April 3, 2024

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is taking part in a new fitness challenge next month, when four of the Sunshine Coast’s MP’s will be battling it out to reach 1 MILLION MOVES over 21 days.

Llew O’Brien and Andrew Wallace, Federal Member for Fisher, will both be competing in the Million Moves Challenge.

For 21 days starting on 1 May 2024, people of all ages living in the Sunshine Coast electorates of Fisher, Fairfax, Wide Bay, and Longman, are invited to join the challenge and complete 75 moves a day to help their electorate reach the million milestone first.

The Million Moves initiative is activated by AUSactive, local businesses, and local MP’s, including Wide Bay’s Llew O’Brien, Fisher’s Andrew Wallace, Fairfax’s Ted O’Brien, and Longman’s Terry Young, who will be driving this challenge alongside Australian fitness ambassadors such as Kayla Itsenes and Guy Leech.

Mr O’Brien, who was one of the early champions of the initiative, said the idea was focused getting more people active and building a fitness routine.

“More than three quarters of Australians don’t get the required amount of physical exercise daily, so for the month of May, I’m going to challenge everyone to move 75 times for 21 days to build up that routine. The most important thing is to get off the couch and get active,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This challenge is for all ages and abilities and moves can be big or small, it’s just about getting active each day. It’s about staying healthy, and I ‘m looking forward to taking part in this challenge.”

Individuals will have a target of 75 moves a day for 21 days and can activate their own moves or take part in a range of community and business events, while accessing a great range of offers from AUSactive’s Sunshine Coast members.

AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said one of the association’s main priorities was to get more Australians physically active more often and the Million Moves initiative was a fantastic challenge to inspire the community to build a regular fitness routine.

“Inactivity is the second leading risk factor contributing to chronic disease in Australia and it’s preventable! Getting more active is essential for our physical and mental health and it can be as simple as a regular walk,” Mr Elvish said.

“Million Moves is a fantastic opportunity for the people of the Sunshine Coast to inspire the nation and show just how easy it is to weave extra movement into your day.

“We’ve had a huge amount of support from our members on the Sunshine Coast and I can’t wait to see the million moves smashed come 21 May!”

Local businesswoman and CEO and Managing Director of Jetts Australia, Elaine Jobson, said the Sunshine Coast was the perfect location for a fitness challenge.

“The Sunshine Coast just loves to get active! We play host to some of Asia-Pacific’s best sporting participation events, and not only have we got some of the best beaches in the world, we average 300+ days of sunshine a year, making it a great place to get outside and be active,” Ms Jobson said.

“We are also a big community that enjoys supporting each other and getting together for something fun. The Million Moves initiatives will be great fun for everyone – so grab the kids and even the grandparents to hit 75 moves a day in May.”

To help AUSactive reach the Million Moves target officially, don’t forget to register to take part, it’s FREE!

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