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No cost, group-based exercise and nutrition program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

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Stay healthy in a culturally safe environment


PACE (Physical Activity & Community Engagement) is an 8 week-long group exercise and nutrition program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Groups meet weekly and support each other to reach personal health and fitness goals. Sessions last between one or two hours and are designed to be safe for all fitness levels.

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

What do we offer?

  • Learn how to exercise and eat well for yourself and your family

    You’ll feel confident incorporating an exercise routine and nutritious meals into your everyday life.

  • Improve your social and emotional wellbeing

    Learn how to practice mindfulness, healing and stress management techniques.

  • Make social connections

    Work together with a supportive group of people in a culturally safe space.

  • 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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Already participating in the program?

Check out our library of resources to support your health and fitness goals.

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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

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.

Do you need to get your next 715 Aboriginal Health Check? Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people of all ages can have a free health check every 9 months. Contact the team at Sonder to find a culturally-safe medical clinic near you.

For PACE participants

Check out our library of resources to support your health goals.

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This activity is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health