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Time of your life | Belinda Dowton
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Exercise physiologist keeps
Southern Highlands residents healthy
> Belinda Dowton
WORDS LINDA LAMBRECHTS
IF YOU ASK Belinda Dowton what the best thing
about her job is she'll tell you straight away it's
her ability to improve people's quality of life.
As the only exercise physiologist in the Southern
Highlands, Belinda is busy helping plenty of local
people do just that.
For the past 18 months Belinda has worked at
Annesley Bowral where she prescribes and runs
a range of exercise programs to help people
rehabilitate from injuries, manage illnesses and
maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Belinda has been working at Annesley Bowral since
November 2008 and loves every day.
With a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science
and Rehabilitation she's kept very busy but enjoys
meeting up with members of the community.
Her goal is to improve the day-to-day lives of both
residents at Annesley and locals.
The indoor pool and gym at the $7 million leisure
centre is the ideal place to exercise and rehabilitate
Watching people's physical health change as they
go through her program is the one aspect of the job
Hydrotherapy classes are conducted three days per
week as well as an ongoing program for people with
chronic health conditions.
"Programs can be tailored to meet individual
needs," she said.
According to Belinda, keeping both your mind and
body active is the key to enjoying a rich and ful lling
life. Details: Annesley Bowral on 4861 4366. n
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