Newly Refurbished Group Fitness Studio at Clayton

Monash Sport is pleased to announce that the Clayton group fitness studio will reopen on Friday 3 March, after undergoing a significant refurbishment that has transformed the room into a fantastic, modern and fit for purpose space.  

The works included the reconfiguration of the current building roof and a new ceiling, new heating and cooling and enhanced acoustics to optimise the functioning aspects of the room.

The new air handling system in the refurbished studio provides a substantial improvement to the temperature extremes that were experienced in the cooler and warmer months. The new roof also ensures that the air handling system performs to at optimal efficiency and ensures that a level of natural light illuminates the space. The natural light is perfectly coupled with enhanced LED lighting to ensure ideal lighting is experienced at any time of the day

To help get you into the exercise zone, a new sound system has been installed to help keep the tunes (and you!) pumping throughout the class. Not only that, the new studio was redesigned to allow for an excellent acoustic environment so the music and instructors directions will be crystal clear.

An enhanced equipment storage area perfectly complements the space by blending functional equipment and bag storage with the quality look and feel of the studio.

Finally, a quality, sprung wooden floor has been installed to enhance shock absorption and member comfort in the room.


The Group Fitness Studio pre-refurbishment.

The Group Fitness Studio pre-refurbishment.

Monash AFL footy tipping competition - back for 2017!

Footy Tipping was a great addition to campus life in 2017. If you're new to AFL tipping, here's all you need to know.

AFL is important to many Australians, and Footy tipping is importantly tied into the lifestyle of AFL fans. For the third year running, Monash will continue its only University-wide tipping competition, which will allow students and staff to tip against each other.   

How it works:
Before the start of each round, you must tip which team will win their upcoming match. You receive one point if you correctly tip the winner, and no points if you tip wrongly. This is all carried out via the Monash AFL tipping website.

Private leagues:
AFL tipping is as fun as it is competitive, and lots of fun can be had by arranging your own private league with Uni friends or colleagues. This competition is exclusively for Monash staff and students, so leagues for college groups, faculty groups, staff groups and friendship groups are encouraged.

A 50 inch TV, Monash Sport memberships, Fit Bits are only some of the prizes up for grabs in the 2017 competition, with more to be announced closer to the start of the AFL season.

How can I win prizes?
Prizes can be won by anyone who enters the tipping competition. Even if you enter in a private league, you are still automatically entered in the overall competition, in which the tippers with the highest number of points at the end of the season will be awarded awesome prizes.

Best of all, there is not cost to enter, it is all FREE!

Enter Here!

New free online course by the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics snd Food

New free online course, Food as Medicine, by the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food.

Interested in learning more about food, nutrition and wellbeing?

Professor Helen Truby and her team in the department of Nutrition and Dietetics here at Monash University have developed a free online course helping to address the question- can we use food as medicine?

Food has traditionally been used as medicine and this course looks to explore its current role in health and disease and how foods have been used as medicine in the past; take a closer look at nutrition science and how it guides us on what and how much to eat for health; and how to apply evidenced-based nutrition knowledge to guide food choices.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in food, nutrition and health and does not require previous knowledge or experience in science or health studies.

This course would also be of interest to medical and healthcare professionals looking to upskill their knowledge in food and nutrition, and see what the current evidence is for using foods to improve health.

Food as Medicine starts on Monday 13 March 2017.

To learn more about this course
Or to register 

Happy Hour now includes squash and badminton!

Squash and badminton court hire are now included in our discounted Happy Hour, 12-2pm Monday to Friday.

All Monash staff and students can now hire badminton and squash courts 50% off the regular court hire price during Happy Hour at Clayton campus.

Until now Happy Hour has only consisted of tennis court hire, where Monash staff and students can hire a tennis court for $2 an hour between 12-2pm Monday to Friday at Clayton and Peninsula campuses.

We are excited to be able to make sport more accessible and affordable for students and staff at Monash! To make the most of badminton and squash joining Happy Hour at Clayton campus, or for more information, head to our website.

Multi Session Pass Sale at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool!

Swim more... Pay less!

For a limited time only, pay upfront for 9 multi sessions passes to the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool and receive 12. That's 3 for free!

For more information, or to purchase a pass, please visit the Aquatics Service Desk located in Monash Sport's Clayton campus facilities. Offer ends Sunday 12 March

Conditions apply.

Lap Lane Availability

Please note that tomorrow (Friday 10th February) we are hosting a school swimming carnival between 9am-3pm. The Doug Ellis Swimming Pool will be very busy during this time, with some limited lap lane availability.

You can view our lap lane availability here.

Monash University Football Club – Coaching Positions

Monash Blues are seeking applicants for the following positions:
Reserves Coach
Senior Line Coach – Backline
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Monash Blues will field 6 teams in 2017, its senior teams playing in Premier B. After a strong showing in Premier B in 2016, and with an outstanding senior coaching team, newly resurfaced Frearson Oval and an inaugural women’s team, the Monash Blues are poised for a successful 2017.

Monash Blues seek positive and enthusiastic applicants who will fulfill their role with integrity and who will share our excitement for the future.

Applications to Club Secretary Marty Phillips at by 21 February. Phone inquiries to President Phil De Young on 0422 002 874.

Peninsula Hockey Centre Update

The Peninsula Hockey Pitch has been resurfaced, and is now open to the Monash community.

With the brand new hockey surface completed, Monash students can use the pitch for free 9am-5pm weekdays.

For more information on the hockey pitch, head to our website. Or ask any of our staff at Monash Sport Service desks.

Eat Healty: Gluten-free paprika fish with broccoli tabouleh

Time to prepare: 35 mins
Time to cook: 10 mins
Servings: 4

  • 3 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 4 x 150g skinless, boneless firm white fish fillets (see note)
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
 Broccoli Tabouleh

  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 head (350g) broccoli, coarsely grated (see note)
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 200g grape tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free dry-roasted almonds, finely chopped
Step 1
Combine the paprika, lemon rind, lemon juice and oil in a small jug. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer 2 tablespoons of mixture to a glass or ceramic dish. Add cumin seeds. Stir to combine. Reserve remaining paprika mixture in jug.

Step 2
Add fish to cumin mixture in dish. Turn to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to allow avours to develop.

Step 3
Heat a large greased non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Cook fish for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until browned and just cooked through.

Step 4
Meanwhile, make Broccoli Tabouleh: Finely chop parsley stems and roughly chop leaves. Place broccoli, parsley, chickpeas, tomato, capsicum, onion and almonds in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Add reserved paprika mixture. Toss to combine.

Step 5
Divide tabouleh among serving plates. Top with fish. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Energy: 2204 kj
Fat Total: 29.4g
Saturated Fat: 3.6g
Fibre: 11.5g
Protein: 44.1g
Cholesterol: 81mg
Sodium: 384mg
Carbs (total): 14.3g

All nutrition values are per serve 

You could also use single chicken breast fillets instead of the fish to reduce the cost, if you prefer. Cook on medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through.
Make sure you grate both the broccoli florets and stem.

Clayton Group Fitness Studio update

Refurbishments on our Clayton Group Fitness Studio continue to progress well, with the new look studio beginning to take shape.

The brand new roof is nearing completion, and the ceiling is being installed as pictured above.

A new air conditioning system has been installed, which will make group fitness classes a lot more comfortable to participate in during the summer.

Mechanical works are almost completed, as the new stage begins construction and the studio walls near completion.

We look forward to our members using this new Group Fitness Studio once it is finished!

An artist's image of what the finished Group Fitness Studio will look like.

The Monash Merchant update: February

 To start the year off, The Monash Merchant is currently offering great deals and discounts.  

•    Freshly squeezed orange juice, all day everyday
We use the best local produce that’s in season for top quality taste. Available in 250ml, 500ml and 1Litre. For this season we are currently using Valencia oranges, a sweet orange with little to no seeds.

•    New item - Roast chicken 
Available in Half $4.95 or Whole $7.95.

•    Loyalty program
Sign up to our loyalty program and receive 2 points per $1 spent in-store. Valid until 31/03/17.

•    Monthly specials – February
Check out our February catalogue for this months specials, available online at

•    Combo deals: Save by purchasing our combo deals
Lavazza Coffee + Caspers Pie - $5.49.
Lavazza Coffee and Café style muffin - $3.49.

•    New item - Kombucha on tap (fermented tea)
Available in three flavours
770ml - $9.99
250ml - $3.99
Kombucha shot: $1.49

Coming soon - Peanut butter maker. 

To find out about The Monash Merchant's upcoming products follow them on Instagram: @the-monash-merchant.
Or visit their website.

Women only pool times

On every Saturday evening (during the school terms) women, girls, and boys under 6 years can come and enjoy swimming at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool in a female only environment.

There is the opportunity for you to come and enjoy a swim or to relax in the sauna, spa or steam room.

If you are keen to learn to swim, there are adult learn to swim lessons available throughout the evening. Bookings are essential for all lessons.

Female lifeguards and swimming instructors will ensure that you get the most out of these enjoyable Water Women sessions.

Casual entry rates apply for those not enrolled into swimming lessons, and/or for those wanting access to the Sauna, Spa and Steam room areas. Casual entry rates can be viewed on our website here.

Water Women sessions start at 6.30pm – 8pm, and Term 1 concludes on 01 April. For more information on our Water Women classes, head to our website here.

Registrations open for Social Sport Semester 1

Registrations are now open for Semester 1 Social Sport, featuring the introduction of three new competitions: Women's netball Monday nights at Clayton, and Open and Mixed basketball Monday nights at Caulfield.

Apart from these three new comps, all the usual competitions are running this semester, see when sports are running throughout the regular week here.

Register your team via our website here, or if you are looking to join a team to play in, visit the Monash Social Sport Facebook page.

Registrations close during Week 1, so get in quick!

More of your favourite classes added to the Semester 1 Group Fitness Timetable

The Group Fitness timetable for Semester 1 will take effect from 27 February, 2017, and includes changes to accommodate the increasing demand for our most popular classes.

At Clayton campus, Functional Fitness (Tues 4.30pm), Body Pump (Wed 4.30pm), Pilates (Wed 7.30pm) and Body Step (Tues 1.05pm) have new class time slots added to the Semester 1 timetable for 2017.

Our classes running at Caulfield campus have some new time slot changes, with Punch & Crunch (Mon 6.30am, Thurs 6.30am), Abs (Thurs 1.10pm) and Body Pump (Wed 5.30pm) only some of the new additions.

Peninsula only has the one new class this semester, with HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) held Thursdays at 4.30pm.

Pick up a copy of the new timetable from any of our service desks soon, or check it out on our website here.