Please note some minor Group Fitness timetable alterations

Thank you to all members and guests who have embraced the new changes to the Eltham Leisure Centre timetable that was released 1 month ago today.

After listening to feedback regarding the afternoon time slots effective today, 16th October 2017 we have tweaked these a little.

Main changes are as follows:

  1. Previous 1.15pm classes moved to 1.30pm
  2. Virtual RPM classes moved from 2.30pm to 2.00pm each day of the week
  3. Friday 4.15pm Virtual BodyPump altered to Virtual Body Combat as per the member ballot

We are pleased to announce that due to the positive feedback with Virtual RPM we have added classes each morning at 7.00am Monday to Friday and also classes each day of the week at 4.00pm.

The addition of the above mentioned classes now takes the Group Fitness offering to over 165 classes per week.

View new Timetable

Mental Health Week at ELC

We all know the benefits the body obtains through physical activity but did you know the mind can also benefit from regular participation in physical activity.

To support Mental Health Week the team at Eltham Leisure Centre are running a number of FREE events to provide the community the opportunity to participate and experience the benefits of activity.

The centre will provide access to a series of group fitness classes, personal training sessions and will cap the week of with a FREE seminar on “Mental Health and Physical Activity” presented by our own group fitness instructor and clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Forrester.

Please refer to the below table for the calendar of events and note that spaces are limited in the PT and seminar sessions.

Call the centre on 9439 2266 to reserve your spot today.

DayTimeEvent
Mon 9th October6.15pmBody Pump
Tues 10th October4.00 - 8.00pmFREE 30 min PT sessions
Tues 10th October4.15pmVirtual Sh'Bam
Wed 11th October10.45amCX Worx
Thurs 12th October8.30 - 11.30amFREE 30 min PT sessions
Thurs 12th October11.20amYoga
Thurs 12th October7.00pmFREE Mental Health seminar
Fri 13th October9.10amBody Attack
Sat 14th October11.15amBody Balance
Sun 15th October9.10amRPM
Seniors month at Eltham Leisure Centre

To coincide with October being Seniors Month the Eltham Leisure Centre is running a series of free events to help engage the community and provide opportunities for seniors to connect throughout the month.

Age Friendly Coordinator, Betty Anderson believes that ” using physical activity as the platform we can truly make great social connections” and “the benefits of physical activity in later years has been proven to make a positive impact on overall health and wellbeing.”

The centre will run a series of free “come and try” classes plus a number of social activities also.  The events are as follows:

DateTimeEvent
Mon 9th October2.30pmAfternoon Tea
Thurs 12th October12.25pmActive Movers Class
Wed 18th October1.15pmActive BodyPump
Tues 24th October12.25pmBody Vive
Mon 30th October10.15amActive Movers

For further information please contact the centre directly on 9439 2266.

ELC members can now access Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool for this summer season

With the warmer weather approaching Eltham Leisure Centre members can now access the Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool as part of their membership.

Current members simply need to provide their membership tag to gain free entry for 2017/18 summer season whilst the ELC pool redevelopment continues.

The operating hours for October 2017 are as follows:

Monday           6:00am – 10:00am and 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday     6:00am – 10:00am and 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Friday              6:00am – 10:00am and 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Saturday         10:00am – 1:00pm

Full operational hours for the outdoor pool will commence on 28 October 2017.

Access to Watermarc will continue however we encourage members to support the local outdoor pool.

Further updates regarding the Eltham Leisure Centre redevelopment will be provided in the coming weeks as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s bulletin update.

Eltham Leisure Centre members Donna, Anthony, Anne, Mal, Josh, Belinda and Rodney will be supported by staff members

Jordan, Molly and Ben as they prepare to tackle the 42km Spartan Ultra Beast event this Sunday 8th October in Bright.

Donna and team have been training hard and at the same time doing all they can to raise funds for well known local

charity “The Pat Cronin Foundation”.

 

Setting a target of $7000 the team are so close to hitting their target and are urging all in the community to donate

what they can to show their support.

 

The 42km Ultra Beast event is run through bushland and includes 80 obstacles in challenging terrain and single trail paths.

On behalf of all the team at Eltham Leisure Centre best of luck and we look forward to hearing more about your success next week.

*If you would like to donate to the team total please head HERE and show your support.  For further information about the foundation please visit https://www.patcroninfoundation.org.au/

Footy colours day supports local cause

If you ever thought community spirit was gone well think again.

Margaret was the lucky winner of a Richmond FC jumper signed by Jack Riewoldt after she showed her teams colours at the Footy Colours Day held on the 15th September.

Following her win she kindly donated the signed jumper to The Pat Cronin Foundation so they can continue their great fundraising efforts in the local community.

If you would like to support The Pat Cronin Foundation please make a donation here

 

Eltham locals take Ironman 70.3 by storm

Much loved Eltham Leisure Centre instructor Andre Obradovic and loyal member Nicola Wadey recently represented Australia at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee early this month.

Competing amongst over 4000 athletes from across the world both achieved great personal results.

Nicola finished 92nd out of 243 in her age group in a total time of 5h33m59s and was the 3rd Australian in her age group.

Andre finished 189th out of 253 in his age group in a time of 5h37m41s crossing the line as the 10th Australian in his age group.

On behalf of all at Eltham Leisure Centre congratulations to both Nicola and Andre on an amazing journey and result.  We look forward to following your future progress and supporting you along the way.