Just do it: Outdoor FIT45 instructor Billy Gianacopoulos runs class in the courtyard at BALC last week. Photo: ALISTAIR FINLAY

Time for fitness fanatics to fire up

June 3, 2020 BY

STRENUOUS physical activity is slowly returning to Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre with the return of outdoor fitness sessions.

With the indoor pools, gym and workout spaces still closed as management tires to nut out how the facility will operate in a COVID-safe environment, outdoor classes are star jumping back into action.

From 1 June, two to three sessions will go Monday to Friday. Currently on offer are Outdoor FIT45 and low impact circuits, with class sizes capped at 20 people and an instructor.

“We’re very excited to be able to bring back some of our fitness sessions to the Ballarat community,” said City of Ballarat deputy-mayor Cr Belinda Coates.

“It’s fantastic that we can start running sessions again. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone get active outdoors at BALC again.

“Keeping active and staying healthy is an important part of living in this new pandemic-normal world. Our outdoor fitness sessions are just one way for us to support our community to continue to be active during this time.”

Physical distancing requirements will be in action during all classes and the changerooms inside the BALC will remain closed for the time being. You’ll also need to bring your own workout mat or large towel.

“These sessions are going to look a little different to what people normally expect from a BALC class, but they will definitely get your heart rate up and have you remembering what a workout is like at the end of a session,” Cr Coates said.

Each class is $10 and bookings are required. For more information visit ballarataquaticcentre.com/OutdoorClass, email [email protected], or call 5320 5500.