4 tips on how to keep fit and motivated this winter

PARC Fit trainer, Chris shares 4 tips on how best to embrace the cold winter days and stay fit and motivated.

When winter approaches, many of us tend to hibernate and find the comfort of our warm home and a hot chocolate a much preferred option. Armed with these tips, we’ll have you up on your feet and keeping active.

And there’s always time for hot chocolate… just after your run or workout!

1. Make an investment

Are you wearing appropriate exercise attire? I highly recommend that you invest in a beanie and hoodie to keep you warm, particularly on those early morning workouts. We have a range of PARC Fit attire available at Reception and did you know, members get 10% off!

Have you considered investing in some personal training for a month or two? Finding the motivation to do exercise on your own can be difficult, so the support of a personal trainer could be a worthwhile investment. Even if you grab some buddies and do small group training. Come and see our Fitness Professionals in the gym to discuss what options work best for you.

We currently have Pru’s 8-week challange in progress with the next challenge beginning on July 17. Maddy is also beginning her 8-week strength and conditioning program next week. For those who are interested, please email

2. Make the season work for you

Grab some friends and head up to the snow fields. Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to keep fit over the winter period, and fun at the same time. Why not organise a nice winter walk or hike? Just ensure you rug up and keep hydrated. Make the most of what you have got, there is always something still to do in the winter, embrace the cold!

3. Reassess your fitness goals

Take the time to re-evaluate your fitness goals. What do you want to get out of it? How committed are you? List the reasons you have for prioritising exercise, and think about everything you’ve achieved so far this year. How are you going to keep it going or increase the intensity coming into summer? What are your goals for spring or summer? Half-marathon? Tough Mudder? Triathlon? Whatever it may be, training with that forward-thinking mindset can make exercise a little more exciting. Be rest assured, there’s no pressure now to perform or compete. Come upstairs to the gym and find out what we have planned for TEAM PARC over the coming weeks.  Our PARC Fit Run group welcomes new members at any time.

4. Get back to basics

Winter is also a great time to get back to square one. Identify what you need to improve on and get stronger. Start mastering the basic movements like pushups, pullups, squats and lunges. See one of our fitness professionals in the gym to see if you need to fine tune any techniques. Improve your core strength by trying one of our great group exercise classes such as Pilates or improve your flexibility with Yoga.

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We've truly got some amazing members here at PARC!

Absolutely impressive from Rowland here who at the young age of 78 smashed out a plank time of 11 minutes and 9 seconds during our My Purpose Challenge!

Let's also give a huge shoutout to all our winners of the extra gym challenges below!

🥇 🚴‍♀️Highest RPM: Harry B - 162 rpm
🥇 💪 Pull Ups: Cayden H - 20 pull ups
🥇 🙌 Deadhang: Manny - 2:41 minutes
🥇 🏋️‍♂️ Plank: Rob - 12:07 minutes
🥇 ⛷ Distance on the Skierg: John G - 259 metres

Huge achievements all round, go PARC fam!

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⭐ Pyjama Day at PARC Childcare ⭐️

Our Childcare team and kids stayed cosy today by wearing their pyjamas to help raise funds for children in foster care. 🧸

The money raised today will help the Pyjama Foundation empower children in foster care as they provide important learning skills to children living in out-of-home care and fund educational resources.

It was a fun day for the Childcare team and our littlest PARC members, who enjoyed hanging out in their comfy pyjamas while raising awareness for such an important cause. 💛

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💪 Small Group Training Come and Try this Saturday 20 July 💪

We’ve added 2 more sessions due to popular demand! Come down this Saturday and meet the team at our Small Group Training sessions at 8am or 9am. 🤩

Try our semi-personal group training delivered by our experienced PARC personal trainers you know and love. ❤️

Book now via our member portal in the link in our bio. 📎

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Our limited edition PARC hoodies are still available! 🤩

Whether you’re working out, chilling at home, or just out and about, these hoodies are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. 🙌

We have limited stock available so be sure to get yours before they’re gone. 💨

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A huge thank you to all our incredible members who participated in the PARC My Purpose Challenge! 🎉 

Your dedication and motivation to complete the Challenge was inspiring, we hope you all had fun and were able to find your Purpose at PARC this winter. We appreciate everyone who got involved, and to those who participated in our extra Gym challenges.

We're excited to announce that the winners of the 100 PARC Sports Bags have been drawn! 🏆 Please check your email to see if you're one of the lucky winners. Only successful bag winners will receive an email. 

Thank you for being a part of the PARC My Purpose Challenge. Keep pushing towards your goals and stay motivated. 
Well done you, keep it up! 💪 
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Thank you for your patience as we underwent essential and planned maintenance and replacement works in the Main Pool Hall. We can confirm that the pool is back open, and operating as normal.

There are still some impacted services, see which services remained impacted below:

✅ Main Pool
✅ Leisure / Learn to Swim Pool
✅ Toddler Pool
✅ Warm Water Pool
✅ Sauna, Steam Room and Spa

❌ Aquatic Playground - expected reopen 29 July
❌ Waterslides - expected reopen 29 July
❌ Cafe - expected reopen to be advised

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to enhance your PARC experience. 

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❗Cafe Closure ❗️

Due to reactive maintenance we will unfortunately be closing our cafe until further notice.

If you usually grab your coffee or snack at the Café during your visit, please make other arrangements.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your ongoing understanding.

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