News - Page 2 of 6 - BayFit Leisure Centre

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July 22, 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019 is Stress Down Day, so this is a friendly reminder to take some time to yourself, partake in fun and easy activities designed to reduce stress.

Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. In regards to this, we have some tips for you to reduce some stress at our facilities!

  1. Go for a run
  2. Swim a few laps
  3. Find space in the gym and medtiate utilising the gym’s yoga mats
  4. Partake in a yoga class
  5. Stretching

Don’t forget about looking after the most important person in your life, you!


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July 22, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course, there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:

1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m

2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)

3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke

4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m

5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds

COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall

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June 5, 2019

Beat the price rise!

Avoid the price changes towards the end of the financial year by indulging in our very special promotion running for the month of June that allows you to get 5 additional visits when you purchase any of our 25 visit pass packs!

These passes are a great option for regular visitors as they are cheaper than paying for single casual entry. They can be purchased at reception so get down to the centre and take advantage of this amazing deal!

Offer expires 30th June 2019. This offer does not include PT sessions.

Find out more by giving us a call on (03) 9392 2222.


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June 5, 2019

Last month we had plans to upgrade our steam room in June, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, the project is put on hold for the time being.

Watch this space for exact dates on the closure. We apologise in advance for any inconveniences but the wait will be worth it!


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June 5, 2019

We are excited to share that the Hobsons Bay City Council (HBCC) are undertaking a complete renovation of the learn to swim pools disability and family change room!

These new facilities will further compliment the recently renovated spa family change room. We look forward to seeing the final outcome! More details to come.


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May 17, 2019

We have exciting news, BayFit will be undergoing a steam room upgrade! These works will plan to start in June and will require a closure of the steam room for four weeks.

Watch this space for exact dates on the closure. We apologise in advance for any inconveniences but the wait will be worth it!


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May 16, 2019

Written by Shannon Lavery, Accredited Practising Dietitian

One-tray bake recipes are perfect for those short on time, especially in the evenings, and are looking for a quick and easy dinner solution to satisfy the whole family that won’t compromise their health. They provide maximum nutrition, with minimal prep time or dirty dishes. Plus, you can use almost any vegetable you have in the fridge.

Our One-Tray Mediterranean Vegetable Bake is super high in fibre which will help keep you feeling fuller for longer with each serve contains more than 6 serves of vegetables! Making it a very easy way to achieve the recommended goal of at least 5 serves of vegetables each day.

For more nutritious recipes check them out here and follow them on Facebook!

One-Tray Mediterranean Bake Recipe:

Serves 4

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cooking time:

Approximately 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 x 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 400g can brown lentils, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large eggplant, sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 small potatoes, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 small red capsicum, sliced 1cm thick
  • 12 kalamata olives
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 50g reduced fat feta, crumbled
  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • Chilli flakes, to serve (optional)
  • Black pepper, to serve (optional)
METHOD:
  1. In a large baking tray, mix together 1 can diced tomatoes (400g), garlic and lentils. Spread evenly over the base of the tray.
  2. Layer with eggplant, potato, zucchini and capsicum. Top with the second can of diced tomatoes (400g), sprinkle with oregano and scatter with olives. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175ᵒC for 40 minutes.
  3. Top with feta and mozzarella and bake a further 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve with chilli flakes and cracked pepper if desired.

Enjoy and if you post it, be sure to tag our socials in your culinary creations so we can see!


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May 7, 2019

As the winter season is upon us BayFit will have a slight change in hours.

Between the 1st of June – 31st of August our centre will close at 4pm on Sundays.

We hope to see you jump in for an earlier swim on that day of the week!


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May 7, 2019

From February the 4th – 22nd of April our challengers across our 5 centres journeyed to a better place in their health and fitness journey. With training 4-5 days a week, nutrition was also a pivotal part of their journey in adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Our 8 Week Challenge Included:
– Exclusive challenge group training sessions
– Access to our 8 Week Challenge Portal
– Full Body Scan & Fitness Assessment
– Training Program & Meal Plan
– Nutrition Advice

To spice things up BlueFit offered a $2000 prize to the top female and male national winners. Congratulations to our National female winner, Aphrodite Cox from Bexley who lost 7.0kg and 7.1% in body fat and our National male winner, Robert Henry from BayFit who lost 13.5kg and 6.2% in body fat!

A huge shout out to our site winners who won a free 12-month membership:

Robert Henry, our overall national winner who lost 13.5kg and 6.2% in body fat & Deanna Kotevski who lost 7.6kg and 2.0% in body fat!

This is the first chapter of your new journey. Take what you have learned from the challenge and continue to apply it to your new lifestyle.