Get Active Programs

The Get Active Program, commonly referred to as GAP is a statewide initiative, managed by Womensport & Recreation Tasmania Inc. that promotes involvement in physical activity and encourages its participants to consider important issues that directly relate to their helath and wellbeing. 


Participants take part in a 10-week series of 2-hour workshops, the first hour of which covers such issues as motivation, stress management, self-esteem, nutrition and goal setting.


The second hour is spent on fun physical activities which the group itself chooses. Activities such as Tai Chi, aqua aerobics, bush walking, boxing, yoga, cycling, kayaking, Nordic Walking & zumba have all been incorporated in Get Active Programs.


You can find out more about the GAP by clicking here.


The next available GAP in the Derwent Valley will be run at ptunarra, starting in April.  Please contact ptunarra directly if you are intersted in this program (for parents/carers of children aged 0-5 years old).


FHW have facilitated many Get Active Programs and some of the feedback that we have received is below:


Mission Australia - 2015


“Healthy food ideas, great info”


“Our facilitator was amazing”


“It has made me so much more conscious of what I’m doing”


“I've changed mine and my children’s diets quite a lot”


“I think having Stacey Benson run the program was a big incentive

to come back as she related to us parents”


“How to save money and buy good food”


“Learning to identify sugar quantities in foods and drinks”


“Learnt that healthy food can be yummy too!”


“More active, feeling a lot better about myself”


“Continue making better food choices and continue adding more exercise into my daily routine”


“It was a kind, friendly environment that you wasn’t judged on. The facilitator was friendly and

understanding to each individuals needs.”



Bucaan Community House - 2015


“Watch what I put in my trolley and read the labels”


“I have a clearer idea of health and wellbeing, I feel more motivated”


“Eating well is so important to mental health”


“Exercise gives a general feeling of wellbeing”


 “Even when you don’t feel like it doing something actually helps”


“Healthy food ideas, great info”