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Jess is officially a Les Mills star!
Group fitness instructors don't get much more inspiring than this. The amazing Jessica Lea was recently interviewed as part of a Les Mills feature series. Watch her interview video to hear her story and talk about redefining what it means to be 60.
A new kind of gym challenge
Think you had the gym challenges figured out? Think again! This September we're mixing things up with a circuit style challenge! You don't have to be the fastest or best to win – just complete the workout to earn your entry into the prize draw.
Stay tuned to #YarraLeisure on social to see the circuit in action and check out the events at Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy.
Congratulations to our spin champions
Thanks to everybody who took part in the Tour de France spin challenge! We hope you enjoyed a great month on the bike. Please join us in congratulating Yarra Leisure's spin champions for 2018!
Special thanks to our amazing instructor Christine for delivering a truly memorable Tour de Spin class!
Get your strokes into winning form
The five-week Form Stroke Improvement Courses are a fantastic all-rounder for those wishing to perfect their backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.
Our skilled coaches use a wide variety of progressive drills to help you get your swim strokes into winning form!
Book your spot ASAP – we're kicking off next week at Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy.
Yarra Triathlon head coach blitzes world championship
Congratulations to Michael Pratt, Yarra Triathlon's head coach, on his 5th place finish at the ITU World Championship Duathlon in Denmark! The competition was fierce with Michael finishing just 45 seconds behind first place. We are so fortunate to have an incredible world-class athlete coaching our triathletes here at Yarra. Well done on an amazing effort and such a fantastic time, Michael!
Click here for more information on Yarra Leisure's triathlon program.
Burnley Golf Course Winter Clinics
Our Winter Golf Clinics are just around the corner. These small group classes are perfect for first-time golfers and those with some experience wanting to consolidate their skills. The clinics run on Saturday mornings over 4 weeks, starting Saturday 11 August.
We still have multiple spots available in both the beginner and intermediate clinics - call us today on 9205 5048 to book your spot.
Move, eat and live better
Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing.
Zesty orange and rhubarb porridge
Transform your humble oats into a vibrant bowl of goodness with zesty orange, rhubarb, yoghurt and maple syrup. Rhubarb, actually a vegetable, has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. Just one serving contains 45% of your RDI in vitamin K which supports healthy bone growth, cognition and heart health. Stew a whole bunch for a week's worth of bright, beautiful breakfasts.
Sports drinks: water they good for?
Is that sports drink really necessary for your workout? Chances are you’re putting back more than you’re taking out in sweat and energy. There are some much healthier and more affordable choices, so make sure you check this out before your next workout. We guarantee it will make you think twice about how you rehydrate!
4 reasons to HIIT up a mate!
There are so many benefits to having a workout buddy. They make gym sessions fun and social, add variety to our training and encourage us to push ourselves further. They also contribute to a healthier lifestyle long term by helping us stick to an exercise routine. Workouts should be enjoyable, right? So HIIT up a mate for your next session and try this 30 minute 2-person circuit.
Crunch vs. Plank - which one wins?
They are the two most popular core training moves, but do they produce the same results? If you’re keen to find the smartest way to work your abs – and enjoy the increased stability, and lower risk of injury that comes from a strong core – here’s where you’ll find it.
Yarra City Council Child Safety Standards
Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation.
As part of our commitment to child safety we have developed a range of tools, initiatives and strategies in order to support staff and prioritise the safety of children and young people in the City of Yarra.
This includes increased training for staff, the introduction of Child Safe Officers and a council-wide reporting process and policy.
Click here for more information on Yarra's commitment to child safety.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person call the Department of Health and Human Services – Child Protection on 1300 664 911 (out of hours 13 12 78). If you think a child is in immediate danger call 000 and ask for the police.
Yarra Community Awards
Each year, Yarra honours local people who make a difference to the community with our Yarra Community Awards.
These awards are presented to individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to Yarra in the past year or over a number of years.
There are seven different award categories including Citizen of the Year, Community Initiative of the Year and Contribution to Sport.
We need your help to find the winners, so if you would like to nominate an inspirational friend or family member you can do so here.
Nominations will close on Friday 26 October and winners will be announced at a Special Ceremonial Council Meeting at Richmond Town Hall on Tuesday 27 November.
For more information and a full list of award categories, head to the Yarra Council Community Awards page.
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