News Archives - BayFit Leisure Centre

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April 16, 2019

BlueFit is proud to have a dedicated and committed BlueFit Green team. This past year the team has been researching smart energy savings options and practices that will make all our sites in Australia more environmentally sustainable. We are implementing our initiatives in phases to ensure we are finding the best solutions to use in all our facilities.

Some initiatives are visible to customers and staff, such as the reduction of plastic in our cafes and the introduction of more drinking fountains to refill reusable bottles. Other initiatives are happening behind the scenes.

In our plant rooms, we have been installing variable speed drives (VSDs) on our mechanical equipment. These devices can power-down our equipment in times of low centre usage and power-up the equipment only when it is necessary – during peak usage. Our lights look the same, but many have already been replaced with LED fixtures. These fixtures are now significantly reducing our energy demands!

BlueFit Green’s next initiative is to introduce our own BlueFit “Keep Cup” and recycling bins throughout our centres. We are looking forward to seeing BlueFit blend more green in our surrounding environments, are you?


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April 4, 2019

We are closed on Good Friday but we are open on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd Easter Day public holidays, however, we will have amended trading hours on these days.

Opening Hours:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 11am – 5pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 11am – 5pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 11am – 5pm

Group Fitness Classes:
20th April – Easter Saturday: 11:15am Body Pump
21st April – Easter Sunday: 11:15am Body Attack
22nd April – Easter Monday: 11:15am Body Pump

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes


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April 4, 2019

We are open Anzac Day, the 25th of April between 11AM – 5PM. Regular trading hours apply on over Tuesday 23rd April, Wednesday 24th April and Friday 26th April.

Centre Opening Times:
11am – 5pm

Group Fitness Classes:
11:15am RPM

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes


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April 4, 2019

At a time when keeping connected with loved ones is as easy as lifting your mobile phone from your pocket, it is comforting to know that those close to us really are within reach at any given moment. However, when it comes to supervising your child at our (or any) swimming pools, the concept of being within arms reach has an even greater significance.

Here, it is a matter of life and death.

Over the last few months, our lifeguards have saved the lives of several children whose parents or guardians were otherwise preoccupied on their phones – one of the recoveries occurred within arms reach of the parent, who was too busy on their phone.

Our lifeguards are an important safety feature but they DO NOT replace the close supervision of accompanying adults. A puddle of water is enough to cause an infant to drown, and as many as 20% of near-drowning survivors suffer permanent neurological disability.

We understand how easy it is to have new notifications or having the latest news at your fingertips but we urge you to remember the reason why you are where you are. It is for the sake of the loved one(s) who, at this moment are relying on you.

Keep safe and happy swimming for all of our customers!


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April 1, 2019

Register your interest to provide feedback on Council’s Draft Aquatic Strategy!

At the Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 12 March 2019, Councillors released the draft strategy to the community for public comments as of Monday 1 April 2019. The draft Aquatic Strategy is available to view here 

Hobsons Bay City Council owns two aquatic facilities:
Bayfit Leisure Centre: Mason Street Altona North
Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre: Jennings Street, Laverton.

Furthermore, there is an outdoor pool located in association with the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club which will also be assessed as part of this project.

Find out more information and see Council’s next steps here 


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March 25, 2019
Due to the NBN upgrade on Mason Street Tuesday 9th April, there will be a planned power outage at the aquatic centre.

Opening Times

  • Open 6:00am – 9:00am (last entry 8:30am) with the exception of learn to swim lessons.
  • Closed 9am – 3pm
  • Reopen 3:00pm – 9:00pm

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March 19, 2019

We are so proud of our challengers, the end is near! Can you feel it?  We look forward to measuring the results to find our best national male and best national female transformation, with the winning prize being $2000 cash!

But remember! “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength” – A. Schwarzenegger.

To keep up-to-date with our BlueFit challenges take a look over here

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March 19, 2019

This year’s Earth Day, will be on the 22nd of April and the theme is ‘Protect Our Species’.

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings at times upset the balance of nature, and as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs.

We can interpret looking after our Earth’s health by nurturing our own. Creating positive and clean environments for ourselves better our health. Whether it’s walking to work one day this week, or drinking from a reusable drink bottle or go 7 days without using a takeaway coffee cup.

Together, they all make a difference in your health as well as Earth’s!


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February 25, 2019

Check out below some great full body exercise tips by our member Nathalia and trainer Rob.

Four Benefits of Total Body Workouts

  • Total body training improves workout efficiency by minimizing the fluff to get you strong and muscular in a hurry
  • You’ll hit major movement patterns multiple times per week in a variety of intensities and rep ranges to stimulate the most number of muscle fibers
  • When in a time-crunch, total body training is best for making huge strength gains when you’re short on time.
  • To simplify getting Strong, Lean, and Muscular.

Cross Mountain Climber

Start in high plank position with both feet on sliders. Pull right knee into chest and across your body, aiming for the left shoulder. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side.

Knee Tuck

Start in high plank position with both feet on sliders. Pull knees in to touch the chest. Focus on keeping your core tight, and don’t hike hips too high. Push feet back to extend into a high plank. Repeat.

Cross Knee Tuck

Similar to the first Knee Tuck, just this time pull the feet diagonal to the side.
Start in high plank position with both feet on sliders. Pull knees diagonal in to touch the chest. Focus on keeping your core tight, and don’t hike hips too high. Push feet back to extend into a high plank. Repeat.

Standing Military Barbell Press

The standing barbell shoulder press is an amazing exercise which targets a lot of muscle and increases the stability of your core.

The movement should be carried out in a full range of motion. Clear it from the rack, rest it on your upper chest, press the bar upward until your arms are extended overhead, lower it slowly, put on the rack. Remember, use full range of motion for maximal results.

Romanian Dead Lift

Hold a bar at hip level with a pronated (palms facing down) grip. Your shoulders should be back, your back arched, and your knees slightly bent. This will be your starting position. Lower the bar by moving your butt back as far as you can.  At the bottom of your range of motion, return the starting position by driving the hips forward to stand up tall.

Wide Pull-up

Grasp the bar with an overhand grip and begin from a
dead hang” (arms fully extended, about shoulder width apart). Pull up toward the bar by bending at the arms and clear it with your chin. Pause at the top of the exercise and then lower back down under control. Return to the starting position and repeat.


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February 25, 2019

Labour Day Public Holiday

We know how much you all love a public holiday, and there is another one just around the corner on Monday 11th March! We will be open on the Labour Day Public Holiday from 11am – 5pm.

Swimming Lessons

There will be no swimming lessons on Monday 11th March. If you have a lesson scheduled for this day you will not be charged.

Group Fitness Classes

11:15am Body Pump