Green Impact Program 2018


Monash Sport showed their commitment to a greener future this year by taking part in Green Impact. 

Green Impact is a change and engagement program that encourages people to take action on environmental issues at work and home. Each action taken by Monash Sport was rewarded with points working toward accreditation within the program.

A fantastic cross campus effort resulted in;
Caulfield - Gold accreditation
Clayton - Silver accreditation
Peninsula - Silver Accreditation and Sustainable Hero award for Nicole Cowan (below)
Sustainable Hero awarded to Nicole Cowan.


Some of the changes made by Monash Sport include;
  • Water saving initiatives in the bathrooms and change rooms
  • Sustainable catering options implemented for member breakfasts and staff meetings
  • Monash Sport branded Keep Cups and water bottles for sale to reduce single use cups/bottles
  • Reduction in the sale of single use plastic bottles with the drinks fridge to be removed from Caulfield
  • Recycling Monash Sport uniforms for use by a school in the Solomon Islands and textile recycling
Well done Nicole and Monash Sport team! Join us in our sustainability effort this Christmas, and try these no-waste methods of wrapping gifts to make your holidays a little bit more sustainable.

Fitness Australia Accreditation


Monash Sport has received recognition from Fitness Australia (the fitness industry’s governing body) in order to be classified as a Quality Accredited Business (also known as a Centre of Excellence).

This level of accreditation is currently rare within the industry, with only six facilities obtaining accreditation Australia wide.
Monash Sport are also the very first University based facility in the country to be recognised in this way.

The accreditation was acheived by completing a demanding and stringent process, including a thorough externally conducted audit.  

The audit assessed a variety of factors relating to how Monash Sport operate including:
  • Organisational Culture and Values
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Member Services / Customer Care
  • Member Engagement
  • Staff Recruitment and Satisfaction
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Adherence to Industry Governed Standards and Practices
We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and inclusive training environment where access to friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff is second to none. 
The way in which we provide our services and engage with members is unlike many other facilities and it’s great to have the industry’s governing body recognise the high standards we strive to achieve.

The achievement is a credit to all the hard work across the past few years to improve our facilities, services and programs, and  positions us as one of the premier sports facilities in Australia





Making Waves through Fundraising: MegaSwim Success



Year on year, Monash Sport is consistently delivering a high quality community support event in the form of MegaSwim. In 2018, in collaboration with City of Monash, we saw over 150 participants, mostly students, from 10 teams swim for 24 hours (6 - 7 October, 2018) with the ultimate aim to raise funds to help fight MS. 

With an overall 880kms swum to raise over $20,000, the fundraiser was a huge success.


MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system. More than 25,000 Australians have MS, with an additional 1,000 diagnosed each year. Most people are in their 20s and 30s when first diagnosed. About one in 20 Australians will be directly impacted through a diagnosed family member, friend or colleague. There is no known cause or cure.


Funds raised by the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim provide people living with MS the opportunity to follow a dream through the MS Go for Gold Scholarship Program. The program aims to provide people living with MS in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory an opportunity to fulfil their potential in life by pursuing aspirations in the fields of employment, sport, travel, education or the arts.  Funds also support financial support programs and services provided by MS to benefit people living with MS.


The Monash MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is now in its 7th year and is one of the fastest growing community fundraising efforts. Monash Sport is proud to support this program, providing an important engagement opportunity to the Monash community.






Congratulations Noah for coming 5th in the World Triathlon Championships!

Name
: Noah Deubel



Role at Monash Sport: Lifeguard


Currently studying: Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Commerce at Monash University
 
Favourite swimming stroke and/or exercise: Depends on the day! But probably open water swimming.
 
What inspired you to start triathlon?   How did you get started?
I did a few triathlons growing up but started seriously at the end of year 12 when a teacher at school recommended I try out for the Victorian development program (I was swimming and running for the school at this point).
After making the Victorian team I began competing in the national series and it all went from there!

Recent achievement: 5th place (20-24 Age Group) at 2018 ITU World Triathlon Championships

What makes you passionate about Triathlon?
It’s the ultimate mental and physical challenge that requires a disciplined lifestyle to achieve success.
 
What's your next target and/or event you have in your sights?
Next for me I’m really not too sure, the build up to worlds at home in Australia was 18 months for me, so right now I’m just taking some time off to let the body recover and I’ll make a decision when it’s right about what comes next!
 
Well done Noah!

2018 MS 24 Hour Mega Swim Monash

Participants from Monash are set to take part in the annual MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, on 6 – 7 October 2018

Funds raised by the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim provide people living with MS the opportunity to follow a dream through the MS Go for Gold Scholarship Program. The program aims to provide people living with MS in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory an opportunity to fulfil their potential in life by pursuing aspirations in the fields of employment, sport, travel, education or the arts.  Funds also support financial support programs and services provided by MS to benefit people living with MS.
The best part about the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim and event program is that people of all abilities and ages can participate.
Last year over 50 swimmers helped raise more than $20,000. This year the aim is make the event bigger and fill the pool.
“We want to raise more and help more for those living with MS just like me” Carol Cooke AM, Australian Paralympian and founder of the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim and event program. 
The Monash MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is now in its 7th year and is one of the fastest growing community fundraising efforts. The event will be held at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre.
It’s not too late to register or donate to the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, visit our event page or call 1300 733 690.

Monash University Students receive a discount. Use code "MONASHUNI18" on checkout!

Check the Facebook event out here. 

Event details –  2018 Monash MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

What
MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
When
10am Saturday 6 October – 10am Sunday 7 October, 2018
Where
Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC), 626 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Why
To raise funds for people living with multiple sclerosis, via the Go for Gold Scholarship Program that allows them to aspire and achieve their life long dreams and the Financial Assistance Programs that meet an immediate need.  
About MS
MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system. More than 25,000 Australians have MS, with an additional 1,000 diagnosed each year. Most people are in their 20s and 30s when first diagnosed. About one in 20 Australians will be directly impacted through a diagnosed family member, friend or colleague. There is no known cause or cure.
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To join the Monash Sport and MARC 24 Hour Mega Swim Event click here.

Monash Sport - Main Pool Maintenance Project

Monash Sport - Main Pool Maintenance Project



Due to a reduction in our programs during the holiday period, the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool will have unrestricted access for members and casual guests for a two week period, Monday 2 July - Sunday 15 July.
Please continue to refer to the Lap Lane Availability.


From Monday 16 July, the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool will return to the revised operating hours.

We are pleased to advise the demolition phase of the Main Pool Maintenance project, where we experienced some significant noise and dust disruption, has now been completed.
Construction on the the pool tank is underway prior to the tiling commencing. The project is on track for completion in approximately 3 months.
Monash Sport would like to thank you for your understanding and continued support during this period.




Group Fitness Party Week 23th - 27th July, 2018

Group Fitness Party Week

23th - 27th July, 2018 


CAULFIELD

Tuesday: 4.30pm Abs Class (30mins) – Bring a friend for FREE

Wednesday: 6.30pm Boxing – Class will be held in the Stadium

Thursday: 5.30pm Zumba Party – Theme: Fluro.   with Diana and Gloria. Two instructors for Double the Fun!

Friday: 1.10pm Pilates * NEW CLASS
Healthy Snack Station – Come and grab a healthy snack before or after your lunchtime class!



PENINSULA


Monday: 6pm Functional Fitness *NEW CLASS, Bring a Friend for Free

Tuesday: 1.10pm Cycle *NEW CLASS,  Theme: Tour De France

Wednesday: 6.30pm Pilates *NEW CLASS,

Healthy Snack Station – after or before your group fitness class come by to collect a Healthy Snack.

Thursday: 6.30pm Zumba Party *NEW CLASS,  – Theme: Fluro.



CLAYTON


Monday 1.05pm Functional Fitness – Class will be held in the Stadium

Monday 5.30pm Body Attack – Theme: Yellow and Black  with Hayden and Justine.

Wednesday 4.30pm Body Pump – Theme: Superheroes – come dressed as your favourite Superhero.
Prize up for grabs for Best Dressed!!

Thursday 1.05pm Cycle – *NEW CLASS *NEW TIME 
Healthy Snack Station – Come and grab a healthy snack before or after your lunchtime class!

Friday 7.30pm Zumba Party – Theme: Fluro with Stephanie and Larissa

PLAN REDESIGN / ENHANCEMENT: CLAYTON FITNESS CENTRE

















FLOOR PLAN REDESIGN / ENHANCEMENT:
CLAYTON FITNESS CENTRE
As part of our commitment to providing a varied and all inclusive training environment that caters to our members and customers and needs, we have recently implemented an exciting floor plan redesign within the Fitness Centre at our Clayton Campus.
The change was made after having identified an increased demand from members wishing to perform functional type exercises (e.g. deadlifting, the use of kettlebells, deadballs, sled track, ropes, plyometric exercises etc).
This feedback supported our own daily and weekly insights, including informal feedback from members and customers, that there is a growing demand for functional training space with the Clayton Fitness Centre.
This change has complemented and will add to staged functional training enhancements implemented within the Fitness Centre over the past 4 years, specifically:
  • 2014 – Installation of Matrix Training Unit (functional frame)
  • 2015 – Relocation of cycle studio and creation of new functional training space, including a sled track
  • 2016 – Enhancement of the Matrix Training Unit (functional frame) and procurement of additional functional training equipment
  • 2017 – Installation of additional lifting platforms/ weight plates/ bars
The recent changes include the addition of the following equipment / training aids:
  • A wider Sled Track
  • Prograde Kettlebells
  • Coremax Aquabags
  • Slosh Balls
  • Torsion Bars
  • Sandbells
  • Bulgarian Bags
As well as extra of the following:
  • An additional Lifting Platform
  • Additional Bumper Plates
  • Additional Medicine Balls
  • Additional Foam Rollers
  • Additional Powerbags
  • Additional Deadballs
The new space will provide a much greater variety of progressive training options for members.
We look forward to seeing members enjoy the recent enhancements and further creating a welcoming and inclusive training environment , so that we can continue to deliver high quality services and programs.
Please speak to one of our friendly Health and Fitness Instructors if you have any questions in regards to the new layout or the new equipment.

Monash Staff Games, 19 & 20 July, 2018





Held at Clayton campus, the Monash Staff Games are an opportunity for staff across all Victorian campuses of the university to play modified sports in a fun and friendly environment. The 2018 Monash Staff Games offer a number of different sports and activities with an emphasis on getting involved and 'having a go'.  


All skill levels are encouraged to take part from beginners to those that are advanced.

This event caters for staff by ensuring competitions run for only a short period of the day. So get your colleagues together, pick a sport, and have a great a time on the sports arena! Due to the competition growth, this year’s sports will be spread over two days to provide staff with the opportunity to play in multiple competitions:

Thursday 19th of July 10am - 1pm
- Indoor Cricket  (6-a-side)

Thursday 19th of July 11am - 1pm
- Mixed Netball

Thursday 19th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Indoor Soccer (5-a-side)

Thursday 19th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Badminton

Friday 20th of July 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Volleyball

Friday 20th of July 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Table Tennis

Friday 20th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Basketball

Friday 20th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Carpet Bowls (Pairs)

* Please note that all sports are 'Open'. Eg: All male teams may compete, all female teams may compete, mixed teams may compete. The exception to this is Mixed Netball, with a maximum of 3 males on the court at any one time.

The cost for registering a team for each sport is $50, with the exception of Carpet Bowls which is $20 per team. Faculty IDN payment can be arranged. The cost of individual sports is $10 per participant.

Team registrations include lunch for up to 8 players for the day of competition whilst individual registrations include lunch for 1 player. Additional lunch passes can be purchased for $5 each, per day.

How to register

Please ensure that you register for the correct competition. You must have the following ready:

  • Staff IDs
  • A complete list of players and their contact details (must be Monash staff members)
  • A credit card to pay for your teams entrance fees or IDN


Exam Eating


ACU Cancer Research

Over the last 4 months (and continuing for the remainder of 2018) Monash Sport Caulfield fitness Centre has played host, in collaboration with Australia Catholic University (ACU), to 18 participants in the Research Program looking into the benefits of exercise during and post diagnosis of cancer.

Each participant comes into the Fitness Centre with ACU accredited fitness professionals and, over a 16 week period, undertakes a specifically designed program to assist with their physical and mental health during a very stressful and physically demanding time in their lives.

At the end of the 16 week period, all participants are equipped to seal-manage their own exercise program. Most of the participants are middle aged and have suffered or are suffering a variety of different types of cancer.

Historically, doctors have advised patients to rest during treatment, however now the advice is to avoid inactivity in order to help tolerate and recover from cancer treatments. Emerging research indicates that people with cancer who exercise regularly may improve their survival and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

Feedback for the program has been positive, with many of the 18 participants already joining memberships with Monash Sport at the end of their 16 week period. In late May we welcomed new participants, and we look forward to this collaboration continuing throughout 2018.





PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN REDESIGN / ENHANCEMENT – CLAYTON FITNESS CENTRE


As part of our commitment to providing a progressive training environment that caters to our members and customers needs, we will soon be determining some changes to the equipment layout within the Clayton Fitness Centre.


We have identified an increased demand from members wishing to perform functional type exercises (e.g. deadlifting, the use of kettlebells, deadballs, sled track, ropes, plyometric exercises etc.).

Throughout February 2018 we underwent a member consultation process (a member survey with 302 respondents) which identified that 80.27% of members supported the concept of growing and enhancing the current functional training space via the relocation/reduction of the existing stationary pin loaded machines.   This supports our own daily and weekly insights, including informal feedback from members and customers, that there is a growing demand for functional training space with the Clayton Fitness Centre.
This proposal will complement and add to staged recent functional training enhancements implemented within the Fitness Centre over the past 4 years, specifically:

·         2014 – Installation of Matrix Training Unit (functional frame)

·         2015 – Relocation of cycle studio and creation of new functional training space, including a sled track

·         2016 – Enhancement of the Matrix Training Unit (functional frame) and procurement of additional functional training equipment

·         2017 – Installation of additional lifting platforms/ weight plates/ bars

After consideration, it is proposed that throughout June / July we make the following changes in order to create a training space that is more aligned to our members’ preferences and needs: 

1.       Relocation of the following pin loaded machines from the downstairs training area to the training area on level 1:

V Squat
FTS Glide Cable Machine
Glute Machine
Assisted Chin / Dip  x 2
Leg Press
Compound Row
Hip Abduction/Adduction
Dips Machine
Shoulder Press
                                                          


2.      Removal and disposal of the following pin loaded machines from the downstairs training   area:

Vertical Chest   
Leg Curl
Lat Pulldown
Prone Leg Curl
Pec Fly
Ab Crunch
Leg Extension
Torso Rotation
Back Extension



* Please note – All these machines are duplicated with identical machines located in the training area on level 1.   As a result these pieces of equipment on level 1 will still be accessible to members and customers.

       3.    Removal and disposal of the following pin loaded machines from the level 1 training area:

   

Pullover
Observations indicate that this is a low usage machine. A more popular machine from the downstairs training area will be relocated to this space.                                                                                                                     
Incline Press
Observations indicate that this is a low usage machine. A more popular machine from the downstairs training area will be relocated to this space.
Chin Dip Station x 2
These units are duplicated with identical units that will be located in the training area on level 1. Additional equipment from the downstairs training area will be relocated to this space.
Preacher Curl
This machine is duplicated with an identical machine that will be located in the upstairs training area. Additional equipment from the downstairs training area will be relocated to this space.
Tricep Extension
This machine is duplicated with an identical machine that will be located in the upstairs training area. Additional equipment from the downstairs training area will be relocated to this space.



4.       Creation of additional open space in the downstairs training area to perform a variety of functional/progressive exercises such as:


Deadlifts
Circuit Training
Olympic Lifts
Multi Planar Training
Plyometric Training
Mobility Exercises
Body Weight Exercises
Unilateral Based Training
H.I.I.T Exercices
Tabata Training
Kettlebell Training
Deadball / Medicine ball Exercises                             
Floor Based Training
Aquabag / Instability Based Exercises
Movement Enhancement Based Training                          
Trigger Point / MFI Exercises
Crossfit Type Training
Power Based Training



5.      The purchase and installation of additional functional training equipment for the downstairs training area such as:


 A wider Sled Track
An additional Lifting Platform
Additional Bumper Plates                          
Additional Olympic Bars                            
Prograde Kettlebells
Additional Deadballs
Coremax Aquabags
Slosh Balls
Torsion Bars
Additional Medicine Balls
Slam Balls
Additional Foam Rollers
Sandbells
Powerbags

We will endeavour to minimise the interruption to members’ training while implementing these changes and aim to have works completed throughout our off peak period of June/July 2018.
We welcome any final comments and feedback from you by Friday 15th June, 5.00pm.  These can be communicated directly to Monash Sport Fitness Centre staff for collection via our normal feedback mechanism.


We look forward to building on recent enhancements and further improving the training environment at the Clayton Fitness Centre, so that we can continue to deliver high quality services.
 FAQ
Why are these changes being proposed?
Monash Sport has identified the current functional training space is not sufficient based on member feedback and usage demands, particularly in peak periods. Across the last 16 months, the functional training space has had more than twice as much usage as the stationary pin loaded equipment located in the downstairs training area.
Based on this demand, informal and formal feedback received from members and best-practice industry trends (and our desire to ensure we’re offering members what they need to achieve their goals), it is proposed to enhance this area in order to provide greater functional / progressive training options for our members.
A member consultation process in the form of a short survey was undertaken earlier in 2018 which demonstrated that 80% of members were in support of creating more options when it came to functional training space and equipment.
How will this benefit my training?
Increasing the space allocated for functional training type exercises will provide a greater range of training options for members to implement and integrate into their current workouts.
Utilising functional training based tools and practices can assist in contributing to a wide range of exercise, health and fitness goals, whether it be increasing strength, fitness and the ability to move effectively/agility or decreasing body fat and injury prevention.
It’s important to remember that Monash Sport will continue to provide the facilities and equipment required to perform “traditional” type training (training on pin-loaded machines, performing free weight isolation based exercises etc.).
We strive to create a training environment where all forms of training can be practiced and performed and we will continue to do so.  We aim to provide you with the highest quality fitness facilities and services and that is why we look to continually improve our facilities.
Which machines are being removed?
In order to accommodate the increased floor space required to grow the functional training area, a number of stationary pin loaded machines will need to be either relocated to the upstairs training area or removed from the Fitness Centre.  These pieces of equipment are specified in this proposal.  It is unavoidable that some machines in the downstairs training area will be removed.

Our proposal includes every effort to make duplicated machines (machines that are already located in the training area on level 1) are the priority for removal from the downstairs training area.
What if I need assistance once the changes have been made?
Monash Sport prides itself on providing high levels of service.  Unlike some providers, we staff the Fitness Centre with qualified fitness instructors from the moment we open to the time we close, with multiple instructors during peak times - this is a diminishing trend in the fitness industry.
Our instructors are on hand at any time should you have any questions or need any assistance learning more about functional/progressive training and learning how to perform these exercises, what the benefits are and  how to integrate these type of exercises into your existing workout.
Most of our memberships include the opportunity to book in with a Monash Sport instructor to have a personalised exercise program developed. This program is specific to you and is one of the best ways to ensure you’re on the right track to achieving your goals.
Please speak to one of our friendly instructors if you need any assistance.   We are here to help you.

FLOOR PLAN LAYOUT– CLAYTON FITNESS CENTRE



CURRENT - Downstairs Training Area                  PROPOSED - Downstairs Training Area













                           CURRENT and PROPOSED Level 1 Training Area