Fitness a run in the park for Palmview residents
November 29, 2023 | IN Media Release and News | BY Holly Brennan | 3 min read
Palmview residents are exceeding national physical activity guidelines through the launch of a new Spring Fitness Challenge and weekly five-kilometre parkrun in Harmony by AVID Property Group (AVID) – offering the ultimate healthy lifestyle reboot for residents and locals.
These initiatives sponsored by AVID are helping meet the recommended guidelines of the Australian Heart Foundation, where adults should participate in a total of two and a half hours of moderate- intensity physical activity each week and two days of muscle-strengthening activities1.
The Spring Challenge hosted by local training business, Full Body Fitness, and weekly five-kilometer community event hosted by Harmony Boulevard parkrun – set up by a group of local residents -, are igniting healthy competition and fostering a sense of community spirit amongst Harmony residents.
AVID General Manager Queensland Anthony Demiris said the fitness challenge and parkrun are a great way to set up an active week and meet new friends.
“We’ve been running regular weekly fitness classes with the Full Body Fitness team in the community for the past year, earning them a loyal following of Harmony residents,” Mr Demiris said.
“The program is all about being healthy, making friendships and connecting Harmony’s community. It’s great to see fitness initiatives like this challenge integrated into the community.”
Fitness enthusiast and co-owner of Full Body Fitness Julie Dunford said the challenge is a perfect time to make a lifestyle change and develop healthy new habits as the summer months approach.
“We designed the challenge to foster growth, camaraderie, accountability, and support – and to be a rewarding and great experience for like-minded people,” Ms Dunford said.
“My passion for creating a positive change in people’s lives fueled my decision to launch the Full Body Fitness program seven years ago and ever since I’ve enjoyed watching members accomplish their goals and celebrate success together as a group.
“Over the coming weeks, we have planned a variety of fun and energetic full body workouts as well as weekly ‘check ins’ – it’s the best way to keep our clients accountable and motivated.”
One of Harmony’s sponsorship and grant recipients from 2022-23, Harmony Boulevard parkrun, a community led group which is part of the established Parkrun Australia, offers Palmview residents the opportunity to run, jog, walk five kilometers or volunteer through timekeeping and marshalling.
Mr Demiris said Harmony was designed to be highly livable and provide numerous opportunities – including Bootcamp and Yoga sessions and over 60 kilometer network of pedestrian paths and cycle ways – for residents to lead healthy lifestyles.
“The recent launch of the Harmony Boulevard parkrun offers residents the opportunity to create healthier habits and form new connections with those who live closest to you.
“The event has proven to be very popular for the community, attracting over 100 attendees each week from both Harmony and the wider Palmview community.”
Harmony Boulevard parkrun occurs each Saturday at 7:00am in Harmony Boulevard Park, Cnr Harmony Bvld. and Tranquility Way, Palmview.
The Spring Fitness Challenge will run between Saturday 7 October to 18 November for Harmony residents only. It includes three bootcamp sessions each week, dietitian-approved recipes, training merchandise, body composition scans and online results tracking.
To find out more about Harmony Boulevard parkrun, visit www.parkrun.com.au/harmonyboulevard
To find out more about the Spring Fitness 6-week Challenge, visit www.fullbodyfitness.com.au/harmony6weekspringsprintchallenge