Works Notice - Clayton

To all our members and customers - a quick notice that, due to the ongoing development projects at Monash University, there will be a lane closure on Scenic Boulevard for 5 days this week (Tuesday to Saturday).

Please give yourself extra time when traveling in the direction of the works, or use an alternate route. 

Please find a summary of the works below:

When: Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 January 2015
Duration: 06:00 - 18:00
Location(s) Affected: Scenic Boulevard
Area(s) Affected: From 55 Scenic Boulevard (Building 68) to C2 Car Park. Please refer to attachment for location of works.
Service(s) Affected: Lane closures on the road.
Reason For Works: Infrastructure Works
Access: Traffic Management will be in place.

Alternative Arrangements: Please use alternate route to avoid delays.

Member Highlight - Sarah Lim

It’s not every day that a university student decides to shave all their hair off, but for Monash University student and Monash Sport member, Sarah Lim, the choice to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave wasn’t difficult.

“My hair can always grow back, but people’s lives, once they are gone, can never be revived.”

Sarah Lim
Sarah will be shaving her head bald with on Tuesday 17 March at the Monash Medical Centre.

Sarah is a 4th year medical student studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University. Spending time at hospitals, as part of her degree, has put her into contact with cancer sufferers.

“I always love to help people… (at the hospital) I have seen various patients, including cancer sufferers… I can’t do much as I am unable to treat them. Nevertheless, if giving up my hair can raise some funds to help these people I am happy to do it.”

The decision to shave off all her hair for the World’s Greatest Shave wasn’t welcome by some.

“People are shocked as I always have had quite long hair and (didn’t think) I would give that up… I’ve met people who discouraged me to go bald. They did not want me to lose my beautiful hair, but their words have not discouraged me at all."

However most people, especially her father and grandfather, have been supportive of her goal to raise $5,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“I would be so happy and if I reached my target or go over it. It would be one of my greatest achievements in life. I will be very grateful to all my sponsors, not only did they support me; they also did a good deed by funding leukaemia patients.”

Sarah has been a member at Monash Sport since 2012. She enjoys running and swims almost every day .

You can help Sarah and the Leukaemia Foundation by donating to Sarah’s cause, supporting Sarah when she shaves her head 17 March at the Monash Medical Centre, or committing to shave your own hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.

Farewell to the national hockey championships

The 11 day national hockey championship competition has come to a close over the weekend.

The championships were hosted at Monash Sport, Clayton Campus and saw the under 15 and under 18 men’s and women’s competition with teams from all over Australia traveling to Clayton to take part.

Over 300 plays, spectators and officials were in attendance

Results for the U18 Mens competition can be found here
Results for the U15 Women's competition can be found here.

Photos can be found on the sportsonline website here.

Changes to our Clayton Fitness Centre

The Health and Fitness Centre at Clayton underwent significant changes over the University’s recent Christmas Close Down period, which have resulted in an enhanced training environment and greatly improved services for all members.

These changes have also continued to contribute to a more welcoming and inclusive facility for  all students.

During the month of December, the Cycle Studio was relocated from the Health and Fitness Centre to its own designated training space.

The free space created by this relocation of the cycle studio, has been used to enhance and improve the existing  dedicated functional training space, providing state of the art equipment and effective performance and movement based training options for members.

The expanded functional training area now includes a sled track and push sled, lifting platform, additional weights, battling ropes, aqua bags, Olympic rings, skipping ropes and more.

Additionally the upstairs area was improved with the relocation of equipment and reconfiguration of the layout for an optimal training environment for all members.

These changes to the Health and Fitness Centre highlight Monash Sport’s ongoing commitment to provide excellent service and to increase accessibility to all students.

Across the past 3 years the Health and Fitness Centre has undergone the following transformation:


  • Lift installation enhancing accessibility to both floors of the H&F Centre,
  • Relocation of the cycle studio to its own designated training space
  • Expansion of the functional training area with the introduction of additional equipment.
  • Refurbishment and upgrade of both male and female change rooms

2012 & 2013

  • Complete upgrade to all cardio and strength training equipment
  • Introduction of a functional training area, including the provision of TRX suspension units
  • Aesthetic improvements, including painting, and flooring works


  • Reconfiguration  of all cardio and  strength training equipment across both levels of the Health & Fitness Centre to  create a more accessible and user friendly layout for all of the University community.

Monash Sport is committed to continued improvements not only within our Fitness Centre but across all our facilities and services.

Monash Sport staff look forward to seeing you at the Centre in 2015.

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Swim Fit is Back

Swim's back!

Swim Fit is back on the group fitness timetable!

The Doug Ellis Pool facility is looking better than ever, so freshen up your fitness regime by getting along to Swim Fit.

With a variety of session times available and conducted by Austswim qualified instructors, Swim Fit is a great way to improve cardio respiratory fitness and endurance. You’ll also find it’s a great all over body workout, increasing core strength and muscle tone in a non-impact environment.

Available to all Fitness + Aquatics and Aquatics members, Swim Fit will add a new dimension to your health and fitness routine. Click here for more information and view the current timetable here.

The newly re-opened Doug Ellis Swimming Pool

Your Membership at Monash Sport

Are you making the most of your membership at Monash Sport?

Did you know that our members receive FREE Health and Fitness assessments with unlimited reviews?
Health and Fitness assessments allow every member to have various components of their health and fitness tracked, monitored and assessed by our qualified Health and Fitness Instructors. To see what level you are at or to see how your fitness is improving, contact us to book an assessment in today!

Did you know that members receive FREE personalised exercise programs with unlimited reviews?
We tailor each exercise program to the individual, taking into consideration your goals, ability, injuries and preferences! From to low-impact cardio programs to muscle building to functional training routines, no two programs are the same! To have your own personalised exercise program, contact us to book in a time today!

* Please note that our terms and conditions apply to all our member benefits. To receive a free health and fitness assessment or free personalised program members must be on fitness or fitness + aquatics membership in the following categories: direct debit, 12 month upfront, salary sacrifice, MRS, abroad, indigenous, MU scholarship or ms memberships.

Caulfield Change Rooms Reopened

The Change Rooms at Caulfield re-opened late December in 2014.

Minor works are still to be completed including stonework around the vanity units, full length feature mirrors, bench seating and hooks in the change area to both change rooms as well as different shower heads in the women’s change rooms.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the refurbishment and hope all our members and customers enjoy the refurbished Change Rooms. 

Welcoming the national hockey championships to Monash University

From 8 January to 18 January, Monash Sport Clayton will be hosting the Australian Indoor Hockey Championships.

Up to 300 people are expected to be in attendance through the championship.

The 11 day championship will host the under 15 and under 18 men’s and women’s competition with teams from all over Australia traveling to Monash University, Clayton to take part. 

Matches scheduled from 8.15am - 10.15pm each day and are expected to draw in crowds of spectators.

Monash Sport welcomes Hockey Victoria to Monash University, Clayton and wishes the best of luck to all competitors.