Access all abilities

A Gym Instructor and his female client with disability in the gym smiling

We offer a range of programs to support people of all abilities to use our gyms, programs and services.

Cerebral Palsy Program

A strength training session for people with cerebral palsy and similar conditions that require a high level of support. This program is suitable for people who can use gym equipment with the support of a carer, including upper and/or lower limbs movement. 

Our Cerebral Palsy program was studied by Disability Sport and Recreation. They found that most participants gained physical, emotional and social benefits from participating.

What happens in a session?

Our Gym Instructor will supervise the session, and alongside your carer will support you to do strength exercises using our gym equipment.

How do I join?

You must have an initial assessment with one of our instructors. Our instructor will design a tailor program to meet your goals. 

You can book an assessment with our gym instructors by giving us a call on 9205 5522 or by visiting us at reception.

You must bring a referral from a health professional to your assessment.

A carer must attend every session with you and will be given free entry. 

When is the program?

The Cerebral Palsy Program is offered at Richmond Recreation Centre on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1.15pm. 

Browse our full timetable to view all the classes we offer.

How much does a session cost?

Classes are casual. There is no contract and you do not need to be a member to attend.

Each session costs $11.50 (full price) or $6.90 (concession). The initial assessment is a one-time cost of $47.30.

Striving for Maximum Strength

A woman in Striving for Maximum Strength program smiling in the Richmond Recreation Centre gym

Our strength training program supports people with chronic conditions who require a low level of support. The program is designed to help you maintain an exercise routine and train independently, but our Gym Instructor will be there if you need guidance.

Sessions focus on building muscle strength, flexibility and balance.

What happens in a session?

Classes are small so our Gym Instructor can support you to exercise in a safe, social and encouraging environment.

You will independently move around the gym and use different pieces of equipment to complete your exercise program.

How do I join?

You must have an initial assessment, where our Gym Instructor will design you a tailored program to meet your goals.

You can book an assessment with our Gym Instructors by calling us on 9205 5522 or by visiting us at reception.

You don't need a doctor's referral.

When is the program?

Striving for Maximum Strength is offered at Collingwood Leisure Centre and Richmond Recreation Centre: 

  • Collingwood on Tuesday and Thursday at 1.15pm
  • Richmond on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am.

Browse our full timetable to view all the classes we offer.

How much does Striving for Maximum Strength cost?

Classes are casual. There is no contract and you do not need to be a member to attend.

Each session costs $8.60 (full price) or $5.10 (concession). The initial assessment is a one-time cost of $47.30.

How do I find out more information?

For more information call us on 9205 5522, email us at yarraleisure@yarracity.vic.gov.au or visit us at your nearest venue.