Make a splash and stay active with 13 aqua sites in NSW


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Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that Cabravale Leisure Centre will be one of 13 pilot sites across the State to run a new aqua-fitness program for seniors.

The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) Active Ageing pilot program was recently announced today by Sport and Recreation Minister, Gabrielle Upton; Minister for Ageing, John Ajaka; and Healthy Lifestyles Minister, Kevin Humphries, in partnership with (ARI).

“Through the ARI Active Ageing program, Cabravale Leisure Centre will run subsidised aqua fitness and gentle exercise classes that are specifically designed for people aged over 50,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The classes, led by qualified fitness professionals, will focus on developing strength and balance to prevent falls and improve heart health.

“Water-based activities will improve participants’ cardiovascular fitness, while land-based classes aim to improve their load-bearing capabilities.

“By subsidising the cost of classes, Active Ageing will make fitness programs more accessible, affordable and appealing for participants. It’s a great way for older people to improve their health, which in turns helps to maintain an independent lifestyle.”

Mayor Carbone said the classes would have a fun and social atmosphere.

“It’s important that people of all fitness levels feel welcome to come along,” he said. “By giving participants a regular opportunity to be socially active, the classes will be great for mental health as well as physical wellbeing.

“I strongly encourage anyone over 50 in our City to get in touch with Cabravale Leisure Centre and ask about taking the Active Ageing classes.”

Visit the Aquatic and Recreation Institute website at for more information on Active Ageing.

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