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Get active this April

By Country News

Registrations have opened for Premier's Active April 2020, encouraging Victorians to discover new ways to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity for the month of April.

With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 games, Paralympian Jessica Gallagher and Olympian middle-distance runner Peter Bol stepped away from the track to demonstrate how every Victorian can reach their own version of "gold".

Ms Gallagher said the campaign provided the kick-start so many Victorians needed to find out what winning gold meant to them.

“Getting active doesn’t mean training like a Paralympic or Olympic athlete, it could be as simple as taking your dog for a walk,” she said.

Mr Bol said there were many ways to fill the 30 minutes of exercise.

“Whether that be cycling to work instead of driving or signing up for a new activity or class, the campaign is a great way to discover how simple it can be to get active at home or in your local community,” he said.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green said last year had record participation levels and she hoped for more this year.

“Premier’s Active April provides a great opportunity to discover new hobbies and participate in daily movement, and that can simply be making the most of your break time at work or riding a bike with the family at the local park.

“I encourage all Victorians to move more this April and get involved no matter your age, ability or fitness level.”

To ensure movement is counted, participants can track daily activity straight from Fitbit devices to the Premier’s Active April website and applications, or by manually logging activity.

Participants this year will also have access to the "Get Active Workouts" video series, which features 30 different 10-minute workout ideas, to inspire and motivate participants of all ages and abilities.

Registration for Active April is free with a chance to win a number of prizes including free court hires, Fitbit discounts and Australian Open tickets.

● To register, visit: www.activeapril.vic.gov.au