No cost, group-based physical activity program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Stay healthy in a culturally safe environment

PACE (Physical Activity & Community Engagement) is an 8-week group exercise and nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal Program Facilitators will guide you through the program to increase your knowledge and confidence in exercise and nutrition.

You’ll meet weekly with a group of people for 1 -2 hours, within a supportive, inclusive and fun environment. Our Aboriginal Program Facilitators will help you meet your personal health and fitness goals.

After completing the program, you’ll continue to receive follow-up support to encourage you to continue your new healthy lifestyle.

What do we offer?

  • Improve your health and wellbeing

    Increase your knowledge and confidence in nutrition and exercise.

  • Make social connections

    Work together with a supportive group of people, in an inclusive and fun environment.

  • Get tailored support from Aboriginal Program Facilitators

    Our Aboriginal Program Facilitators will help you meet your personal health and fitness goals.

  • No cost

    PACE is provided at no cost to participants.

Accessing this service

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for PACE, you must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and or/Torres Strait Islander;
  • Be aged 18 years or over and;
  • Live in the council areas of Playford, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Port Adelaide Enfield, Charles Sturt, West Torrens, Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham or Onkaparinga.

Who are the PACE staff?

Our Aboriginal Program Facilitators are highly skilled and experienced Personal Trainers.

They will work with you to develop safe and enjoyable exercise sessions that meet your health and fitness needs.

How do I access this service?

To refer yourself into the program, download and complete the Referral Form.

Alternatively, the Referral Form can be completed by a health professional on your behalf.

The referral process also includes a health screening that must be completed before you can participate in our exercise sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Information for GPs

To refer a patient to this program, please complete a referral form and send it back to us via fax or email.

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Other available support for Aboriginal people

In addition to nutrition and exercise support through PACE, Aboriginal people can also access a range of other culturally appropriate services at Sonder.

If you have a chronic condition, you can receive support from a team of Outreach Workers and Care Coordinators through our Closing the Gap – Integrated Team Care Program. We’ll work with you to help you navigate the healthcare system and better manage your chronic condition.

Outreach Worker with Aboriginal clients
This activity is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health