Health and Wellbeing Queensland’s support for physical activity in North Queensland was enhanced on 5 September, with the launch of a new Move It NQ app in Townsville.
Move It NQ is an initiative of the North Queensland Sports Foundation and delivers innovative, fun community physical activity programs for those who need it most across the region.
The Move It NQ app strengthens an interactive hybrid health and wellbeing platform that provides updates about physical activities from yoga to park runs to netball, and its launch which was made possible by $100,000 ActiveKIT funding.
Speaking at the launch, Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Dr Robyn Littlewood, commended the Move It NQ app, funded through ActiveKIT (round 2), which Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld) proudly delivers in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.
‘Health and Wellbeing Queensland is delighted to support the North Queensland Sports Foundation in getting more North Queenslanders active now and into the future through the new Move It NQ app, funded through the Queensland Government’s ActiveKIT program,’ Dr Littlewood said.
‘Health and Wellbeing Queensland has partnered with Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport on the ActiveKIT grants, which has provided $7.5 million for inclusive physical activity since 2020.
‘This funding is supporting the growth of Queensland’s active industry to provide more opportunities for regular physical activity for Queenslanders of all abilities.
‘We all know of the benefits of sport and recreation has for improving physical and emotional wellbeing and building social networks, and through ActiveKIT, more opportunities for exercise are being made possible.
‘The Move It North Qld App is both a great example of the work we support and community led solutions, which are so important.’
Key features of the app include an online booking system, personalised profiles, pre-exercise screening, recipes, a wellbeing check-in and a crisis helpline. The app is also supported by Move It NQ On Demand, which delivers fitness content to any device, anywhere, anytime.
Since 2020 ActiveKIT (Knowledge, Innovation, Technology) has provided $7.5 million for 77 inclusive physical activity initiatives. A new ActiveKIT Super Round will open in May 2024 as part of the Activate! Queensland 2019 – 2029 Strategy.
Image credit: Move It NQ.