When will FitSkills start?
The timing of when the program starts will be decided at random but will start within the next 12 months. All participants in this research study will participate in FitSkills at some point.
What will I do in the gym?
The researchers and you will plan and decide what exercises you will do at the gym. Your 12 week program might include exercise to make your muscles stronger (weight training exercises) or exercise to make your heart and lungs work better (aerobic exercise such as walking, running or cycling).
Who will my mentor be?
Mentors will be volunteer Allied Health students from La Trobe University or Australian Catholic University. While participating in the program, mentors will be required to hold a current police and working with children check.
Is there a cost?
No. The researchers will pay the cost of you going to the gym.
Where are the gym sites?
We will have gym sites in 8 locations around Melbourne, including: Hawthorn, Know, Ashburton, Macleod, Northcote, Brunswick, Footscray and Casey
How can I sign up?
You can use the ‘”Sign me up!” tab under the participants menu on the website, or contact Dr Claire Willis via phone (03 9479 2328).