Searipple Markets Unite Local Community

Houses alone don’t make a village; people do. Community events are integral for creating a vibrant and liveable place.

The Searipple Markets in Karratha invited everyone to join in on the fun on a warm July evening. Guests, village residents and locals came together for a relaxed evening of fun, dance, entertainment, food and laughter.

The Searipple Workers Accommodation Village (Searipple Village) is located in Karratha, Western Australia. The purpose-built village is set on 15 hectares hosting over 1,300 rooms, making it one of the largest accommodation villages in Western Australia. Fleetwood delivered a full turn-key solution as part of a build, own and operate business model and continues to successfully run the thriving community that is Searipple Village. This short and long-term affordable accommodation solution has become a staple of the local community, assisting the resources and construction sector within the Pilbara for many years and generated thousands of jobs for the local community.

Community spirits were high as the crowd enjoyed the variety of market stalls, sup­ported local small business, got their groove on with Amy & Ezra and watched their kids turn into colourful creatures with spar­kling eyes.

There was endless entertainment on offer, including beautiful handcrafted jewellery, local jerky, bouncy castles, face painting, henna tattoos and so much more.

Local heroes brought the event to life and it will certainly be an evening to remember for all those that came out to enjoy it. Who knows, maybe the markets might even be back next year!

Searipple Village takes home Triple M Mine Site Awards 2021!

Over two weeks each year, the Triple M radio listeners make their voices heard, voting daily to determine the best mine sites in WA. Each day marks a different category.
Searipple Village has won the most votes in the following categories: Best Dongas, Best Entertainment/Theme Nights AND Best Location!
This also means that Searipple Village won more awards than any other mine site in the Triple M Mine Site Awards 2021.

At Searipple Village, we understand the demanding lifestyle of Fly-In-Fly-Out workers, so we work hard each day to provide facilities that promote the best health and fitness outcomes for our residents. It’s an honour to have our achievements recognised by the people’s vote! We invite you to come and see for yourself and enjoy our award-winning accommodations.

We are thrilled to have won these awards and thank all the Triple M listeners that voted for Searipple Village.

Where to Stay in Karratha

If you’re a FIFO worker in Karratha, there really is only one place to stay – Searipple Village. Read on to find out what you can expect at both Searipple Village and in Karratha itself. 

Choosing the right accommodation in an isolated, small mining town like Karratha is an important decision. When you choose Searipple Village, you’ll have everything you need in one convenient location. It will be your home away from home.   

Searipple’s amenities 

Searipple Village offers a range of amenities for you to enjoy after a hard days’ work, including:

  • your choice of queen, double or king single rooms. Each room is air conditioned and contains an ensuite. Each also has a TV, Foxtel and in-house movies. Both queen and double rooms come with a free internet service.
  • three dining options for breakfast, takeaway lunch and dinner.
  • a licensed bar where you can relax and unwind over a drink and a game of pool.
  • two on-site gyms where you can keep fit with individual or group classes.
  • a tennis court.
  • a basketball court.
  • two pools that are perfect for cooling off all-year round. Karratha’s temperatures average 35 degrees in summer and between 28 and 28 in winter, so a pool is a must!
  • grass playing fields that are perfect for kicking a footy or a game of cricket.
  • a laundry.
  • car parking facilities. 

We have 1,300 rooms available and we pride ourselves on providing FIFO workers with good accommodation, good food and plenty of opportunity to rest, relax and have fun.

Searipple has been purpose-built to accommodate the needs of FIFO workers. Set on 15 hectares, we are one of the largest FIFO accommodation villages in Western Australia, and we have a real community feel. 

We also understand that health is important. That’s why we offer an on-site health and lifestyle coordinator available to promote the physical and mental health of our residents. Our coordinator runs regular gym classes, organises social events and arranges weekend excursions to some of the many attractions in the Pilbara region. 

Searipple’s location 

Searipple is conveniently located right next to the beach, just five minutes from Karratha’s City Centre and just 20 minutes from the airport. We offer a shuttle bus to the City Centre where you can find:

  • the Karratha City Shopping Centre that includes popular retail stores like Kmart, Coles and Woolworths.
  • the Karratha Leisureplex. It has both 50-metre and 25-metre lap pools, squash, tennis, badminton, basketball, netball, basketball and futsal courts, as well as a fully equipped gym with personal trainers and group fitness classes available.
  • the newly built Red Earth Arts Precinct, a newly opened $56 million art and cultural centre. 

Things to do in Karratha and the Pilbara region

One of the great things about Karratha is its uniqueness. You can get to see and do things that you wouldn’t anywhere else. So you may as well make the most of the opportunities! 

Some of the ‘must-do’ things include:

  • a swim at Hearson’s Cove, which is just 25 minutes from Searipple Village. You can also go fishing or spot turtles there, as well as observe the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ phenomenon between March and October.
  • visiting Millstream National Park for a day trip. It’s about a 2-hour drive and a great spot to venture to on your day/s off.
  • numerous heritage trails where you can soak up the unique flora and fauna of the region, including the Cossack Heritage Trail and the Yaburara Heritage Trail

What our FIFO residents have to say about Searipple Village

Check out some of our recent 5-star reviews:

 “Very friendly and helpful reception staff ! Rooms were nice and clean! Food was amazing. Compliments to the chefs!”

 “Location done right. Excellent facility and services.”

 “Great place to stay. Food was great and rooms were neat and tidy.”

 “Great rooms, awesome food.”

 “Great wet mess. Rooms clean. Only about 5 mins to drive to town.”

 “Very clean and great food.”

 “Great people, good food, clean rooms.”

 “Love it here! Great place and good bunch of people!!!” 

 “Good camp, great food!”

 “Excellent place to stay.”

 “Good camp, excellent food and well fitted out rooms.”

 “Best camp food in the Pilbara.”

We could go on and on, but you get the gist! 

Get in touch with us

If you’re a FIFO worker and you’d like to find out more about staying at Searipple Village in Karratha, Contact us today. We’d love to answer any questions you have about our accommodation and what we offer.

What to Expect at Searipple Village

FIFO workers looking for somewhere to stay in Karratha, WA, should look no further than Searipple Village. Located just five minutes from the city centre, Searipple Karratha has everything you could ever need, from a range of dining options to plenty of licensed social hubs for you to unwind after a long day’s work. 

Searipple’s friendly staff are here to help and ensure you have a great stay. We’re only 20 minutes from the airport, making our 24-hour facilities the perfect FIFO accommodation for your team. 

Searipple’s location 

Our 15 hectares at Searipple Village Karratha ensures that there’s more than enough space for you and your team to relax after a tough day on site. There is also a beach next door where you can swim, go for a run or walk any time. It’s the perfect spot to take advantage of Karratha’s warm weather (our temperatures average 26-28 degrees, even in winter!). 

And that’s not all. We’re also only a 10-minute drive to the Karratha Leisureplex—the city’s local leisure centre. It includes an aquatic centre, a variety of group fitness classes and plenty of indoor sports such as basketball, volleyball, squash and badminton. 

Searipple’s amenities 

Whether you’re looking to get moving or merely kick back and relax, there are plenty of options for you at Searipple Village. Our shared facilities include a licensed bar, laundry rooms, a shuttle bus to take you into town, car parking and mealtimes to cater for all shift workers at three separate dining venues. They each offer takeaway lunch and include three different dine-in options: an alfresco bistro, cooked-to-order grilled and stir-fried meals, and a traditional buffet. 

We also have plenty of downtime opportunities at our two gyms, two swimming pools,  beautiful floodlit tennis court and grass sports field. 

Searipple Village has an impressive 1,300 rooms available, with your choice of queen, double or king single beds. Each room contains a private ensuite, reverse cycle split system air conditioning unit, and flat-screen TVs that come with complimentary Foxtel and movies. Queen and double bed rooms have microwave and kettle.

Searipple’s commitment 

Searipple fully understands the demanding lifestyle of FIFO workers, including your health and fitness needs. In addition to our fantastic facilities, we have an onsite health and lifestyle coordinator who is here to run gym classes, social events and weekend excursions to encourage all of our guests to have a social and active lifestyle. 

What it’s like to stay at Searipple 

The best people to ask are the people who stay here! Here’s what FIFO workers like most about staying with us at Searipple Village. 

5/5 stars: Second time we’re staying in the camp this year. Pretty nice place to stay, friendly staff, good food and two modern gyms. Right next to the beach, so easy to do a beautiful run/workout. The recently added WIFI works great and is way faster than Australian averages! 

5/5 stars: A great buffet, with a full range of quality appetisers, main meals, drinks and desserts. Made to order plates of fish, poultry and beef are provided at no extra charge. The selection rotates daily ensuring variety. All up a very enjoyable experience for a very Karratha reasonable price. 

5/5 stars: A great buffet, with a full range of quality appetisers, main meals, drinks and desserts. Made to order plates of fish, poultry and beef are provided at no extra charge. The selection rotates daily ensuring variety. All up a very enjoyable experience for a very Karratha reasonable price. 

5/5 stars: The food is good, the steak is made to order. The dongers have their own individual showers and there are amenities for cleaning clothes. 

5/5 stars: Room, internet, food, facilities and customer services high standard for price. Will stay again, recommend to others. 

5/5 stars: Good crib, good food, good bit of social, comfy donga and well observed quiet times. Plus the tavern is open for night shifters. 

5/5 stars: Lunch room all refurbished and looking great. Staff are really friendly.

Tips for Starting FIFO

Thinking of getting a job in the mines? With so many mining-related jobs in remote areas, fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work is popular among Australians. Despite being isolating at times, it can be incredibly lucrative and doesn’t require permanent relocation, allowing you to work all over the country.   

Where to start

If you’re interested in FIFO work, here are some tips for getting started.  

Tip 1: Register with recruitment sites

One of the first steps to securing a FIFO job is to register with relevant recruitment sites. This will give you a better chance of hearing about eligible positions and advancing through the employment process. Be persistent and take steps to develop your skills and qualifications. You should also check mining company websites for new entry-level positions.

Tip 2: Be realistic 

While you may be keen to apply for every position that’s available, it’s important to narrow it down to the positions that match your skill level. Many mining positions require experienced operators, and companies will only hire people with the relevant expertise. 

Tip 3: Check mine site requirements

There are several requirements for mining employment, however these will vary slightly with each State. Generally, all applicants must:

  • pass a drug and alcohol test,
  • undergo a pre-employment medical to prove physical fitness, and
  • participate in either general or site-specific mining industry inductions.

What to expect when starting FIFO work

FIFO work can be an extremely rewarding opportunity, but it isn’t for everyone. If you’re thinking of getting a job in the mines, it’s important to know what to expect before you make any final decisions.

Tip 1: You’ll be working long hours

With FIFO jobs, you’ll typically be working 12+ hours a day, and rosters can vary from three weeks on and one week off, to nine days on and six days off. Mining jobs in particular require people with a great work ethic and strong physical endurance. 

Tip 2: Living conditions

By taking a FIFO position, you should expect to share accommodation. Your room will be yours when you’re rostered and then one of your colleagues will occupy it when you’re off. 

Many companies have begun investing more money into employee accommodation, and good mining camps include communal amenities such as gyms and swimming pools. Internet connection, food and laundry may also be provided.

Making the best of the FIFO lifestyle

In most cases, FIFO work means being away from your loved ones for extended periods of time. The lifestyle can become isolating and slow at times, so it’s important to make the most of the experience.

Tip 1: Establish a routine

Being a shift worker, your hours and rosters will vary, so it will be easy for you to become tired. To preserve your body’s sleep cycle, you should develop a routine and stick to it, even on the days you’re not working. 

While it may be tempting to sleep in on your days off, try not to do so for more than two hours. Disrupting your sleep pattern can wreak havoc on both your health and your job performance. 

Tip 2: Don’t isolate yourself

Even though you’re in a remote area, you’re still surrounded by a community of workers that are sharing the same lifestyle. When you’re not FaceTiming or texting with your family back home, try to create friendships with your workmates and get together for social activities after work.

What makes a good mining camp?

The best mining camps invest in upgraded FIFO accommodation. After all, their workers are often working 12-hour days for weeks on end, so a comfortable and hospitable mining camp is crucial. 

Most workers will agree that great rooms with comfy beds are the most important feature of any FIFO accommodation, given the physical toll that most mining-related jobs take on your body. 

FIFO jobs have their stresses, just like any other job, so it’s also crucial that mining camps also provide plenty of rest and relaxation opportunities. The best mining camps have gyms, sporting facilities such as swimming pools and tennis courts, multiple dining venues, TVs and air-conditioning units. 

How we can help 

If you’re a FIFO worker and you need somewhere to stay in Karratha, look no further than Searipple Village. We have everything you need in one convenient location, including:

  • great rooms,
  • three onsite dining options,
  • a licensed social hub,
  • two gyms, and
  • a tennis court. 

We’re also located next to the beach, just five minutes from the Karratha City Centre and just 20 minutes from the airport. 

Contact us today to find out more!

What to Bring to Searipple Village

If you’re going to a FIFO camp, it’s important to bring everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Even though you might be flying out regularly, there’s nothing worse than being stuck without things you need for any length of time. 

Here’s a list of things you need to make sure you pack.

  • Smart Phone
    You can download the Glyde App to navigate you to your room and access your room without going to reception.
  • Credit or Debit card
    To use at the Searipple Tavern or shop.
  • Drink bottle
    It’s hot.
  • Hat and Sunscreen
    It’s sunny.
  • Sports/gym clothes
    Stay fit while you’re on swing.
  • Steel-capped boots
     Ideally wear them in before you arrive, as it can be a very long day if they hurt your feet. 
  • Comfortable and durable socks
    These are almost as important as comfortable steel-capped boots. 
  • Tinea cream
    Unfortunately, you might develop this problem wearing your steel-capped boots. Your feet can get pretty sweaty. Tinea cream will help you to nip any problems in the bud. 
  • Any medications you might need
    This could include general medications like Panadol as well as any prescription medications you might be taking. 
  • Toiletries
    Shaving cream, soap, your razor, deodorant, aftershave lotion, face wash, moisturiser, toothbrush etc. 
  • Comfortable after-work clothes
    Make sure you take account of the likely weather conditions you’ll encounter. A few pairs of thongs are a must! 
  • A laptop or tablet
    Most FIFO sites have wireless internet access, so you can video chat with friends or family or stream a TV show or movie.
  • Important personal information
    For example, emergency contacts, your tax file number, bank account details, super fund info, your licence, Medicare card, copies of certificates or qualifications you have, etc.
  • Prescription safety glasses (if you wear them).
    Your employer will pay for these if you wear glasses, so organise this before you go and make sure you take them with you. 
  • Sense of humour
    It’s tough being away from family.

Staying at Searipple Village 

If you don’t have a dedicated FIFO camp and you need somewhere to stay in Karratha, look no further than Searipple Village. We provide the best FIFO accommodation Karratha has to offer. We have everything you need for a great stay in one convenient location, including:

  • great rooms,
  • three onsite dining options,
    a licensed social hub,
  • two gyms, and
  • a tennis court. 

We’re also located next to the beach, just five minutes from the Karratha City Centre and just 20 minutes from the airport. 

And if you want to get out and connect with people, we’re just a 10-minute drive from the Karratha Leisureplex. There you’ll find a range of indoor group fitness classes including circuit, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), strength, cardio, Zumba, yoga, tai chi and Pilates. The Leisureplex also has an aquatic centre, as well as indoor squash, basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal and badminton courts.

Karratha: Just How Far is it From Perth?

Planning your next site visit to Karratha for you and your crew, maybe you’re wondering what’s the cheapest or the best route to get here?  Or maybe you’re just curious about how far Karratha is from Perth?

Read on to find out everything you need to know about getting to us in the North West of Western Australia.

Where is Karratha?

Karratha is a coastal town, located in the heart of the west Pilbara region, adjacent to the Port of Dampier and on the north west coast of the state of Western Australia. Karratha which sits between neighbouring towns Port Hedland and Exmouth is 1,800 kilometres north of Western Australia’s capital city Perth. Karratha is best known for its contribution to the mining industry but also its rich history and proximity to some of  Australia’s best natural landmarks; Ningaloo Reef and Karijini. 

How To Travel To Karratha, Western Australia  

Perth, Western Australia to Karratha, Western Australia

 You have three main options if you’re travelling from Perth to Karratha:

  • By Plane 
    • Karratha has its own airport and it’s a 2-hour flight from Perth Airport
    • Airlines like Qantas and Virgin Australia offer multiple flights daily from Perth, Western Australia to Karratha 
  • By Car
    • Driving from Perth to Karratha takes over 18 hours and is a total distance of 1,500 kilometres
    • Traveling by car might be more cost effective than flying but takes a lot longer
  • By Bus
    • Travelling by bus from Perth to Karratha takes around 25 hours
    • Buswest and Integrity Coach Lines offer services twice a week from Perth to Karratha 
    • Private charter options are also available with shorter travel time

Tips for travelling from Perth to Karratha 

Flying is obviously the quickest and best way to get from Perth to Karratha and you also have the choice of two different airlines for flights from Perth. If you want to drive from Perth to Karratha, it’s important to understand that it’s a very long trip with some very remote stretches of road and you’ll need a reliable car. We suggest you break up your drive with a travel partner. We also suggest you stop for breaks and/ or stay overnight somewhere along the way, like at a hotel or motel. 

If you’re driving by car from Perth to Karratha your best bet is to stay somewhere along the road like Carnarvon, which is about a 9 hour drive from Perth and a 6 hour drive to Karratha. There are also plenty of other towns to stop in on the route to Karratha. Depending on your budget there’s caravan parks and also hotels for you to stay in along the way. Booking your accommodation ahead of time is recommended to make sure you can get somewhere. Planning ahead might also mean you get a cheap deal so definitely search around before you go from Perth to Karratha.

If you don’t fancy driving a long way yourself and none of the flights from Perth appeal to you, relax and take an air-conditioned bus on your trip from Perth to Karratha. 

It’s worth taking some time to plan and compare your travel options, the prices, the amount of travel time you realistically have to get to Karratha and how much it will cost you for all your team. We recommend having a search online as there might be good deals. 

Travel Time From Australia’s Capital Cities To Karratha

Airlines like Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia and Airnorth all offer regular domestic  flights to Karratha airport and back, multiple times a day. Flights from Karratha airport currently only fly to surrounding Pilbara towns and to Perth airport but once in Perth you can travel on to other places like Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. 

The most regular flights to and from Karratha are via Perth, so if you’re not travelling from one of these cities (or you need to travel on a specific day or at a specific time), you’d be better off getting a connecting flight from Perth.

The table below shows current average flight times (including stopovers) from Australia’s major capital cities to Karratha.

Flight times to Karratha (including layover time)
From Sydney (via Perth) Just under 8 hours
From Melbourne (via Perth) Under 8 hours
From Adelaide (via Perth) Around 10 hours
From Perth (via Perth) 2 hours
From Darwn (via Perth) 8 hours 
From Brisbane (via Perth) Just over 8 hours
From Hobart (via Perth & Melbourne) Just over 9 hours
From Canberra (via Perth) Under 8 hours

After Arriving In Karratha 

Where To Stay In Karratha

If you’re going to be a FIFO worker in Karratha and you need somewhere to stay, look no further than Searipple Village, accommodation . We provide the best FIFO accommodation and facilities, Karratha WA has to offer. We have everything you need for a great stay in one convenient location, including:

  • Great quality rooms
    • WIFI in queen & double rooms
  • Three onsite dining options 
    • Variety of meals 
  • A licensed social hub
  • Games rooms with pool tables and arcade games 
  • Two gyms
  • Two Swimming pools and tennis court
  • Laundry 

Distance to Key Karratha Locations From Searipple Village 

During your time off from work can also take time to explore the town of Karratha and its local facilities just a short distance down the road from Searipple Village accommodation, these include: 

  • Karratha city centre – just a five minute drive
  • Karratha airport – just a 20 minute drive
  • The beach – just a two minute walk

For more info on nearby locations or directions feel free to enquire with our friendly staff. Find out more information here. 

What it’s Like to Stay at Searipple Village

If you’re a FIFO worker looking for accommodation in Karratha, Searipple Village has everything you need. It’s a perfect spot to create a home away from home.

Read on to find out more about our facilities and what you can do when you stay with us.

Searipple Village Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • A choice of Queen, Double or King Single air-conditioned rooms, each coming with an ensuite, flat screen TV and Foxtel/in-house movies.
  • Three onsite dining venues where you can dine in for breakfast and dinner as well as get takeaway lunch each day. Each venue offers different options, including a traditional buffet (Tates), cooked to order grill and stir fry (Gunners), as well as an alfresco bistro (Coromal).
  • A beer garden that’s the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cleansing ale or two after a hard day’s work.
  • Pool tables.
  • Two fully equipped gymnasiums.
  • A floodlit tennis court.
  • Two pools.
  • Plenty of grassland for a game of cricket or touch footy.

Whether you want to be active or to just kick back and relax, the choice is yours at Searipple Village!

We’re also conveniently located next to the beach where you can go for a walk, run or a swim anytime you want to take advantage of our warm, sunny weather. Even in winter, our temperatures average 26 to 28 degrees, so you can swim all-year round if you want.

And if that hasn’t convinced you, we’re just five minutes from the Karratha City Centre and only 20 minutes from the airport as well.

Karratha Leisureplex

If you want to get out and about, we’re also just a 10-minute drive from the Karratha Leisureplex. There you’ll find an aquatic centre, as well as indoor:

  • Squash,
  • Basketball,
  • Netball,
  • Volleyball,
  • Futsal,
  • and badminton courts.

You can also do a range of group fitness classes there, including:

  • Circuit,
  • HIIT (high-intensity interval training),
  • Strength,
  • Cardio,
    Zumba,
  • Yoga,
  • Tai chi, and
  • Pilates.

What else is there to do in Karratha?

Karratha is in the heart of the rugged yet picturesque Pilbara region. It’s a popular holiday destination and it has a diverse range of natural attractions including:

  • the Yaburara Heritage Trail, which is just a 15-minute drive from Searipple Village. It’s where you’ll be able to take a 3.5-kilometre walk through beautiful Australian flora and fauna as well as discover Indigenous rock carvings.
  • Hearson Cove, an ideal swimming spot at high tide that’s just 25 minutes from Searipple Village. At low tide, you can also go turtle spotting as well as view the Staircase to the Moon between March and October each year. This natural wonder is where the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats to create a magical optical illusion of stairs leading to the moon.

Want to book or find out more about Searipple Village?

Contact us today so you can experience Searipple Village for yourself. See why we’re so popular with FIFO workers in the Karratha region. We’d love to hear from you and have you stay with us!

How to Improve Your Mental Health at Work 

If you’re wondering how to improve your mental health at work, you’re certainly not alone.
Here are three simple ways you can do it. 

  1. Don’t take on too much work

One sure-fire way to get burned out and stressed is to take on too much work. Don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself, and don’t let others do it either. 
If your boss is giving you too much work, set aside a time to talk calmly with them about it, clearly outlining why it’s too much. Don’t suffer in silence. If you do, your mental health will  inevitably suffer too. 

  1. Take regular breaks

Taking regular short-term breaks from work is important. This includes making sure that you take a lunch break each day, as well as a morning or afternoon coffee break. If you’re working night shifts, taking regular short breaks is just as important. Breaks helps to improve your concentration levels so that you can maintain (or even increase) your productivity. 
It’s also important to take holidays at least once a year so that you can freshen up. Working long hours and working without breaks can negatively affect your mental health. 

  1. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep at home

Don’t turn up for work tired. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep so that you’re ready to face your job each day or night. Sleep and mental health are closely linked. Poor sleeping patterns can affect your mental health and vice versa. 
The importance of work/life balance
It’s also important to look after your mental health outside of work. Ways that you can do this include making sure that you set regular time aside for:

  • exercise (a healthy body can lead to a healthy mind), and
  • catching up with friends, family, or both. It’s important to stay connected, especially after the strict coronavirus restrictions we were all recently forced to experience. 

Do mental health apps work? 

There’s a huge range of mental health apps available these days, but many aren’t based on any scientific evidence. You should avoid those ones because they’ll be unlikely to give you the boost you need. You’ll also probably be wasting your money if you get them. 
A recent Harvard study showed that some scientifically-based apps can be effective however in boosting your mental health. Those apps include:

  • Moodfit,
  • Sanvello,
  • Headspace,
  •  and Happify.

However, it’s important to understand that if you’re experiencing serious mental health issues, even an evidence-based app is unlikely to be enough to help you. You should speak to a doctor about it, who will probably refer you to a specialist mental health practitioner to get the help you need. 

How we can help

At Searipple Village in Karratha, we can help you to maintain your mental health after a hard day or night’s work. We have great accommodation, two fully equipped gyms, two pools and a licensed social hub where you can relax and unwind. We’re also just a short stroll from the beach next door!

How to Stay Fit After 40

Staying fit after you turn 40 is important. Research has shown that maintaining or increasing your fitness level later in life helps to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

How many times a week should I exercise?

If you haven’t exercised for a while (or ever), it’s best to easy your way into it so that your muscles and joints get used to it. Exercise in short bursts and gradually increase both the length and intensity of your sessions. Make sure you stretch before you start to avoid injury.
You should try and exercise up to 5 times a week and aim to be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-level activity. This could include doing alternate activities on different days, such as:

  • gym workouts, and
  • running or fast-paced walking.

The gym sessions will help you to strengthen your major muscle groups. For variety, alternate your sessions between strength sessions and doing high repetitions of light weights or high-intensity interval  training (HIIT) sessions.
Aim to do at least 100 steps per minute for 30 minutes when you’re running or doing fast-paced walking. This will help to get your heart rate up and boost your overall fitness level.
In addition to the physical benefits, exercise can boost your mental health as well. For example, by:

  • reducing your stress levels, and
  • improving the quality of your sleep. 

How to keep motivated to exercise

Staying motivated to keep your exercise program going is just as important as starting it. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to set yourself realistic goals for improvement and to reward yourself when you achieve a goal.
For example, realistic exercise goals could be:

  • increasing the number of reps you can do of specific gym exercises,
  • increasing the distance or speed that you run or walk, or
  • losing a specific amount of weight.

Other great ways to stay motivated to exercise are to:

  • do physical activities that you enjoy, and
  • to train with a friend. Your friend will provide you with company and you can also help to keep each other accountable for your exercise program.

Don’t forget your diet

If you want to stay or get healthy, it’s important to eat healthy as well as to exercise. Don’t undo all your good exercise work by eating poorly. Of course, you can always reward yourself with a ‘cheat meal’ every week if you hit your exercise goal.
Eat in moderation, and try to eat something from each of the five basic food groups each day:

  • vegetables,
  • fruit
  • grains and cereals,
  • lean meat, poultry, fish and eggs,
  • cheese and yoghurt

If you do, you’ll be eating a balanced diet to complement your exercise routine. And of course, it’s also important to drink alcohol in moderation as well. Current government health guidelines recommend you drinking no more than 4 standard drinks per day and no more than 10 per week.

 How we can help

At Searipple Village in Karratha, we can help you to stay fit and healthy while you’re staying with us. We don’t just have great accommodation. We also have an on-site gym and plenty of healthy food options in our dining facilities.