At Ballarat Gymsports we are always looking for ways to involve everyone in some form of activity, this is why we are proud in continuing to be a Gymnastics Victoria Inclusive Leader Club.
The majority of our coaches have received specialist training through industry specific workshops or qualifications and are always looking for the next challenge to arrive, with a smile of course.
Our 'Fuzzy Gym" program was a finalist in the 2016 Gymnastics Victoria Inclusive Initiative of the Year, plus in 2017 our participants and coaches featured in the new Inclusive series video about Visually Impaired gymnasts.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS/ALL ABILITES
Ballarat Gymsports in close partnership with Special Olympics Ballarat, SCOPE, Sports Central and Gymnastics Victoria, runs regular classes such as the sport of gymnastics to local participants.
Gymsports All Abilities programs are small ratio classes catering for the participant who finds it difficult to participate in the main stream program structure.
Unlike those with a physical disability, it is not always obvious when a person has an intellectual disability. Gymsports is proud to be able to work offer activities that will hopefully see some progress through to the SO games.
Regardless if they participate in the All Abilities or Special Olympics programs we offer, what is important is that many have hidden talents that sport can help them uncover.
Reagrdless of where you are on the spectrum, or if you have or know of a young person who may benefit from participating in one of these exciting new programs... please contact us for information and come n try sessions.
MOVE FOR LIFE
The Move for Life program is a fun and social opportunity that aims to help improve in the over 50's age bracket... mobility, strength and coordination; the activities in the program can be catered and tailored to your varying levels of ability or mobility.
The skills developed in the Move for Life program are used for common activities, such as:
- Walking up and down a flight of stairs;
- Hanging out the washing;
- Bending down or reaching up into cupboards; and
- Playing with grandchildren.
The Move for Life program is running across various states in Australia and supported here in Victoria by VicHealth and Gymnastics Victoria and is likely to suit the needs of those interested in:
- Becoming more physically active;
- Meeting new people in a local and social environment; or
- Improving your mobility in other sports and daily activities.
Ballarat Gymsports has had several of our coaches attend the specialised training workshops in order to introduce this program to the "older generation of movers" here in Ballarat.