News and Updates

News and Updates

Change to Operating Hours

Friday 9 December – Centre Closing at 6:00pm

The Centre will be closing at 6:00pm on Friday 9 December 2016 to celebrate the years’ achievements with the staff. Please note that both the 25m and 50m pools will close at 5:45pm on this day.

Group Fitness Class Cancellations

  • 5:30pm BodyPump - CANCELLED
  • 5:45pm RPM - CANCELLED
  • 6:00pm Yoga - CANCELLED
  • 6:30pm Superbox - CANCELLED
  • 6:30pm Body Combat - CANCELLED
  • 7:30pm Zumba Sentao - CANCELLED

Social Sport

The 6:00pm Basketball Competition will be cancelled.

Children’s Programs

Children’s Swim Programs will conclude at 5:30pm and Children’s Gymnastics Programs will conclude at 6:00pm. Direct debits for affected classes will be adjusted accordingly in the Tuesday 6 December direct debit.  

For more information regarding specific class cancellations, please visit the Swim School or Gymnastics Customer Service desks.

Squads

Swimming squads will be cancelled and Gymnastics squads will finish early at 6pm.


Summer Inflatable Fun

With summer fast approaching, we are excited to announce that the giant inflatable is back!

Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre is providing a giant inflatable obstacle course to entertain our members and guests. 

The inflatable will operate in the 50m outdoor pool between 12.00pm - 3.00pm on the following Sundays (weather permitting):

  • November 13th, 20th and 27th
  • December 4th, 11th and 18th
  • January 15th, 22nd and 29th
  • February 5th and 12th

MQ Water Polo Games

Please be advised that MQ Water Polo games will take place in the 50m pool between 7:45pm - 10:00pm on the following dates:

  • November - 30th
  • December - 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st
  • January - 24th and 25th
  • February - 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd 
  • March - 1st, 7th, 8th and 22nd

Modified 20m lanes will still be available for lap swimming in the 50m outdoor pool and full 25m lanes in the indoor pool during this time.

We thank you for your understanding.


WarCry Compressed!

It's here! WarCry is Macquarie University Sport and Recreation Centre's official magazine - now compressed!. Showcasing a catalogue of sport programs, this is an essential read for all sport-goers.

Please click to read here.


MQ Swim Fit Session

Please be advised that MQ Sport will go through a review of our current Swim Fit sessions until Wednesday 6 July, with any possible changes announced on Monday 20 July. Remember to bring your friends along and support and program which has seen the members compete at their first open water swim in 2016.


N3 Carpark

Members and guests please be advised that parking meters are located within the N3 carpark, and parking conditions do apply.

Tickets are to be collected when parking in the N3 carpark, allowing 2 hours free when displayed on the dashboard. If you wish to park beyond 2 hours, please pay and display as required. 

A reminder that the X8 carpark is for Macquarie University permit holders only.

During University session, please allow yourself a little extra time to get to your group fitness class, lesson or court booking. For further information regarding parking, please visit the Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre Customer Service desk or the visit here.


Join the club

Many of the Macquarie University Sport Clubs will be having trials in the early months of the year and they are always on the lookout for new members. Current students are being sought to try out and membership rates are some of the cheapest in Sydney. Membership is also open to alumni and community members as well. Details are below, be sure to also check out the clubs Facebook pages to get the latest information.

AFL
Training for both male and female teams starts in early February at the Macquarie University Sport Fields on Monday and Wednesday nights. Email the club at afl@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

CHEERLEADING
Tryouts for 2016 teams are currently scheduled for Monday 29 February and Wednesday 2 March from 7.30pm on-campus (Week 1 of Semester 1).Email the club at cheerleading@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

HOCKEY
The Hockey Club will be running pre-season fitness sessions down at the Sport Fields on Monday and Wednesday nights in February before moving to Pennant Hills Hockey turf. If you are interested in playing this year email the club at hockey@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

QUIDDITCH
Tryouts for new members will be Wednesday 2 and 9 March at the Sport Fields.
Email the club at quidditch@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

RUGBY
The Rugby Club season begins in March with trials and training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Sport Fields starting in late January. Email the club at rugby@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

SOCCER
The Soccer Club is renowned for having huge turnouts at trials so make sure you go along or you might miss out. Training takes place on Monday and Wednesday nights with grading days in March. Email the club at soccer@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here

WATERPOLO
Training is held on Sundays from early February at the Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre. Email the club at waterpolo@mq.edu.au or go to the club Facebook page here


Masters Squad Attendance 

Please note changes to Masters Squad attendance as of Monday the 15 February.

All Masters swimmers will need to obtain a ticket from Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Center kiosks prior to their squad session. This must be presented to the Masters Coach before entering the session. Tickets will be available to Masters Squad membership holders, and for 10 visit Squad pass holders only. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be granted access to the squad.


Unleash your inner warrior

Join our 8 Week Health, Fitness, Nutrition & Wellbeing Program, Weight Loss Warriors to kick start your training, lose weight and feel fit & healthy.

This program will empower you to feel in control of your life and your body. There is no better feeling! During your 8 week training program, we work with you in small groups to give you the tools and knowledge you need to lose weight, improve your eating and exercise habits, as well as your overall quality of life.

We conduct weekly weigh in sessions, discuss basic nutrition, do plenty of exercise – and we make it fun!!

The next program begins on Monday 14 March to 6 May 2016 with Trainer Fiona.  

Sessions run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 6:30am – 7:30am.

To book, please see the Customer Service Desk or for further information, please contact the Health Club directly on (02) 9850 4199. BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!

For more info click here.

‘I joined Weight Loss Warriors when a friend told me how great it was and it had been six months since I had been to the gym and I needed some motivation and guidance to get back into it. I have being a regular gym goer for a few years; however, I was getting way way better results from the Weight Loss Warriors program. This program was different from other programs I’ve done because the trainer’s enthusiasm, guidance and the variety of fitness sessions really seemed to work for me. Having someone train me just makes it easier. It takes the thinking out of it. Also I really enjoyed the encouragement and support I got from the rest of the group, and as an added bonus I have made more friends........ Yay! I felt stronger, fitter and overall more confident. I could see that I have not only lost weight but I am more toned than I have ever been! I would and already have recommended Weight Loss Warriors to my friends!’

-          Jennifer Rowland, WLW Participant


Group Fitness timetable

Look out for a freshly revised group fitness timetable from 6th June.

If you like to have fun, socialise, workout to music and challenge your body then we have everything you need to get in shape the group fitness way. We have 114 classes on the timetable, delivered by a team of 70 instructors. We also have a wonderful group fitness tribe who will welcome and support you as you work towards your goals.
If cardio is your thing you might like to try; Bodystep, Bodyattack, RPM, Cycle, Schwinn or Bodycombat.
For those who want to be stronger and leaner have a go at Bodypump, CXWorx or Superbox.

If you like to dance like no-one’s watching, then we have plenty of great classes for you – Zumba, Zumba Toning (with maraca hand weights) and Zumba Sentao (chair dancing).

For core strength and flexibility you might like Yoga, Pilates, ABT, CXWorx and Bodybalance.
If you feel like a low impact class is more your style, go for Fit4Life, Aqua, Tai Chi, Bodybalance or Yoga.

Whatever your reason for coming to the gym, it is always much more fun to train with friends. Joining our group fitness tribe is a positive choice for your body and your mind.

Click on this link for the group fitness class timetable.

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