An active healthy community is one that promotes and encourages an active, healthy lifestyle to address the ongoing physical and mental health issues facing today’s society. In Manly, physical activity is encouraged through integration and accessibility.
It is a well-established fact that walking and running pathways that have visual and sensory appeal are much more intensively used. The bike and walking paths along the esplanade with the ever-changing waterfront vistas and cool, clean fresh sea air blowing off the bay are ideal to encourage regular usage.
In addition, the Manly water front location also provides opportunities for alternate active pursuits. Stand up Paddle Boarding and wind surfing are some of the newer activities that appear to be attracting participants of all ages. Kayaking has its devotees for exercise, cruising and even fishing.
For those who enjoy a group activity, the Manly Dragon Boat Club provides an ideal activity with all the benefits of being out on the water in a team environment.
Sailing is an activity for all ages. RQYS Tackers caters for kids as young as 6, and WAGS for all ages.
The Manly Pool provides all year swimming either as an individual or with the support of squad training with the water heated in the cooler months to 28 degrees.
There is also Fitness@ Manly 24/7 gym, palates, personal trainers and yoga to help increase your activity levels.
Combining these activities with your daily routine is ideal. Walk or bike ride to the Village for your morning coffee or superfood juice. Stroll to the Manly Pool at lunchtime and swim a few laps. It can become quite addictive, and the lifetime benefits will be immense.
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