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Bendigo Community Health Service

Strength training

Strength training

Experience a healthier and stronger you, improve your overall quality of life and meet new people through our Active Living Program strength training sessions.

If you're aged 55 or over, sign up to our Active Living Program and start training!

Our trained exercise physiologists will guide you at your own pace through strength training to improve strength, fitness, flexibility and quality of life. 

Did you know strength training can help prevent or manage of range of conditions? These include: 

  • Chronic disease (including diabetes and heart disease)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis

Our strength training program is designed to support you to improve:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Co-ordination
  • Overall health and wellbeing

Regular exercise can help with mental health too.

By joining our strength training program you will get:

A initial and then quarterly assessment/review and a personalised exercise program from our qualified exercise physiologist.

Access to quality training equipment.

Meet new people through your strength training group.

Our strength training sessions are provided in Kangaroo Flat, Flora Hill and Elmore. Which one is closest to you?

We have three options to cover the cost of strength training sessions for you.

Affordable card - $72

This gives you 12 sessions at $6 per session.

It's our most affordable option but has flexibility.

Flexible card $96

12 sessions st $8 per session.

Offers flexibility to make up sessions.

Health insurance rebate

Some private health insurers will provide a rebate for your strength training sessions.

All participants are covered by a standard level of personal accident insurance.

Ready to join up?

To join our strength training program or get more information call our Active Living team on 5406 1200 or Elmore site on 5432 6001 and we will send you an enrolment pack.

Your GP will need to give you medical clearance before starting.

Your GP or another health professional can refer you straight into the program too. 


Last updated: January 2020.

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Bendigo Central

165-171 Hargreaves Street

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Kangaroo Flat

19 Helm St, Kangaroo Flat

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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3 Seymoure St, Eaglehawk

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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46 Jeffrey St, Elmore

Phone: 03 5432 6001
Fax: 03 5432 610

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