News

Member Spotlight – Bridget Maguire: Finding Balance and Strength at PARC

Hey PARC enthusiasts! Today, we’re shining the spotlight on one of our incredible members, Bridget Maguire. At 30 years young, Bridget has been gracing our facility since 2021, bringing her vibrant energy and determination to every workout session.

Let’s dive into a fun Q&A to discover how PARC helps Bridget maintain her overall health and wellbeing while juggling a busy life as an Occupational Therapist for children and finding time to invest in her friendships, family, and fun.

Q: Bridget, tell us a bit about yourself and why you joined PARC.

A: Well, I’m a local gal from a bustling family of four daughters. I’ve always loved being active, but post COVID I really wanted to boost my fitness and feel stronger. I’d love to get a 6 pack haha! PARC was the perfect fit with its variety of classes and activities, plus being local and indoor facility made it super convenient.

Q: What keeps you coming back to PARC?

A: Oh, the variety for sure! From boxing to swimming, PARC offers something for everyone. Plus, I really appreciate the effort some of the instructors go to, and I’ve made some amazing friends here. It’s like a second home!

Q: We heard about your half marathon achievement! How did PARC support you in reaching that goal?

A: Absolutely. PARC was my go-to for cross-training, helping me build the base fitness I needed. The instructors provided invaluable advice, and the community support kept me motivated until the finish line.

Q: What’s next on your fitness journey?

A: I really want to tone up, strengthening my core, and maintaining my running skills. Oh, and I’m climbing Mount Kilimanjaro later this year! It’s the highest free standing peak in the world, and the tallest peak in Africa. PARC is helping me prep for the altitude by staying strong physically and mentally, and I need a really solid base fitness so I can enjoy the adventure.

  

Q: Lastly, what does PARC mean to you? This year we’re inviting our community to express their aspirations through a few simple sentences with our “My People. My Purpose. My place at PARC campaign”.

The people who motivate me at PARC are… Randel, the boxing instructor, he’s amazing. Plus my boxing partner is Matt. We’ve been boxing together since 2022, and he and the rest of the boxing crew help to keep me accountable. It’s really motivating – the entire class are just so welcoming and wonderful. What I really like is the gym instructors who know my name and we start to know each other. Jesslyn, for example, she’s such a good instructor and she always makes me feel like I’m an important part of Team PARC.

My purpose at PARC is to… get ready for the climb in November. But really, what motivates me to come to PARC is to just enjoy being healthy. Be happy exercising. Protect my body from injuries. Maintain energy levels so that I can be the best version of myself at work, and at home as the world’s best aunty haha!

PARC is my … constant … place. PARC is my sanctuary, my place to disconnect from the challenging aspects of life and recharge. It’s part of my routine, my identity even. The instructors make it personal and enjoyable, catering to diverse needs. It guess it is where my people, purpose, and place come together.

Bridget’s journey exemplifies the spirit of PARC – a community dedicated to helping each other achieve their health and wellbeing goals in a supportive and inclusive environment. So, whether you’re chasing personal records or simply looking to unwind, PARC is here for you every step of the way!

Until next time, keep splashing, sweating, and smiling at PARC! Not yet a member, visit our website to learn more.

Share this article

Take a dip in the bay this May! 🌅

Join the @SouthSideFestivalFrankston team for the South Side Sea Soak. Cold-water immersion has long been attributed with both physical and mental health benefits so what better way to celebrate the bay this May?

South Side Sea Soak
Saturday 11 May, 8am
Frankston Foreshore, outside Frankston Life Saving Club
FREE
Tickets at southsidefestival.com.au

 #parcfrankston #frankstoncity #coldwaterswim #freeevents #beachswim
ANZAC Day is an important day for our nation as we pause and reflect on the service men and women who have fought to protect our country. 🇦🇺🇳🇿🌹

PARC will be open with reduced hours on Thursday 25 April 2024. 

Centre: 1pm-7pm 
Waterslide: 1pm-6pm 
Cafe: 1pm-5pm 
Childcare: Closed
PARC Swim: No Classes
Group exercise: Reduced timetable, check Customer Portal for classes. 

#parcfrankston #anzacday #publicholiday
Did you know that our vision is that 'Every Child In Frankston Can Swim'?🌳👶🏻

The Rotary Peninsula 2.0's Birth Tree is one way that's helping us to achieve this vision. ⚙️

By joining the Birth Tree, you get your child's name on this year's plaque. Plus through the Birth Tree, $45 of every contribution goes straight back to PARC and PINES to help more children build confidence in the water. Your contribution will go directly to funding baby swim programs. It's a great gift to welcome a child into our ever-growing community in Frankston.🏊

You can purchase a place for a baby born this year on the birth tree by heading to our website in the link below. Or for older children, you can add them to the Family Garden. Find out more in the link in our bio.

 #parcfrankston #frankston #FrankstonCity #rotary
Who's joining us tomorrow for our last PINES Free Family Friday of the season? 

Help us see out the PINES season with a bang and head down to our gorgeous outdoor pool for:

✅ Free entry between 4pm-7pm
🌭 Free sausage sizzle 
💦️ Waterslide (weather dependent) 
🎨️️ Face painting 
🙌️ Giveaways 
🥳️ And lots of fun in the water! 

It has been an incredible season and we can't wait to celebrate with our wonderful community.

We can't wait to see you there!

#parcfrankston #pinesfrankston #freefamilyfun #frankstoncity #outdoorpool
Spots are still available for our PARC Fit Outdoor term 2! 💪

Due to popular demand we have added another term of PARC Fit Outdoor, running over 6 weeks and set outside in the beautiful surrounds of Beauty Park and Frankston Pier, our 60 minute sessions are a great way to start your mornings. 🌳🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️🌿

PARC Fit Outdoor Term 2 kicks off next Monday 15 April! With three different days to choose from across the week, there's still time to book your bootcamp style outdoor training sessions.

To register head to our Customer Portal in the link in our bio.

#parcfrankston #outdoorexercise #groupoutdoorfitness #morningworkouts #frankston
Don't forget to book into our Living With Wildlife activity on Friday! 🌿🐨🌿

This arts and crafts this hands-on activity is perfect for children curious about nature!  Creating a habitat for butterflies using native seeds and clay, children will make 'seed balls' to take home and start a butterfly patch in the garden. 🦋🐝🪲

Bookings are essential, so please head to the link below to book your child in for a session. If you cannot attend your booked session, you can cancel through the Eventbrite page.

All items are provided and no live animals, insects or lizards are used. 

📆 When: Friday 12 April 
🕐 Sessions times between 12pm-2pm

To book for our Living With Wildlife activity please head to:
https://bit.ly/3PRZQdM

 #parcfrankston #artsandcrafts #schoolholidays #frankston #thingstodoinmelbourne

Recent articles

Active

How does the waitlist work?

The Group Exercise Class Waitlist: A Comprehensive Guide Understanding how the waitlist works and knowing what to expect can help increase your chances of getting

Read More »