HEALTH UPDATE

FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s great to see so many members returning to the Windy Hill Fitness Centre. As expected, we are receiving a number of questions about the return of facilities and services previously available. Below are those most common for your info:

We’re slowly moving back to normal and are announcing that from tomorrow, Saturday 28th November the facility will open at 7.00am on the weekends. This will allow our pool users to get a swim in before swim school starts at 8.00am. From Monday 4th January we will open at 5.00am on weekdays.

With government restrictions easing, there is now no need to book for the gym or pool sessions. Members are required to scan in each time they attend and casual users required to use the QR code for entry. Gym and Pool staff are logging headcounts every 15 minutes to monitor capacity. There are no longer timed sessions so stay as long as you need. Please continue to follow our COVID safe rules of towel use and social distancing. The only service you now need to book for is group fitness.

Unfortunately, the app is not accessible on the computer or ipad. We hope that an ipad friendly version will be available in the coming months. Members can always book their sessions in person at reception up to 7 days in advance, so if you’re not tech-savvy, we are here to help.

We have added 7 more classes to next week’s timetable including aqua, cycle, and pump. As boot camps finish up, our new FX30 classes will also be added in the old Coaching Zone area. These classes will be included in your membership without the requirement to upgrade. 

We have requested clarification from the government on the maximum 20 per group, and will temporarily split the main group fitness room next week to allow for 2 x 20 members per session, as we remain under the 1:4sqm rule and overall health club capacity. Please keep to your side of the room when this change takes place. We have successfully and safely rolled this practice out in other states and now have the same approval here.

Current restrictions allow these facilities to open however the space requirement and building works required will see this area open in 2021.

Under the most recent changes to restrictions, lockers are now permitted. We will arrange repairs in the coming month to restart this service.

We have started the application process to establish the creche license under the new management company. We expect to reopen this service by February.

Trainers will be available for program reviews from the 4th of January 2021. Programs will be loaded into your Mywellness account and accessible via the BlueFit App. For those wanting printed copies of their program, this is still possible however we will not keep printed programs on the gym floor. 

Swimming lessons resumed today. Click here to complete your online registration.

No, with the facility no under new management you will need to re-enrol in lessons. It’s a simple online process. Click here to find out more.

If you have enrolled in swimming lessons please click here to go to our parent portal and update your debit details. Details need to be submitted before the 2nd December.

Yes, we will debit you on a fortnightly cycle, however all fees have been matched from your current membership.

We appreciate not everyone is ready to return so have many members still on free suspension. As restrictions ease and services return, we will continue to communicate on this suspension or return process. If you’re ready to start again now, reactivate below

Ready to return or interested in joining? Click on the links below!
SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2020
GYM FLOOR & SWIM BOOKINGS NO LONGER REQUIRED FROM TOMORROW, MONDAY 23RD NOV

In line with the recent update to government restrictions, we are excited to announce that the booking of gym floor and casual swim sessions are no longer required from tomorrow, Monday 23rd November.

We will continue to monitor attendance at the centre using scanning and regular head counting throughout all areas of the facilities. We encourage swimmers to check our lane availability before visiting the centre to avoid disappointment. For families starting swim school on Friday, the changes will also allow for a swim after your lesson.

Group Fitness classes including Aqua remain capped at 20 participants or 4sqm and will still need to be booked in via the BlueFit app. Additional classes will be launched from Monday 30th November.
Masks will still be required when inside the facility however, do not need to be worn when engaging in strenuous activity.

Please ensure you are following our health & hygiene guidelines when visiting our facility. This includes using hand sanitiser upon entry, having a towel with you at all times and wiping down equipment after use.
For those with existing bookings on the gym floor and pool, this will be cancelled and you can attend at any time, You may receive a cancellation email, please ignore this.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2020
Learn To Swim returns Friday 27th November!

We are very excited to announce the commencement of the BlueFit Swimming program at Windy Hill Fitness Centre from Friday 27th November.

The BlueFit Swimming program operates in over 30 swim schools across Australia and consists of structured levels that progressively build swimming skills and water confidence.

Online registrations open 8pm, Tuesday 17th November. Get in quick to secure your spot!

WEDNESDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2020

MORE GROUP FITNESS CLASSES AND NEW TRAINING SPACE ADDED!

It’s been a great couple of days being back and we thank everyone for their patience during this time. The team has been working hard to meet your needs while ensuring we are adhering to strict health & hygiene protocols. 

We understand many of you are keen to come back and get into your old routines, so starting Monday 16th November we’ve almost doubled the number of group fitness classes available during the week.  This includes more of your favourite classes such as Spin, Pump, Attack & Combat as well as the re-introduction of Aqua to the timetable!

We have also converted the functional training space further down the street (previously Coaching Zone) to a stand-alone gym space, available for booking in casual gym sessions. While temporary, this provides another option for you to train. 

Ready to book? View our new timetable below and book through BlueFit Health Club app. If you haven’t returned yet and are thinking of reactivating your membership, what are you waiting for? Click the button below to get started. If you are not a member of the facility yet but would like to join, we are accepting new members. 

THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

GYM - MEMBERS ONLY

We are so excited to open our doors to the community of Monday 9th November. The team has been working hard to get the facility ready and ensure we are adhering to strict health & hygiene protocols.

  • Due to restrictions, all memberships remain on suspension for the time being until you reactivate it.
  • The facility will only be available for members via bookings. These must be made through the BlueFit app
  • The gym will be restricted to 20 people per 45-minute sessions at any one time.
    Group fitness and small group training classes will be reduced to 10 people in line with government restrictions.
  • Bookings are available 7 days in advance through the BlueFit Health Club app
    You must train with a towel and wipe down equipment after use.
  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • Masks must be worn unless performing strenuous exercise.

 

For more information please view our video below. If you are not a member of the facility yet but would like to join we are accepting new members. 

SWIM - CASUAL AND MEMBERS

We are so excited to open our doors to the community of Monday 9th November. The team has been working hard to get the facility ready and ensure we are adhering to strict health & hygiene protocols.

  • 20 people per 45min session at a time.
  • Bookings are available 7 days in advance.
  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • Appropriate face masks must be worn unless performing strenuous exercise.

Group Fitness Update

The group fitness timetable has now been confirmed and will be available to start booking into via the BlueFit Health Club app on Friday 6th November.

Please note classes are restricted to 10 participants and we will continue to evaluate the popularity of classes and the number of members who are attending the facility each week.

Upon reactivating your membership you will receive a login into the app. This will give you member access to the app and allow you to book into classes. Members are able to book into sessions 7 days in advance.

We look forward to reuniting you with your favourite fitness instructors again soon!

Swim School Update

We are super keen to get the kids back swimming and ready for summer! Unfortunately due to current restrictions, we are not able to open up learn to swim just yet but we are hoping that we can have some good news for families in the next few weeks. We will communicate with you before re-opening.

We are very excited to introduce the BlueFit Swimming program to the Essendon community. We have worked with the Belgravia Swimming team to ensure a seamless transition including the retention of existing staff.

The BlueFit Swimming program consists of structured levels that progressively build swimming skills and water confidence. For more information about BlueFit Swimming visit their website here.

THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER 2020

We are so excited to finally be able to open our doors on
Monday 9th November! 

We are still finalising the details around the re-open and will provide further information in separate communications next week. 

Rest assured we will do everything we can to get you safely back into the health club, classes and pool as soon as possible. It’s been a long lockdown and we’re as excited as you are to get back into our health and wellbeing within our facility.

wednesday 17th june 2020

We are excited to finally announce the complete re-opening of the gym at The Aquadome. 

Following recent announcements made by the State Government regarding stage 3 easing of restrictions, our gym facilities will now be fully open as of Monday 22nd June. This means that you can once again enjoy individual gym training without having to book into a gym floor session and there is no time limit on your workout! To access Group Fitness classes we encourage you to use the BlueFit Health Club App as you can now book into your class 7 days in advance when using the app. 

From Monday 22nd June all members will have unrestricted access to the gym with the first debit on Friday 3rd July. For upfront members, we have changed your membership expiry date to account for the days the facility was closed.

24/7 access will resume on Monday 22nd June. 

If you’re not ready to come back to the gym just yet, the Bfit@Home platform remains available to you and includes live classes & at-home workouts. For those who would like to continue their suspension please click here to complete your complimentary suspension form.  

The pool remains closed for the time being but we will provide an update on this as we progress. At this stage, we are aiming for a July re-open.

Please also take note of our amended opening hours for the Health Club:

Mon – Fri: 6am-11am & 3pm-7pm

Saturday: 7am-11am

Sunday 9am-1pm

Your health and hygiene are of the utmost importance to us, please ensure upon your return you follow the strict health and hygiene measures. For more information about the measures in place please view our video below.

We believe leisure facilities play an important role in the health and wellbeing of the community, so we encourage you to come in and get active! 

THURSDAY 28TH may 2020

We are excited to finally announce the re-opening of the Health Club at the Aquadome! 

Following recent announcements made by the state government, the health club will now re-open Monday 1st June but with strict health and hygiene measures in place.

  • The gym will only be available for individual training by booking through the BlueFit Health Club App
  • The gym will be restricted to 20 people per 45 session at any one time. 
  • Group fitness and small group training classes will be reduced to 10 people in line with government restrictions of 4 square metres per person.
  • Bookings are available 7 days in advance.
  • You must train with a towel and wipe down equipment after use. 
  • Changing room facilities and water fountains will be closed. 
  • Aquatic facilities remain closed.
  • 24/7 access will not be available. Revised hours can be found on our website.
  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • All bookings must be made through the BlueFit Health Club app which you can download by clicking the link below.
  • Classes will be available to book 24 hours before the scheduled time. We will continue to review the timetable each week and adjust it based on demand. 
  • Members who have not used the BlueFit Health Club app before will get an email in the next 48 hours to invite you to mywellness. 

We understand many will be disappointed that we have not opened the aquatic facilities. At the present time, based on the current restrictions in place, the utility and environmental costs involved in heating such large bodies of water cannot be justified. We will provide updates as restrictions continue to ease and look to open the aquatic area during the next round stage of changes to restrictions. 

We believe leisure facilities play an important role in the health and wellbeing of the community, so we encourage you to start the cautious process of returning back to what you love! See you soon.

GET STARTED WITH THE BLUEFIT HEALTH CLUB APP

The BlueFit Health Club App will not only help keep you up to date with the latest news around centre, but also allow you to book, cancel and monitor your future bookings. If you have not logged in before you will receive an email from the centre to join Mywellness. Once your login has been activated through Mywellness you can begin following our step by step instructions below or watch our demonstration video above to begin. 

HOW TO BOOK:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Login using your credentials.
  3. Scroll down to find the timetable tile.
  4. Select ‘See all’ to view the daily schedule.
  5. You can click on the class image to find out more about the session.
  6. Click ‘Book’ beside your desired class to book straight in.
  7. To cancel your booking, click “delete booking”.
  8. Once you have booked into your class you will be be sent a reminder prior to the class so ensure to have your push notifications turned on.

If you have any issues including not having received your email from mywellness as a new member please contact support@bluefit.com.au. 

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 Monday06:00-21:00
 Tuesday06:00-21:00
 Wednesday06:00-21:00
 Thursday06:00-21:00
 Friday06:00-21:00
 Saturday07:00-16:00
 Sunday07:00-16:00
(Temporary for COVID)

We apologise for the inconvenience however Swim School, Body Step and Yoga Fusion classes have been cancelled for Thursday 19th of December.