“More confident within myself” Social strategies supporting young adults with disability in community gyms – A GYM-SPARC project

Young adults with disability are more likely to be physically inactive. Exercise in gyms is a socially appropriate form of physical activity and 18–35-year-olds are the peak age group for gym and fitness participation in Australia.

However, half as many Australian young adults with disability participate in gym-based exercise than the general population. Trust and confidence to exercise in a gym are among the barriers to participation experienced by young adults with disability. Social support strategies to support participation will be discussed in this webinar.

Presented by the GYM-SPARC research team, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), La Trobe University.

GYM-SPARC – Getting Young adults Moving by Supporting Participation and Access to Recreation Centres is a VicHealth Impact Research Grant initiative (2021). Disability Sports and Recreation together with nine other industry partners have worked with the research team to support this program.


30 November 2023 – 02:00 pm

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30 November 2023 – 03:00 pm


Online via Zoom link

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Closed caption is available via the Zoom platform.

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