Health & Wellbeing

Span offer a varied and diverse range of health and wellbeing activities. Tutors are skilled and qualified, classes are kept to small sizes to allow enough space and attention to allow for participants to achieve what they wish. All activities are held in a comfortable and relaxed space.

Physical activity is an important component of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, especially as you grow older.


Gentle Exercise 

Tutor Bruce Hatfield

Come and join Bruce for this low impact class which will strengthen your mind and body. All students report an improved outlook on life, fitness and coordination. A fun and friendly class for all ages.

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am
Term 3 16 July – 17 September
Full Fee $95 Concession $87
Term 4 8 October – 19 November
Fees Full $67 Concession $61

Thursdays 9.30–10.30am
Term 3 18 July – 19 September
Fees Full $95 Concession $87
Term 4 10 October – 28 November
Fees Full $76 Concession $69


Pilates 

Tutor Danielle Afif

Danielle’s classes offer a low impact exercise, designed to improve overall core strength and flexibility. Pilates is a system based in deep breathing that stretches and strengthens the muscles without stressing joint and ligaments. Special techniques will be used to help restore the natural curve of the spine. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels.

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am
Term 3 16 July – 17 September
Fees Full $173 Concession $158
Term 4 8 October – 3 December
Fees Full $156 Concession $142


Tai Chi for Health

Tutor Rani Hughes

Come along a try Tai Chi in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Thursdays 12.45pm-1.45pm
Term 3 18 July – 19 September
Term 4 10 October – 12 December
Fees $125


Tai Chi for Healthy Minds and Bodies 

Tutor Rani Hughes

The tutor is a master trainer in Tai Chi for health programs and an Occupational Therapist. This class provides informative, supportive and fun Tai Chi sessions of movement and flow (modified as required). This class is for participants living with or recovering from a mental health illness, have a mild disability or a long term condition who are seeking a supportive group to find calmness and relaxation through gentle movement flow. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend.

Thursdays 11.30am–12.30pm
Term 3 18 July – September
Term 4 10 October – 12 December
Term Fees  $65


Tai Chi – Introduction to Sun 73

Tutor Rani Hughes

Sun style Tai Chi flows smoothly “like water in a river”. It contains powerful Qigong movements to enhance internal energy, and improve mind body health. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am
Semester 2  17 July – 27 November
Fees Full $356 Concession $324


Tai Chi – evening class 

Tutor Rani Hughes

Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with Tai Chi using a series of gentle movements to release stress, develop strength, flexibility and concentration. Rani Hughes is a master trainer in Tai Chi and an Occupational Therapist.

Thursdays 6.00pm-7.00pm
Term 3
18 July – 19 September
Term 4
10 October – 12 December
Term Fees Full
$220 Concession $200


Community Yoga – Yoga for Health!

Tutor Paulie Daniele

Community Yoga is an accessible and affordable way to destress, relax and move your body. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice of connecting body, mind and spirit through poses, breathing exercises and meditation.  Start your week in a positive way with this fun and down-to-earth class. Mats and equipment provided.  Contact Span 9480 1364

Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Term 3  29 July – 16 September
Term Fees Full  $131 Concession $119
Term 4 7 October – 2 December
Term Fees Full  $1471 Concession $134
You have the option of paying for the whole of semester 2
Semester Fees Full $249 Concession $226


 

 

 

Shiatsu 

Facilitator Co-Shi-Co

Would you like to get back on track with your health? Do you suffer from any chronic or acute condition? Are you willing to look at your health from a different perspective? Co-Shi-Co is a cooperative that offers accessible and affordable shiatsu sessions in a community setting. Shiatsu is more than a massage, it’s a holistic approach to wellbeing using the body to bring itself back to balance with a profound effect on the nervous system. Contact 0490 525 151 coshicomelbourne@gmail.com. More information and booking link at  https:/www.facebook.com/CoShiCoMelbourne/

Tuesdays 3.00pm-6.00pm (50 minute sessions)
Fees Full $50 Concession $40 per session


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