Lose The Post Christmas Flab!13 Jan 2010
Do you have a physical disability and want to keep active but think that paying for a regular gym membership would be a waste of money because of your disability?
Well, if you live in Sydney, I have come across a great fitness program called Burn Rubber Burn. They are held at 4 PCYC centre's around Sydney, including; Sutherland, Eastern Suburbs, Campbelltown and as of next week, Penrith.
There are qualified trainers who assess each person individually to determine what the best fitness program would be for them. All of the gym equipment has been modified so that the person in the wheelchair can remain in their chair whilst working out.
Gym membership is $150 for 6 months and the gym is open 3 days a week. This is considerately cheaper than an able bodied gym where most of the equipment would be useless to someone with a disability.
Burn Rubber Burn is a non for profit organisation and all their membership fees go back into buying new equipment and maintaining existing equipment. They rely on donations and grants to keep them going.
Manager of the fitness program, Simone Robinson, says that joining the gym is a great way to keep fit and healthy whilst interacting with other disabled people within the community, which she feels is an important way of integrating into our society.
Each gym can take up to 40 people at one time and they are equipped to assist people with all different levels of physical disabilities, such as but not limited to; multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, post polio, stroke and amputees.
The program has been running now for 4 years but, they are always searching for a helping hand to keep this vital part of the disabled community going. To make a donation or to find out any further information, please contact Simone Robinson on 0402 776 868 or email her at [email protected]