Gym­nast turned war­rior for well­ness

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OLIVIA Vi­vian in­spired young girls when she ap­peared on Aus­tralian Ninja

War­rior this year and now she has turned her at­ten­tion to young peo­ple in re­mote and un­der­ser­viced com­mu­ni­ties.

The for­mer Olympic gym­nast is an am­bas­sador for Well­ness Walk­a­bout, a mass yoga class be­ing held at Op­tus Sta­dium to raise money for Fair Game, a not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides health and fit­ness pro­grams as well as re­cy­cled sports equip­ment to re­mote and un­der-ser­viced com­mu­ni­ties in WA. “Since the show (Ninja

War­rior) came out, the re­sponse from par­ents and young girls has been great,” Vi­vian said.

“I want to in­spire young women and older women who are not con­fi­dent in them­selves to go out and give things like this a go.”

The Leaky Tap cafe owner said she prac­tised yoga as of­ten as she could.

“It’s some­thing where you shouldn’t wait un­til you feel like you need it,” Vi­vian said.

“I do it dur­ing my warmups at least.”

Fair Game is aim­ing to at­tract 3000 peo­ple to the event so it be­comes the big­gest yoga class in Aus­tralia. There will be four yoga teach­ers: Adam Rose (Mya­ree), Shawn Tay­lor (Fre­man­tle), Kylie Pearsall (North Perth) and Clau­dia Scal­isi (Mt Law­ley).

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Well­ness Walk­a­bout am­bas­sador Olivia Vi­vian.

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