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Five easy ways to keep fit and healthy over Christmas

1. Pace yourself, don’t restrict yourself The best way to avoid undoing all your good work during the year is to allow yourself some treats while also keeping that balance. A balanced approach is much healthier and more sustainable than an ‘off-diet’ versus ‘on-diet’ mindset. Remember, after Christmas comes Valentines Day and then it’s Easter – there will always be reasons to overindulge. Learn to listen to your body and every week balance mostly healthy with a little bit of less healthy. 2. If you can’t exercise every day, aim for 10,000 steps Finding time for workouts during the holiday period is often a struggle. Between Christmas dinners, festive parties and post-lunch naps, many people forget to look after their fitness. Having a goal of 10,000 steps per day, which can be easily tracked on a Fitbit device, is a great way to keep fit.
3. Use the 80:20 approach  The 80:20 (80 per cent healthy, 20 per cent ‘fun foods’) approach to your diet shouldn’t fall by the wayside during Christmas. To avoid feeling guilty after gorging on a big Christmas dinner,  you should keep making healthy choices for all your other meals. Go back to an 80:20 balance of making healthy choices most of the time, drinking lots of water and finding time to be active. 4. Take post-meal walks A post-meal walk is a great away to stabilise blood sugar response to food. Exercise snacks throughout the day is another great way to accumulate exercise and mitigate the negative effects of a sedentary, high-stress lifestyle. Try one minute of squats, pushups, lunges and bench dips for a satisfying 5-minute exercise snack. 5. Ask for health-related gifts Asking for – and giving – health and exercise-related gifts is a sure-fire way to get excited about fitness over Christmas. Health-related gifts could include workout gear, gym memberships or
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Christmas and New Year’s Timetable

We will be running a reduced fitness and aquatic timetable over the festival season. Our Christmas and New Year timetable can be found below. Week Commencing 16 December Group Fitness Aqua and Gym Floor Week Commencing 23 December Group Fitness Aqua and Gym Floor Week Commencing 30 December Group Fitness Aqua and Gym Floor Week Commencing 6 January  Group Fitness Aqua and Gym Floor If you have any questions regarding the timetable, please do not hesitate to contact us.    
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Enrol in our Fast Track Swimming Clinic

Our holiday swim school intensive program is a great way to fast-track your child’s swimming abilities. Help your child progress to the next stage as quick as possible through daily repetition lessons and advancing on new skills. We offer speciality workshops that cater for children who want to improve specific skills such as: Starts – work on components of the dive ensuring nice streamline position on entry and be ready for the school carnival season Turns & Finishes – cover all turns and finishes including individual medley Stroke Specific – key fundamentals of specific strokes. Extra focus on areas such as kick, breathing or arms that will improve technique and proficiency Teachers plan fun, challenging and educational lessons which are: 1 x 30 minute lesson a day Monday to Friday Group Lessons with maximum of 5 swimmers per class Private lesson options – Buy 4 get 1 free Contact us to enrol today! swimschool.itac@belgravialeisure.com.au 
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We’re Introducing New Waste Bins

From Friday 20 August 2019, we’re swapping out our bins and introducing three new waste bins across our five City of Sydney Fitness and Aquatic Centres. A Red, Amber and Blue waste bin will assist us in separating Landfill, Recycling and Paper waste, respectively.

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Lorena’s Final Face2Face Session

It's the last week of Lorena's Face2Face journey, and she's feeling the benefits of the five guided sessions. The Face2Face program is all about assisting our members to achieve what they want, and we do this by;
  • Building a habit
  • Increasing confidence
  • Improving the enjoyment of fitness
  • Increasing knowledge of health and fitness
  • Providing an environment of support and encouragement
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Lorena’s Second Face2Face Session

Lorena has made it back for her second session! She’s feeling excited to get her exercise program and to make exercise a regular habit! One thing that Lorena has said she has struggled with is,
"Between studying and work, it's really hard to find the time in my busy schedule to keep this a regular practice."  
Lorena will see how this next stage of the program can help her solidify these necessary habits in exercise. (more…)