ACCESS AND INCLUSION
Ascot Vale Leisure Centre offers access to a fully equipped gym featuring a wide variety of cardio equipment, functional training area, a group exercise, wellness and cycle studios with over 100 classes to choose from, indoor 25m pool with aqua play features, warm water pool, spa and steam facilities.
ACCESS FOR ALL ABILITIES CLASSES
Access for All Abilities classes focuses on improving muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Functional exercises to assist those with physical and / or mental disabilities. Please arrive 10min prior to class to discuss your needs with the instructor. For class details see the current Group Fitness Timetable: Timetable - MOVE (movemv.com.au)
Carers holding a carers card are entitled to the following:
1. Whilst caring for a care recipient using the facility
1.1. Free entry
2. Casual entry when utilising the facility on their own without the care recipient (show card)
2.1. Concession rate (28% discount on standard rate)
2.2. This includes entry for gym, selected group fitness classes, swim, spa, steam and sauna facilities. 2.3. Casual entry prices: Entry Fees - Ascot Vale Leisure Centre (ascotvalelc.com.au)
3. Memberships for a carer utilising the facility on their own without the care recipient
3.1. Concession rate (28% discount on standard rate) 3.2. Membership types: Memberships & Passes - Ascot Vale Leisure Centre (ascotvalelc.com.au)
Free entry is allowed to companions with a companion card when they are providing support for a care recipient using the facility
If care recipient feel they need additional support to use the gym and equipment then book a free BEGIN program. This program allows our staff to provide the care recipient, in the presence of the carer, tailored guidance and support to ensure they are both equipped with the knowledge to help the care recipient achieve their health and wellbeing goals. More information about the BEGIN program can be found here: BEGIN Program - Ascot Vale Leisure Centre (ascotvalelc.com.au)
Cérge is a communications platform for organisations to provide personalised service to customers with disability. It is used to provide customers with a way of communicating to venues and providers, and allow venues to pre-plan for a persons visit to the facility. The goal is to reduce fear, anxiety and discriminations individuals with a disability endure as customers.
To find out more about the platform, or to read more about how people have been using Cérge in our venues, please visit the links below.
Cérge at Keilor East Leisure Centre: https://cerge.app/inclusivevenue/Keilor-East-Leisure-Centre
Cérge at Ascot Vale Leisure Centre: https://cerge.app/inclusivevenue/Ascot-Vale-Leisure-Centre
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There is a ramp located next to the accessible parking bays that leads directly to the entry of AVLC.
A taxi drop-off and pick-up area is located directly outside the entry to AVLC.
Changing Places change rooms are now located at both Ascot Vale and Keilor East Leisure Centres
Located through the main entry past Reception, turn left, proceed down the hallway 40m and the Changing Places facility is on the right.
You don’t need to be a member of the leisure centres to access Changing Places.
Change room features include an adult size change table, hoist, a peninsula toilet (accessed on both sides) and extra space for up to 2 carers or support workers to attend to all personal care.
To find out more visit the Changing Places webpage
There is a café on the ground floor of AVLC.
CHANGE ROOMS AND SHOWERS
· AVLC offers 8 accessible change rooms (7 on pool deck and 1 in the corridor accessible from the entry foyer)
· 1 x pool deck change room and corridor change room provides a hoist with sling, weight limit of 250kg and an adult change table.
· An ambulant toilet is also located in the main change rooms on pool deck and at health club.
There are pictorial communication aids throughout the facility.
There are designated accessible parking bays directly in front of Ascot Vale Leisure Centre’s entry, providing direct access to the entry foyer.
POOLS AND SPA
25 metre, Warm Water and Program pool with access ramp; Splash Park with beach entry; and Spa offers wide step entry
2 x aquatic wheelchairs are also available
The reception counter has a drop down section for wheelchair access. There are good paths of travel that lead to all areas of the ground floor.
The stairs leading to the wellness room offers a stairlift.