Lifting weights, a cardio class and the rowing machine are all favourites for Robert when he works out at his gym class each week
With the ultimate goal of improving his coordination, balance and strength, Robert is loving the independence the sessions also provide.
His support worker, Adrianna, explains: “I have been supporting Rob to go to the Active Seniors class every Monday for over a year now.
“Robert had a few health challenges, so the gym sessions provided a great opportunity to address these while at the same time improving his strength and balance,” said Adrianna.
“He is a very enthusiastic and active individual who puts all his energy into the classes every week.”
Along with exercising, Robert also enjoys the socialising opportunities the gym provides.
“He is so bright and bubbly and always makes sure to say hello to everyone at the class! He is really pleased to have made some friends too,” said Adrianna.
Robert’s commitment to keeping active and healthy has seen an improvement in his overall energy and his enthusiasm shines, even when it comes time to pack away the equipment at the end of the class!
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with participants to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs. For information about our services go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3303.
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