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Meet Elizabeth

Hi my name is Elizabeth and I am an exercise addict. It’s been 171 days since my hip surgery and I haven’t been able to train every day. Probably sounds funny I know but we all have our vices and mine is sport. As I have gotten older my ability to train long hours every day without injury has diminished, but I didn’t listen to my body and take a break. I pushed through the pain like I had trained myself to do. Turns out it was the wrong kind of pain to push through.

I’ve had constant right sided hip and leg pain for 3 years and had surgery a few months ago. The rehabilitation road has been slow. Prior to the surgery I ran, cycled, swum, did boxing and weights although in decreasing amounts as the hip injury got worse. Now I am attempting to rehabilitate my hip. PARC is giving me an awesome opportunity to increase my rehab activities as there are so many options available.

My obsession with sport for at least 38 yrs has meant I have occasionally woken up at 4.30am to get my training in. So any other self-confessed fitness junkies out there will understand my excitement at being able to start my exercise at 5am thanks to PARC’s great opening hours. I have 2 children so any mums out there will also understand how hard it can be to get in any exercise once our little angels are awake. I find early morning sport is the easiest time and it also puts me in a great mood for the whole day. Exercise in any form is great for our minds and bodies increasing our endorphins and making us feel good.

My initial consult was fantastic. Andrew Castillo is an exercise physiologist and spent extra time with me because of my injury and surgery. His knowledge is invaluable, not just for injury rehab but also for anyone who wants to increase exercise volume safely. After a certain age our bodies need extra care in sport as general wear and tear can take its toll. There is plenty of gym equipment at PARC to suit all levels of fitness requirements. There are also plenty of friendly staff around to help you work out how to set up the equipment – so don’t hurt yourself just ask for help. I’d rather sound like an idiot than look like one getting stuck in a leg press machine!

There are a phenomenal number of group classes available which is lucky for me as my movements are restricted post-operation. The deep water running class is great as it decreases the load on my hip so I can get in some cardio which has been impossible up to now as I can’t even walk for 30 minutes.

I have to be honest, starting from scratch is very frustrating for me but having been out of action now for so many months. I’m just excited to be getting my gym on again.

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🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️ Youth Summer Swim Intensive, 8 - 12 January 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️

❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
RSVP: Learn more and book in for free via our website here: 
Make sure you select the ‘PARC Swim Vision’ tab to see the full information and complete the form.

Any questions? Please email 

#parcfrankston #pinesfrankston @frankstoncity #learntoswim #summerswimprogram Frankston Youth Service #FrankstonCity
🎄PARC Christmas Hours 🎄

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Christmas sweet treat, anyone? 🍭🍬 

This is your sign to try our cafe special next time you’re in!! It’s the silly season, so come and try our special Santa shake! It’s rolling out fast this month 🎄🎅🏻 

#PARCFrankston #santashake #christmasmilkshake #yum #foodie
Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone? 🎁 We've got you covered! 🤩

Gift your loved one something from the Peninsula's award winning recreation centre and support them in building happy, healthy habits. 

We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

#PARCFrankston #christmasgift #giftinspiration
Time to re-enrol for Childcare! 🧸

A friendly reminder to enrol your child into childcare again for 2024. Everybody needs to reenrol, even if you regularly attended this year. 

You can download a copy of the form on our website. Link in bio. 

Thanks for your cooperation

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