Every year we celebrate and thank the volunteers who lead the walking groups in the City of Cockburn. This year’s event was held at Manning Park on Friday 20 November 2015, an extra special occasionl as Dianne Black, one of the Cockburn Heart Foundation Walk Organisers, received the national Golden Shoe award for best Walk Organiser from the Heart Foundation. Over 100 people enjoyed a walk around the lake and the beautiful view from the lookout at the top of the stairs, followed by a scrumptious healthy morning tea made by Friends of the Community. A very informative Welcome to Country by Aboriginal elder, Marie Taylor was followed by speeches and presentations by Mayor Logan Howlett and Trevor Shilton, Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation. See photos here
The ever successful HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program will run in at least two locations starting in February 2015. To avoid disappointment please register your interest now by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be notified of times and locations of the information sessions and programs
Those who have completed HEAL ,BEAT IT or Heartmoves may attend a free exercise maintenance class on Mondays 11am-12 at Cockburn Youth Centre, Wentworth Parade, Success, please contact Curtin Clinics on 94943751 to book
Fitness equipment that is free for the community to use is now available in public areas in Beeliar, Bibra Lake, Hamilton Hill, Leeming, Success and Yangebup. For details see
The Council has also approved equipment to be installed in the following locations:
- Radiata Park, Aubin Grove
- Atwell Oval, Atwell
- Harmony Park, Atwell
- Wheeler Res, Hamilton Hill
- Riverina Res, Munster
- Hopbush Park, South Lake
- Bloodwood Park, South Lake
- MacFaull Park
- Next to the City of Cockburn administration building, Spearwood
South Lake Leisure Centre also offers very reasonably priced deals for many fitness programs gym use, and has instructors present who can help you whatever level you are at.
The City of Cockburn won the 2015 Heart Foundation Local Government Award for WA, acknowledging the City’s dedication to providing an environment that promotes a healthy active lifestyle through the Co-Health program, Your Move and using the Healthy Active by Design principles in planning.
Download the timetable for our 2015 Term 4 programs for the many classes that we run! We also have the times and details for the Walking Groups in and around the City of Cockburn.
To help you decide which program best suits your needs, please see this comparison of the two main healthy lifestyle programs HEAL and BEAT IT
Co-Health will be giving away 5000 healthy checklist fridge magnets with free magnet whiteboard markers. To get your free checklist, sign a the Healthy Checklist pledge that you will put it on your fridge and see how much it motivates you. If you would like one mailed to you, please copy and paste the Healthy Checklist pledge (mail version) into an email and send to email@example.com . You agree for a member of the Co-Health team to contact you just once in the next 12 months to see how you are going.
Scientific research has shown that people who publicly pledge to change behaviour for the better are far more likely to maintain it. It is entirely your choice how many of the healthy actions you want to take up. All actions on the list are based on sound evidence and national guidelines for nutrition and physical activity.
The checklists are also available at all City of Cockburn Libraries, Cockburn Super Clinic Parmacy , 11 Wentworth Parade, Success, and other participating businesses plus various community events around the City including Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair Sunday 25th October and Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Wednesday 28th October. Both events are in Manning Park, Spearwood.
The popular foodCENTS program will be offered again in November. Please contact Khris on 0418 839 796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the number above to book early as places are limited. There will be creche facilities for this event.