Supported gym programs

Female participants in a Living Longer Living Stronger session on treadmills 

We offer a range of programs to support people with differing abilities to use the gym.

Living Longer Living Stronger

Living Longer Living Stronger is a program for 50+ adults which is endorsed by the Council of the Ageing. Living Longer Living Stronger is a class workout offering on strength training for older people.

What happens in a Living Longer Living Stronger session?

Living Longer Living Stronger is a group class. A gym instructor runs the class, guiding you through strength exercises that meet your personal health goals.

You will develop safe strength training techniques. We encourage you to progressively increase your weights to build your strength.

How do I join Living Longer Living Stronger?

You must have an initial assessment with one of our instructors. Our instructor will build you an individual program to meet your health goals. You can book your assessment at reception.

Before you start your program, please ensure your doctor completes our medical form confirming you are able to participate.

When is the Living Longer Living Stronger program?

Living Longer Living Stronger runs at Collingwood Leisure Centre and Richmond Recreation Centre.

Check our timetable for class times.

How much does a Living Longer Living Stronger session cost?

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

Per class Living Longer Living Stronger costs:

  • Full $8.00
  • Concession $4.40

The initial assessment is a one time cost of $43.00.

Striving for Maximum Strength

Striving for Maximum Strength is a 1 hour strength training session. It supports people with chronic health issues to maintain an exercise routine and train independently. Striving for Maximum Strength is strength training focused on building muscle strength, flexibility and balance.

What happens in a Striving for Maximum Strength 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. You will use different pieces of gym equipment and do a variety of exercises that focus on your personal goals.

How do I join Striving for Maximum Strength?

You must have an initial assessment, where the instructor will build you an individual program to meet your health goals. Use the form below to book an initial assessment.

You do not need a doctor's referral.

Striving for Maximum Strength is an independent program. You must be able to use or move between equipment with a small amount of help.

When is Striving for Maximum Strength?

Striving for Maximum Strength runs at Collingwood Leisure Centre and Richmond Recreation Centre.

  • Collingwood Leisure Centre - Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm
  • Richmond Recreation Centre - Wednesday and Friday at 11am

How much does Striving for Maximum Strength cost?

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

Per class Striving for Maximum Strength costs:

  • Full $8.00
  • Concession $4.40

The initial assessment is a one time cost of $43.00.

Cerebral Palsy Program

Our Cerebral Palsy Program is a 1 hour 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 had physical, emotional and social benefits from being in the program.

What happens in a cerebral palsy session?

A gym instructor runs each session. The gym instructors and your carer will support you to do strength exercises using our gym equipment.

How do I join the program?

You must have an initial assessment with one of our instructors. Our instructor will build you an individual program to meet your health goals. Use the form below to book an initial assessment.

You need to bring a referral from a health professional to your initial assessment.

A carer must attend every session with you.

When is the Cerebral Palsy Program?

The Cerebral Palsy Program runs at Richmond Recreation Centre on Wednesdays at 1pm.

How much does a cerebral palsy session cost?

These classes are casual. There is no contract and you do not need to be a Yarra Leisure member.Per class the Cerebral Palsy Program costs:

  • Full $11.00
  • Concession $5.40

The initial assessment is a one time cost of $43.00.

Community memberships

Our community memberships are bought by community organisations to support their clients.

Ask us about a community program.