PHYSIO FIT Studio in Kingscliff will host a special Cancer Council Morning Tea this Sunday, May 29, at Salt Park from 9am.
The Morning Tea event is a fundraiser for the Cancer Council and expert Physiotherapists will host a free gentle (suitable for anyone) Pilates class in the park from 9am.
The Pilates session will be followed by a healthy morning tea with a coffee van on hand.
Physio Fit Studio owner Frauke Tyack said the Kingscliff business had one of its staff members directly deal with cancer and two other staff members were also support people to others battling cancer.
“We also unfortunately have quite a number of clients who underwent the difficult journey in the past few years,” she said.
“Cancer is affecting a lot of people and our morning tea is meant to honour the journey people are going through and it is about celebrating the improved outcomes of treatments these days and the recoveries and victories of people in remission.”
Ms Tyack said that staying active and watching what you eat are two key factors in prevention and in some cases curing.
“Our Biggest Morning Tea is showing people an easy way to stay fit and active,” she said.
“Pilates is a low impact regime that anyone can get into and keep going.
“Our morning tea will serve a healthy selection of treats with a variety of fruit and veggies, raw dips, raw treats and some healthy baked items for people to enjoy.
“We just want to set a great example.”
The event will include raffles drawn at 11am on the day with support from several local businesses who have kindly donated vouchers and items.
There are about $1500 worth of prizes to pick up.
“We would love for people to feel safe to start getting back into exercise. We often help people to take the first baby steps. We support people in getting moving again in a safe environment.
“We build up their strength and flexibility to a level where people feel confident to go out walking, running, riding, swimming.
“Whatever it is they love doing. Most people move on to going back to things they “used to do” but still stick with a class or two a week just simply to maintain their core strength and flexibility.”
“Having someone to hold your hand who really understands your body and how to move safely at first is invaluable, that’s our role.”
Mrs Tyack said everyone is welcome and the team would love to see a huge Pilates class on the day.
“So, anyone into Pilates already should come along, bring their family and enjoy. This is also a great opportunity to taste test this amazing form of exercise,” she said.
The Physio Fit Studio opened its doors 10 years ago and started with four Pilates classes each week and looked after a number of clients.
These days, the business offers a whole range of exercise classes all run by a qualified Physiotherapist, which means they are low impact but achieve high results.
“Our classes focus on core strength, great body alignment and posture as well as amazing muscle control,” Ms Tyack said.
“All those are ingredients to staying fit, healthy, active and pain free (or get you out of pain and keep it that way).
“Our classes are fun, affordable and you can even claim them with your private health cover plus they simply work for people.
“We also offer Physiotherapy treatments for all joint and muscle issues and injuries as well as Remedial Massage.”
To find out more about Physio Fit classes or to book a session visit 29 Bronte Place, Kingscliff, or phone (02) 6674 4142 or mobile: 0400 023 412.