Meryl completes her first half-marathon.
According to the World Health Organization, it is recommended that adults do at least 150 to 300 minutes of physical activity each week. But unfortunately, one in four adults aren’t doing enough.
Help, inspiration and motivation is at hand thanks to the team at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC), who have made it their mission to keep the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities moving and engaged in physical activity.
Rod and Meryl are two valued PARC members sharing their health and well-being journeys. Rod holds a Complete PARC membership, giving him unlimited access to PARC’s state-of-the-art health club and aquatic facilities. Starting out in PARC’s Beginner Outdoor Run Program, included for free as part of his PARC membership, Rod has lost more than 10kg and can now run 10km non-stop. During the COVID lockdown, Rod participated in free, online PARC Your Way classes and Nutritional Seminars. A beaming Rod said: “I have never felt better. I have more energy and now I’m working towards running 15km without stopping.”
Meryl finished her first half-marathon at the Mornington Running Festival in May. A regular participant in the PARC Fit Running Group, Meryl exercises because it makes her feel good and she gets to catch up with friends. Meryl said: “Being a member of PARC Fit Run holds me accountable. If I’m not there, the group asks after me and it makes me want to get out the door and get active.”
PARC is the premier health and well-being facility in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. PARC boasts two world-leading waterslide rides, an Olympic-size swimming pool, learn-to-swim pools, an aquatic playground, a warm water exercise pool, creche, state-of-the-art gymnasium and group exercise rooms, and a cafe.
Have you done your 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity this week? That could just be 20 minutes each day. Whatever your motivation, PARC has something for everyone to help you get active on your well-being and fitness journey. For more information, please visit www.parcfrankston.com.au and www.parcyourway.com.au