Many flock to fitness event

April 24, 2018

Amy Georgopoulos (pictured) and Shinea Sali hosted the free event.

More than 150 people took part in the 3630 Fit free bootcamp at Victoria Park Lake.

Charlotte Perry, 6, was one of the youngest participants in the bootcamp.

More than 150 people descended on Victoria Park Lake in Shepparton on Sunday morning for an early workout.

The 3630 Fit free bootcamp was run in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council, headspace Shepparton and Shinea Sali Fitness Studio.

The bootcamp was one of three different projects organised for Victorian Youth Week by the council’s youth development officer Jessica Kirwin and headspace’s Youth Advisory Council.

Ms Kirwin said she was excited to help young people feel supported during National Youth Week.

‘‘We are extremely excited to see local youth-led projects come to light,’’ Ms Kirwin said.

‘‘All of the projects this year are engaging and vibrant, which is very reflective of Shepparton’s young people.’’

Bootcamp participants enjoyed a 45-minute bodyweight workout, with music by local DJ Femme Fatale, goody bags and giveaways.

Participants of all ages tested their fitness and strength, including Shepparton’s Danica Humphries, 11, and Millie D’Elia, 12.

‘‘I’m really glad I came. The workout was really good and very challenging,’’ Danica said.

Ms Sali said she was pleased to be involved in the initiative and see the community working towards a healthier lifestyle.

‘‘It has been so inspiring to see how many young people we have in Shepparton who are motivated and active,’’ she said.

‘‘It is so important for your mental and physical health to keep moving and we are happy to be involved in an event that allows us to teach and encourage young people to continue doing this.’’

Victorian Youth Week ran from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 22.

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