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IWD2024 Profile: Jade

“I encourage girls to take up space.”

This International Women’s Day, we want to highlight Jade, one of our team members at Frankston Skate Park.

Jade runs the ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic, a free group lesson for girls wanting to give skateboarding a go. She is an encouraging figure at the Skate Park, welcoming anyone who wants to give skateboarding a go. We caught up with Jade for a chat and asked her a few questions about the ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic and her own experience as a skater.

Why is a ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic important?

Skate park’s can be an intimidating for girls and women. It’s not uncommon to see girls standing to the side. Having a woman or group of girls participating shows other’s that we can hold space for them and encourage them to join in. It can make it more comfortable for them. When they see someone like them skating, they can see that they can do it as well.

I encourage girls to take up space, and a Girls Only skate clinic helps them participate.

What do you love about the the girls only skate?

This isn’t specific to the Girls Only lessons, but in general, seeing someone learn something new is the best feeling. When I’m able to land a new trick, I’m ecstatic. But when I see someone land a new trick, I am crazy happy on the inside!

I love seeing the excitement and fulfilment within them. It’s an amazing feeling.

Words of encouragement for young girls wanting to get into skating.

Find yourself a someone to go skating with. Either a mentor or buddy where you can encourage and help each other. When I started, I had a mentor and someone that I could skate with.

Also don’t be afraid to fall or make a mistake, because no one cares. People are supportive and are not there to judge you.

To celebrate IWD, Jade has organised a special All Girls Skate clinic for tomorrow, Friday 8 March at 5pm. What better occasion to head down and give skating a go? Book your spot here via our website here

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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:

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

CLOSED:
❌ 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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