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Students playing basketball at Waurn Ponds Campus

3 March 2023

Build your mental and physical stamina between classes with DeakinACTIVE

We’re so excited to welcome you to campus for T1/S1! Come 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.

Sign up for $0*

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

We can offer you discounted student membership fees, no lock-in contracts and, if you join DeakinACTIVE during OWeek or in Week 1, we’ll waive the joining fee! You can join up in person in the gym or join up online. *See the DeakinACTIVE website for full terms and conditions. 

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 in your pocket. Access healthy recipes, blogs, tips and tricks, and log your activity – 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 try a new sport, 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 13 March at both Burwood and Waurn Ponds (social mixed netball, basketball and 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!

We’ll also be holding a 3×3 Basketball Showcase event at both Burwood and Waurn Ponds. If you’re keen to have a go, come along to shoot some hoops and make new friends. All are welcome and there’ll be prizes to be won on the night. Plus, if you register AND attend you’ll go in the draw to win a one-month free DeakinACTIVE membership.

3×3 Basketball Showcase event
Waurn Ponds Campus (DA Building, Indoor Stadium) on Wednesday 7 March, 5–7pm. Register now
Burwood Campus (Building HB, Indoor Stadium) on Thursday 8 March, 5–7pm. Register now

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.

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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