Yarra Leisure News /
Thank you for supporting Pride Night!
On Sunday 18 August we hosted our first ever Pride Night event at Collingwood Leisure Centre - an inclusive gym and swim night for the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies.
The event provided a space where diversity and inclusion was celebrated and where the LGBTIQ+ community could feel safe and comfortable participating in health and fitness services.
We had a great turnout for our first ever event with participants enjoying entry in to our aquatic and gym areas, group exercise classes, a pool inflatable obstacle course, music and a chill out zone.
We received fantastic feedback both on the night and after the event and now turn our attention to planning a summer event.
Stay tuned for a second Pride Night event coming soon!
Yarra is going plastic free
We're proud to announce that we will be the first of council-run facilities to eliminate single-use plastics as part council's 3-phase plan to eliminate single-use plastics across all council-run facilities by 2022.
In the first phase of the plan, Richmond Recreation Centre, Collingwood Leisure Centre, Fitzroy Swimming Pool and Burnley Golf Course will no longer provide plastic water bottles or straws. Instead, new water fountains will be installed and people will be encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles. The changes are expected to be implemented by the end of this year.
Read more about this initiative on our website.
Tour de France wrap up
Congratulations to our Tour de France spin champions for 2019! After some fierce competition our winners emerged from the pack in the final stage of the race.
Overall and Richmond Recreation Centre winner: Jonathon Hiep (18 sessions)
Collingwood Leisure Centre: Leanne Renfree and Winston Appleyard (11 sessions)
Thank you for taking part in our Le Tour de France spin challenge, we hope you enjoyed your time on the bike!
Sundays are for family golf
Looking for a great activity for the family on a Sunday? Why not bring them down to the course and introduce them to the great game of golf.
Golf is a game you can play for life and a wonderful way to get outdoors and enjoy the green open spaces.
In August and September we're offering a fantastic discounted rate of $39 for 9 holes for 2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years of age).
Book your round online or by using our Burnley Golf app.
Download the app via the app store on your Apple or Android device.
Have you tried our Evolt360 yet?
Bookings are open for our Evolt360 scanners at Collingwood and Richmond! The Evolt360 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 to help you on your fitness journey.
How do I book a scan?
Book your scan at reception and experience the power of the intelligent body scanner and how it can enhance your results and improve overall health.
After your scan, our gym instructor or personal trainer will explain and discuss your results with you to ensure you get the most out of your scan.
How much is a scan?
$12 for health care and senior card holders
$20 for members
$30 for non-members
Included in personal training program.
How do I find out more information?
To find out more about these state of the art machines, check out our website or chat to our team in the gym or at reception.
Les Mills launch wrap up
Thanks to everybody who came along to our Les Mills launch weekend! A special congratulations to our lucky prize winners.
We hope you had a fantastic class and enjoyed the new releases.
Stay tuned for the next launch later this year!
Take your swimming to the next level
What's your weakness when it comes to your swimming technique? Our qualified coaches can identify areas for improvement and help you turn it into your strength!
Join 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 $126 for members and $140 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 10 September
Richmond sessions will run from Wednesday 11 September
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
Speedo Disney sale
During August we're taking 50% off all Speedo Disney stock at Richmond Recreation and Collingwood Leisure Centre.
This means all Disney branded bathers, goggles, bags, caps, kickboards and more are half price! Come and grab a bargain while stocks last.
See reception for more information.
Join our September golf clinics at Burnley
Spring is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to improve your golf game and hone your skills for the warmer months. Our 5 week Spring clinics are coming up in September for both beginner and intermediate golfers.
Our beginner clinics are a great chance to be introduced to the game in a fun and light hearted group setting lead by one of our qualified PGA Professionals. We'll cover the basics of golf, including technique and game rules to get you confident and ready for a round on the course.
Time: 8:30am to 9:30am
Date: Saturday 14 September to Saturday 5 October
Our intermediate clinics are a great chance to assess your technique and get specialised training by one of our qualified PGA Professionals to refine and fine tune your skills, to take your golfing game to the next level.
Time: 10am to 11am
Date: Saturday 14 September to Saturday 5 October
Spaces are limited. Book your spot online or in the Pro Shop.
Move, eat and live better
Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing.
Snow blanketed the state earlier this month and the weather gods are testing our patience, so we need to find the best ways to warm our bodies and souls. One of our favourite ways to do that is piping hot soup!
This dish is made with cauliflowers, potato and onion and is a great option for a wholesome winter's meal as we trudge through the last couple of weeks of the season.
Check out the recipe from Ceres Fair Food.
Keen for green beans
Fasulye is a traditional Turkish bean dish in a tomato sauce that's perfect for eating all year round as it can be served warm or cold.
It's really easy to prepare but does require about an hour to simmer on the stovetop so make sure you have a bit of time up your sleeve. We promise you it's worth it! Flavoursome and great as a side to just about anything.
Grab the recipe from Ceres Fair Food.
A raw-ing trade
Raw food is all the rage at the moment as more and more people give up the cooker and go the natural route with their food. People who swear by the raw food diet say cooking food diminishes the nutritional value of their tucker, but how much truth is there to this belief?
Les Mills gives you everything you need to know about going raw in their latest article.
Check it out here.
Fountain of youth
Everyone knows water is an essential ingredient of life but there are plenty of common myths and misconceptions regarding water and hydration.
The team at Les Mills have read the research, gathered some handy info and compiled a list of 10 things you should know about H2O.
Check out the article.