Website News


Year: 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019
Invest in yourself first! - Message from Michele
Michele looks at the importance of personal development and looks at the recent 360 Feedback Program. Read More

Monday, 7 October 2019
Implementing Key Staff Initiatives - Message From Michele
I look at some key changes being made after a staff survey, and reflect on a big week in Sydney.  Read More

Monday, 23 September 2019
Let young people stand against climate change - Message From Michele
Young people deserve the opportunity to strike against climate change and to be heard.  Read More

Monday, 16 September 2019
Stepping into our customers shoes! - Message From Michele
Awards night wrap up and Michele discusses her customer driven goals over the coming months.  Read More

Monday, 2 September 2019
Our young people at YMCA175! - Message from Michele
5 young people from Y Whittlesea went off to join over 3000 people from over 120 countries at YMCA175 in London. I also look over the importance of inter generational leadership.  Read More

Monday, 2 September 2019
Y Whittlesea Awards Night - Message From Michele
Our staff are our greatest asset, and we have so many wonderful nominations for the 2019 staff awards.  Read More

Monday, 29 July 2019
The Bridge Project and Opening of Youth Parliament - Message from Michele
Michele looks over the impact of the Bridge Project in rebuilding people lives, and the success of the Youth Parliament. Read More

Monday, 15 July 2019
NAIDOC Week - Message From Michele
Michele discusses the importance of NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Read More

Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Youth Parliament & Staff Awards excitement builds! - Message from Michele
Michele reflects on the connection she has developed with her Y family, the upcoming Youth Parliament and Staff Awards. Read More

Friday, 14 June 2019
The Y turns 175! - Message from Michele
Michele takes a look at the history and foundations of the YMCA and the upcoming 175th birthday celebrations in London! Read More

Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Out of Order (Aquatic Hoists in Change Rooms)
Unfortunately our two Aquatic hoists located in the change rooms are out of order. We are endeavouring to have them up and running as soon as possible. Our hoists into the pools are both operating as normal. Read More

Tuesday, 4 June 2019
YMCA Connections - Message from Michele
A reflection piece on the Aboriginal Community and the re-launch of YMCA Plenty Valley.  Read More

Monday, 20 May 2019
Steam Room out of order
We are endeavouring to have the Steam Room back up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. Read More

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Unplanned Power Outage
We currently have no power at the facility due to an unplanned power outage in the local area, therefore we are currently closed. We expect to re-open this afternoon. We will post an update on the website and on our Facebook page when further information comes to hand. Thank you. Read More

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Anzac Day operating hours
On the 25th April 2019, our operating hours will be 1pm to 6pm. Just a reminder that there will be no swimming lessons on this day. Lest we forget. Read More

Monday, 25 March 2019
Meet Mel
Meet Mel. She has been a member of TRAC (“on and off” in her words!) for 6 years. During this time, Mel has tried a variety of exercises over several different programs and has seen some great results over the years, including some significant weight loss. At present, Mel is one of my PT clients and she reckons it’s her favourite session of the week! Call her crazy but she doesn’t mind being worked hard and trying exercises that she may possibly never think to do by herself. From my point of view, as Mel’s trainer, I cannot fault her work ethic and her commitment to getting the results that she wants. She has always been willing to push herself out of her comfort zone and this has most definitely paid off. She always had a bit of a fear and loathing of the treadmill but she can now be seen running along merrily on a Friday morning during our sessions. She may not look like she’s enjoying it but I reckon she secretly does! In her spare time, Mel keeps herself busy and loves to bake, go shopping and fish for squid! She also loves to travel and is always organizing her next trip! So the next time you see Mel sweating it out on the cardio equipment, give her the thumbs up and encourage her to keep going! She may not be able to answer back but she’ll return your thumbs up with a huge smile…?  Read More

Sunday, 24 February 2019
Meet Lorraine!
Lorraine is the most recent Health Club instructor to join our wonderful team here at TRAC and she has already made such a huge, positive impact on the centre! Lorraine has been in the fitness industry for many years and has a real desire and passion for enabling people to be the best possible version of themselves. She has been involved in Group Fitness for 26 years and has taught a wide variety of programs, both as a freestyle and as a Les Mills instructor. Many of us have been participants in Lorraine’s classes and have enjoyed the intense nature of the workouts she provides. These classes almost always include the screaming out of “Woohooooo” when it hurts the most! As a Health Club instructor, Lorraine joins us with a wide range of knowledge and expertise. She loves to have a chat so if you are at the gym on a Friday or a Saturday morning, pop in to say “hi” or maybe book an appointment with her to write up your next program! She also teaches a great HIIT class on a Friday morning at 9am in the Health Club and at 9.30am on a Saturday morning in the stadium. Be prepared to work hard though because she’s one tough cookie! In whatever spare time Lorraine has these days, she enjoys travel, spending quality time with family, reading and, in her words, “following the sun”! She will also be super busy in her upcoming future role as a nonna! We all welcome Lorraine on board here at TRAC and I for one am looking forward to working alongside one of the most dedicated and committed instructors I know… Michelle – Health Club Team Leader  Read More

Monday, 11 February 2019
New HIIT Class on Saturday morning
Join Lorraine for a new High Intensity Interval Training class on Saturday mornings at 9.30am in the Stadium. A 45 minute full body workout. Great way to kick off the weekend! Read More

Monday, 21 January 2019
Learn to Swim classes will run on Australia Day
To celebrate, join us for a sausage sizzle this Saturday 26th January. Normal scheduled swimming lessons will run on this day.  Read More

Monday, 21 January 2019
Meet Angela....
I have had the privilege of knowing this wonderful lady for the last 3 years. At the beginning of her fitness journey three years ago, Angela suffered from severe hip pain. It was recommended to her that she did some water-based exercises to help her get ready for an upcoming hip replacement operation – and she has not looked back since. Being in the water for Angela has been one of the best therapies possible. Prior to her hip surgery, the water allowed her to move more freely and participate in light aerobic-style activities within the pool. And then she found aqua classes! These classes have been more than beneficial for Angela over these past few years. Not only did they allow Angela to move pain-free within the water, attending these classes were the best possible therapy post-surgery as part of her rehabilitation program. The variety of exercises that are performed within aqua classes allow all participants to experience a great aerobic-style workout whilst, at the same time, toning the body. Angela has found great success within these classes and has benefitted in a number of ways…no more hip pain, some weight loss and a firmer, more toned body. In addition to this, she has found herself a whole heap of new friends, myself included! Nowadays, nothing will stop Angela from attending classes here at TRAC. We can count on Angela to be a regular attendee at aqua classes and who knows? Maybe I can get her to try Zumba classes this year?! After all, there’s nothing to stop those hips now! Michelle Sellick Health Club Team Leader Read More

Wednesday, 9 January 2019
FREE Youth Gym Access
Get off the couch and into the Gym! We're offering FREE Gym Access to teens over the school holidays. Pop into the Centre to find out more.. Read More

Year: 2018

Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Christmas Period Operating Hours
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff team at TRAC. We are closed on Christmas Day - 25th December but will be open for all other days during this period. Please refer to attached document for opening times. Read More

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Our phone lines are down today due to maintenance
We expect our phones to be back up and running by 5pm today. To get in contact with TRAC please leave us a message through the 'Get in Touch' link and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Read More

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Extra car parking at rear
Please be aware there are extra car spaces behind TRAC, take the access near the library and park next to the cricket oval. Read More

Friday, 30 November 2018
Outdoor Splash Area NOW OPEN
Opening Saturday 1st December, our outdoor splash area has something for the whole family! A bbq facility, grassed areas, climbing frame and plenty of shade for those warmer days. Alcohol/Glass prohibited. Normal casual fees apply for guests, free entry for members. Read More

Thursday, 29 November 2018
Meet Ethel!
Ethel is 80 years old and a regular and firm favourite here at TRAC. Read More

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Watch around Water
At TRAC, we strive to provide a safe place for children to enjoy swimming in our pools. We promote the Watch around Water policies which ensure safe swimming pool supervision practices. Children under the age of 5, need adult supervision within arms’ reach at all times while swimming or around water. Children under the age of 10 must be companioned by an adult supervisor at all times and within line of sight.  Read More

Thursday, 15 November 2018
New Health Club Team Leader
A big warm welcome to Michelle Sellick our new Health Club Team Leader. Michelle has a vast amount of experience in the Health & Fitness industry, stop by for a chat on your next visit. Read More

Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Storytime at Occasional Care
Book into Occasional Care on Tuesdays and join us for Storytime where rhymes, songs and stories are brought to life. 10.00am to 10.30am. Read More

Thursday, 8 November 2018
Accessible Water Fountain Out of Order
Our Accessible Water Fountain near the Steam Room/Sauna is out of order. Read More

Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Learn2Swim Week
In a bid to give every child under five the chance to learn how to swim we are offering up to 3 FREE swimming lessons from October 2nd to October 9th. Read More

Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Learn2Swim Week
In a bid to give every child under five the chance to learn how to swim we are offering up to 3 FREE swimming lessons from October 2nd to October 9th. Read More

Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Learn2Swim Week
In a bid to give every child under five the chance to learn how to swim we are offering up to 3 FREE swimming lessons from October 2nd to October 9th. Read More

Year: 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Pool closed for maintenance - 10 February Read More

Year: 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016
FREE Spring 6 Week Shape Up
FREE Spring 6 Week Shape Up Read More

Monday, 3 October 2016
Welcome to the new YMCA Whittlesea Children's Programs Website
YMCA Whittlesea is excited to launch our new Children's Programs website. Keep an eye out for new features including; Enrol Online, Galleries and Meet the Team pages!  Read More

Friday, 2 September 2016
Run On In!
Free runners with every new full Health Club membership!* Plus receive no Join Fee! Only 50 available - valued at $119. Read More

Friday, 2 September 2016
Run On In!
Free runners with every new full Health Club membership!* Plus receive no Join Fee! Only 50 available - valued at $119. Read More

Friday, 2 September 2016
Run On In!
Free runners with every new full Health Club membership!* Plus receive no Join Fee! Only 50 available - valued at $119. Read More

Thursday, 4 August 2016
We're growing - 8 new centres opening soon!
We’re pleased to announce we will be opening eight new centres on the sites of new government schools in Melbourne. These centres will have state of the art facilities and include early learning centres... Read More