OzSquad, Manly’s most social bootcamp, is raising awareness for Mental Health during the month of October.
Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. We also all know the importance of exercise to help feel happy, energised, ready to tackle the day ahead and improve overall mental health.
To help encourage people to connect with others whilst keeping active, with every donation to beyondblue, you will have a chance to WIN 4 months of unlimited training with OzSquad for FREE. Also with all non-member donations, we are opening our ‘doors’ to non-members to train for free at any OzSquad evening sessions in October.GIVE NOW
Please also spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family – if you would like to donate and not participate in the evening bootcamps, that is also allowed! Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot.
All money raised will be going to beyondblue.
More about beyondblue:
In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. beyondblue hopes to provide everyone, young and old, with information to recognise how depression, anxiety and suicide can affect people, and simple strategies to understand what to do if it happens to them, or someone close to them.
For more information about beyondblue please visit their website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Help In a Crisis
If you’re worried about someone and feel urgent professional support is needed, contact your local doctor or the agencies below.
13 11 14 – Call 24/7 for crisis support
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 – People at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800 – Counselling for young people, 5–25 years
1300 845 745 – Counselling service for people suffering grief.
1300 22 4636 – Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention
For more contact information for different organisations please visit R U OK Find Help – https://www.ruok.org.au/findhelp
OzSquad Afternoon Timetable
OzSquad Indoor Yoga – Manly Community Centre, 12 Wentworth St Time for some Om. Because who has plans on a Monday night? Billy teaches this dynamic flowing class evolved from more traditional yoga teachings. Classes are designed to challenge and inspire you both mentally and physically. You’ll get a strength work out and burn fat whilst also developing stronger muscles and more flexibility – this class complements your other OzSquads well but is by no means an easy option. The room is pleasantly warmed to help detox the body and challenge the mind. BYO mat, towel and water.
OzSquad Bootcamp – North Steyne, Manly Burpees before breakfast and a couple before dinner too. No muscle is left unworked at this predominantly bodyweight high intensity interval training class. You will push up, squat, mountain climb, crunch, plank, quad bust, lunge and jump your way into the weekend. Oh yes, there will be burpees too – everyone loves a burpee.
That’s right – no running! Kick start your metabolism, tone up, release endorphins and strengthen those bones with this total body weight-training session. Suitable for guys and girls and all abilities, weights and exercises can be modified accordingly. Resistance training via a variety of methods – think super-sets, circuits, drop-sets, partner work-outs and shunting circuits.
What Aussie Summer evenings by the beach are made for… A casual evening session to make the most of the light, warm Summer evenings…. Volleyball, beach cricket, touch rugby, Finska, ultimate frisbee – basically a run around on the beach getting a little bit, but not too much (don’t be scared!), competitive. Followed by beer.
Social beach games A casual evening session to make the most of the light, warm Summer evenings. Volleyball, beach cricket, touch rugby, ultimate frisbee - basically a run around on the beach getting competitive. Followed by beer.