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October 2018

Les Mills Launch - 2018 October release

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Get ready for new music, fresh moves and a whole lot of fun! The latest Les Mills routines are coming to Yarra Leisure this October.

Come along to one, two or more Les Mills launch classes and try something new! We'll make sure you have a great class with:

  • FREE entry! No charge for casual visitors, members are invited to bring along a friend
  • gym pack GIVEAWAYS in every class
  • team teaching with dual instructors in select classes
  • entry into a fantastic PRIZE DRAW. We're giving away 6 x $50 Rebel Sport vouchers to our members and 6 x one month Yarra Leisure memberships to non-members!*

These events will be launching from Saturday 13 October to Sunday 14 October. 

Check out our website for timetables for Richmond and Collingwood.

Fitzroy toddler pool now open

Fitzroy Swimming Pool toddler pool

The toddler pool at Fitzroy is now open! We have the shallow pool up and running for the warmer months so families with young children can enjoy a day at the pool together.

While using the facilities, please be aware of the Watch Around Water guidelines relating to the safe pool supervision of children under 10 years old. You can find details on swim safety at Yarra Leisure here. This helps our lifeguards know that children are cared for in and around the water so we can all enjoy our time at the swimming pool.

We look forward to seeing you at Fitzroy this summer!

Burnley Golf Course Clinics

Burnley Golf Course

Burnley Golf Course has 4 PGA Professionals who can help improve your golf game through lessons or clinics.

Lessons can be tailored to your individual needs, with options including:

  • swing and stance video analysis and tips
  • on-course scenarios and club selection advice
  • short-game development - no more 4 putts or chipping from one side of the green to the other!

Brent Westwick will be hosting two 4-week clinics for beginner and intermediate level golfers.

Both clinics will run on Saturdays for one hour from 27 October to 17 November.

Beginner Clinic: 8:30am - 9:30am
Intermediate Clinic: 10am - 11am

There will also be a 4-week twilight clinic on Wednesday evenings now that the weather is warming up and daylight savings is about to kick in. This clinic will run from Wednesday 7 November to Wednesday 28 November.

Twilight clinic: 6pm - 7pm

Call us on 9205 5048 or pop into the Pro Shop to secure your place in a clinic or lesson.

Gym challenge winners

September gym challenge winners

The latest gym challenge winners have been announced! In September we asked you to HIIT the gym with your best and complete the circuit challenge! These winners have all received a free month of full membership at Yarra Leisure. Congratulations to everyone who entered. Go team!

Visit our website to check out our upcoming November gym challenge running at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.

Improve your form in the water

Freestyle swimming

The next round of stroke improvement courses are starting 23 October!

This will be a 5-week course focusing on developing technique and endurance across all swimming strokes - backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle.

The course is the perfect all-rounder for those wanting to learn skills and enhance performance. All levels welcome, however participants are required to be able to swim 100m freestyle continuously to truly benefit from this course.


Collingwood: Tuesdays 6.45pm-7.45pm, 23 October - 20 November

Richmond: Wednesdays 6.45pm - 7.45pm, 24 October - 21 November

Fitzroy: Thursdays 6.45pm-7.45pm, 25 October - 22 November

For more information and to register your interest click here or make a booking at reception today.

Kate's Golden Gift

Yarra Leisure squad and ICA club swimmer Kate O'Donnell recently competed at the Special Olympics 2018 State Carnival and brought home three gold medals!

Kate finished first in the 50m Butterfly, 100m Individual Medley and the relay, and earned a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke.

Kate swam for the Special Olympics club Melbourne Inner East and has previously raced for Victoria and for Australia in the inaugural Asia Pacific Games, where she won a silver medal in the 50m butterfly.

Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities in a range of sports to athletes with an intellectual disability. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to Kate on this fantastic achievement and please join us in wishing her all the best for future competitions!

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Move, eat and live better

Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing. 

National Ride2Work Day


Ride2Work encourages everyday Aussies to jump on the bike and get active on their way to work.

We are hosting a community breakfast event for all to attend. So come on down on the morning and ride your bike!

Time: 7.30am to 9am 
Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Location: Abbotsford Convent

Join us for:

  • free breakfast
  • giveaways
  • free bike engravings
  • massages

No need to RSVP - just come along on the day!

Not in Yarra? Visit the Ride2Work Day website to find another community breakfast to attend in your area

Yarra Community Awards

Do you have an inspirational friend of family member who’s gone the extra mile to contribute to organised sport and encourage physical activity in Yarra? Or have they demonstrated leadership and concern for our community? Nominate them for the 2018 Yarra Community Awards!

We know we’re lucky to have such valuable community members in the sporting arena and beyond. Now is your opportunity to help us recognise them! Winners will receive up to $500.

Nominate before Friday 26 October. Find out more.

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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