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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 meditate 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

Each year families are eligible to receive a $100 voucher per child (4.5 -18 years) from the state government to use towards ongoing sports lessons. From 1 July 2019, a second $100 Active Kids voucher will be available.

Provider rules for the application of the second Active Kids voucher:

The second $100 Active Kids voucher will be available from 1 July 2019
All vouchers are valid to 31 December 2019
Second vouchers continue to be transacted in the same way as the first
The two vouchers cannot be used as a single $200 transaction for the same sport/activity (however it can be used for a different activity with the same provider)

If you have any questions please contact programs@bluefit.com.au

How to apply for the Active Kids Vouchers
  • Visit sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids.Read the Guidelines and Fact Sheets to learn about the program.
  • Visit service.nsw.gov.au and create or login to your MyServiceNSW Account.
  • Complete an Active Kids application through your MyServiceNSW Account. You will receive a voucher with a unique ID number for each child you register (available to download, print and email).
  • Redeem your voucher – Fill out the form below with your voucher ID number.
Terms and Conditions
  • The voucher will be redeemed upon enrolment in a perpetual Bluefit Program
  • As per conditions of Service NSW, the Active Kids voucher must be used for a structured program for a minimum of 8 weeks duration.
  • The Active Kids Voucher cannot be used for any holiday program, as the programs run for less than 8 weeks
  • If the child cancels out of their BlueFit program without using up the entire amount of the Active Kids Voucher, the amount will remain as a credit unless the program runs for a fixed term.
  • Non-attendance in a program does not entitle credits to the voucher.
  • Under no circumstances is the Active Kids Voucher redeemable for cash. The vouchers are non-refundable or transferable.

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June 4, 2019
Coffs Harbour Memorial Swimming Pool just became your one stop fitness venue!

Brought to you by BlueFit Health Club, this intimate training space is designed to supercharge your fitness regime.

MEMBERSHIP SALE: Full Facility Membership
Be one of our new members and pay only $13 per week! Click here to sign-up!

CARDIO & WEIGHTS AREA: All the tools you need!
The gym includes weights and cardio equipment as well as the latest functional training gear to ignite your workout.

ACCESS TO 3 LOCATIONS: 1 Gym + 3 Pools = 1 Membership
Membership to the gym also gives you access to the aquatic facilities at Coffs Harbour Pool, Sawtell Pool and Woolgoolga Pool.

FITNESS CLASSES INCLUDED: Check out the Group Fitness Timetable
Try our functional training class FX30 or if you’re looking for something with a little less impact, give Aqua fitness a go.


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May 17, 2019

Sometimes people avoid swimming due to the colder weather approaching however there are many reasons why you should keep going!

If you have ever heard that swimming in winter makes you more prone to catching a cold, don’t believe it, it is only an old wives tale! Swimming during the winter time instead helps build a stronger immune system and makes you more resilient to stress and other illnesses.

If you still fear that it may affect your health here are some good habits to maintain:

  • Wearing a swimming cap during the lessons
  • Wearing warm clothing and footwear for after lessons
  • Wearing more coverage with bathers such as a rash vest
  • No other workout is low impact but achieves high results building muscles, burning calories and stimulating your brain. The great thing about swimming is that it’s for everyone! You can also swim in rain, hail or shine, unlike other sports which get called off in bad weather so it keeps your child active throughout the whole year.

Lastly, the best way for you to remember and keep developing skills is through repetition. If you take your children or yourself out for 3-4 months in winter, they may lose their technique and take longer to progress through the level or worse, forget important knowledge when they get back to swimming in public in the early days of spring and summer.

So even though winter is coming around remember to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!


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May 8, 2019

To celebrate the gift of all our hardworking and loving mum’s out there we are giving away a free coffee to all our swim school mums during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Sunday 12th May.

We know it’s not easy juggling your own life as well as your kids and sometimes even your partners, friends or work! That’s why we’re here to try make your day a little easier, happy Mother’s Day!


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May 7, 2019

We have another public holiday around the corner, the Queen’s Birthday on Monday 10th June. Due to this, we will have alternative opening hours and class schedules.

OPENING HOURS:

10:00 am – 5:00pm

SWIM SCHOOL:

No swim school classes will be running.

GROUP FITNESS:

No classes will be running.


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May 7, 2019

Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise as it gives every muscle in your body a workout and you can choose to make it an endurance or sprint training. If you are new to swimming, eating properly and at the right times can help you develop your strength and cardio fitness. It is important to fuel your body the correct way for training for optimal performance.

Now, nobody is the same, everyone will have a different level of comfort regarding eating around swimming, so it is important to trial what works for you. In general, a good rule to follow is allowing 2-4 hours before your swim, after eating a larger meal but 30 minutes – two hours for a smaller snack.

BEFORE

1) Whole grain pasta contains a great substance of carbohydrates and should be enough to give you the boost of energy you need before swimming. Mix some of your favourite vegetables or meat with your pasta to get those extra vitamins and proteins!

2) Bananas are an awesome source of potassium! Plus, they taste so good as well as giving you the boost of energy you need before swimming. Grab a banana on the way to the pool and see the benefits during your swim session.

AFTER

3) Lean chicken is a good way to get protein without eating all of the saturated fats that are usually in meats. A good idea is to make a salad topped with lean chicken or simply eat the chicken with some brown rice to add whole grains to your meal! Yum!

4) Everybody loves some nice, creamy yoghurt with fruit and nuts. Yoghurt provides a lot of protein, but be sure to look out for those added sugars that make them so sweet. Try opting for some Greek yoghurt or other low-fat, unsweetened products that will give you that essential protein.

5) If you only have time for a simple snack after swimming, you might like the idea of grabbing some protein bars that you can eat on the go!

We hope you enjoyed some of our tips! See you in the pool!


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May 4, 2019

We are excited to announce that Coffs Harbour pools will soon have its very own gym and we are launching our foundation membership special to the first 20 people who join.

More information about the launch will be available next week. To stay in the loop enter your details below:

Coffs Harbour - New Gym Enquiry