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Member Success Story – Tim Thwaites

Member Success Story – Tim Thwaites

We caught up with member Tim Thwaites after his success during the PARC Fit program to learn more about his achievements and experiences.

“In September last year, I re-joined PARC after being a foundation member. I re-joined as I was incredibly unhealthy and felt sluggish every single day.

After a few weeks of being at PARC, I received an email regarding an 8-week PARC Fit program and thought I’d give it a go. I put my head down, threw my diet upside down and worked hard to get myself mentally prepared for day one. During my day 1 warm-up, I rolled my ankle and it HURT, so during session 2 I could barely walk. I knew that if I could push through this, then the next 8 weeks I could push myself through anything.

Injury struck AGAIN in weeks 4-5, as I strained my left hamstring. I iced it as much as I could and once again, battled through. During week 6, I was holidaying in Kingscliff, but completed 3 sessions from the holiday program Britt had sent me. That was the end of PARC Fit and it left me thinking – ‘what’s next?’

When the Portsea Twilight Fun Run popped up in my Facebook feed, I decided to set myself the challenge of running the 8kms in under an hour. The fun run was the hardest thing I have ever done, with the first 5kms being all uphill. However, I knew I had the mental strength to push through.

Even though I wasn’t the first one to cross the line and was nearly last in my age group, I finished up with an end time of 58 minutes – 2 minutes under the goal I had set for myself. On top of this, I also managed to raise just under $700 for Beyond Blue. I am currently planning my next fun run and am looking forward to the next round of PARC Fit.

Throughout my journey, I have lost 10kgs. Even though I’ve still got a long way to go, I am not giving up!”


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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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