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Seymour Youth and Fitness Centre extension underway

A changing clientele sees new areas on the way.

CHALPAT SONTI November 22, 2012 4:33am

Seymour Youth and Fitness Club committee members at the site of the extension to its Chittick Park building.

Work has started on the extension to the Seymour Youth and Fitness Centre.

The 16m by 11m extension is likely to be used for everything from circuit training to providing room for recumbent bikes for people in rehabilitation from back injuries.

Centre president Sergio Prado-Arnuero said it was part of the changing make-up of the centre.

‘‘We have a group of eight or nine ladies coming here and for them boxing is not the main thing,’’ he said.

‘‘To do cardio training everyone can do that with a circuit. It is also very good for small kids and mature people. We have three or four people with back injuries and for them to be doing exercises on an upright bike is very hard.’’

He is also keen to broaden the types of users of the facility.

‘‘We want to diversify the target group.

‘‘The disadvantaged group need to be in contact with people who don’t belong to that group to lose their fear of socialising.’’

The extension is being built by Broadford-based Peter Griffiths, and was made possible by a $100000 Victorian Government grant, an election promise by State Member for Seymour Cindy McLeish and Premier Ted Baillieu.

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