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3 March 2022

Build your mental and physical stamina between classes with DeakinACTIVE

We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus for T1/S1 and encourage you to stop by and check out your local DeakinACTIVE facilities. 

Staying active and healthy will go a long way in helping you succeed in your studies, and our friendly DeakinACTIVE team is here to make it fun! 

If you’re not familiar with DeakinACTIVE, it’s the home of sport, health and wellbeing at Deakin. We’ve got gyms and fitness facilities at our Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses with state-of-the-art equipment, a range of fitness classes and supportive, well-trained staff to walk you through a health consult or help you reach your fitness goals. We also run group fitness classes at the Waterfront Campus.

Join your campus gym today

With generous membership packages starting at the cost of just a couple of coffees per week, we have an affordable option to suit everyone! 

For those of you at Burwood or Waurn Ponds, our Thrive membership pack will help you reach your fitness goals for just $15 per week

And for our Warrnambool warriors? You can take out a comprehensive Strive membership for a very affordable $5 a week

So what are you waiting for? All memberships packages include no lock-in contracts, a 28-day cancellation period, and are direct-debited on a fortnightly basis for your convenience. Find out more about our membership packages on the DeakinACTIVE website.

Get connected with DeakinMOVES today

Download the DeakinMOVES app today* and start your journey to a healthier, happier you.

DeakinMOVES is like a fitness buddy that fits in your pocket – not only does it allow you to book your workouts at our DeakinACTIVE gyms, it also includes a range of features to help you stay fit on the go and connect with other students. DeakinMOVES tracks your daily movement or ‘MOVES’ so you can set goals, commit to our regular fitness challenges and see how everyone else in the DeakinMOVES community is progressing.

Join our March fitness challenges! Compete against your friends and win cool prizes. See the DeakinMOVES app or the website for full terms and conditions.

* If you cannot download the DeakinMOVES app please contact DeakinACTIVE.

Try our DeakinPLAY social sport competitions

Did you know DeakinACTIVE hosts a range of DeakinPLAY activities and social sport competitions throughout the year? It’s a great way for you to have fun and get fit while hanging out with your friends and classmates. We’ll be kicking off the new season of DeakinPLAY this month for T1/S1, and we’d love you to join us!

We’ll begin the T1 social sport competitions from Monday 7 March at both Burwood and Waurn Ponds (netball, basketball and casual badminton). So gather your mates and make up your own team, or join as an individual and we’ll add you into a team looking for players!

Take advantage of our Early bird offer! Register for free via the DeakinPLAY webpage until competition starts on 7 March. 

See you at the gym! 

Experience our All Abilities Safe Space program

Be fearless. Be proud. Be accessible. Come and join DeakinACTIVE’s Safe Space program! Every Wednesday from 7–10am, DeakinACTIVE invites people of all genders, abilities and identities to come and join the Deakin Fearless movement and train at any of our in-campus health facilities at no cost – and with no obligations.

If you belong to the LGBQTIA+ community, or have any kind of physical, sensory or mental disability, we encourage you to come and work out with us! During these hours, the lights will be dimmed and the music volume kept low to provide a welcoming sensory environment for everyone. Our main aim is to get everyone moving in a safe and welcoming environment and feeling comfortable to do so. For more info see our All Abilities webpage.

Try a group fitness class

Do you need the extra motivation to get moving by attending a group fitness class? Our small group classes at the Burwood and Waurn Ponds gyms provide personalised training within a fun and social environment, and can really push you to get the most out of your workouts!

We have a variety of group fitness classes on offer – with morning, lunchtime and evening classes for your convenience – so there’s sure to be something to suit your tastes! Check out what classes are running at your campus by checking the schedule on the DeakinMOVES app or the DeakinACTIVE website.

We’ll also be running bootcamp sessions at Waterfront from 29 March. Keep watching this space for more info!

Opening hours

Opening hours have been extended across all DeakinACTIVE facilities for T1/S1:

Monday to Friday: 6am–9pm
Saturday: 9am–2pm
Sunday: 12–5pm

Waurn Ponds
Monday to Thursday: 7am–8pm
Friday: 7am–6pm
Saturday: 9am–12pm
Sunday: 12–3pm

Monday: 7am–1pm and 4–8pm
Friday: 7am–1pm
Closed weekends.

You can find the most up-to-date operating hours for your local campus gym on the DeakinACTIVE website

Stay active, keep moving and we hope to see you soon at your local DeakinACTIVE gym!

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