A RESTORATIVE GYM FOR SENIORS


Finngym at Finlandia Village in the Redlands is a restorative gym equipped with the latest HUR Health and Fitness equipment from Finland that has been specially designed for the mature population.

The Finngym approach is informed by a philosophy of restorative care with the ultimate goal of reablement. Finngym uses globally leading HUR technology to deliver the Helsinki Wellness Program, and is a peak provider of the program in Australia.

Finngym is open to the mature age public. Please continue reading for information on the program and how you can join in and experience the transformative results of the Helsinki Program. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Helsinki Program

  • HUR specialist equipment
  • HUR accredited trainer
  • Smart Card technology
  • Individually tailored program

HUR Technology

HUR (Helsinki University Research) started through a university research initiative and continues to partner closely with many universities around the world in researching the causes and effects of ageing.

    Key points

  • the pneumatic air resistance technology is comfortable to use, has zero-weight starting resistance and stepless increments
  • easy to move onto and out of the machines as well as making adjustments while on the machine
  • rehabilitation, strength and power training is possible using just one piece of equipment
  • quiet, safe and easy to use equipment is suitable for all residents and their capabilities
  • cutting-edge computerised Smart Card Technology

    Proven results

  • Increased core strength
  • Improved balance
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved emotional wellbeing
  • Regained independence

How it works:

There are 3 simple steps that you need to take to get you started in Finngym’s Helsinki Wellness Program:

  1. Pick up an information pack at the gym and complete the paperwork. It’s simple and only takes a few minutes.
  2. Our highly experienced exercise physiologist will give you a comprehensive fitness assessment and draw up a personal training plan for you that includes a personal smart card.
  3. Start exercising! Your smart card and our friendly staff will monitor your progress and adjust your program to match your progress.

Our highly trained and experienced physio aides are always on hand to answer your questions and to help out with the technology and to supervise in general. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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 Smart Card technology

Through HUR’s Smart Card technology, the Accredited Trainer produces a unique plan for you, on your own Smart Card. When inserted into the controls of the equipment, the card automatically sets the resistance, provides video instruction, records the performance and provides feedback. It also assists the Trainer to more efficiently track your progress. New programs and exercise adjustments can be made easily and quickly through the Smart Card.

Cost:

We may be able to assist you with different options for funding depending on your needs. Please ask our friendly staff for assistance to see what funding is available for you to be able to participate in our unique restorative gym in the Redlands.

Gym Operating Hours:

Our Gym is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. Please ask our friendly staff for availability as bookings are essential.
Phone 07 3829 4800 to book.

Testimonials:

Ruth – Thornlands “very beneficial for the improvement of my mobility”
John – Victoria Point “amazing results”