Windamara Aboriginal Corporation have started a Gym Library in response to local gyms and recreation facilities being closed due to Corona-virus restrictions.
To hire fitness equipment through the free library, Windamara clients need to first get in contact with a well-being officer or psychologist (ph: 5527 0090). Once registered, the client can request the types of equipment they'd like to borrow and the team will then deliver (zero contact delivery of course!) the equipment to Heywood or Hamilton addresses. The initiative has been popular, so there way be a small wait on borrowing the most sought after items.
Equipment available to be borrowed includes; medicine balls, dumbbells and kettle-bells all of varying weights. Each piece of hired equipment comes with a sheet of exercises that can be done using that specific equipment. Windamara well-being officers have been following up and checking in with clients using the service to see how they're getting on.
Windamara clients are also lucky to have access to regular virtual fitness classes, run via zoom by Grant Roberts. These are accessible via the links shared on the Windamara Healthy Lifestyles Community Group Facebook page.
Windamara Pshcologist Daryl Hobbs has also put together a resource for clients called '28 Days of Activities for being Shut In'. The list gives plenty of ideas for activities that will improve not only your physical but mental health whilst isolating, see below. The Windamara community are encouraged to use the Facebook page to share progress with these 28 activities.
We think the concept of a Gym Library is great! Have you heard of anything similar happening? Let us know!
Contact: Ebony Jenkins [email protected] or PH: 0413249377