Gym brings benefits of exercise to autism sufferers

YMCA Victoria Avenue Fitness Centre professional trainer Caitlin Acharya. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d401938
YMCA Victoria Avenue Fitness Centre professional trainer Caitlin Acharya. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d401938

YMCA Victoria Avenue Fitness Centre is one of five WA mainstream sports clubs to sign up to the Care Through Fitness program which trains professionals to cater for those with ASD in recreation activities.

Yokine trainer Caitlin Acharya will start working with ASD sufferers at the gym soon.

The State Government, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, allocated $145,000 to the project over a two-year period from 2012.