The participants in the program all have very different types of disability, but a common thread for all is experiencing a lack of social interaction. The gym class is not just helping to increase their fitness – it’s also playing a key role in providing fun contact with other people, increasing self-esteem and improving the inclusion of people with disability in the community.
Gym trainer Sharron has done a great job working out a circuit that can be utilised by all the participants and allows each person to exercise at a level suited to their abilities.
The program is funded by Northern Rivers Social Development Council’s (NRSDC) Ability Links program and covers membership for six participants and the costs of a fitness trainer for 13 weeks. Private or corporate sponsorship to keep this program running is being sought and further information can be obtained by contacting Suzie or Sharron @ the gym on 6632 2551 or Sandy at Ability Links – Kyogle: 0438 407 006 or email email@example.com
This post was written by Valerie Thompson