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Cerebral Palsy program at Richmond Recreation Centre

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

Striving for Maximum Strength

Our strength training program supporting people with chronic health issues. The program is designed to help you maintain an exercise routine and train independently. Sessions go for 1 hour and focus on building muscle strength, flexibility and balance.

What happens in a session?

Striving for Maximum Strength are small classes.

An instructor runs the session to support you to exercise in a safe, social and encouraging environment. Using different pieces of gym equipment, you will do a variety of exercises that focus on your personal goals.

How do I join?

You must have an initial assessment, where the instructor will build you an individual program to meet your health goals. Visit us at reception to book your assessment.

You do not need a doctor's referral. This is an independent program – you must be able to use or move between equipment with a small amount of help.

When is the program?

Striving for Maximum Strength runs at:

  • Collingwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm
  • Richmond Recreation Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am.

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 $8.40 (full price) or $5 (concession). The initial assessment is a one-time cost of $46.30.

Cerebral Palsy Program

A strength training session for people with cerebral palsy. 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?

A gym instructor runs each session, which lasts for 1 hour. The gym instructors and 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 build you an individual program to meet your health goals.Visit us at reception to book your assessment. You must bring a referral from a health professional to your assessment.

A carer must attend every session with you.

When is the program?

The Cerebral Palsy Program runs at Richmond Recreation Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

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 $11.30 (full price) or $6.80 (concession). The initial assessment is a one-time cost of $46.30.