Oberon residents encouraged to join Fitness Centre to look after health and wellbeing

FITNESS CENTRE: Group training is back post-lockdown in Oberon. Photo: SUPPLIED
FITNESS CENTRE: Group training is back post-lockdown in Oberon. Photo: SUPPLIED

IT'S more important now than ever to look after your health and wellbeing as we maneuver through life with COVID.

Oberon residents can get back into the swing of things and put their fitness first with the reopening of YMCA Oberon Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

Group Fitness manager David Sellers said the gym currently has 230 members but he was ready to ramp those numbers up heading into Summer.

"The world we're in and during these tough times, your health is as important as ever. We encourage more people to get to the gym, the more the better," he said.

He said business had been "a bit slow" since reopening on October 11 but he was thankful to be back in operation.

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"It's good to be back up and running. As I'm sure everyone is happy we're able to function, we've been a little bit quiet but the majority of people are back and training well," he said.

Sellers said the centre was COVID-safe with required protocols in place such as QR codes to check in and checking vaccination proof.

"We are COVID safe and we have other COVID protocols as part of our membership terms and conditions, you have to have a towel to train, social distance and our classes are limited to 12 people in the space we have and you have to wipe down equipment after use," he said.

"We've had a few teething problems as I'm sure most businesses have but generally most people have been pretty good and I'm sure we all want to get this period over and get back to some sort of normality."

Sellers said the centre offers personal training, group fitness classes and general gym equipment.

"We have a free weights section, a functional fitness area, boxing and then we've got the pool that's associated with YMCA," he said.

The swimming pool is back in action from October 18 and offers recreational and lap swimming, aqua aerobics and Learn to Swim classes (both private and group lessons available and open now for booking).

Opening hours

Fitness centre

  • Monday - Wednesday 6am-8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 6am-11am
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9am-1pm

Swimming pool

  • Monday - Friday: 6am-9am, 2pm - 6pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11am-6pm