Join the double beach triple challenge

By Jo Cordell-Cooper*

I TAKE my role as a personal trainer pretty seriously.

That includes the professional learning I undertake and the trust my clients place in me to help them move forward in their health.

But sometimes, the simplest things make the biggest difference.

Last winter, I challenged all my clients to complete the waterfall challenge – I listed three waterfalls within a 30-minute drive of Hobart and challenged them to visit two out of the three waterfalls over a six-week period.

It was a huge hit as it was free, there was flexibility to complete it and families could go to and from with no consequence if they didn’t do it.

It quite simply gave a reason for being outdoors over winter, with family, enjoying this beautiful place that we live.

This year, my clients asked for another waterfall challenge, but I posted something different – a double beach triple challenge.

I thought I’d share it with you. Here’s the challenge (should you choose to accept it).

Over the next six weeks, walk two of the three double beaches – walk them from one end to the other and back again.

Double beach 1: Bellerive and Howrah beaches – 6km

Park at either the start of Bellerive Beach or the end of Howrah Beach (near little Howrah Beach) and walk from one end to the other and back.

Double beach 2: Long Beach and Nutgrove Beach (Sandy Bay) – 3.5 to 4km

Long Beach and Nutgrove Bay beaches can be started from a number of carparks.

Again, walk from one end to the other and back again.

Include the path that heads towards Taroona on the end of Nutgrove Beach.

Double beach 3: Roches Beach and Lauderdale Beach – 7.5km

Walk from one end to the other.

I understand there’s a rock there, called Healing Rock, that must be touched.

Find the challenge on my Facebook page, ‘Active Solutions and Health Network’, and join the challenge.

Check in when you complete a walk – share photos, experiences.

Best of all, enjoy our stunning beaches at a time of year when it might be a bit chilly.

Tag your messages with #wheretonext and #getoutdoors.

*Jo Cordell-Cooper is the owner of twice award winning Active Solutions and Health Network and founder of not-for-profit Tasmanian Iconic Walks. Contact via phone 0409 862 206 or email activesolutionstas@gmail.com.

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