Inner West Council

Exercise & Well-being 

Tai Chi in the Park

Ashfield Council has sponsored Tai Chi in the Park since October 2002. Each Wednesday (except public and school holidays) people meet at 10am in the Ashfield Park to practise the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Participants are guided by an accredited teacher through the graceful movements of this ancient Chinese exercise. The health benefits of practising Tai Chi are well documented and the practice is now seen as a valuable component of falls prevention programs. Because the movements are gentle, people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness can take part. One of the special benefits of this program, is that participants have the opportunity to enjoy an activity outdoors surrounded by trees and open space. There is no charge to attend. Participants should wear comfortable loose clothing, shoes suitable for exercise, a hat, sun-screen and bring a bottle of water.

For more information about this program please contact Julia Phillips on 9716 1819 or email

Fitter & Stronger (Saturdays @ Cadigal Room Ashfield Aquatic Centre)

This is a gentle exercise class that is held each Saturday morning from 9.15am to 10.15am at the Cadigal Room (next door to the Ashfield Aquatic Centre in Elizabeth Street). This initiative is held during school terms.  The exercises offered, are gentle aerobics style using weights with an accredited SHARE Health instructor. Ashfield Council will offer a subsidy for Ashfield residents, some conditions apply.

For more information or to make a booking contact SHARE Health 9533 4422 or Julia Phillips on 9716 1819, or email


Table Tennis

Each Thursday from 10am to 12.30pm, Council sponsors table tennis in the Michael Maher Room at the Haberfield Centre, 78 Dalhousie Street Haberfield.  All equipment is provided including bats. The group is well organised and people of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in this fun and enjoyable activity.

For more information please contact Julia Phillips on 9716 1819 or email