AS PART of IWC’s Stage 2 development a new Gym will be coming to Bundaberg.
IWC Gym will include a free weight area, resistance machines, treadmills, steam rooms, massage chairs and a central training area.
This area of the Gym features concertina doors which turn it into a private studio, suitable for a range of health activities. Yoga sessions will begin at IWC Gym in the new year. This studio has also been tipped for use by other Allied Health professionals to deliver a range of other group programs, including educational ones, as it features a suitably large projector screen.
The cutting-edge Precor strength equipment and the treadmills are sourced from America, with the free weights and other gear sourced from Australian manufacturers.
All equipment has been selected for ease of use, and it is anticipated that the gym will be used by people going through rehabilitation programs as well as members of the general public seeking to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
The Gym will open officially on the 16th of December.
IWC Gym Manager Ben Courtice, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with extensive disability experience, said the Gym would be a place for people of all abilities.
“For people who don’t have any experience in a commercial gym environment it’s very non-threatening and easy equipment to use. There’s something here for everyone,” he said.
“Exercise has proven links to better pain management, or improving mobility and capacity to get around the community. For others the benefits might be reduced falls, risks of chronic diseas, cardiovascular disease, stroke, or back injuries. The benefits of exercise are well-documented, including for mental health.”