Rockingham fitness leader scoops award

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Aqua Jetty's award winner Jodie Moore with COTA chief executive Mark Teale.
Camera IconAqua Jetty's award winner Jodie Moore with COTA chief executive Mark Teale. Credit: City of Rockingham

The leader of a popular seniors fitness program at the Aqua Jetty in Warnbro, Jodie Moore, has been recognised with a prestigious award for her work with the Living Longer Living Stronger program.

Ms Moore, who leads a small but dedicated team, took out Council on the Ageing’s Top Metropolitan Instructor award for 2017.

The team is dedicated to improving the health, fitness and wellbeing of a growing number of seniors and works closely with physiotherapists to ensure the exercise regimes suit those involved.

Ms Moore also mentors third year exercise physiologists, who work within the program as part of their tertiary training.

City of Rockingham deputy mayor Deb Hamblin said Ms Moore’s award win in such a large field of entries was recognition of her dedication to her leadership qualities and to the welfare of local seniors.

“The Living Longer Living Stronger program is playing an increasingly important part in the fitness and health of seniors and the program fits perfectly to the ideals of Aqua Jetty,” she said.

“However, these programs cannot reach full potential without the right people leading them, and having the appropriate team supporting them.

“Jodie has taken the Living Longer Living Stronger program in Rockingham to a level above fitness and flexibility – she has expanded it to include social activities and bus outings to interesting local projects and destinations.

“The City of Rockingham is both grateful and proud of Jodie and her team, and we are pleased to see the benefits flow through to our seniors.”

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