Benalla Aquatic Centre has launched a push to encourage local community members to improve their health and fitness this year.
Modern society’s demands often result in a less active lifestyle for many due to lack of time and that can lead to weight-gain.
Research has shown this can lead to health problems and YMCA Victoria has recognised these issues and acted by making it easier to access Benalla’s premier health and leisure facility.
For a limited time, new members will receive two weeks free together with two free personal training sessions when they join the centre with the aim of creating a positive lifestyle change.
Centre manager Elise Wood said the motivation was to have a two-way commitment that resulted in people becoming healthier, happier and more active.
‘‘Research has shown that regular exercise is a proven way to improve mental health, lose weight, reduce stress and help prevent and manage chronic health conditions,’’ Ms Wood said.
‘‘We are committed to helping our members achieve the changes they are aiming for.’’
Ms Wood said that new members would access the benefits of a complete health and fitness facility including a gym, a range of group fitness classes and a heated indoor pool.
‘‘We have friendly and trained staff on hand at all times to assist and advise our members a significant point of difference from other gyms in the area,’’ she said.
●To find out more about the advantages of joining Benalla Aquatic Centre, phone 57622154, go to www.benalla.ymca.org.au or find us on Facebook. The promotion ends on February 22.