Whether you’re inside or heading out for fresh air – there’s no shortage of options for staying active thanks to both Frankston City’s beautiful environment and Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre’s free workouts online
Peninsula Leisure’s PARC Your Way is an online platform which includes a library of recorded workouts and classes, all led by PARC’s instructors and personal trainers. During lockdown, PARC is also running free LIVE classes, including Active Kids classes to cater for home-schooling families. Check out the timetable.
South Ward Cr Liam Hughes said the tightening of lockdown restrictions including the closure of playgrounds, skate parks and basketball courts, is hard on families.
Cr Hughes added: “But during these lockdowns, we’re also grateful to have natural gems on our doorstep, too. They give us a chance to take a breather and look after our wellbeing when things are a little tense.”
Cr Hughes said for those within the relevant 5 km radius of home, Frankston City offers some great places to get a nature fix.
Not far from Olivers Hill you’ll find this hidden oasis. Explore the boardwalks, bridges and creeks. Dogs on a lead are welcome, too.
There is a great cycle/walking trail that extends around most of the perimeter of the wetlands. If you’re a keen bird watcher, there are some prime viewing platforms as well.
Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve
This 98 acres of beauty was only opened to the public in 2016 after being closed for 95 years! It’s a natural treasure trove for walking, jogging or cycling.
Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve
With a network of pram and wheelchair friendly tracks, it’s a perfect spot to walk for all skill levels. A former military reserve, it has a cool history, too! You may even be lucky enough to spot a koala or swamp wallaby.
Seaford Pier and Frankston Pier
These piers provide the perfect photograph around dusk or dawn and are a great way to start or end your day.
Cr Hughes said those keen to know more about any of these places can get information here https://www.discoverfrankston.com.au/
For those stuck at home, there’s a diverse and exciting range of classes and workouts online, for free, this lockdown.
Peninsula Leisure CEO, Kath Thom, said the Frankston community can enjoy unlimited access to PARC’s classes and workouts online, via PARC Your Way.
Peninsula Leisure’s PARC Your Way delivers an online platform which includes a library of recorded workouts and classes, all led by PARC’s instructors and personal trainers. During lockdown, PARC is also running free LIVE classes, including Active Kids classes to cater for home-schooling families. Check out the timetable here: https://parcyourway.com.au/categories/live-class
Ms Thom, said: “We are committed to keeping our community active and engaged. PARC Your Way allows everyone to work out, whenever and wherever it suits them.
“Contributing to the local community is so important to us, and by delivering PARC Your Way for free, it means we can continue supporting community health and wellbeing while PARC’s doors are closed.
“It’s so important to feel connected, and do our best to stay active and focused on our health and wellbeing, especially during this difficult and uncertain time,” Ms Thom said.
There is currently a library of over 850 classes available, including strength, cardio, core, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Pilates, Yoga, meditation, Zumba and more, with the team at PARC adding more videos daily. A range of pregnancy-appropriate options are available along with classes for older adults, stretching and live chats with trainers and instructors. To register free for PARC Your Way, visit www.parcyourway.com.au
Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Frankston City Council and is charged with the management of Council’s two aquatic facilities, PARC and Pines Forest Aquatic Centre. It is committed to providing quality sports, recreation and leisure products and services with a focus on community engagement and innovation alongside a reputation for delivering exceptional service.