Uniting for warmth and wellness

Brendan Daynes and Aaron Nauta are calling on locals to join in for the community clothing drive. (Damjan Janevski) 407882_02

Locals are being encouraged to take part in a heart-warming initiative this winter, spearheaded by AB Health and Fitness director Aaron Nauta.

The community is invited to join hands for a charitable cause dubbed “Warm Up and Workout,” a series of six weeks of free fitness sessions open to all.

Scheduled every Saturday from May 25 to June 29, these sessions promise not only physical activity but also a chance to foster connections and support one another during the colder months.

Mr Nauta said what sets this initiative apart is its dual purpose – attendees are encouraged to bring along warm clothing or blankets for donation, particularly jackets and blankets, which will be distributed by Uniting Vic.Tas to those in need within the community.

“We’re simply inviting the community to stay active and support each other,” he said.

“This is the first time we’ve partnered with Uniting, who have just opened up a site in Keilor Park.

“I know that there are a lot of people struggling right now. We have 20 spaces available for each session and I’d love to have 20 people show up for each one. That would mean 20 jackets or blankets coming in each week, which is 120 items and 120 people that will have access to something this winter.”

So mark your calendars and join in the warmth as locals sweat it out for a good cause.

Details: www.abhealthandfitness.com.au/workout-warmup/

Hannah Hammoud