sporting facilities that are freely accessible to all members of the community to improve your health and wellbeing.

The details of the type and location of these community sporting facilities is available on the Sporting Facilities page.

Recreation Centres

We own four Community Recreation Centres servicing the surrounding communities of Aldinga, Aberfoyle Park, Seaford and Noarlunga Centre. These centres offer a wide variety of sporting, fitness and leisure activities. So whether you want to join a team, participate in fitness classes or have a swim, view more information on our Recreation Centres (including opening times)..  

Sporting Clubs

Grass roots sporting clubs are integral to vibrant, activated and connected communities.  They deliver significant individual and community wide health and wellbeing benefits, broaden social networks and contribute to a sense of identity and a sense of place and belonging.  Over 11,000 playing members are currently participating in sporting clubs across the City of Onkaparinga. To find a club near you go to: Sport and Recreation Clubs.

Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

SA Health offer a free, confidential information and telephone based coaching service that helps adults make lifestyle changes in relation to healthy eating, being physcially active and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Please visit SA Health for more information. 

Physical activity

Being physically active and limiting your sedentary behaviour everyday is essential for your health and wellbeing. For further information on Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours Guidelines please visit SA Health.

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