All ABILITIES  

All ABILITIES Program

AUSactive launched the All-ABILITIES initiative in 2022 with the support from the Australian Government and managed by The Australian Sports Commission. From August – December, 14 AUSactive registered businesses successfully ran the 12-week exercise program to over 190 participants nationally.  

The new program All ABILITIES (Australia Brings Inclusivity to Life, Through Innovation, Transformation in an Exercising Society) aims to drive organisational change to health and fitness businesses to enhance the lives of the broader community. Through education and partnerships between disability service providers and AUSactive registered fitness businesses, there will be a more significant opportunity for safe and effective group exercise participation for people with disabilities. 

Program aims and objectives

  • Conduct educational training for Registered Fitness Businesses and Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs) delivered through online learning platform.
  • Recruit participants nationally to participate in a supervised 12-week exercise program.
  • Assess participant outcomes – measuring barriers experienced, physical, mental and social benefits of the program.
  • Identify capacity, challenges and enablers for businesses and professionals conducting the program.
  • Established relationships and referral pathways between Disability Service Providers and locally trained fitness businesses.
  • Develop sustainable relationships between participants and registered fitness business and exercise professionals

Locations and Contact Details

Lakeside Leisure Centre
Corner Anketell St and Athllon Drive, Greenway ACT 2900
Contact: Sam Walker

Get Physical
13 Gap Rd, The Gap NT 0870
Contact: Jenny steer

Somerset Health and Fitness
Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre & Gym – Corner Seib & Mary St, Kilcoy 4515

Toogoolawah Community Gym – McConnel Park, Toogoolawah 4313
Contact: Jayne McKenzie

Fitness Enhancement
20 Lawrence Dr, Nerang QLD 4211
Contact: Scott Hunt

The Valleys Lifestyle Centre
180 Main North Road Clare SA 5453
Contact: Ben Whalan

St Clair Recreation Centre
109 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011
Contact: Tristan Owen

Optimal Health
Wellesley Park Sports Oval, Wellesley Street, South Hobart 7004
Contact: Matt Lamb

SWIRL Smithton
110 – 114 Nelson Street, Smithton 7330
Contact: Samer Kamal

Brunswick Baths
14 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Contact: Alanda Packer

Coburg Leisure Centre
Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058
Contact: Mary Trachevski

Croydon, Aquahub
11 Civic Square, Croydon VIC 3136
Contact: 03 9294 5508

Footscray, RecWest
Cnr Essex & Market St, West Footscray, VIC, 3012
Contact: Rowan Hatty

Richmond Recreation Centre
11-15 Gleadell St, Richmond VIC 3121
Contact: Troy Hill

Monash Peninsula Activity & Recreation Centre

49 Moorooduc Hwy, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia

Contact: Shane Adams

Sunshine Leisure Centre
5 Kennedy St, Sunshine VIC 3020
Contact: Luke De Vincentis

YAWA

100 Besgrove St, Rosebud VIC 3939

Contact: Jack Heseltine

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre
60 Champion drive, Armadale 6112
Contact: David Duignam

Mount Annan

368 Welling Dr, Mount Annan NSW 2567

Contact: Karlee Franek 

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Contact Us

Want to learn more about the All ABILITIES Program?
Contact us at
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Program Details

For Participants

Learn more about the program and
how you can get involved.

For Professionals

What is required for businesses and professionals to be part of this initiative.

For Disability Services

Learn about the program and how to connect participants to businesses.

Participants

The All ABILITIES program is a 12 week supervised exercise program that will run at a nominated registered AUSactive fitness businesses nationally.

The program will be run by Registered Exercise Professionals who have undertaken additional education training in inclusive practice delivery (developed by UFIT).

The program will run 1 – 2 x times per week for 60 minutes.

You will be required to complete an initial assessment prior to commencing the program.

You will be required to complete pre and post-program evaluation measures (these can be completed by a carer, support worker, family member, or the registered exercise professional).

Professionals

The All ABILITIES program will assist registered fitness businesses (RFBs) and registered exercise professionals REP to be leaders in inclusive practice delivery, develop sustainable relationships and referral pathways to local disability providers.

The program will provide RFB and REP with free educational training through the UFIT program, as well as access to monthly live webinars to discuss any current successes/barriers/challenges to the program. 3 CECs are available for the UFIT Management course and 4 CECs are available for the UFIT Exercise professionals course.

REP will use their prior skills and knowledge, and new training in inclusive practice to develop and implement a 12 week program for ~10 participants.

RFP and REP will be required to complete pre and post program evaluation measures.

Grant funding may be available to assist the successful delivery of the program.

Disability Services

The establishment of a partnership with DSP and RFB is important to ensure the sustainability of the program.

Key roles DSP will play in the program:

  • Provide knowledge and expertise on your target group of participants to RFB and REP
  • Discuss the program with the participant, their family, support workers and carers including program outcomes, cost, accessibility, and personal support
  • Refer participants to RFB, aiming to increase their level of physical activity (develop ongoing referral pathway)
  • Connect RFB and participants with local allied health professionals and other DSP
  • Develop sustainable relationships ongoing with RFB and REP
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Supported by the Australian Government and managed by SportAUS

AUSactive thanks the below-listed organisations for their ongoing support, guidance and contributions via the program advisory group on this initiative

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