This facility is located within the Chifley Health and Wellbeing Hub and has a fully equipped gym and group fitness room with classes conducted in both rooms.
Where are we?
9/71 MacLaurin Street, Chifley ACT 2606
The YMCA Chifley Health and Wellness Centre is a community-based gym with a focus to make our community happier and healthier. We offer a fully equipped gym and group fitness room with various classes catering for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
For those choosing to do their own workout in the gym, there is always a team member on the floor to help with advice on using machines. If you are looking for that extra motivation and edge you can take advantage of th exercise physiology options available.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle as an older adult can help to prevent disease, prevent functional decline and promote a longer and better quality of life. So come and get active with the Y - remain strong and stable, sleep better, feel better, meet new people. YMCA of Canberra is the leading provider of older adult exercise classes in Canberra, so you are in good hands. Most of our participants are looking for a friendly, fun and engaging class that will provide them with a level of challenge that makes them work but is not pushy or confronting.
We offer PrYme mover discounted memberships and programs at our Chifley Health and Wellness Centre and through our Community PrYme Movers initiative (see below).
*PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19, MOBILISERS IS NOT RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
This class is a gym-based program specifically designed for people with a physical disability including stroke, Parkinson’s, amputations, MS, MD, visual disability, para or quadriplegic. Mobilisers offers individualised programs in a gym setting.
2pm - 3pm
2pm - 3pm
11am - 12pm
This program is a group format gym-based fitness class of one-hour duration - consisting of a gentle progressive group warm-up, followed by individually designed programs using machine or weight based equipment which focuses on functional strength and conditioning and finishing with a group cool-down stretch either on the floor or standing. This class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels your individual program will be designed to suit your fitness needs.
Y weights session is as follows:
9.30am - 10.15am
9.30am - 10.15am
Cancer Recovery Yoga
*PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19, CANCER RECOVERY YOGA IS NOT RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Cancer Recovery Yoga is a program designed to meet the individual needs of people who are living with chronic illness or disability, including those who have been diagnosed with, are being treated for or are in remission from any form of cancer. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA Canberra - Chifley Health and Wellness Centre to attend. Cancer Recovery Yoga is a group class that focuses on gentle stretching and relaxation in a supportive environment. All levels of physical ability are catered for while you stretch and energise your whole body and relax your mind with our experienced instructors.
This class is available to individuals living with chronic illness or in remission from cancer. YMCA Canberra - Chifley Health & Wellness Centre members scan in at the desk whilst participation by non-members is by donation.
1.30pm - 2.30pm
YMCA and the NDIS
YMCA and the NDIS
YMCA Canberra is also proud National Disability Insurance Scheme Registered Provider as we focus on helping all achieve their goals!
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, is a new way to fund support for people with disability. It aims to optimise the social and economic independence and participation of people with disability and give them choice and control in the pursuit of their goals. For more information on the NDIS, please visit the NDIS website
Where does the Y fit in?
The Y has a history in and commitment to disability services in the ACT that is aligned with the aims of the NDIS:
We support the social and economic independence and participation of people with disability through our programs; and
Encourage people to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals.
We are a NDIS Registered Provider of supports that improve your Health and Wellbeing and support your Social and Community Participation.
Use your NDIS funding at the Y!
Depending on your NDIS Plan (which you will get when you join the NDIS), you may be able to use your funding to participate in our existing programs.
We already offer:
A Community Gym. At the Chifley Health and Wellness Centre, you’ll be part of a friendly community. We tailor our programs to your needs and give you the assistance that you need. We also offer group-based classes that specifically address improving mobility and balance.
Exercise Physiology. Our Exercise Physiologist is passionate about achieving meaningful outcomes for people with disability. Exercise Physiologists are university trained allied health professionals, who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic disease and injury.
*PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19, CHIFLEY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.