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Hotline: (02) 8877 5335
(recorded message on the status of classes)

Ph: (02) 8877 5300  ​  Fax: (02) 8877 5339

E: [email protected] 
​P: Locked Bag 2220, North Ryde NSW 1670



​In the interest of keeping our participants safe and well, and to minimise the potential for transmission of COVID 19 (Corona Virus), our Healthy Lifestyle classes have been suspended until Term 1, 2021.

Healthy Lifestyle is working towards a partial return to Healthy Lifestyle classes in Term 1 February, 2021 in safe venues that will be suitable for social distancing.

Please call our participant hotline number on 8877 5335 (or check back on this page) for the latest updates in relation to Term 1 (scheduled to start February) in mid-December. 

We appreciate the value of these classes to our participants and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Healthy Lifestyle program during this challenging time.

For more information on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) visit



​It has been brought to our attention that some exercise providers are providing online classes (e.g. pilates, gentle exercise) via platforms such as Zoom.

Unfortunately, Healthy Lifestyle is not able to offer any interactive online exercise program at this time. Any online programs promoted as being part of our service are not facilitated by, or connected to in any way, to the Healthy Lifestyle Exercise Program within Northern Sydney Local Health District.



​While you are unable to attend your regular exercise program with us, please have a look at the following resources that may assist you keep active and safe in the meantime:

  • Staying Active Staying SafeStaying Active Staying Safe: A basic chair-assisted exercise program to help prevent falls. The resource was developed by Health Promotion to help older less able older adults remain active and safe. A booklet is available for download, and if you have a DVD player, you can also request a free DVD that demonstrates the exercises (while stocks last):
    • Email a request for the DVD with your postal address to:
      [email protected]
      or phone: 8877 5300
  • Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service: To receive support to maintain your physical activity and healthy eating goals from a health coach, call the free NSW Health Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service. Note: After registering your interest you should be contacted within 5 days to start your individualised program.
  • Choose Health Be Active: To help encourage older Australia to be physically active, the Federal Government, Department of Health & Ageing and the Department of Veteran's Affairs have produced this resource. Some items are not appropriate for the current environment, but you may find some information useful:


Exercise keeps our muscles toned, our bones strong, improves our balance and enhances our sense of wellbeing.     

Couple Exercising

Who are we?

Healthy Lifestyle is a physical activity program for adults, 18 years and over. However, they are designed for older adults in our community.

A part of Health Promotion (Northern Sydney Local Health District), the program has been run across the Northern Sydney area for over 30 years and receives more than 10,000 enrolments each year.

Courses are suitable for beginners and those who exercise regularly. They are also beneficial for people dealing with osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or other chronic conditions.

Our participants report they feel stronger, fitter and more mobile for taking part in exercise classes. They also enjoy the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends.


Course leaders are fully qualified to teach their exercise discipline and have experience in working with older adults. They also undergo professional development training and performance assessment on an annual basis.

Come work with us!

Are you a registered exercise leader and interested in joining our team of professionals helping older adults become fitter, healthier and happier?

Call us on (02) 8877 5300 or
Email: [email protected]



Healthy Lifestyle operates on a non-profit basis with the income generated by course fees used to help cover the program’s operating costs. Concessions are available for those on a full government pension, health care card, DVA and staff of Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Standard 10 week course: $120.00 - full price, $96.00 concession. Check the term brochure for non-standard course fees (e.g. 9 week courses, 1.5hr per week courses).

See our How to Enrol page for more information on enrolment.



Healthy Lifestyle offers courses in aquafitness, gentle exercise, strength training, tai chi and yoga. Courses run for four, ten-week terms each year that coincide with school terms.

Generally, courses run for 60 minutes unless otherwise stated in the term brochure.


Where (Locations)

Courses are offered at over 50 community venues in the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde, Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore areas. Click a location for address details.

Key: Venue locations and type of courses available
Red Location Pin Strength exercises e.g. Gentle Pace, Easy Pace, Active Exercise, Tone & Balance, Stretch & Tone, and Abs, Butts & Thighs.
Blue Location Pin Water based courses e.g. Aqua Exercise, Warm Water Exercise.
Yellow Location Pin Gentle movement courses e.g. Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga, Qigong.
Orange Location Pin Strength and gentle movement courses.
Green Location Pin Light movement courses e.g. Upright & Active.
Purple Location Pin Dancing courses e.g. Tap Dancing, Zumba Gold.

How do I join?

Registration for courses is essential.

For further information please call (02) 8877-5300.

Download a copy of the Term Brochure.

From time to time our brochure has to be updated after printing. Always check the online brochure for the most up to date details on courses.


Once you join a class, you will begin to see improvements in your fitness and health. It’s never too late to start, so get into a course to suit you.

Gentle Exercise Strength Training Water Exercise


​Do you want to Get Healthy?



The Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service is a free, confidential information and telephone coaching program to help with healthy eating, being physically active,  achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing alcohol intake.

Visit:   Call: 1300 806 258  

General Practitioners and Health Professionals can refer patients to the Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service using the online forms:

Get Healthy Information Service Referral Forms



New participants can try some classes before enrolling:

First Class Free
Theses classes are only available for nominated classes (where space is available). Check out the pdf flyers for more information:

Observe a Class
Where these options are not available, contact us to arrange to go and observe one of our classes without actually participating to see if you like it.

​No matter which option you try, bookings are always essential.