Fit for Life

Keeping active is important for every body at every age. Find out how you can get Fit for Life in the City of Melville!

Did you know that about half of physical decline associated with ageing is due to lack of physical activity but only 10% of Australians aged 50 or over exercise enough to gain any cardiovascular benefit?

People over the age of 65 require a level of fitness to help them maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their high risk of disease, more than any other age group.

Exercise makes you stronger, prevents bone loss and boosts your mood and memory helping prevent dementia and easing symptoms of chronic conditions.

It is never too late to get fit! There are lots of ways you can keep fit in the City of Melville and whatever your interest or ability, there is definitely an option to suit your lifestyle.

Have a look at the wide range of exercise groups within the City of Melville and find your fit!*

LeisureFit Centres

Our Melville and Booragoon LeisureFit centres offer a variety of programs and activities for all ages, including tailored programs for over 50s.

Membership starts at a low $14.80 a week with discounts available to seniors aged 70 years or older. Find out more at melvillecity.com.au/leisurefit or call 9364 0800.

Dancing

Find your rhythm at one of the dancing groups below or dance up a storm in your living room at home!

Rhein-Donau Club

Website: www.rheindonauclub.iinet.net.au
Tel: 9330 6488
Venue: Rhein-Donau Club, 110 North Lake Road Myaree WA 6154

Culture Club

Tel: 0411 110 088
Venue: Bull Creek Community Centre, Hassell Crescent Bull Creek WA 6149

Danza Loca

Website: danzaloca.com/salsa/classes
Tel: 0449 913 034
Venue: Blue Gum Recreation Centre, Melville WA 6156

Mood Swings

Website: www.moodswingsdancing.com.au/
Tel: 9478 2829
Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre, Moolyeen Road Brentwood WA 6153

Symphony Dancers

Website: www.melvillecity.com.au/community-and-facilities/community-life/community-centres/blue-gum
Tel: Ivan on 0412 050 481
Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre, Moolyeen Road Brentwood WA 6153

Young at Heart Community Club

Website: www.melvillecity.com.au/community-and-facilities/community-life/community-centres/blue-gum
Tel: Shirley Chow 9313 1527
Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre, Moolyeen Road Brentwood WA 6153

Stan’s Dancing Melville

Website: sites.google.com/site/stansdancing1/
Tel: Stan on 9330 6737 | 0409 306 737
Venue: Melville LeisureFit Centre, Cnr Stock Road and Canning Highway Melville

Sport and Recreation

 

Melville Tai Chi

Tel: Rocky 0417 958 858
Venue: Willagee Community Centre Cnr Winnacott & Archibald Streets Willagee WA 6156

Striker Indoor (formerly The Rec)

Website: www.strikerindoorsportsandfitness.com.au/
Tel: 9313 9700
Venue: 55 Farrington Road Leeming WA 6149

Winnacott Ladies Badminton

Tel: 9364 0848
Venue: Willagee Community Centre Corner Winnacott and Archibald Streets Willagee WA 6156

Social Golf - Pont Walter

Website: pointwaltergolf.com.au/golf/social-clubs
Tel: 9330 3262
Venue: Bicton WA 6157

Willow Pilates

When: Tuesdays 9.15 to 10.15am and Thursdays 5.00 to 6.30pm
Tel: 0430 556 939
Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre Moolyeen Road Brentwood WA 6153 (Tuesday)
Bull Creek Community Centre, Hassell Crescent Bull Creek WA 6149 (Thursday)

Y Striders Fitness Club

Tel: 6468 3032
Email: ystriders@iinet.net.au

Prime Movers

Get moving to music in this low-impact exercise class. All classes are led by full-trained instructors.

Locations

Leisurefit Melville

When: Tuesday‘s 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday’s 9.30 to 10.30am
Venue: Corner Canning Highway and Stock Road Melville WA 6156
Tel: Margaret (Tuesday instructor) 0427 448 892; Mary (Thursday instructor) 9332 7292

St David’s Anglican Hall

When: Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am
Venue: 54 Simpson Street Ardross WA 6153
Tel: Margaret (instructor) 9364 5151

Blue Gum Community Centre

When: Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Moolyeen Road Brentwood
Tel: Mary (instructor) 9332 7292

Kardinya Community Centre

When: Tuesday’s 8.45am to 9.45am and Thursday’s 9.30am to 10.30am
Venue: Corner Prescott Drive and Williamson Road Kardinya
Tel: Pauline (Tuesday instructor) 9365 2281; Margaret (Thursday instructor) 9364 5151

Lawn Bowls

Enjoy a game or two of lawn bowls while helping to improve your fitness, coordination and confidence.

Melville Bowling Club

Website: melvillebowlingandrecreationclub.com.au
Tel: 9330 3370

Kardinya Bowling Club

Website: kardinyabowlingclub.bowls.com.au
Tel: 9310 6107

Leeming Bowling Club

Website: leemingbc.com.au
Tel: 9310 5400

Mt Pleasant Bowling Club

Website: mtpbc.org.au
Tel: 9364 4662

Tennis

Get your tennis whites on and hit the ball around at one of these tennis clubs.

Applecross Tennis Club

Website: applecrosstennisclub.com
Tel: Scott Smith (President) 0417 461 807

Blue Gum Tennis Club

Website: tennisperth.com
Tel: 9364 1638

Bull Creek Tennis Club

Website: bullcreektennisclub.org.au
Tel: Paul Breuer (President) 9332 7303

Kardinya Tennis Club

Website: tennis.com.au/kardinya
Tel: Jacinta Bushnell (President): 0408 433 803

Melville Palmyra Tennis Club

Website: melvilletenniscentre.com.au
Tel: 9330 2217

Point Walter Golf Course

Website: pointwaltergolf.com.au/sport-facilities/tennis
Tel: 9330 3262

Swimming

Cool off and expand your swimming skills at your local swimming pool.

Adult Ezy Swim

Tel: 9457 7785
Venue:  Leisurefit Booragoon, Marmion Street Booragoon WA 6154

Adult Learn to Swim

Tel: 9364 0825
Venue: Leisurefit Booragoon, Marmion Street Booragoon WA 6154

Walking

Get your walking shoes on and raise your heart rate in this low-impact exercise.

Bushwalkers of WA

Website: bushwalkingwa.org.au
Tel: 9384 5505

Garden City Mall Walking Group

When: Tuesday and Fridays at 7.30am. 
Website: www.cotawa.org.au/activeageing/mall-walking/garden-city-shopping-centre-mall-walking-group
Tel: 9472 0104
Venue: Garden City Shopping Centre, 125 Riseley Street Booragoon. Meet in front of Priceline

Over 55’s Walking Association

Website: over55walkingassociation.myclub.org.au
Tel: 9448 6965
Email: bronwen12@hotmail.com

Wireless Hill Walking for Fitness Group

When: Every Thursday and Sunday at 8.30am
Tel: 9310 1385
Venue: Wireless Hill Park, Telefunken Drive, Ardross WA 6153 (meet in the northern car park)

Over 55’s Cycling Club

Website: o55perth.bike
Tel: Nev Taylor (9448 5764) or Steve Ottaway (9448 3431)

Sources – Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/physical-activity-for-seniors

* Disclaimer: See your doctor before starting a new exercise program.