brave at Our Space, Eastwood

How long can you hold a plank for?

I participated in the brave session this week with Taryn Soderman, at Our Space at Eastwood and was very impressed to see that 3 of the 6 boys participating in the program can hold a plank for up to 2 minutes! The program is only in Week 3 and the boys are exceeding personal PB’s each session!


The overall aim of the 2realise brave program is to develop the physical and mental wellbeing of young people; through promoting a healthy lifestyle and facilitating a growing level of self awareness enabling them to make good life choices.

The program’s objectives are:

  • Improve physical fitness and nutrition providing access to vigorous physical exercise and the provision of a healthy snack – fruit and water
  • Increase social and emotional resilience through interactive workshop topics
  • Increase the awareness of available services for youth in the community and facilitating accessibility to these services through community partnerships.

Thank you to the City of Ryde for their support for this program.

The City of Ryde 2025 Community Strategic Plan sees as one of its outcomes “A City of Wellbeing” outlining one of its goals as ‘All residents feel supported and cared for in their community through the provision of ample services and facilities’. 2realise supports this through collaborating with partners to offer the whole community a range of quality services and facilities. The Integrated Youth Service Hub Our Space provides an opportunity for collaboration among various community organisations to address the needs of young people within the City of Ryde.

brave is also running at Rouse Hill Town Centre this term, supported by The Hills Shire Council and as part of an NRMA grant is being delivered at Galston High School in partnership with Hornsby PCYC.

If you are interested in supporting a brave program at your school or at your local community centre, please email Taryn Soderman;

Rowena Stulajter