Exercise keeps our muscles toned, our bones strong, improves our balance and enhances our sense of wellbeing.
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
Healthy Lifestyle operates on a non-profit basis with the income generated by course fees used to help cover the program’s operating costs.
The fee for a Healthy Lifestyle course is a flat rate of $110.00. No concessions are available.
How to Enrol page for more information on enrolment.
Healthy Lifestyle offers courses in aquafitness, gentle exercise, functional strength & balance, tai chi and yoga. Courses run for four, (approximately) ten-week terms each year that coincide with school terms.
Generally, courses run for 45 minutes unless otherwise stated in the term brochure.
- Do not attend class if you are unwell or have any flu like symptoms, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case or a suspected COVID-19 case.
- Do not attend if you have been to any known COVID-19 case locations (hotspot). Please seek medical attention and get tested.
- If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 seek medical assistance and get tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever 37.5 or higher
- Sore/scratchy throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Please see the following link to the NSW Government website - COVID-19 information:www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
- All participants of Healthy Lifestyle classes will be COVID-19 screened upon arrival to class:
- Case location (hotspots)
- COVID-19 symptoms
- All participants of Healthy Lifestyle classes will have their temperature checked.
- Participants arriving to class meeting any of the following conditions will be advised they cannot participate in the class, advised to seek immediate medical attention and get tested for COVID-19:
- Have a temperature of 37.5 or above
- Have attend a known hotspot
- Healthy Lifestyle will only be using venues with COVID-19 Safety Plans
Limited places are available in some classes/venues due to distancing guidelines.
Courses are offered at community venues in the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde, Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore areas.
How do I join?
Enrolment for courses is essential.
For further information please call
(02) 8877 5300.
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.
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:
Healthy and Active for Life Online: Healthy and Active for Life Online is a FREE 10 week healthy lifestyle program for adults aged 60 years and over. Each 10 week program begins at the start of the school term. for more information visit:
Staying Active and on Your Feet: A useful booklet from NSW Health to gives information on staying healthy and falls prevention.
Staying Active and Healthy at Home: Practical tips and information for older adults to stay active, healthy, and connected at home.
Staying 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):
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: