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Launching Maximising your Strength at the Croydon Leisure and Aquatic Centre

By September 1, 2010September 13th, 2010No Comments

The Maximising your Strength program is a new physical activity group within the Croydon Leisure and Aquatic Centre, which provides strength based training for people with neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis.

This morning I was invited to launch the Maximising Your Strength program, which includes two separate streams; one for people of all ages and one designed specifically for younger people, known as Striving for Maximum Strength.

The program, which is the first time it has been available east of Blackburn, is a partnership between Maroondah City Council and MS Australia and incorporates strength training exercises. Training is conducted by a qualified fitness instructor, who has received training from MS Australia Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist.

Maximising Your Strength aims to increase the wellbeing, strength and endurance of participants who experience neurological conditions, for further information please visit

Please continue reading this entry for the speech that was delivered at the launch of this program.

Welcome ladies and gentleman to the launch of Maximising Your Strength.

MS Australia, in partnership with Maroondah City Council and Croydon Leisure & Aquatic Centre, are excited to launch these two new physical activity groups, including Maximising your Strength, which is available for all ages, and Striving for Maximum Strength, which is designed specially for younger people.

Both initiatives are pilot programs and will run every week for eight weeks specially for people living with a neurological condition including Multiple Sclerosis.

The program typically incorporates a number of strength training exercises including upper and lower body exercises and it is the first time that these programs are available east of Blackburn, ensuring greater accessibility for participants.
The program aims to increase wellbeing, as well as maximise strength potential, improve endurance and sleep patterns and of course providing an opportunity to socialise and have fun.

I hope you enjoy these programs and I would like to thank MS Australia for partnering with Council to deliver Maximising Your Strength for the Maroondah Community.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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