The Stawell community will have access to unprecedented new technology to keep active.
Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre last week opened its new SMARTfit technology, the first of its kind in Australia.
The new equipment looks at changing how people exercise, mixing in work for both the body and the mind.
"It is basically a tool we use to simultaneously train our brain and body that is multi-sensory," Northern Grampians Shire Council head of active communities Emma Gray said.
"It is used as an addition to physical training. We are promoting neuroplasticity which is basically brain growth."
Ms Gray came across the equipment when living in the United States and saw an opportunity to introduce it to Stawell when arriving recently.
"I just got back from LA after four and a half years over there. My mentor introduced the training to me and it changed my way of thinking about training," she said.
"It will be a real asset to the whole community - regardless of age or ability.
"Kids as young as three and four up to the oldest adults can use it. We had our active ageing group try it out last week."
The equipment is available anytime for centre members after they have a profile setup. Ms Gray said there is also the possibility of taking the equipment into the community.
"We hope to get school groups in as well as take some of it to places like aged care facilities, sports clubs as well as schools to introduce a different type of activity."
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