Staying home and staying active
While we’re doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus by staying home, here’s a list of free resources to help you keep moving.
It’s normal to feel some fatigue during this time. Mixing up your routine and trying a new activity can help to improve your mood and sense of wellbeing. Below you’ll find link to online workouts like yoga, high intensity training, or a range of kid’s workouts.
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Reservoir Leisure Centre
Free fitness classes throughout the week, streamed on Facebook. Join live classes in real-time or catch up when it suits you.
| RLC virtual timetable:
8am: Weekly Challenge
11am: Keep Strong with Pina
12pm: Barbell workout with Liz
||10am: Pilates with Dimi
12pm: Strength with Nathan
||8am: Barbell workout with Pina
11am: Keep Strong with Dimi
11am: Yoga with Pina
||8am: Barbell workout with Pina
9am: Cardio with Liz
10am: Abs, Glutes & Legs with Dimi
|| 9am: Rezfit with Nathan
Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre
Live group fitness classes, virtual fitness and Les Mills on-demand, plus of other fitness, nutrition, wellness, family and youth resources. Register for free!
Get Active Lite
Find a virtual version of Council’s free fitness program on the Darebin Leisure Facebook page. Join in for Chair Yoga every Monday at 12pm.
Even more activities from community providers:
YMCA YThrive Home
Workouts suitable for any fitness level.
YGym: Physical Activity for Ages 5-9
Spark Health Wellah Workout Series
Workouts created by our friends at Spark Health who work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
This Girl Can
Workouts for women with a range of beginner-friendly activities available.
Workouts online for older adults.
Fearless movement collective
Workouts made for the LGBTQIA community.
Outdoor exercise equipment:
Outdoor gym equipment is available to be used freely by any member of the public from teenagers through to seniors. The equipment provides a cardiovascular workout, developing most muscle groups while enjoying the fresh outdoors. With the outdoor exercise equipment, you can enjoy your exercise any time for free and no commitment.
A.H. Capp Reserve (Halwyn Crescent, Preston)
All Nations Park (Separation St, Northcote)
Bundoora Park (Playground Drive, Bundoora)
C.H. Sullivan Memorial Park (Blake St, Preston)
Edwardes Lake Park (Griffiths St, Reservoir)
I.W. Dole Reserve (Dole Ave, Reservoir)
J.C. Donath Reserve (Harmer St, Reservoir)
Mayer Park (Normanby Ave, Thornbury)
T.W. Andrews Reserve (Fordham Rd, Reservoir)
W.R. Ruthven V.C. Reserve (Malpas Street, Preston)
Heart Foundation Walking Groups
COVID-19 Update: Please note all walking groups are suspended under current Stage 4 restrictions.
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community based walking groups. Participation in the walking groups is free and it is a great way to get active and meet new people.
The local Heart Foundation Walking group meets in Northcote on Mondays at 9:30am. Starting and finishing at Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the walking group covers approximately 5 kilometres at a light-to-moderate intensity through the streets of Northcote and surrounding areas. Children and prams are welcome.
See the Heart Foundation website for further information.
Subsidised gym memberships:
Full access to the leisure centre can be expensive for people experiencing financial hardship. Subsidised Gym Membership supports Darebin residents to have full access to Reservoir Leisure Centre during off peak hours (6am–4 pm).
To assess your eligibility, get in touch with the Reservoir Neighbourhood House on 9462 4611.