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!*
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.
Find your rhythm at one of the dancing groups below or dance up a storm in your living room at home!
Tel: 0411 110 088
Tel: 9478 2829
Young at Heart Community Club
Stan’s Dancing Melville
Sport and Recreation
Melville Tai Chi
Tel: Rocky 0417 958 858
Striker Indoor (formerly The Rec)
Winnacott Ladies Badminton
Tel: 9364 0848
Social Golf - Pont Walter
When: Tuesdays 9.15 to 10.15am and
Y Striders Fitness Club
Tel: 6468 3032
Get moving to music in this low-impact exercise class. All classes are led by full-trained instructors.
When: Tuesday‘s 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday’s 9.30 to 10.30am
Kardinya Community Centre
When: Tuesday’s 8.45am to 9.45am and Thursday’s 9.30am to 10.30am
Blue Gum Community Centre
When: Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am
St David’s Anglican Hall
When: Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am
Enjoy a game or two of lawn bowls while helping to improve your fitness, coordination and confidence.
Melville Bowling Club
Kardinya Bowling Club
Leeming Bowling Club
Mt Pleasant Bowling Club
Get your tennis whites on and hit the ball around at one of these tennis clubs.
Applecross Tennis Club
Blue Gum Tennis Club
Bull Creek Tennis Club
Kardinya Tennis Club
Melville Palmyra Tennis Club
Point Walter Golf Course
Cool off and expand your swimming skills at your local swimming pool.
Adult Ezy Swim
Tel: 9457 7785
Adult Learn to Swim
Tel: 9364 0825
Get your walking shoes on and raise your heart rate in this low-impact exercise.
Wireless Hill Walking for Fitness Group
When: Every Thursday and Sunday at 8.30am
Garden City Mall Walking Group
When: Tuesday and Fridays at 7.30am
Over 55’s Walking Association
Bushwalkers of WA
Over 55’s Cycling Club
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.