Aquanation air conditioning upgrade

6 September 2019

Breathe easy with cooler air upstairs.

Aquanation is improving indoor air quality in our group fitness studios and gym, giving you a more comfortable workout.  Not only will there be cleaner air with less humidity, the upgrade will reduce energy usage and greenhouse emissions. To complete the upgrade, the availability of our group fitness studios and the gym will be affected on and off between Wednesday 18 September and Saturday 19 October 2019. Learn more about the works here.

Key dates:

Wednesday 18 September - Cycle Studio classes cancelled.
Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 October - Main Group Fitness Studio classes cancelled.
Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October - Gym is closed, Teen Gym and Active Adults classes cancelled.
Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 October - Mind Body Studio classes cancelled.

Want to know your options?  We've still got your training needs covered.

Try an alternate group fitness class
Give a class a try. Only one studio is closed at a time, giving you a chance to mix things up. Revisit our timetable.

Take a dip in an aqua group fitness class
Why not try aqua aerobics as an alternative? We have heaps of aquatic based classes on offer for a great workout. Check them out on our timetable.

Do a workout in the gym
Ask your group fitness instructor for workouts to try in the gym (excluding 7 to 12 October). See our opening hours here.

Visit Aquahub
Aquahub has a great variety of classes on offer, plus our recently renovated gym has everything you need. Check out the Aquahub timetable and opening hours here. Access is included for Aquanation members during closure periods - simply present your RFID band at Customer Service upon your first visit.

Child care and occasional care
Remember Aquahub also offers Child Care and Occasional Care on Mondays and Tuesdays. To check availability or to book, contact the Child Care team

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience.

For any further queries, contact Customer Service on 9298 4600, or email Aquanation.

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Air conditioning upgrade helping sustainability

Council is currently undertaking several energy conservation projects to reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint of our facilities, including Aquanation. As part of the works at Aquanation, we will be retrofitting the air conditioning units for the gym and program rooms to allow for an ‘Economy Cycle’.

An Economy Cycle circulates  the outside air directly into the rooms, rather than using cold water to chill the air, which relies on large energy intensive plant equipment and pumps.

These works are part of Council’s goal  to be carbon neutral by 2020, as referenced in the Maroondah Sustainability Strategy and Carbon Neutral Strategy.

It is estimated that following the completion of all energy savings works at Aquanation, we will be reducing 230 tonnes of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of the emissions produced by 88 petrol cars each year.