Ripples programs make a splash

Ripples programs make a splash

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Ripples Leisure Centre is proving to be a leader in the health and fitness industry, having seen a spike in activity levels during what has been a challenging time for businesses.

Over the past 12 months, Ripples recorded a 60 per cent increase in engagement for its Fitness Passport service and program delivery – one of the highest results in metropolitan Sydney and across the country.

Ripples centres in Penrith and St Marys introduced a focus on Fitness Passport in late 2019, when Council transitioned the aquatic and leisure facility to an internally managed model.

The Fitness Passport program sees participating employers offer employees and their family members affordable gym memberships, which provide access to a wide range of facilities.

Penrith City Council’s General Manager, Warwick Winn, said the results were a true reflection of the Centre’s ongoing dedication to bettering the health and wellbeing of the City.

“On behalf of Council, I congratulate the wonderful team at Ripples on their well-earned success,” Mr Winn said.

“The Ripples staff work hard to provide accessible, inclusive and affordable opportunities for people of all ages in our community.

“Ripples is known for its award-winning aquatic programs, however, the Centre also boasts a well-appointed gym, various fitness sessions, a spa and sauna, and a hydrotherapy pool, as well a team of health professionals who work closely with customers.

“Even in the midst of a pandemic, Ripples has adapted its programs to take services online and continue helping members embarking on their health and fitness journey – well done to all involved.”

Since the start of the pandemic, Ripples has delivered a range of new programs for the community.

This led to the launch of Ripples’ popular telehealth services in addition to a virtual platform, offering health and well-being classes, group fitness classes, squad sessions for swimmers, and activities for children.

In recent months, the Centre has celebrated International Women’s Day and Seniors Week with a series of events focusing on nutrition, health programs with a focus on strength and wellbeing, and activities aimed at nurturing engagement between seniors and children.

Ripples facilities are currently closed in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.

To find out more about the Centre and its online programs, visit

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 25 July 2021.