YARRA LEISURE NEWS / June 2019
Queen's Birthday timetable and opening hours
The Queen's birthday has fallen on a Monday again (which seems to happen a lot) and that means another public holiday!
We will have modified opening hours and timetables on Monday 10 June.
All leisure centres: 8am to 6pm
Burnley Golf Course: 6.30am to 6pm
Burnley Golf Course competition winners announced!
During May we asked golfers to share their experiences at Burnley by uploading a photo or video to social media, and we were blown away by the quality of the entries!
The winners have been drawn at random; congratulations to Paul Carson and Girl Golfer on Par who both shared fantastic photos on Instagram.
A big thank you to everyone who entered and stay tuned for more competitions coming up soon!
Collingwood lane allocation changes
On Monday 3 June, the lane allocations for Aqua group exercise classes at Collingwood was reduced from 5 lanes to 4 lanes with a maximum capacity of 35 participants.
These changes will affect the 9.15am Aqua classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the off-peak season.
All other Aqua group exercise allocations will remain the same.
The changes are based on our lane allocation policy.
Improve your swimming technique
Could you benefit from improvements to your swimming technique? Register for our 5-week stroke improvement course at Richmond or Collingwood and we'll help you improve technique and endurance across all swimming strokes.
You'll focus on kick and body positioning, breathing techniques, arm positioning, rotation and more!
How much is the course?
The course is $123 for members and $137 for non-members.
When are the sessions?
Each session runs from 6.45pm to 7.45pm on the allocated night.
Collingwood sessions will run from Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 30 July.
Richmond sessions will run from Wednesday 3 July to Wednesday 31 July.
How do I book?
Reserve your spot online and we will contact you to confirm your booking and arrange payment.
Book your spot at Collingwood Leisure Centre
Book your spot at Richmond Recreation Centre
Join us at our learn to swim holiday program
Looking for a fun activity for the holidays? Nearly ready for the next level or just started a new level? Enrol your child into an intensive swimming program during the school holidays.
Our school holiday program caters to those wishing to consolidate their swimming skills and learn essential water safety skills.
When is the holiday program?
The program will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July at Collingwood and Richmond.
Levels 1 to 6 programs run from 9.30am to 12pm.
Assessments are required. Please come to reception to book an assessment.
What is the cost?
For 1 week (5 lessons):
$90 per child (full price)
$49.50 per child (concession)
How do I book?
Bookings are now open and can be made in person at your nearest centre.
Book a personal training session with Adam
Are you ready to put yourself first and get fit and healthy? Look no further than a personal training session with Adam.
Adam has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation to go with qualifications in boxing, kettlebells, nutrition and pre and post natal exercise.
He loves to specialize in boxing and kickboxing as well as functional, strength and core training based around the Pilates principles.
Adam's ultimate goal is to make everyone's lifestyle more active and he loves when all his hard work comes together and he sees the gratitude from his clients as they reach their own goals.
Book a session with Adam online.
Evolt360 body scanner coming to Yarra Leisure
We're excited to announce we're introducing Evolt 360 scanners to our Collingwood and Richmond centres!
What is an Evolt 360, you ask? The Evolt 360 is an intelligent body scanner that provides a fast, non-invasive method of screening your body.
In only 60 seconds, you will be provided with useful information about your body, including weight, body fat percentage, lean and skeletal muscle mass, total body water, total energy expenditure, bio age and a whole lot more.
This information can be used as a supplement to your training and exercise program to enhance results and improve overall health.
To find out more about these state of the art machines, check out the Evolt 360 website.
Stay tuned, they're coming soon!
Move, eat and live better
Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing.
Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, and on the surface it makes sense to fill up the fuel tank for the day. But how much truth is there to this commonly held belief?
The team at Les Mills put the first meal of the day under the microscope to take a closer look at how important it is, what you should be eating and when you should be breaking your fast.
Read the Les Mills article
Are you a solo trainer or do you prefer to work out with others? Everyone has their preference but new research has shown that exercising in a group can increase the benefits of a work out.
The findings from Oxford University suggest people are more willing to push their limits when motivated by the people around them and this results in twice as much pain tolerance as people who exercise solo.
Check out the Les Mills' article.
Mushroom soup, barley any effort
The cold weather hit Melbourne hard last week and now that winter has officially begun it's time to warm ourselves up with some piping hot soup!
This mushroom and barley soup with root vegetables is warm, tasty and super easy to put together, making it a fantastic healthy option on a cold winter's night.
Grab the recipe from Ceres Fair Food.
Pumpkin and tahini - yes pleasey
Pumpkin is one of our favourite veggies to cook with! Here's a yummy spiced pumpkin and chickpea salad that's great as a side dish or even as a light main meal.
The tahini yoghurt sauce really tops it off and this is something that can be used on a range of other meals if ti takes your fancy.
Check out the Ceres Fair Food recipe.