Active Moves FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Active Moves is Rainbow Club’s exciting new aqua program for young adults with a disability. With NDIS provider status, Active Moves offers a fun fitness program designed by our Exercise Physiologist to meet your health and well being goals.

Here are our most frequently asked questions

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What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

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. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status. (ESSA)

What can I expect from my Exercise Physiology program

Active Moves will contact you to discuss the Moves program and find out more about you, your personal/NDIS goals and organize an initial assessment with our Exercise Physiologist to find out your current health, capabilities and physical limitations. Your goals relating to health and exercise will be discussed including an assessment of your exercise history. Our Exercise Physiologist will then develop an individualized program and determine if this can be delivered in a group or one to one setting, reassess midterm and produce a progress report.

What specialised equipment do we use in the Active Moves Program?

We hire an accessible space with a hoist, aquatic wheelchair and accessible changerooms to deliver our program. Specialised equipment is used to enhance the sessions such as visual aids, noise reducing headphones and dumbbells. Buoyancy belts are also used to support our participants in the deep water.

Who delivers the Active Moves program?

Active Moves is delivered by our qualified teachers under the direction of our AEP, who are trained to meet the needs of teaching and supporting young adults with a disability. We support our teachers with manuals, visual aids, in pool equipment and professional development to ensure they are equipped and trained to provide the optimum service.

I am a current Rainbow Club Member, can I join Active Moves?

Active Moves is designed to meet the needs of a 16- to 25-year-old young adult. Our age-appropriate program had been designed with Rainbow Club members in mind. Many of our participants have been Rainbow Club members that are ready for age and ability appropriate aqua exercise that also engages them in social activities.

What other events and social activities can I attend with Active Moves?

We have a friendly social calendar which includes: the annual Family Carnival where participants represent their club, participate in social activities and have a chance to win medals, the inclusive Malabar Magic Ocean Swim (all funds raised support Rainbow Club). At the end of every term Active Moves participants can attend social activities such as Aqua Aerobics classes, Sailabilty and Learn to surf.

What are the program dates for 2022?

Term 1
Commences 27 January
Last class 3 April

Term 2
Commences 28 April
Last class 26 June

Term 3
Commences 21 July
Last class 18 September

Term 4
Commences 13 October
Last class 11 December

What if I cannot afford the term fees?

If you are having difficulty with making payments, please speak to the Program Manager or contact the General Manager of Rainbow Club to discuss how we can help. Contact us

What steps are Rainbow Club taking regarding Covid-19?

Rainbow Clubs has a COVID-19 Response Plan to ensure a safe and healthy Rainbow Club.  Each Rainbow Club will be equipped with products and instructions that comply with Dept of Health guidelines to ensure the protection of members, teachers and families.

Please view the full Rainbow Club COVID Response Plan.

Couldn’t find your question?  Contact Carla at carla@myrainbowclub.org.au

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Locations

Auburn, Bexley, Bondi, Campbelltown, Caringbah (Active Moves), Cherrybrook, Cronulla/Miranda, Five Dock, Glenmore Park, Holsworthy, Hurstville, Kurri Kurri, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maroubra, Mt Pritchard, Narellan, Newcastle City, Newington/Stanmore, Northmead, Norwest, Orange, Penrith, Revesby, Southern Highlands, Seven Hills, Sutherland, The Ponds, Toronto, Valentine, Wahroonga, Warriewood, Warringah. See details