Your Move Cockburn


Your Move has motivated 10,000 households in Cockburn to get active, your way with support and contact with coaches face to face, on the phone and via the Your Move website and Facebook page.

As the program officially ended on 30 June 2014, households involved in the program are encouraged to continue setting personal goals that include active travel like using public transport, riding and walking and also getting involved in the many community events and programs the City provides throughout the year.

Stay in contact and see all the upcoming community events provided by the City by liking our Facebook page.

For active travel, the City’s TravelSmart Program:

  • Supports local primary schools to encourage active travel through
  • Provides regular bike education and bike maintenance programs for children and adults
  • Supports the local Bicycle User Group
  • Looks to improve the current path network for riders and walkers
  • Organises community bike rides for everyone, all ages and abilities
  • Provide free local resources such as cycling, walking and public transport such as maps and brochures

Contact Katy for more information on any of these programs at cycling@cockburn.wa.gov.au

For more information on the City’s Recreation Services programs.

Heart Foundation Walking – new leaders and new time for local group


Welcome to the recently trained Heart Foundation Walk Organisers, Margaret and June, who will lead the South Beach Striders at the earlier time of 8.00am every Friday morning, meeting outside the South Beach Cafe. Barbara, who led the group for 8 years has handed over the reins. Many thanks to her for the fun and dedication that she gave the group. Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn. Click here to find a group near you, and if you can’t find one at a time and place that suits you, please consider starting your own group. Free training available.

Randwick Stables Community Garden


Members of the community interested in gardening, socializing and/or being creative are invited to join others at 24 Rockingham Rd – enter from Cardigan St or the Basketball stadium, look for the blue sign – every Sunday at 2pm.

Health claims on food- How do we know what is true?


If it sounds too good to be true – it probably isn’t! If someone tries to sell you something that resembles a lolly, drink or other processed food and claims that this will improve your health almost as much as eating fresh fruit and vegetables, ignore them and head straight to the fresh fruit and veg market, or even better, the nearest community garden. For a hilarious clip on health food claims (warning – coarse language) listen to this clip by John Oliver

Attention previous HEAL and BEAT IT Participants


A HEAL maintenance program for previous HEAL and BEAT IT participants will run at South Lake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood Centre on Monday afternoons 2.30-3.30pm. Call Melissa on 0418 939 796 for more information. The HEAL and BEAT IT programs for Term 2 are now full. Expressions of interest are being taken for programs in Term 3. As the Healthy Communities Initiative funding from the Australian Government will have come to an end, a small fee will be payable for programs starting in July/August

Happy HEAL participants celebrate their achievements

Co-Health programs (Term 2 2014)

Details about all Co-Health programs including HEAL and BEAT IT can be found in the Lifestyle Directory

Healthy Active by Design launch


As part of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active by Design (HABD) launch a workshop was held on 5th  March at the City of Cockburn. Speakers included Deputy Mayor Carol Reeve-Fowkes, Andrew Trosic, Manager of Strategic Planning and international expert Rodney Tolley presented ‘Creating a walking-friendly city: innovation and inspiration from around the world’. HABD is a tool to inform the design of communities that support and promote healthy and active living.

International expert Rodney Tolley inspires planners from the South Metropolitan area

A Gift from Co-Health – presentation by Glenn Carwell and David Beard


To wish you a Happy Healthy New Year, Co-Health offers these priceless presentations as a gift to you:

Your best shape – the honest truth about weight control from people who aren’t trying to sell you a radical diet or ‘guaranteed’ program that just won’t work. Discover the essential steps you must take to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There are no diet plans, because you know they don’t work; no magic potions or scams; no false claims about how easy it is. This is about proven strategies for weight control. Glenn Cardwell, Accredited Practising Dietician, and David Beard, Exercise Physiologist will show you the simple and effective strategies to lose body fat and keep it off permanently. DVDs of the presentations are available on request. Email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au and include your mailing address to receive a copy.

Please view the video’s below:

The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Food tips by Glenn Cardwell, dietician

 

The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Exercise Tips by David Beard, exercise physiologist

Join in at 2pm any Sunday…. Randwick Stables Community Garden Launch


Thousands including Mayor Logan Howlett joined stables custodian Alison Bolas for a combined event of the launch of the Randwick Stables Community Garden, the Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek and Randwick Stables Commemorative Day. The garden is situated on the site of the historic Sunnydale market garden. Anyone interested in joining in the fun is invited to meet garden expert Tim Monahan and other members of the community at the garden north of the stables at 2pm every Sunday.

Mayor Logan Howlett launches Randwick Community Garden 13 October 2013
Jane and the gnome conduct a garden workshop