Community Health Education Group program was established in 1979 as a result of the NSW Health Department's Healthy Lifestyle program, that was piloted in the Northern Rivers. Northern NSW Local Health District coordinates the CHEGS programs.
CHEGS offers classes and programs in Exercise and Tai Chi/Qigong. The exercise classes available include gentle exercise, stretch & strengthen, light pace and cross training. Tai Chi Instructors have been trained to deliver programs developed by Dr Paul Lam, a leading authority in Tai Chi for Health & Wellbeing as well as other traditional forms. They have been trained in various Qigong practices by Simon Blow.
CHEGS classes are run by 25 Community Educators who are fully accredited and registered Fitness Instructors with Fitness Australia and Yoga Australia