Exercise Right for Active Aging
Bellingen Fitness is currently running the Exercise Right for Active Aging program. This is a national program designed for older Australians over 65.
This program subsidises participants with funding from the Australian Government’s Move it AUS – Better Ageing Grants Program.
Participants receive 12x group exercise classes, pre and post assessment.
Classes held at Bellingen Fitness gym, run by Exercise Physiologist, Adrian Betts
As we gain more participants extra classes may be added
The program helps by providing subsidised and affordable exercise options, Improve quality of life and overall health, and connect participants with like-minded people in a fun and friendly setting.
The program is open to inactive older Australians over 65. Indigenous Australians who are over 55 can also enrol in the program. All Participants complete a pre-screening assessment prior to commencing the classes. This can be done face to face, or over the phone, or Telehealth.
Classes are open to all abilities and levels of fitness and health condition.
They are also suitable for anyone:
With a chronic condition, injury, or illness
Who are on the wait list for an Australian Government Home Care package
Not accessing allied health services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
Each participant is eligible for:
1 x pre-exercise screening session (30mins)
12 x 1-hour in-person sessions
1 x post-assessment (30mins)
To access the government subsidies, we require the following co-payments by participants:
$8.00 for each one hour in-person class
$5.50 for pre-assessment and screen (30mins)
Final assessment is provided free of charge (30mins)
The subsidies apply for 12 classes only.
How to enrol
Participants simply need to contact Adrian or Amanda Betts:
Adrian Betts (AEP)