News - Page 2 of 5 - Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

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February 25, 2019

Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre is proud to have taken part in the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival that took place last week.

The staff at the Centre came along and supported Love your Life! – Leisure and Travel Expo at Mittagong RSL, speaking to visitors about the social and wellness benefits of keeping active.
We also conducted a free come and try Aqua Class on Wednesday 20th February, with over 20 participants that had not experienced the benefits of water exercises before.
The festival was a great success and we are looking forward to taking part next year!

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February 25, 2019
Check out below some great full body exercise tips by our member Nathalia and trainer Rob.

Four Benefits of Total Body Workouts

  • Total body training improves workout efficiency by minimizing the fluff to get you strong and muscular in a hurry
  • You’ll hit major movement patterns multiple times per week in a variety of intensities and rep ranges to stimulate the most number of muscle fibers
  • When in a time-crunch, total body training is best for making huge strength gains when you’re short on time.
  • To simplify getting Strong, Lean, and Muscular.

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February 25, 2019

Carbohydrates are the major and primary fuel source for muscles and the brain. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is the form that is used for energy by the body.

Carbohydrate foods include starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, noodles, potato, corn, legumes, biscuits and cereals and all sugars including natural sugars found in fruit, milk andyoghurt.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver and must be constantly replaced. Spreading small amounts of carbohydrates are a helpful way to provide the body with adequate stores without consuming excessive amounts. This can be achieved by consuming three small meals.

Healthy snacks may be beneficial to prevent excessive hunger between meals. By eating this way you will get smaller rises in your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time so that you are using the maximum amount though out the day, limiting excess building up and becoming stored in the body.

Do not skip meals is not ideal as it often results in food cravings and binge eating.


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February 24, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!

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January 17, 2019

Now is the perfect time to enrol in swimming lessons! Make the most of the warm weather and get the kids swimming in our leading learn to swim program!

Bluefit Swimming has a specific focus on water confidence and the basic skills of swimming.

We have a strong emphasis on developing aquatic safety and developing the confidence of children in the aquatic environment.

Our team of Swim Instructors and Coaches are all professionally qualified and have been selected based on a combination of their knowledge, coaching skills, ability to communicate and build rapport with your child.

To find out more click here

 


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January 17, 2019

We are open on the Monday Australia Day Public Holiday (28th January) however we will have amended trading hours on this day. Regular trading hours apply on Australia Day itself which is Saturday 26th January.

Opening Hours Monday 28th January

9am -6pm

Group Fitness Classes Monday 28th January

No Classes

 


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January 16, 2019

BlueFit is a registered provider with the NSW Governments Active Kids program. As part of this program you can now claim your $100 Active Kids vouchers towards any of the programs listed below. Once you complete this form you will receive confirmation within 14 days that your vouchers has been validated and a credit has been applied to your account.


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January 9, 2019

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a no fuss, hassle free birthday party by the pool!

Duration: 2 Hours 1st hour: A fun filled hour on the inflatable pool float (fully supervised). 2nd hour: Food will be served at your reserved table. After eating, the kids can play in the leisure pool for free time.

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January 7, 2019

Get a head start on your new year’s resolutions and register your interest for our 8-week challenge starting in February.

Join the 8 week challenge and transform your mind & body! We’ll give you all the tools you need to stay on track and achieve your goals! Challenge starting 4th February 2019

The 8 Week Challenge Includes

  • Exclusive challenge group training sessions (see below)
  • Access to our 8 Week Challenge Portal
  • Full Body Scan & Fitness Assessment
  • Training Program & Meal Plan
  • Nutrition Advice

Session Times

Day Time Type Location
Monday 7.00am Cicuit Indoors
Wednesday 6.30pm FX30 Indoors
Thursday 1.00pm Stretch Indoors
Saturday 12.00pm Circuit Indoors
Sunday 9:30 am FX30 Indoors
Sunday 10:30am Stretch Indoors

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*The best national male and best national female transformation will win $2000 each.
Only $99 for BlueFit Health Club Members

$199 for Non BlueFit Health Club Members (includes gym access for 8 weeks)

Register today!