Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Aquazone Warrnambool increases accessibility for its gym users

Aquazone Warrnambool increases accessibility for its gym users
June 10, 2015

The recent upgrade of the fitness centre at the Aquazone Warrnambool aquatic and recreation centre in Victoria paid particular attention to increasing accessibility for patrons with a disability.

Mindful of both legislation and the market for disabled people wanting to use a gym, the upgrade included 14 pieces of Pulse Fitness pin loaded weights machines with a range of features to increase patron accessibility.

Developed in collaboration with the UK-based IFI (Inclusive Fitness Initiative), the Pulse intuitive biomechanical approach means that all of the pin loaded range can be used by both disabled and non disabled users.

Equipment features include:

• Single handed swing away seat for easy wheelchair access
• High Visibility and large raised iconography for visually impaired users
• Easy to use including single finger adjustments and gas assisted seats
• Low starting weight from just 2.5 kilograms
• Extensive range of safety features including contoured seat pads, neoprene multi position handles and centrally located seat height and position adjustments.

Commenting on the installation, Aquazone Service Manager Ray Smith explained “the decision to choose accessible equipment aligned well with the Warrnambool City Health and Wellbeing Plan, where older people and people with a disability were identified as areas of focus.

“The choice of equipment also made good business sense as it increased the size of our market and was also able to be used by our able bodied members as well.”

Another factor in the decision to offer accessible equipment was the recent partnership between Aquazone and Warrnambool’s two primary health care providers, to develop a transition for clients from primary health care programs to community facilities.

As a result, Smith added “clients transitioning from primary health care programs still have a number of special needs and limitations, which the new equipment helps to cater for.”

Pulse is an active associate of the UK based IFI research and development program - a steering group that discusses the equipment requirements of aquatic, fitness and recreation centres in being inclusive facilities for all users and members.

Commenting on the installation, Nick Aspinall, Sales and Marketing Director of Pulse’s Australasian distributor EYE Fitness explained “we are delighted to be partnering with Ray and the team at Aquazone with our ‘inclusive and accessible’ range of strength equipment.

“Inclusivity is at the heart of the Pulse design process which has also been taken across to the cardio range to deliver a truly inclusive design across all aspects of the gym.”

Click here for more information on the accessible range of cardio and strength equipment from Pulse and Eye Fitness in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

27th March 2015 - EYE FITNESS BRINGS PULSE FITNESS EQUIPMENT TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

5th March 2014 - THE RETENTION PEOPLE AUSTRALIA HELP AQUAZONE DOUBLE MEMBER RETENTION RATES 

11th November 2013 - ARE FITNESS STAFF THE BEST SALES PEOPLE? 

5th September 2013 - FITNESS CLUB MEMBERSHIPS GROW BY MORE THAN 10% IN ONE YEAR


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

TRISLEYS HYDRAULIC SERVICES

Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business