Resident Stories
04 April 2022
Making a Splash!

It’s never too late to start a new hobby, challenge, or fitness regime and for residents at the Ironbark Community enjoying their weekly aqua aerobics class is a great way to work on keeping physically active. 15 years ago on the Sunshine Coast, Isabella Wilson first started taking aqua aerobics classes as a way to stay physically active and is now the resident volunteer aqua aerobics instructor at the Ironbark Community.

“When I first moved into the community four years ago other residents saw what I was doing in the pool and wanted to join in, so it just went from there,” said Isabella. Every Monday for an hour you can find residents making a splash and staying physically active in an aqua aerobics class in the community pool led by Isabella. “At the moment we have about 16 in the group, all women but gents are welcome! It doesn’t matter what your fitness level is, in fact, quite often after a couple of sessions I can see residents’ fitness already starting to increase. It really is a great gentle form of exercise,” said Isabella.

Pictured: The aqua aerobics group at the community Christmas celebration last year

Located in the diverse natural landscape of Aspley in the northern suburbs of Brisbane the Ironbark Community makes it easy to live the lifestyle you desire. In this socially active community, you can always find neighbours having a friendly game of lawn bowls, sharing a laugh in the games room, throwing some snags on the communal BBQ, or swimming laps in one of the pools. “I always try to make the classes fun and the ladies love it. It’s great for their health as we are always having a giggle. As they say laughter is the best medicine!” said Isabella.

There are many benefits to living in a lifestyle community, including the opportunity to meet like-minded people. “I moved into the Ironbark Community four years ago and I have really enjoyed meeting new people, it’s so nice to see people enjoying themselves and being together. It is good to feel safe when you are retired,” concluded Isabella.

Pictured: The Ironbark clubhouse overlooking the lawn bowl green

Not only is the community teeming with amenities and a socially active calendar, it is also conveniently located with the community being a short travel from South Bank. Enjoy cultural and social experiences and have access to world-class museums and theatres. If you are looking for an escape you can visit one of the nearby idyllic islands, situated just moments from Brisbane’s shore.

For further information please visit the Ironbark Community on the website.

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