New Fitness Opportunities in Sherwood Promote Health and Community


Residents in Sherwood and the nearby suburbs are encouraged to take advantage of two exciting fitness activities that have recently started in the area: a walking group and a dance workshop. These activities not only offer health benefits but also provide a platform for fostering community connections.

Walking Group Offers Heart-Healthy Benefits

A new walking group has emerged in Sherwood and it’s already attracting attention from locals eager to prioritise their health and well-being. The group meets every Friday at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, located at 38 Thallon St. 

Whether you’re a dog owner looking to give your furry friend some exercise or a parent with a pram, the walking group welcomes everyone. 

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Walking for just 30 minutes a day can significantly lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, engaging in regular physical activity like walking can help manage weight, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and even reduce the risk of certain cancers. The benefits extend to improving bone density, balance, and coordination, which contribute to preventing injuries.

Scan the QR code to learn the details on how to join this weekly activity or phone Katrina at 0478 415 946.

Sherwood Walking Group
Photo Credit: Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Dance Workshop Revives 80’s Spirit

In addition to the walking group, Sherwood’s community has had an exciting dance workshop that promises a trip down memory lane. The Common People Dance project offers free dance classes, where participants can learn and showcase their dance moves. 

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The workshops take place every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sherwood Uniting Church Hall on Sherwood Rd and will run until the 7th of Sept 2023. On that night, a dance party will be underway from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sherwood Dance Workshop
Photo Credit: Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

With a blend of nostalgia and new moves, the workshop aims to bring together individuals from all walks of life. The activity is all about having fun, getting some exercise, and sharing a laugh with fellow attendees. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or someone just looking to have a good time, these workshops are open to all.

Residents interested in joining the dance workshops are encouraged to RSVP to or phone the Benarrawa Community Development Association‘s mobile at 0411 596 002.  

Whether you’re lacing up your sneakers for a brisk walk or brushing up on your dance skills, these fitness events have something to offer for everyone seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Published 18-Aug-2023