Lunch fitness for nine to fivers

COMMONWEALTH Games gold medallist Jane Flemming this week launched a new Liverpool Council program designed to get office workers out from behind their desks.

The Surf Life Active program will run from 12.30pm to 1.15pm at the park on the corner of Elizabeth and Bigge streets.

Ms Flemming, a two time Olympian and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in track and field is the director of Surf Life Active.

She strongly encouraged Australians to get active.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun joined Ms Flemming for the first Cross Fit session after the launch on Monday.

He said the free program would foster social inclusion, improved health and well-being and access to a high quality health and fitness service for Liverpool's residents and office workers.

"We all need to take action to be healthy and stay active and this is a great way to do that," Cr Mannoun said.

The program is designed to allow the area's office workers to get 45 minutes of exercise during their lunch breaks, by participating in Cross Fit or yoga classes.

Cross Fit classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the yoga classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The February 5 edition of the Champion incorrectly identified Prem Kumar as the yoga instructor who will be teaching the classes as part of the fitness program.

The classes will actually be taught by Julie Tsai.

Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

To book: liverpool.nsw.gov.au or 1300 362 170.

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