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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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March 19, 2019

Join this March at BayFit Leisure and get a full facility membership (including pool, gym, group fitness classes and our 5 Steps to Success program) without any lock-in contracts – we are offering a 12-month contract rate on a month to month timeline!

If you have any questions about our health club memberships or would like to try us out, please fill out our enquiry form here or call us on (03) 9392 2222


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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


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February 25, 2019

Carbohydrates are the major and primary fuel source for muscles and the brain. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is the form that is used for energy by the body.

Carbohydrate foods include starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, noodles, potato, corn, legumes, biscuits and cereals and all sugars including natural sugars found in fruit, milk and yoghurt.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver and must be constantly replaced. Spreading small amounts of carbohydrates are a helpful way to provide the body with adequate stores without consuming excessive amounts. This can be achieved by consuming three small meals.

Healthy snacks may be beneficial to prevent excessive hunger between meals. By eating this way you will get smaller rises in your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time so that you are using the maximum amount though out the day, limiting excess building up and becoming stored in the body.

Do not skip meals is not ideal as it often results in food cravings and binge eating.


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February 25, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!

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January 17, 2019

We are open on the Monday Australia Day Public Holiday (28th January) however we will have amended trading hours on this day. Regular trading hours apply on Australia Day itself which is Saturday 26th January.

Opening Hours Monday 28th January

11am – 5pm

Group Fitness Classes Monday 28th January

11.15AM BODY PUMP

 


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January 17, 2019

BlueFit Swimming are proud to have make up lessons available for our learn to swim students. Through the parent portal you can mark an absence and book your make up lessons.

Parents now have access to the parent portal which allows you to manage your class bookings including:

  • Mark yourself absent and book make ups
  • Access swim school resources
  • Update Payment Details
  • Check class progress
  • Pay Outstanding Fees
  • Book additional Lessons

To access the portal head to www.bluefitswimming.com.au/myportal

Don’t forget learn to swim students also have access to the aquatic centre free 7 days a week!

For more information about our learn to swim program contact altona@bluefitswimming.com.au


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January 17, 2019

Now is the perfect time to enrol in swimming lessons! Make the most of the warm weather and get the kids swimming in our leading learn to swim program!

Bluefit Swimming has a specific focus on water confidence and the basic skills of swimming.

We have a strong emphasis on developing aquatic safety and developing the confidence of children in the aquatic environment.

Our team of Swim Instructors and Coaches are all professionally qualified and have been selected based on a combination of their knowledge, coaching skills, ability to communicate and build rapport with your child.

To find out more click here


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January 6, 2019

Get a head start on your new year’s resolutions and register your interest for our 8-week challenge starting in February.

Join the 8 week challenge and transform your mind & body! We’ll give you all the tools you need to stay on track and achieve your goals! Challenge starting 4th February 2019

The 8 Week Challenge Includes

  • Exclusive challenge group training sessions (see below)
  • Access to our 8 Week Challenge Portal
  • Full Body Scan & Fitness Assessment
  • Training Program & Meal Plan
  • Nutrition Advice

Session Times

Day Time Type Location
Monday 6.15am Cardio Outdoor
Tuesday 6.15 pm Weights Outdoor
Wednesday 10.30am Cardio Outdoor
Thursday 6.15pm Weights Outdoor
Friday 6:15am Cardio Outdoor
Sat 8:00am Weights Outdoor

You can win

*The best national male and best national female transformation will win $2000 each.
Only $99 for BlueFit Health Club Members

$199 for Non BlueFit Health Club Members (includes gym access for 8 weeks)

Register today!