Now that you have given physical activity a go or returned after a break like Chrissy Biggin from Redan (near Ballarat), Premier’s Active April is a no brainer to help keep going! Registrations are now open for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April, encouraging Victorians of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise 30 minutes a day during April.
Registration for Premier’s Active April is free, and everyone who signs up will have the opportunity to receive free access to a local gym, as well as a host of fitness freebies and incentives, including 15% discount for Rock Up Netball programs.
Chrissy is one of thousands of Victorians trying out new ways to get active thanks to Active April. We asked her some questions about participating in Rock Up Netball and how it’s made a difference to her.
How does Active April motivate you to be more active?
I have participated in Premier’s Active April for a few years now. I like the feeling of being held accountable for my activity and motivates me to do some form of exercise every day.
You have been playing netball all your life, what were the reasons why you gave Rock Up Netball a go?
After doing my ACL and needing a knee reconstruction I wanted to get back into netball but was cautious about injuring myself again. I missed netball so much and wanted to be involved but without the physical and serious competition I was used to. Rock Up Netball gave me this option without the pressure on my body.
How did you find out about Rock Up Netball? Did you go along to the first session with a mate?
I first saw Rock Up Netball advertised on Facebook. I saw it was available in my local area so signed up to participate. I took a friend to my first session but found I didn’t really need anyone else with me as the rest of the group was so friendly and supportive. It’s always nice to have a familiar face but not essential.
Why do you love Rock Up Netball?
I love that you don’t have to sign up and commit for a season. It’s so flexible that if you have something on one night and can’t make it, there are no consequences or a team relying on you. I love the variety between the play, train and exercise sessions.
It’s fun, social and as challenging as you want to make it. It’s a really good workout without thinking you are doing a ‘workout’. The games are fun but physical and I find I quickly work up a sweat. There are lots of smiles and plenty of laughs.
What should you know before going along to a Rock Up Netball session?
It’s super fun! It’s a great workout that doesn’t revolve solely around netball.
I have met so many lovely people. Anyone can do it – any age, any ability, any gender. Just take a positive attitude and a drink bottle!
This year, Active April participants will have access to the new ‘Get Active Workouts’ video series, free to all registered participants via the mobile or web app. There will be a video for every day of the month, covering everything from upper body and core, to whole body workouts, as well as balance and stability, Pilates and yoga. There is something for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s in store this April – https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/news/daily-tip/get-active-workout-1/
So what are you waiting for? Register for Premier’s Active April today – https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/.