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Yarra Leisure News /
December 2018

Christmas/New Year opening hours and timetables

We wish everybody a happy and safe festive season!

There will be modified opening hours and timetables during the Christmas and New Year period, starting Monday 17 December.

Open Age Squad and Yarra Triathlon programs will also operate on a modified timetable during this time. 

View the modified opening hours and timetables online or pick up a hard copy at reception.

Don't miss the LAST Les Mills launch for the year!

You better watch out, you better not cry (you might if you miss this)... 

The final Les Mills launch for 2018 is coming to town! Join us this Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December for fresh moves, new tunes, FREE entry, gym pack giveaways and an awesome prize draw! 

Check out the event details and launch classes and come along for goodness' sake!

Member spotlight: Vivienne conquers the Camino

Long time member Vivienne is living proof that keeping fit and active enriches life far beyond physical health. We recently caught up with her to hear about her once-in-a-lifetime experience of hiking the famous Camino De Santigo in Europe.

The 56 year old mother from Cremorne has been a Yarra Leisure member since 1997 and has attended Troy's Circuit classes for over ten years! She set out in September to start the thousand year old pilgrimage, departing from Saint-Jean in the Pyrenean foothills in southwest France.

34 days, 8 blisters and 915km later, it's fair to say Viv conquered the Camino! Read her story.

November Gym Challenge champions

During November we challenged you to complete a tough countdown circuit. We were amazed by the number of entries and fantastic times recorded!

Congratulations to our Challenge Champions for each centre, as drawn at random:

  • Hayley Conway - Fitzroy
  • Ashlee Doidge - Collingwood
  • Megan Mclean - Richmond

Each of you has won a FREE month of full membership at Yarra Leisure. We'll be in touch with you shortly to arrange.

Well done to everyone who completed this tough challenge! Stay tuned for more to come in the new year.

Collingwood pool closure

A reminder that Collingwood Leisure Centre's pool, spa and sauna will close from Saturday 22 December 2018 for three months while we take care of essential repairs.

During this time you’ll still be able to visit the gym, group exercise studio, spin room and change rooms, which will remain open.

We understand the impact the closure will have on many pool users and we apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused.

We will keep you updated on the Yarra Leisure news page. If you have any questions, simply reply to this email or give us a call at the numbers listed below.

Women Making Waves dry program

During the Collingwood pool closure we will be running a dry program for Women Making Waves. The program will include gym access and a Freestyle Movement class held in the Group Fitness Studio.

The Women Making Waves dry program will commence on Saturday 12 January. All cultures and fitness levels welcome! For further information please visit our website.

See you there, ladies!

Important changes to our Watch Around Water policy

We recently reviewed our pool safety policies and procedures and are introducing changes to our Watch Around Water policy.

Watch Around Water supports parents and guardians to keep children safe in and around the water. This ensures every child is adequately supervised while visiting our pools. 

If you are a parent or guardian of a young child, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the changes to our Watch Around Water policy

They will take effect from 1 January 2019. Over the coming weeks our staff will familiarise all patrons with the new policy.

Move, eat and live better

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

Give the gift of health and wellness this Christmas

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?

A Yarra Leisure Gift Card is a unique, versatile and convenient way to treat family and friends to their favourite activity.

Our Gift Cards are available for any amount you choose and can be redeemed for all Yarra Leisure's services, programs and products. They are a great way to help your loved ones improve their health and wellbeing or reach a new fitness level.

Read more

Yarra Leisure gift card

Join a study on extreme heat in Yarra

We're looking for 100 enthusiastic people to become citizen scientists and join world renowned universities RMIT and UNSW, in their research of urban heat and local climate change to help better understand how we can reduce extreme heat and adapt.

Yarra is joining five other Victorian councils to recruit enthusiastic residents who want to contribute to this important study that will impact Australia.

For more information on the study and how to get involved visit Yarra City Council's website.

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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