Exercise Groups

Are you worried about visiting the gym, not sure where to start? 

Every day, we run a range of group sessions for our patients at our three clinics. All are designed to help you get moving, improve your strength and fitness and have some fun.

Reformer Pilates uses a traditional piece of Pilates equipment to provide a total-body exercise aimed at increasing strength and flexibility. The gentle resistance applied to the muscles supporting the spine help develop a stronger core and improve joint stability, balance and posture.

Our staff are only too happy to provide you with more information about these group and reformer classes, but here’s a preview.

View our Group Exercise Timetables:

Groups at Ridgehaven

Groups at Golden Grove/Fairview Park

My Local Pilates Plus

Hydrotherapy

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My Local Strength Plus

My Local Strength Plus provides our community with a low-impact, cost effective group class designed to help you get moving, improve your strength and fitness and have some fun.

Located at our purpose built Exercise Studio at our Ridgehaven Clinic, My Local Strength Plus is a 45 minute group, with several classes scheduled throughout the week and supervised by one of our Physiotherapists or accredited Exercise Physiologists - for only $10/class when purchased in a pack. For more information visit Strength Plus.

An initial assessment is required prior to joining the Group. 

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Monday 10:45am - 11:30am Ridgehaven
Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:15pm Ridgehaven
Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:45pm Ridgehaven
Friday 8:30am - 9:15am Ridgehaven

 

All Classes are 45 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$12

10 pack pass is available for $100 ($10/Class)

Physiotherapy

The Core & Conditioning class is a small, supervised group class focusing on core strength, hip stability, muscle control, postural imbalances, flexibility and balance. The program will begin with a Physiotherapy initial assessment to gain baseline information on general health, core muscle endurance, balance and lower limb strength. The class will use a range of equipment including your own body as resistance and be conducted in a small gym setting.

This class will be beneficial for individuals with low back pain, headaches and neck pain, postural issues, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Classes are run by a trained Physiotherapist and is Pilates in style.

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Class to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES 

Day Time   Location
Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Ridgehaven
Friday 9:30am - 10:30am Ridgehaven

 

All Classes are 60 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$28

Health rebates may apply.

10 pack pass is available for $250 ($25/Class)

Evidence suggests exercise physiotherapy intervention has the best long-term effects for the majority of injuries, pain and post-surgery. This is why we run supervised “Gym Rehab Group” sessions within Benefitness and Health Centre at Fairview Park.

Our Physio will also work with other health professionals, specialists and surgeons to ensure the rehab plan is the perfect fit for you.

The classes are suitable for:

  • Back Pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Pre and post-surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Injury prevention
  • Motor vehicle Accidents and Return to Work Rehab
  • Departments of Veteran’s Affairs

Prior to commencing the group an initial assessment is required to discuss your medical / injury history and your goals to develop an individualised program to complete during the class time. The Physiotherapist supervises the group assisting you with technique, monitoring your progress and building your confidence.

Prior to commencing the group an initial assessment is required to discuss any injuries and your goals to develop an individualised program. 

 

Groups are run by a trained Physiotherapist.

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Group to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Monday 12:15pm - 1:15pm Benefitness and Health Centre - Fairview Park
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00am Benefitness and Health Centre - Fairview Park

 

All Groups are 60 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$32

$30 Concession

Health rebates may apply.

Our Physio Exercise Group is a small group class designed to improve strength and general fitness using basic gym equipment. During the class, individuals are guided by a Physiotherapist to complete a personalised program specific to their needs and goals. Individuals are continually assessed and progression is made to meet functional goals.

This group is suitable for individuals who wish to improve:

  • Walking and balance
  • Lower limb, upper limb and core strength
  • Pain
  • Joint mobility
  • Strength and stretching
  • Quality of life
  • Post-surgical function 

Groups are run by a trained Physiotherapist.

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to joining the Group to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES

 

Day Time   Location
Monday 1:30pm - 2:30pm Ridgehaven
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm Ridgehaven

 

All Groups are 60 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$32

$30 Concession

Health rebates may apply.

Best first treatment for hip and knee arthritis

GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

What does GLA:DTM involve?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It also includes feedback from people with OA and trainers on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.

GLA:DTM Australia training consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability
  • Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:D™ Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program
  • Group neuromuscular training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life

Can I Participate in GLA:DTM Australia?

GLA:D™ Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.

You may not be able to participate in the GLA:D™ Australia program if:

  • You have other reasons for your hip and/or knee pain, including; tumor, inflammatory joint disease, result of hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems
  • You have other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalized pain or fibromyalgia)

Outcomes from GLA:DTM

Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark found symptom progression reduces by 32%.

Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers, and less people on sick leave. GLA:D® participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.

A referral from a GP is not required to participate in the program.

Please contact us for further information or visit the GLA:D website gladaustralia.com.au

GLAD PROGRAM FLYER

 

Information Session

Our next information session will be held on Tuesday 16 April 11.30am at Ridgehaven. 
Click here to book or phone 08 7325 6611. 

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Group to develop an individual plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Tuesday 10:30am - 11:30am Ridgehaven
Wednesday 6:45pm - 7:45pm Ridgehaven
Thursday 11:30am - 12:30pm Ridgehaven
Saturday 8:30am - 9:30am Ridgehaven

 

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$35

Health rebates may apply.

Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy involves undertaking exercise therapy in a heated pool, utilising the basic principles of water to assist joint movements and muscle activity that may otherwise be difficult on land.

Appropriate individual programs are developed to address the specific needs of each patient.

Conditions that will benefit from Hydrotherapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Following knee, hip, shoulder or spine surgery
  • Sports injuries (especially where land-based exercise is not appropriate)
  • Workplace/Motor Vehicle injuries
  • Balance issues
  • Acute back pain
  • Fractures

Hydrotherapy is also suitable for women during stages of pregnancy, post-natal or pelvic floor recovery. Water based exercise can assist with taking load off the joints such as hips and back. Pool exercises are also non-weight bearing, meaning it is a 'pelvic floor safe' way to exercise.

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pregnancy
  • Post Natal Rehab

The groups are run in small class sizes with participants all focusing on their own individualised program under the direction of the Physiotherapist.  This ensures that the exercises are done properly and safely.

Hydrotherapy is suitable for people who cannot swim.

An initial assessment in our Clinic is required prior to attending the pool.

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Tuesday 12:15pm - 1:00pm State Swim - Golden Grove

 

All Classes are 45 Minutes at Golden Grove State Swim, 151 The Golden Way, Golden Grove.

PRICE

$32

$30 Concession

Stateswim entry fees may apply.

Health rebates may apply.

Is your child struggling to complete their rehab exercises at home?

Attending the Youth Rehabilitation Class” can help!

By participating in this group, your child will feel supported and guided throughout their rehab so that they can achieve their goals.

During each session, children will complete their prescribed exercise program provided by the treating physiotherapist, or alternatively, a program will be created based on an initial assessment.

Each session will be 30mins long and supervised by a Physiotherapist who will progress the exercises as needed over the course of their rehab.

 

An initial assessment is undertaken by new patients prior to joining the Group 

 

*** If you are interested in a time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$20

Health fund rebates may apply

The Youth General Exercise Groupis a gym-based program designed specifically for adolescents who are looking to build strength and stability and improve flexibility. Even minor changes in these areas can assist with improving athletic performance and assist in reducing the risk of injuries.

This 45min circuit-based class will include exercises to target overall body strength and conditioning

A Physiotherapist will be present to supervise each class and will progress each individual appropriately on a weekly basis as they see fit.

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to joining the Group.

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Thursday 4:15pm - 5:00pm Ridgehaven


PRICE

$15 

Exercise Physiology

Hydrotherapy involves undertaking exercise therapy in a heated pool, utilising the basic principles of water to assist joint movements and muscle activity that may otherwise be difficult on land.

Appropriate individual programs are developed to address the specific needs of each patient.

Conditions that will benefit from Hydrotherapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Following knee, hip, shoulder or spine surgery
  • Sports injuries (especially where land-based exercise is not appropriate)
  • Workplace/Motor Vehicle injuries
  • Balance issues
  • Acute back pain
  • Fractures

Hydrotherapy is also suitable for women during stages of pregnancy, post-natal or pelvic floor recovery. Water based exercise can assist with taking load off the joints such as hips and back. Pool exercises are also non-weight bearing, meaning it is a 'pelvic floor safe' way to exercise.

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pregnancy
  • Post Natal Rehab

The groups are run in small class sizes with participants all focusing on their own individualised program under the direction of the Exercise Physiologist.  This ensures that the exercises are done properly and safely.

Hydrotherapy is suitable for people who cannot swim.

An initial assessment in our Clinic is required prior to attending the pool.

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Friday 11:30am - 12:15pm State Swim - Golden Grove

 

All Classes are 45 Minutes at Golden Grove State Swim, 151 The Golden Way, Golden Grove.

PRICE

$32

$30 Concession

Stateswim entry fees may apply.

Health rebates may apply.

An individualised class for those who are interested in improving strength, conditioning, mobility, flexibility and balance in a supervised environment.

The Group is suitable for all ages and conditions, with individual programs developed to support your specific focus, condition and goals. These may include issues with balance / falls prevention, Type 2 Diabetes management, osteoporosis pain, arthritis or weight management.

Of specific note, people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes may be eligible for a Medicare funded group exercise program. This involves an initial assessment, followed by eight group sessions each calendar year.  Our Exercise Physiologist will also go through some education surrounding diabetes and lifestyle management.

What you can expect from our program:

  • Increased balance, muscle strength and joint mobility
  • Improved bone health
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased confidence
  • Non-judgemental and supportive environment
  • Enhanced understanding of the benefits of exercise including safety and suitability
  • Assistance in achieving personal goals

 

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Group to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Monday 9:30am - 10:15am Ridgehaven
Monday 10:40am - 11:25am Golden Grove
Monday 11:00am - 11:45am Benefitness
Monday 11:30am - 12:15pm Ridgehaven
Monday 4:30pm - 5:15pm Golden Grove
Monday 5:30pm - 6:15pm Ridgehaven
Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm Ridgehaven
Wednesday 11:15am - 12:00pm Golden Grove
Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:30pm Ridgehaven
Thursday 9:15am - 10:00am Ridgehaven
Thursday 10:30am - 11:15am Golden Grove
Thursday 10:45am - 11:30am Ridgehaven
Thursday 1:30pm - 2:15pm Ridgehaven
Thursday 4:30pm - 5:15pm Golden Grove    
Friday 11:30pm - 12:15pm Golden Grove
Friday 1:30pm - 2:15pm Ridgehaven
Saturday 9:30am - 10:15am Ridgehaven

 

 All Classes are 45 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$25

$22 Concession

Health rebates may apply.

In a group setting at Benefitness and Health Centre at Fairview Park, our Exercise Physiologist will supervise and guide you through and individual exercise program. 

This group is suitable for all individuals including those:

  • With a Chronic condition
  • With an injury they are wanting to rehab or manage
  • Part of a Return to Work program
  • Department of Veteran Affairs gold/white card holder
  • Interested in injury prevention
  • Unsure about what to do in the gym and would like some guidance on exercises and technique 

Prior to commencing the group an initial assessment is required to discuss your medical / injury history and your goals to develop an individualised program to complete during the class time. 

 

CLASSES

Day Time   Location
Monday 11:00am - 11:45am Benefitness and Health Centre - Fairview Park

 

Groups are 45 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times. 

 

PRICE

$25

$22 Concession

Health rebates may apply.

 

An individualised gym-based class for women who are pre/post natal, focusing on strength, core stability, pelvic floor health and mobility in a supervised and social environment.  Babies welcome.

 Exercise for prevention and management of:

  • Back Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Prolapse
  • Abdominal Separation

Focusing on:

  • Strength and conditioning specific to your stage of pregnancy or post natal recovery, program can change each session as pregnancy/post natal rehab progresses
  • Use of cardio equipment such as treadmill and bike to increase fitness
  • Use of pin loaded machines and dumbbells for strength
  • Use of fitballs and matwork for core strength and flexibility
  • Group stretching, pelvic floor fitness / breathwork and relaxation at end of the session
  • Supportive and social environment, opportunity to have coffee afterwards at nearby Rhino cafe
  • Babies welcome

 

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Group to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

CLASSES

If you are interested in this class, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you.

 

PRICE

$30

Health rebates may apply.

An individualised class for those aged 60+ focused on improving strength, mobility, balance and flexibility in a supervised and social environment.

Falls Prevention/Balance

As we age, we often suffer from a decrease in balance, muscle strength and overall flexibility, which alters the way we move and may increase our risk of sustaining an injury from falling. The risk increases further with changes to reaction time, concentration and other health concerns such as stroke, incontinence and osteoporosis. The good news is Exercise Can Help!

With attending this group we aim to achieve:

  • Increased balance, muscle strength & joint mobility
  • Increased bone health
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased knowledge around safety of exercise and preventing falls
  • Improvements in memory and cognition
  • Social engagement
  • Dual task and reaction time exercises
  • Increased/maintaining independence

 

An initial assessment is undertaken prior to the Group to develop an individual exercise plan for each group member. 

 

TIMES

Monday 10:40am - 11:25am at Golden Grove.

Monday 12:15pm - 1:00pm at Ridgehaven.

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm at Ridgehaven.

Wednesday 11:15am - 12:00pm at Golden Grove.

Thursday 10:30am - 11:15am at Golden Grove.

Thursday 10:45am - 11:30am at Ridgehaven. 

Thursday 1:30pm - 2:15pm at Ridgehaven.

Friday 11:30am - 12:15pm at Golden Grove.

Friday 1:30pm - 2:15pm at Ridgehaven.

 

All Classes are 45 Minutes.

*** If you are interested in an alternate time, please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if we can accommodate you, as we continue to create new Group Times.

 

PRICE

$25

$22 Concession

Health rebates may apply.