Fit for Life

Keeping active is important for every body at every age. Find out how you can get Fit for Life in the City of Melville!

Did you know that about half of physical decline associated with ageing is due to lack of physical activity but only 10% of Australians aged 50 or over exercise enough to gain any cardiovascular benefit?

People over the age of 65 require a level of fitness to help them maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their high risk of disease, more than any other age group.

Exercise makes you stronger, prevents bone loss and boosts your mood and memory helping prevent dementia and easing symptoms of chronic conditions.

It is never too late to get fit! There are lots of ways you can keep fit in the City of Melville and whatever your interest or ability, there is definitely an option to suit your lifestyle.

Have a look at the wide range of exercise groups within the City of Melville and find your fit!*

LeisureFit Centres

Melville LeisureFit and Booragoon LeisureFit and Aquatic centre offer a variety of programs and activities for all ages including tailored programs for over 50s.

Find our more at www.melvillecity.com.au/community-and-facilities/leisurefit

LeisureFit Centres Phone:

(08) 9364 0800

Dancing

Dancing is not only fun but is a full body workout. Find your rhythm at one of the dancing groups below or dance up a storm in your living room at home!

Rhein Donau Club

Heimat Choir of the Rhein Donau Club Inc

110 North Lake Road

Myaree WA 6154

Phone: (08) 9330 6488

Folk and new vogue dancing all ages and nationalities, social gatherings.

Culture Club

Bull Creek Community Centre

Hassell Crescent

Bull Creek WA 6149

Phone: 0411 110 088

New Vogue dancing for seniors – ballroom sequel.

Classes: Friday 7.45pm to 10.15pm

Danza Loca

Blue Gum Recreation Centre

Melville WA 6156

Phone: 0449 913 034

Meets on Mondays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Wednesday 7.45pm to 8.45pm

Mood Swings

Phone: (08) 9478 2829

Blue Gum Community Centre

Moolyeen Road

Brentwood WA 6153

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.00pm to 9:00pm

Bull Creek Community Centre

Thursdays, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Symphony Dancers

Blue Gum Community Centre

Moolyeen Road

Brentwood WA 6153

Phone: 0412 050 481 – Ivan

Meets: Tuesdays 8.00pm to 10.00pm and Fridays 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Young at Heart Community Club

Blue Gum Community Centre

Moolyeen Road

Brentwood WA 6153

Contact:  Shirley Chow

Phone: 9313 1527

Meets: Saturday 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Social dancing and other activities to improve the health and well-being of couples and singles aged over 50 (though not limited in ages)

Stan’s Dancing Melville

Melville Leisurefit Centre

Cnr Stock Road and Canning Highway

Melville

Phone: Stan 9330 6737/0409 306 737

Email: stan@stansdancing.com

Meet Mondays 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Social Ballroom/Latin Dance Lessons in Waltz, Jive, Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango and other useful dance styles for social events.  Lessons are fun, easy and very well structured.

Sport and Recreation

Melville Tai Chi

Willagee Community Centre

Cnr Winnacott & Archibald Streets

Willagee WA 6156

Classes: Tues 7:00pm-9:00pm

Phone: 0417 958 858 Rocky

Striker Indoor (formerly The Rec)

55 Farrington Road

Leeming WA 6149

Phone: (08) 9313 9700

Email: info@strikerindoorsports.com.au

Committed to the provision of a range of high quality, safe affordable services, programs and facilities that are constantly reviewed to ensure that they meet the changing needs of the community.  Facilities include aerobics room, health club, squash courts, indoor cricket and gym.

Winnacott Ladies Badminton

Willagee Community Centre

Corner Winnacott and Archibald Streets

Willagee WA 6156

Phone: (08) 9364 0848

Session: Thursday 9.30am to 11.00am

Kardinya Community Centre

Corner Prescott Drive and Williamson Road

Kardinya

Tuesday – 8.45am to 9.45am

Instructor: Pauline 9365 2281

Thursday – 9.30am to 10.30 am

Instructor: Margaret 9364 5151

Social Golf – Point Walter

Bicton WA 6157

Phone: (08) 9330 3262

Website: www.pointwaltergolf.com.au

All levels of skills welcome.  Playing days to suit all schedules.  Over 55 Retirees Club –  Play Friday

Tuesday Seniors Club- Play Tuesday

Pt Walter Ladies – Play Thursday

Pt Walter Gumnuts Club – Mon & Wed

More details on website.

Prime Movers

Movement to music programs are held by fully trained Instructors at Kardinya and Melville.  The aim of Prime Movers is to provide low impact exercise to music in a warm, friendly and safe environment.

Phone: Judith (Secretary) 9386 2049

Leisurefit Melville

Corner Canning Highway and Stock Road

Melville WA 6156

Tuesday – 9.30am to 10.30am

Instructor – Margaret 0427 448 892

Thursday – 9.30 to 10.30am

Instructor – Mary 9332 7292

St David’s Anglican Hall

54 Simpson Street

Ardross WA 6153

Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am

Instructor: Margaret T 9364 5151

Blue Gum Community Centre

Moolyeen Road

Brentwood

Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

Instructor – Mary 9332 7292

Willow Pilates

Phone: 0430 556 939

Bull Creek Community Centre

Hassell Crescent

Bull Creek WA 6149

Classes: Thursday 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Blue Gum Community Centre

Moolyeen Road

Brentwood WA 6153

Classes: Tuesday 9.15am to 10.15am

Lawn Bowls

Melville Bowling Club

Clubhouse (08) 9330 3370

Kardinya Bowling Club

Clubhouse (08) 9310 6107

Leeming Bowling Club

Clubhouse (08) 9310 5400

Mt Pleasant Bowling Club

Clubhouse (08) 9364 4662

Tennis

Applecross Tennis Club

President Scott Smith 0417 461 807

Blue Gum Tennis Club

(08) 9364 1638

Bull Creek Tennis Club

President Paul Breuer (08) 9332 7303

Kardinya Tennis Club

President Jacinta Bushnell 0408 433 803

Melville Palmyra Tennis Club

(08) 9330 2217

Point Walter Golf Course – Tennis

(08) 9330 3262

Swimming

Adult Ezy Swim

Phone: (08) 9457 7785

Leisurefit Booragoon

Marmion Street

Booragoon WA 6154

Easy and enjoyable training sessions. For those just beginning or those wanting to get back into swimming.  No experience needed, except the ability to swim 50m of a recognised stroke.

Adult Learn to Swim

Leisurefit Booragoon

Marmion Street

Booragoon WA 6154

Phone: (08) 9364 0825

Classes to suit your needs. 

Experienced, professional qualified instructors maximum of 5 per class. 

Learn to swim in a relaxed friendly environment in our great indoor heated pool. 

Walking

Bushwalkers of WA

Phone: (08) 9384 5505

Email: enquiries@bushwalkingwa.org.au

Website: www.bushwalkingwa.org.au

Promotes and encourages bushwalking.  A reasonable fitness level is required.

Garden City Mall Walking Group

Garden City Shopping Centre

125 Riseley Street

Booragoon

Phone: (08) 9472 0104

A free walk program, including a warm up and stretching exercises and a walk for  300m, 500m or 1km depending on ability. Walks finish with cool down and Tai Chi. The group meets on Tuesday and Fridays at 7.30am.  Walkers enter at entrance, corner Marmion Street and Riseley Street (near Bankwest and David Jones car park). Meet in front of Priceline shop.

Over 55’s Walking Association

Phone: Bronwen Frazer on (08) 9448 6965

Email: bronwen12@hotmail.com

Meet Tuesday at 10am from March until November.

The walks are chosen for their surfaces, interest, and availability of parking and provision of toilets. You can walk as fast as you choose and at the pace you choose. Many members stay behind and have lunch together. Each walk has a Team Leader and there are a number of trained First Aiders on the walk.

Wireless Hill Walking for Fitness Group

Phone (08) 9310 1385

Weekly walking groups for fun, pleasure and exercise.  Meets every Thursday and Sunday at 8.30am in the northern car park – approximately 6.5kms in different areas across the metro area.

Over 55’s Cycling Club

A club for mature age cyclists, that is welcoming, social, and supportive, where the members ride for fun and to keep fit and healthy. The club arranges various activities, including, organised rides, camps, tours, social events and training workshops (e.g. cycling skills, bike maintenance, first aid).

http://o55perth.bike/ Phone Nev Taylor 9448 5764 or Steve Ottaway 9448 3431

Y Striders Fitness Club

Y Striders encourages members to undertake regular exercise in a positive, supportive environment so that they can stay fit and healthy throughout their life. There is no limit on age, however members are predominately aged 40 and above. Each person exercises in a non-competitive environment, building their endurance levels through walking, jogging or running – all under the supervision of experienced trainers. It is a fun approach to staying healthy and fit, with the added bonus of being able to enjoy exciting social adventures with great friends and likeminded people.

Y Striders encourages everyone to take advantage of a 4 week FREE trial before committing to a membership.

Email: ystriders@ystriders.org.au

Web: www.ystriders.org.au  

Sources – Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/physical-activity-for-seniors

* Disclaimer: See your doctor before starting a new exercise program.