Curves Petersham joins Heart Foundation to promote walking
On Sunday 27 May 2018, Curves Petersham held their inaugural Heart Foundation Walking Group Walk along the picturesque Cook River in Earlwood. The walk followed a month-long promotion in the club around the benefits of walking, which, according to the Heart Foundation can help you to "reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships." The group set off around 8am, and the morning was crisp and skies were clear. The level path along the side of the Cook River allowed for lovely vistas of the calm River and showcased some beautiful autumn trees and wildlife, including cranes and cockatoos. The walk catered for those wanting to take a more leisurely pace, as well as those wanting a faster stride. One member commented that walking in a group provided her with motivation to keep up a good pace. "What a great way to start the day" said another. Benches dotted along the path allowed for a rest if required, and some of the group took time to explore the lovely gardens and plantings at Gough Whitlam Reserve. The 7 km round circuit turns at Tempe Station allowing for an aspect of the other side of the River on return. At the end of the walk, many of the walkers had reached their 10,000 steps for the day. They enjoyed coming together as a group, getting to know their local area and learning more about each other along the way. Curves Petersham will continue to hold Heart Foundation Walks every month. Contact the club for more information or join our Curves Petersham Walking Group here: www.walking.heartfoundation.org.au
Curves Petersham smashes goal for food collection
To support their mission of ‘strengthening women inside and out’ the club held a food drive and set a goal to collect 100 kgs of food and women’s personal hygiene items, to be donated to women’s refuges in the local inner-west area. “In addition to the donations by members, we also asked local supermarkets to help promote the food drive, and received some great support from customers.” said Michelle, the Owner of Curves Petersham. “We also offered to waive the membership joining fee for new members, in lieu of a donation of food”. By the end of the month, Curves had smashed their goal and collected over 300 kgs! Boxes of food and personal items were subsequently distributed amongst three local women’s refuges.