YARRA LEISURE NEWS / MAY 2019
April gym challenge winners announced
Well done to everyone who took part in our April gym challenge!
We saw a lot of people stand up to the pressure of the balancing exercises and enjoy themselves along the way.
We have drawn the winners for the April gym challenge, who have won a one month free membership:
Collingwood: Jenee McCusker
Fitzroy: Jane Ferguson
Richmond: Charlotte Powell Wright
Thank you to everyone who got involved, and congratulations to our winners!
Stay tuned for more challenges coming up soon.
Richmond change room update
Stage 1 demolition works are now complete!
Stage 2 works begun on Wednesday 8 May, which involves building new female, male, accessible and all gender change rooms.
What will stage 2 works involve?
Access to the main gym and our group exercise timetable will return to normal.
You will need to use the male, female and accessible change rooms on pool deck.
There will be no access to the change rooms next to the gym.
The member entry on Griffiths Street will have restricted opening hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
- Friday: 4pm to 9pm
- Saturday: Closed all day
- Sunday: 7am to 7pm
Outside of these opening hours, you will need to access Richmond Recreation Centre using our main entrance on Gleadell Street
The change rooms are expected to reopen in late August.
Find out more about these works on our website.
Stroke improvement courses in May
Could you benefit from improvements to your swimming form?
Register for our stroke improvement course at Richmond or Collingwood and we'll help you improve all aspects of your swimming over 5 weeks.
You'll focus on kick and body positioning, breathing techniques, arm positioning, rotation and more.
When are the courses?
The Collingwood course will run on Tuesday's from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
The Richmond course will run on Wednesday's from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
How much is the course?
The course is $123 for members and $137 for non-members.
How do I book?
Book online via Eventbrite and we'll be in contact with you to confirm your booking and arrange payment.
Alternatively you can book in person at reception or give us a call on 9205 5522.
Book a personal training session with Aaron
Ready to put yourself first and get fit and healthy? Look no further than a personal training session with Aaron.
Aaron's a registered Fitness Australia professional with a uniquely trained eye for movement.
He can help you achieve improved levels of health, strength, fitness, mobility, over-all wellbeing and lifestyle, while decreasing the risk of injury through safe and effective training methods.
Book a session with Aaron online.
Book a round using our app and get 20% off
Did you know we have our own Burnley Golf Course app?
The weather may be cold...but our booking app is heating up in May! Get 20% off your 9 or 18 hole round when you book for after 2pm between Monday and Friday.
Our app stores all your booking information in one place, gives you direct access to our live tee sheet so you can see what's available and find out what’s happening on the course.
How do I apply the discount?
Book your round for after 2pm between Monday and Friday
When you get to checkout, add the promo code 'maymadness'
Your rate will be discounted by 20%.
Start sneaking in those extra rounds because this exclusive offer is only available in May.
Download the app by searching "Burnley Golf” in your app store on your Apple or Android device.
Move, eat and live better
Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing.
Make the right call-iflower
Autumn is cauliflower season!
It's the perfect time of year to make use of the often underappreciated cruciferous vegetable, and this Moroccan cauliflower with preserved lemon and olives is a fantastic way to do so.
And the best part? It only has a couple more steps than just roasting cauliflower whole. Simple and delicious.
Grab the recipe from Ceres Fair Food.
Baby it hurts so good
Working hard and pushing yourself to the point of hurt can be a great feeling when exercising, but what if we push too hard and actually hurt ourselves? Injury is one of the most common reasons people don't reach their fitness goals, and it's often perfectly avoidable.
This article from Les Mills takes you through three common problems that can lead to more serious injury, with some handy tips on how to avoid getting hurt!
Check out the article.
Pumpkin out the soup this winter
With the weather cooling down we're starting to look towards our favourite winter dishes, and it's hard to go past a classic pumpkin soup on a cold, rainy day.
Easy to make, nutritious and delicious, this recipe is one you'll come back to over and over again. Try it with a spoon of yoghurt and slice of nice bread on the side.
Grab the Better Health's recipe online.
There has been a lot of debate over the years about whether organic produce is actually healthier than regular produce.
New research has proven that if you eat organic fruit and vegetables you will significantly reduce your consumption of pesticide residue.
For more info on the benefits of going organic, have a read of Les Mills' article online.