Move It

Living Stronger Strength-Based Exercise Programs


The Move It Living Stronger project aims to support people aged 65+ years to become more active.

Why Get Involved?

Regular physical activity is known to:

  • support cardiovascular health
  • help maintain weight
  • slow the progress of chronic disease
  • reduce the risks of falls

Group exercise also has important mental health benefits – it improves our connections to community, while promoting a general sense of wellbeing.

Put simply, regular physical activity can improve your quality of life, so come and join us.


Move It Pilates Classes for over 65s

One hour Pilates session each week during February – March only, with a limit of ten per class.

  • About the instructor:

Helen Gilfillan is a certified Pilates instructor with over fifteen years’ experience.  She’s passionate about helping her clients achieve their individual movement goals.

  • Where? – Castlemaine Botanic Gardens Tea rooms –Wednesdays 11.15 am – 12.15 pm. Limited places still available – bookings essential.

Please contact Julie Gittus:  0438459501 or


Move It Hula Hoop Classes for those who are 65+

45 minute classes during February – March only, with a limit of ten per class.

  • About the instructor:

Nichola Hall is a circus performer, trainer, and yoga teacher. She completed a Professional Diploma in circus and dance and is a qualified Yoga and Barra é Terra teacher.

  • Where? – Castlemaine Goods Shed, near the railway station – Mondays, 9.00 am – 9.45 am. No places currently available.


Strength & Fitness via Zoom classes

  • The Move It Living Stronger Zoom exercise classes are continuing. We have two weekly sessions, each with its own small, committed group of participants. Run by Miranda Foyster, qualified exercise facilitator, these sessions involve a tailored individual approach to exercise with mid-week follow up emails. There’s a small number of vacancies in the Wednesday morning session if you would like to join.
  • Please contact Julie Gittus:  0438459501 or


Please contact CHIRP to register and book your place PH: (03) 5479 1000 or email Julie Gittus: or phone 0438 459 501.


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