Therapy Focus’ Fit Club is helping teenagers with disabilities in the Joondalup area improve their social skills while keeping fit and healthy.
Led by a team of physiotherapists and Family Connect Workers, Fit Club has been specially designed to teach young people aged 11-16 years how to exercise safely in a group setting outdoors. The program also provides an outlet for the participants to socialise and make new friends.
The group, which has been successfully run for the past couple of years, has proved popular among participants and their parents. Many saw the benefits of individually tailored fitness activities, such as improved confidence and more opportunities to socialise outside of school. When asked what they most liked about the group, one parent said she enjoyed meeting others in the community who have a child with disability. “It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone,” she said.
Fit Club will hopefully move to an indoor venue from Term Two of the 2016 school year. Therapy Focus Physiotherapist, Jenine Davis, said moving the program indoors will help the participants get the most out of their sessions.
“It will be a great advantage to have an indoor venue with access to additional equipment so that participants can attend each week regardless of the weather,” Jenine said.
The decision to move the group to an indoor venue for Term Two will depend on interest.
For more information about Fit Club view the flyer. To register your interest in attending, please contact Therapy Focus’ Joondalup office on (08) 9400 6400.*
*Please note this opportunity is only available to Therapy Focus clients and their families at this time.