Get fit and win at Speers Point | photos | video

A six-station fitness trail along the lake’s edge at Speers Point is now open and ready for fitness fanatics.

Council’s acting manager of community planning, Andrew Bryant, said the six stations were spread across 1.5km, enabling users to create their own interval, circuit-style work-out complete with stairs, parallel bars, sit-up benches, leg presses and more.

“The new circuit provides the equipment required for these exercises and features a soft fall under each new piece of equipment and signage at all sites with instructions on how to use everything,” Mr Bryant said. 

“To celebrate this great community asset, we’re encouraging users to take a pic of themselves training along the Speers Point scenic fitness trail, and share it on social media.”

Anyone who tags one of the council’s social media accounts  – Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – will go in the draw to win one of 20 Lake Mac fitness packs. 

Speers Point fitness trail

It is expected that additional outdoor exercise equipment will be installed along the Wangi foreshore in the coming months and in Warners Bay early next year.

For giveaway terms and conditions visit: lakemac.com.au

Movie screening

Lake Macquarie City Council has teamed up with Amnesty International to present a free screening of the film, Freedom Stories, at the Lake Mac Centre for Performing Arts, in Warners Bay, on Thursday night, October 5.

Freedom Stories is an inspiring exploration of the achievements and struggles of former refugees who sought asylum from conflicts in the Middle East in the early 2000s. Some arrived as children and faced an indefinite period of mandatory detention, before ultimately becoming Australian citizens.

Council’s acting manager of community planning, Andrew Bryant, said council was committed to promoting cultural diversity in Lake Macquarie.

“We’re proud to be partnering with Amnesty International to tell the stories of these seemingly ordinary Australians, who have some truly extraordinary experiences to share,” Mr Bryant said.

“Lake Macquarie’s ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is an integral part of the city’s identity and events like this help us understand who we are as a community.”

This screening is part of Amnesty International Australia’s Meaningful Movies series, which aims to spread awareness of human rights issues through community movie screenings.

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