Exercise and fitness

Overview

Daily exercise promotes good health and helps to prevent chronic disease such as diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer.

Outlined below is a range of exercise and fitness programs that are suitable for people with disabilities and older people in the Macedon Ranges.

Aqua Aerobics

Aquatic centres in Gisborne and Kyneton hold regular aqua aerobic classes to suit all levels.

Austcycle

AustCycle is a six week program perfect for adults who want to gain the confidence to learn to ride or get back on a bike and bike riding is a great low impact way to get some exercise.

For more information, see: AustCycle

Hydrotherapy and warm water exercise

Hydrotherapy increases flexibility, fitness, muscular strength and can relieve muscular tension and pain.

Regular classes are held in the warm water exercise pool at the Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre. To find out more or book a place, see: Aquatic Programs – Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre

Strength for Health

If you are looking to get back into exercise, develop strength, improve your balance and maintain your weight then come and try a Strength for Health class.

Classes are held in Kyneton, Woodend and Romsey.  

For more information, see: Strength for Health

Walking groups

There are various walking groups held throughout the shire each week.

For more information, see our list of Heart Foundation Walking Groups

Staying Strong Circuit

This is a circuit based program for older adults which builds muscle and cardiovascular strength and helps maintain a healthy mind and body.