Rise Up, Be Yourself (RUBY)
RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) is a free physical fitness program for women who are, have been, or likely to be experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).
Held weekly at a number of PCYCs across Queensland, RUBY is a group fitness program designed to empower women by building physical strength and contributing to general well-being, emotional resilience, self-esteem and confidence through physical exercise in a violence free and safe environment. The unique program gives participants a different outlet and tools to combat the Domestic and Family Violence cycle by fostering connected relationships with other women in a safe, group environment. Sessions are facilitated by a qualified, female PT and a female member of the QPS attends and participates.
RUBY can be a conduit for the needs of the women, and help to create a culture of change and facilitate them to a place of survivorship. It can link participants into existing local services for support, information, referrals and resources and the partnership with the QPS ensures that positive relationships are formed with participants, and direct support is provided.
If you are interested in RUBY for yourself, a family member, friend or client? Find your local PCYC club running the RUBY program, or contact RUBY program coordinator by filling the below form.
There is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of domestic and family violence – call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit