Going to the gym can seem like an impossible challenge for people with an intellectual disability, an autism spectrum disorder or a sensory impairment. This can lead to feelings of isolation, as well as physical and physiological problems. 

At RecWest Footscray we want everyone who visits our centre to feel safe, confident and able to exercise. 

That’s why we provide accessible facilities and programs for people with disabilities. From one-on-one training to group fitness training, our programs make it possible for these individuals to practice a fitness activity safely with the help of a support person.

Our accessible programs help participants gain the confidence they need to continue their fitness training on their own, at our centre, or elsewhere. 

See below to learn more about the services that we offer.

  • Facilities

    We understand the importance of having accessible facilities and inclusive services at our gym.

    Our gym boasts a great accessible workout area consisting of cardio, free weights and functional training equipment.

  • Personal training

    We offer a 10-week personal training program, which consists of one to three sessions per week. The sessions are one-on-one with a personal trainer and run for 45 minutes.

    The program includes:

    • an individual training plan and progression;

    • Evolt360 Body Composition scan at the start, middle and end of the program;

    • nutritional guidance (following government recommendations);

    • pre-screen ESSA and need analysis.

  • Small group training

    Our small group training programs are for groups of two to four people. The dynamic program runs for 10 weeks with one to three sessions per week. These semi-private sessions encourage social inclusion while allowing the group trainer to deliver targeted training programs. Carers can also get involved in these programs.

    Benefits include:

    • Evolt360 Body Composition scan at the start, middle and end of the program;

    • nutritional guidance (following government recommendations);

    • pre-screen ESSA and need analysis.

  • Group fitness training

    Group fitness training is a 10 week program for up to 10 participants. Each session lasts for 45 minutes and consists of a 10 minute warmup, 25 minute class and 10 minute cooldown. There are a variety of classes included in the program such as:

    • cardio;

    • core;

    • cycling;

    • group ball games;

    • stretching.

  • Prices
    See our prices.

Bookings

If you would like to know more about any of our programs or services, please contact us.