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Healthy Hobart goes dark

FOLLOWING the success of Healthy Hobart’s summer program, the City of Hobart will again join forces with Healthy Tasmania this winter to offer Healthy Hobart Goes Dark.

Coinciding with the Dark Mofo festival, Healthy Hobart Goes Dark will offer a free program of fun, winter-themed activities to encourage people to stay active in the great outdoors during the colder months.

Many of the activities will have an unusual twist.

People can have a go at traditional mediaeval games such as archery, stay warm while stretching it out at puffer jacket yoga, or join Harry Potter fans in a game of quidditch.

Healthy Hobart Goes Dark will be delivered with funding from the State Government’s Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants program.

The program provides funding for a number of initiatives across the state to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

Healthy Hobart is a free program of sport and other exercise activities offered by the City of Hobart in partnership with Healthy Tasmania.

The 2017-18 summer program saw a threefold increase in participation compared to the inaugural 2016-17 season, with close to 1000 people attending events in Hobart’s parks and sportsgrounds.

The program included free activities for people of all ages and fitness levels, such as the popular afternoon yoga sessions in St David’s Park, “have a crack” sessions to teach the basics of sports such as tennis, orienteering and abseiling, and Healthy Kids children’s activities including Bush Kinder and kid’s yoga.

To find out when the winter program is finalised, visit www.hobartcity.com.au/healthyhobart

Caption: Yoga sessions held at St David’s Park during the Healthy Hobart program. Photo credit: City of Hobart.

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