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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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
Tickets at

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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:

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