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Yarra Leisure News / June 2018

Queen's Birthday public holiday hours and timetable

On Monday 11 June, we have altered our opening hours and group exercise timetables for the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

Queen's Birthday opening hours

All Leisure Centres: 8am to 6pm
Burnley Golf Course: 7am to 6pm

Download a copy of our Queen's Birthday opening hours and timetable PDF, (100kb) or find it on our website.

Last chance to join our over 55's program

We're partnering up with Lifesaving Victoria to offer Grey Medallion, a water safety course for over 55's. Grey Medallion aims to encourage a healthy, independent and active lifestyle by teaching essential skills to help you enjoy aquatic recreation safely.

The 8-week program will run at Richmond Recreation Centre and is inclusive of all abilities, including non-swimmers. Hurry - the program starts tomorrow!

Register for the course online and a member of our Aquatic Programs team will then contact you to finalise payment.

11 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds...

Think you can beat the world record for longest held wall squat? Put your quads to the test in our June Gym Challenge!

Gym challenges are back to keep you motivated every month with awesome prizes and giveaways.

Wall squats are an amazing leg exercise that work one of the biggest muscles in your body, your quads! They also strengthen and tone your calves, hamstrings, glutes and core, and help to prevent runner's knee. 

We'll be awarding a free month of membership to the male and female winner at each centre! Check out all the event details at Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy.

Do you work or study at a desk?

These workouts were made for you! 

We recently teamed up with Yarra City Council to produce some instructional videos designed to help you though your working day.

Start with the 5 minute easy morning warm up and use the 3 minute simple stretch routine periodically throughout the day.

Both workouts target your whole body to relieve tension while improving your flexibility and energy levels. They can be performed anywhere, no equipment needed. Save them to your favourites so they're ready for you every morning!

School holiday program bookings now open

What's on these holidays?! Bookings are now open for our Learn to Swim School Holiday Program. Over five days of swimming fun we'll fast track your child's progress while improving their confidence and water safety skills. 

The course involves one lesson per day from July 2-6 and will be held at Richmond Recreation Centre and Collingwood Leisure Centre. Places are limited, so book at reception today!

Burnley's complete video guide is now yours

If you follow us on social you might have seen Michelle's hole-by-hole guide of Burnley Golf Course. We've now released the entire playlist on YouTube, full of handy tricks and tips to get you through each stage of the course. 

Save it to your favourites so it's on hand for when you need a bit of advice on that tricky 9th hole. It's like having a professional coach in your pocket!

Rockdogs vs. Megahertz: who will rule supreme?

The Reclink Community Cup is a national charity fundraising event like no other!

On Sunday 24 June Victoria Park in Abbotsford will come alive with home grown music and performance, Australian rules footy, family and food trucks to create a truly iconic event!

Funds raised will support Reclink Australia’s work with disadvantaged communities across Australia. Learn more and book your tickets online.

Try these A-MASON-LY delicious lunch recipes!

Think outside the lunchbox and diversify your food prepping with these creative mason jar recipes!

They are a convenient way to bring fresh, colourful and exotic flavours with you on the go. Give them a try - we loved the Skinny Burrito in a Jar!

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Questions and feedback

Should you have any questions regarding the information in this edition of Yarra Leisure News please contact us on the numbers listed below or reply to this email.

Collingwood Leisure Centre
Cnr Turnbull and Hoddle Sts, Clifton Hill
p. 9205 5522

Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Alexandra Pde, Fitzroy
p. 9205 5180

Richmond Recreation Centre
Gleadell St, Richmond
p. 9205 5032

Burnley Golf Course
Cnr Loyola and Madden Gr, Burnley
p. 9205 5048