The Y Health and Wellness programs are community-based gym programs that are focussed on making the members of our community happier and healthier.
There are a wide range of classes and spaces available to suit all the needs of our members and community, with programs running out of our Chifley Health and Wellness Centre and Queanbeyan sites within the Canberra Region.
The Y Canberra Region proudly provides the opportunity for our community to grow in mind, body and spirit, and promotes a community that is connected, inclusive and resilient.
The YMCA Chifley Health and Wellness Centre offers a wide range of classes to cater to the diverse needs of the community in Queanbeyan and Chifley in Canberra.
The Centre includes 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 workouts in the gym, there is always a team member on the floor to help with advice on using machines.
If you’re looking for extra motivation and edge, you can also take advantage of the exercise physiology options available.
Monday: 7:30am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 12:30pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 12:30pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 12:30pm
The following Group Fitness timetable is currently being delivered:
Ever Active with Jenny
Ever Active with Jeff
Ever Active with Judy
Hi Ever Active with Duncan
Ever Active with Jenny
Stretch/ Floor Based with Sandra
Y Weights Russel
Yogalates with Libby
Hi Ever Active with Michelle
Power Bar with Joanne
Stretch/ Floor Based with Negar
Vinyasa Yoga – Negar
Core Yoga – Negar
Pilates with Jo
Chair Assisted Class With Negar
Chair Yoga with Ingrid
Bookings can be made through the button at the top of this page.
We also offer a Mobilisers class. 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.
Mobilisers runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm.
Entry into the Mobilisers class must be under the advice and recommendation of an Exercise Physiotherapist.
Get Up and Go is a fun strength and balance program for those aged 50+ with all adults welcome.
The classes are great for:
Our Get Up and Go classes are run by a qualified fitness leader with the programs monitored and progressed to help achieve continual improvement in a safe and fun environment.
Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am – 9:45am at YMCA Queanbeyan, 2 Southbar Road.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university-qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. The speciality areas AEPs can service include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health, as well as any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.
An initial exercise physiology consultation begins with a comprehensive enquiry into your health history. By understanding your medical history, an AEP can identify your areas of priority, and ensure that all areas of concern for each patient are addressed. For some clients, this may require several appointments.
AEPs seek to understand what is important to you, including areas of limitation or weakness experienced during both exercise and day to day functioning. Furthermore, based on personal aspirations or presenting conditions, an Exercise Physiologist will collaborate with you to establish short and long-term exercise-based goals.
An AEP can also assist by explaining your medical conditions and how exercise may benefit your presentations. If you have been advised to exercise, or are motivated to exercise to assist the management of a health condition, the role of an Exercise Physiologist is to outline how an exercise intervention can benefit you.
During an initial consultation we will collect data to inform the design of your tailored exercise program. This may occur through cardiovascular assessments assessing cardiovascular fitness, strength, and/or balance assessments. As well as this, questionnaires which capture your exercising habits or symptom presentations may also be utilised to understand your current situation. Assessments also allow us to assess your progress, and compare your results after a time of carrying out your program. The assessments selected will be based on your areas of priority and presenting medical conditions.
Review appointments with an Exercise Physiologist allow you to discuss your response to your exercise plan, including areas of difficulty/ease as well as your level of enjoyment and commitment. Review appointments allow assessments to be repeated, changes in medical treatment to be identified, and an exercise program to be adjusted to comply with your lifestyle and goals.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers funding and 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
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 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.
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 and meet new people! The YMCA Canberra Region 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.
Phone (02) 6281 0124
9/71 Maclaurin Cres,
9/71 Maclaurin Cres,