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Green Exercise Feel Good program – Forest Therapy | Melbourne

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 am


First responders, join us to get moving in the great outdoors and feel good! Exercising is known to be of significant benefit to our physical and mental fitness. Being active outdoors in ‘green’/ natural environments has been shown to have an even greater impact on improving mental health and mental wellbeing. This 8 week ‘Green Exercise Feel Good’ program has been designed to improve both physical and mental fitness. The benefits of this program are best gained when attendees can commit to at least 4 weeks out of the 8 week program. However, as we understand the challenges of first responder rosters and unpredictable working commitments, there will be places kept free each week for participants to register for the green exercise activities that they are interested in and are available for, even if they are unable to commit to the entire program.

The 8 activities that will be included in the program are detailed below:

28 October: Beach Walk – Beach Side CBD
4 November: Trail bike riding through urban parklands – Inner North Melbourne
11 November: Learn to surf class – North West Metro Melbourne
18 November: Horseback trail ride – Regional, 1 hr North of CBD
25 November: Bush walk – TBC
2 December: Green Yoga – North East Melbourne
9 December: Forest therapy walk – East of Melbourne
16 December: Stand up paddle boarding (weather permitting) – Beach side CBD

This weeks Forest therapy walk has been designed to improve both physical and mental health and fitness. The forest therapy walk through outer eastern Suburban bushland will begin at 10:30am and is a 2 hour walk including stops along the way to enjoy the peacefulness of the natural environment and observe the wildlife. Reconnecting to nature through Forest Therapy is fast becoming one of the most enjoyable ways to improve mental wellbeing, elevate mood and decrease levels of stress and stress hormones in the body.

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (check out Who We Serve here). Register individually, or with up to one other adult (your partner, family member or someone from your inner circle). Encourage a first responder colleague to register too.

Fortem is an official partner of The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing – connect, be active, keep learning, be mindful, and help others. These strategies are integrated into all our activities, events, and programs to highlight the benefits of incorporating simple lifestyle changes to your day to day.


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VIC, Australia


Fortem Activities Team
1300 33 95 94