Group classes & personal training

The following classes are available at the Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

If you are a member, the classes are included in your membership. If you do not have a membership, you can still participate by purchasing a casual entry.

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Personal & team training

The VU Sport personal training is led by Fitness Centre Supervisor, Vincent Gardiner. It has been developed utilising the latest training principles and sees participants work with specialised trainers to commit to creating a more active life.

These tailored sessions will not only transform participants’ physical wellbeing, but the ‘team’ element means that social interaction between members is highly encouraged. Each session is structured so that it can be adapted to suit all fitness levels and produce results.

Our personal trainers, Vincent and Elly, know how to have fun but they are serious about fitness and working with members to achieving their goals.

For more information on personal training and to get started please contact Vincent Gardiner or Ellyce Denn.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5701
Email: vuafc@vu.edu.au

Group exercise timetable

Monday

Class Time Location Instructor Max No.
Dynamic Yoga 1.00pm Multi-purpose room Aaron 24
Cxworx (30 min) 5.15pm Multi-purpose room Aaron 24
Pump (45 min) 5.45pm Multi-purpose room Sandhy 24
Spinning 6.00pm Spinning studio Matt 20
Pilates 6.30pm Multi-purpose room Jackie 24

Tuesday

Class Time Location Instructor Max No.
Kettlebell (30 min) 12.30pm Gym Floor Kym 8
Cxworx (30min) 1.00pm Multi-purpose room Kable 20
Yoga 5.20pm Multi-purpose room Jaqui 24
Deep Water Aqua 6.00pm Swimming pool Lee 16
Total Tone 6.15pm Multi-purpose room Jenni 20

Wednesday

Class Time Location Instructor Max No.
Kettlebell (30 min) 7.30am Gym Floor Mua 8
Dynamic Yoga 1.00pm Multi-purpose room Aaron 24
Spinning 6.00pm Spinning studio Matt 20
Pump 6.00pm Multi-purpose room Steve 20
Dynamic Yoga 7.00pm Multi-purpose room Aaron 24

Thursday

Class Time Location Instructor Max No.
Kettlebell (30 min) 12.30pm Gym Floor Mua 8
Boxing 1.00pm Multi-purpose room Kym 20
Pilates 5.30pm Multi-purpose room Jackie 24
Deep Water Aqua 6.00pm Swimming pool Bo 16
Total Tone 6.30pm Multi-purpose room Jenni 20

Saturday

Class Time Location Instructor Max No.
Spinning 8.15am Spinning room Matt 20
Deep water aqua 8.30am Swimming pool Sue 16
Pump (Express 30min) 9.00am Multi-purpose room Hannah 20
Cxworx (30min) 9.30am Multi-purpose room Aaron 20
Dynamic Yoga 10.00am Multi-purpose room Aaron 24
Zumba 11.00am Multi-purpose room Daniela 20

Group exercise classes guidelines

Classes are scheduled and conducted subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • All classes scheduled are dependent upon adequate class numbers. If numbers are consistently low for a class then there is the potential for that class to be withdrawn from the timetable after the first 6 week trial period of the new timetable.
  • Class duration is between 45mins and 55mins depending upon the class - please do not be late for classes as a warm up reduces the likelihood of injury.
  • Inform the instructor if it is your first class or if you have any injuries.
  • Group Exercise receipts will be handed out 1 hour before commencement of class (one receipt per person only).
  • Participants must collect a Group Exercise receipt from reception and hand on to the instructor before commencement of class.
  • Participants must bring a towel and water bottle to every class.
  • Correct sporting attire must be worn to class. (Jeans/corporate attire are not acceptable).
  • The user must wipe down equipment after class. Disinfectant to be supplied by centre.

Class descriptions

Pilates

Pilates emphasises the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility & awareness in order to support efficient movement. This class is suitable for everyone.

Spinning

Students participate in a spinning class

Spinning is an indoor group exercise class on stationary bikes. The bikes are arranged so that every participant can see the instructor. The class runs for approximately 45 minutes. The instructor leads the class through a range of different styles of bike riding, such as sprints, hills and adding or easing resistance.

Changing the resistance levels will simulate an actual bike riding terrain. As participants control their own resistance level this class is suitable for all fitness levels.

This class is ideal for weight loss, fitness, speed and endurance.

Total tone

Total tone is an aerobic-style class performed to music. Total tone incorporates a combination of traditional aerobic moves, hand weights and other aids like balls and steps to create a dynamic class. This is a high energy class that is suitable for all abilities.

This class is ideal for improving fitness and muscle tone.

Deep water aqua

Deep water aqua (DWA) is an aerobic style class held in deep water with the assistance of buoyancy belts (optional). It incorporates a variety of body movements including water running, treading water and the use of aids for muscle stimulating exercises.

Burn calories, build cardio vascular endurance, gain muscle strength and improve your range of motion. Great for those recovering from injury or simply those who want a total body workout. The class allows you to work the muscles without causing stress on your joints or tissues.

Ideal for athletes and sporting clubs the 45 minute class will provide active recovery, performance enhancement and great cross training in an environment that precludes the risk of injury.

Zumba

Zumba is a combination of dance steps and Latin rhythms to easy to follow routines. This invigorating dance class will get you movin' and groovin' to rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, merengue and more.

Work your body from head to toe with Zumba's exhilarating workouts. You'll learn all the basics, hitting your core, thighs and abdominals just to name a few. Come and join the fun.

Woman in yoga pose

Yoga

Yoga is a combination of free flowing yoga poses such as sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, inversions, twists and savasana relaxation. Suitable for all levels. Ideal for strength, flexibility, muscle recovery or relaxation.

Bodypump

This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like Squats, Presses, Lift and Curls. You'll use a step, bar, a selection of weights to suit your fitness level. A great program to inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast!

Cxworx

Cxworx is a 30 min program designed to improve functional strength, mobility and enhance injury prevention. With dynamic training that hones in on your abs, glutes, back and obliques. This class will challenge you both mentally and physically.

It is a low impact class, suitable for all levels.

Kettlebell

Designed to improve your power, strength, reflexes, agility and sporting performance. Learn the basics of using the kettlebell whilst being guided through a series of exercises. Suits all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced.