AFL stars Scott Pendlebury and Brett Deledio have joined forces with VicHealth’s TeamUp App for a game of basketball.
The Collingwood and Richmond midfielders along with Geelong captain Joel Selwood and their partners will participate in a spate of activities across the month as part of VicHealth’s campaign.
“Rather than train by yourself or shoot some hoops by yourself, you can get out there with other people that want to do it as well” – Brett Deledio
TeamUp is a VicHealth initiative which encourages Victorians to connect with others through local physical activities, motivating individuals to be and stay active.
If you’re struggling to find motivation or are bored of exercising alone, then you’re invited to join the fun by downloading the TeamUp app and searching for each player’s activities to find event details.
The Pies skipper and Tigers vice-captain were joined by some participants as they shot hoops and played a social game.
TeamUp, which is available online or as a Smartphone app, already has more than 38,000 downloads and over 2,100 activities listed, with Pendlebury telling Triple M radio this morning the initiative is simple and effective.
“Essentially you download the app, post what workout you’re going to be doing, and kids and adults can join you on the app. It’s always better working out with other people than it is by yourself,” Pendlebury said.
Deledio agreed, telling 1116 SEN’s Morning Glory that TeamUp helps link people who share similar interests.
“You just download the app or go online and basically find different activities or an activity that suits you and see who else wants to do that at the same time. Rather than train by yourself or shoot some hoops by yourself, you can get out there with other people that want to do it as well,” Deledio said.