ANZAC Day Operating Hours

Customers, please ensure you are aware of our altered operating hours for ANZAC Day Monday 25 April, 2016.

Clayton Health & Fitness
Clayton Service Desk
Clayton aquatics
1pm – 6pm*
1pm – 6pm*
1pm – 6pm
1pm – 6pm**

*No Group Fitness classes
**No Learn to Swim lessons

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Doug Ellis Swimming Pool Receive Platinum Pool Award for 5th Year in a Row

The Doug Ellis Swimming Pool has joined an exclusive club alongside only 20 other Victorian aquatic facilities, by being given the highest award possible for maintaining an outstanding level of water safety.

The Platinum Pool award is a program managed by Life Saving Victoria (LSV), the leading organisation for safety around the beach and swimming pool. To achieve the Platinum Pool award, the Doug Ellis Pool had to undertake a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it met all of Life Saving Victoria's criteria for the accreditation.

This is the Doug Ellis Pool's fifth consecutive year it has earned Platinum status for it's level of water safety, proving it's consistency in high water safety standards and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for members.
LSV General Manager for Public Training and Pool Safety, Andy Dennis, said only the aquatic facilities who can maintain a high water safety standard are considered for this highly respected industry award.

"We are very selective when awarding Platinum Pool accreditation," Mr Dennis said,

"LSV must be satisfied that exemplary levels of aquatic water safety are being achieved and constantly maintained before the award is issued."

For more information on latest news about the Doug Ellis Pool, head to the Aquatics page on the Monash Sport website.

The Health Benefits of using a Sauna and Steam Room

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of using a Sauna or Steam room? Monash Sport has a fantastic Sauna and Steam Room situated at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool at the Clayton Campus.

Here are a five reasons to try them out:
1. To Relax
The main reason for trying a steam room or sauna is to ‘chill out’. After a hard day at uni or work you may just need to relax, and that is exactly what you will do in a sauna or steam room. The combination of heat, plus a quiet environment is ideal for resting both the body and the mind. Even just a few minutes can transform your attitude and make you feel more mellow.

2. To Help Clear Your Pores
The heated environment in saunas and steam rooms cause your pores to open so you can release sweat. As your pores open and sweat, they also flush out any dirt or built up skin cells sitting on the surface or just below the surface of your skin. This environment will also stimulate blood flow to your skin leaving it feeling clean, soft and fresh.

3. To Help You Relieve Muscle Fatigue after a Hard Workout
An intense exercise session can leave your muscles tired, sore and stiff. Using the heat from a sauna (dry heat) or a steam room (wet heat) can loosen muscles and help muscle fibers recover faster.

4. To Assist to Detoxify your Body and Release Toxins
Regardless of how healthy you may be and how much you may try to live a balanced and health-focused lifestyle, your body is storing toxins. They can come from chemicals in your environment or from your food, and one way to release these toxins is to sweat them out in a steam room  or sauna.

5. To Improve Your Circulation
Safe exposure to heat through a sauna or steam room will get your heart pumping, thus increasing blood flow throughout your body.

We look forward to seeing you at the Doug Ellis Pool, relaxing in our Sauna or Steam room. These areas are available on an Aquatic or Fitness & Aquatic membership or on a casual Sauna/Spa/Steam entry. Please remember to bring your towel.

Please be reminded that the Sauna and Steam rooms are heated environments. If you have a medical condition that may be affected by this type of environment, please make sure you consult a medical practitioner prior to use.

5 Easy Tips To Be More Healthy

5 Easy Tips To Be More Healthy

By Health and Fitness Instructor Carmen

Improving your daily routine to be more healthy can only be a few short changes away. Check out these five easy ways you can use to live better. 


We all know we should drink more water, but understanding over 70% of your body’s cells rely on water for optimal performance prove this should be a no brainer.

- Aim for 250ml every hour.
- Herbal teas and sparkling water are also effective at keeping you hydrated.
- Limit soft drinks, alcohol and coffee as not only are these full of empty calories but they actually dehydrate you.










Get moving

We’ve all heard that sitting is the new smoking. With every hour of sitting reducing your life expectancy by 21.8 minutes! Try not to sit for longer than 40 minutes at a time to reduce the effects of excessive sitting.

- Stand/walk while taking phone calls.
- Walk on your lunch break.
- Get a standing desk!






Watch out for hidden calories 

Assuming proper hormone balance, quality sleep and relatively low stress levels, losing fat occurs when we have a negative energy balance. Meaning when we burn more calories than we consume, fat loss will occur. Therefore, it is beneficial to be mindful of how much energy you are consuming and where those calories are coming from.

- Choose nutrient dense food that is also high in fibre.
- Aim to fill half your plate with vegetables and salad.
- Avoid high calorie beverages and limit high calorie, processed foods such as cakes, lollies, chocolate, etc…

Add variety into your routine

Doing the same routine day in and day out may eventually result in a plateau and hinder your body composition goals. Adding variety will assist in stimulating your metabolism and get you back on track.

- Increase reps, frequency, intensity or volume of your sessions (choose one variable per week)
- Book in with a trainer to get an individualized program specific to your goals
- Try a group fitness class!

Consistency is Key!

You could be following the best program in the world (if one were to exist) but if you’re not consistent then you’ll never fully achieve your desired outcome. Aristotle once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”.

- Don’t panic if you miss one workout or have one bad meal, just get back into your routine as soon as possible.
- Try to follow the 80/20 rule. Eat well, exercise effectively and sleep enough 80% of the time, and enjoy yourself the remaining 20%. It’s about creating harmony between your wants and needs!