WIRAC updates include record numbers for ninjas

WIRAC has been working on upgrades to their facilities.

By Dominique Tassell

WIRAC provided an update to Southern Downs Regional Council at the meeting on 28 July.

The June 2021 monthly report from YMCA detailed the visitation numbers to the facility, the capital works undertaken at the facility and the types of programs delivered on behalf of Southern Downs Regional Council.

YMCA staff in conjunction with council’s commercial services coordinator closely monitored the construction of the new group fitness room at WIRAC, which had an initial expected completion date of 30 June 2021 and is now complete.

WIRAC sold over 70 memberships in June, citing a promotion of eight weeks for $88.

As the pool was shut down for maintenance, WIRAC ran a two-week court activities program which “proved to be quite popular”.

A record number of 88 children attended the Ninja Warrior program.

The disability car park spaces have been competed enabling much better access for those with physical disabilities.

The Gym has obtained two new pieces of equipment using funds from a Council grant. The new equipment will replace a “smith machine” and “leg press” that the centre could no longer use.

The centre has also had funding approved under the ACTIVE KIT program, which they will use to trial an accredited exercise physiologist-designed program for cancer survivors.

These funds include money to obtain new gym equipment, which WIRAC will use to replace old and worn equipment.

The centre is investigating a suspected leak somewhere in the pool wall and in the learn to swim pool.

WIRAC is working on a “clean and tidy up” of the bathrooms while the pools are closed, and have submission a proposal for funding to fully refurbish them.