Ripples Fitness Passport program records significant engagement – Australasian Leisure Management


Ripples Leisure Centre reported that in the 12 months prior to Sydney’s recent lockdown, its Fitness Passport service and program delivery recorded a 60% increase in engagement – one of the highest results in metropolitan Sydney and across the country, and during a challenging time for businesses. 

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

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.  

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. 

Winn on behalf of Council congratulated the team at Ripples on their well-earned success noting “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. 

The Centre 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

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