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Meet Tom, one of PARC’s personal trainers

Tom lives a very active outdoor lifestyle, from mountain biking, water sports, SUP, martial arts to being passionate surfer and surf instructor.

For over 5 years Tom has successfully trained clients for goals of weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation, specific fitness goals or for holistic health and wellness.

If you know your goals, Tom will have the knowledge and experience for you to take the most effective and efficient path to get you there.

One of the things I’ve discovered most, in my 5 years as a PT, is that people work really hard when it comes to  gym and classes, but often don’t understand and or severely underestimate the importance of nutrition in meeting their body composition goals, whether it be fat loss or muscle gain. Without this critical knowledge people often plateau, burn out and get defeated not achieving these goals, despite great physical effort.

Here are a few quick tips in terms of how you should eat:

  • Start with a foundation of low starch, high fibre vegetables with different colours
  • Add in quality proteins from wild or properly raised conditions
  • Utilise high quality fats as a primary energy source and as a way to enhance nutrient absorption from other foods in the form of good oils
  • Avoid any high starch or high sugar foods when not eating to fuel exercise

You then calculate your caloric needs based on your lifestyle, exercise habits and body composition goals. If you don’t understand what your caloric intake should be or what your macro breakdown is, you will find it very difficult to meet your body composition goals. Myfitnesspal is a great app to start tracking your food/energy intake and integrated with Mywellness, so even better. I can calculate and help you understand them and appropriate nutrition, as part of my PT training package.

As always to be as efficient and effective with your exercise and training as possible, come and see me or one of the great PT’s at PARC to get structure, correct exercise selection, techinque analysis and periodised programming.

You’ll then have the knowledge, support and confidence to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Wishing you the best health,

Tom Saunders
PARC Personal Trainer

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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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