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Xmas Carols 2018 in Queens Park

Christmas Carols in Queens Park Come on down to the 2018 Carol's in Queen Park in December and enjoy the free entertainment that the Moonee Valley City Council has organised. Saturday, 8 December 2018 When: Saturday 8th December 2018 Where: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Kid’s activities: Free children’s activities from 5pm Carols Concert: 7pm It's a wonderful time of year Christmas, so if you are in the Moonee Valley area and looking for something to do why not join us all with a free evening of carols, children’s activities and festive cheer in Queens Park. Pack a picnic, gather your family and friends and enjoy an outstanding line-up of local performers, schools and community groups including Moonee Valley Brass Inc and Moonee Valley Community Choir. Candles, food and refreshments will also be onsite for purchase. Performing at this years Xmas Carols: Teeny Tiny Stevies is a children's music group established in 2015 by sisters Bethany 'Beth' and Sibylla 'Byll' Stephen, who also perform as the indie folk band The Little Stevies. https://www.facebook.com/teenytinystevies/ Aydan Calafiore is an Australian singer best known for being one of the four finalists in the seventh series of The Voice Australia in 2018 and for his role as main cast member in Network Ten's 2012 reboot of Young Talent Time. https://twitter.com/aydan_music Lisa-Marie Parker will be performing Moonee Valley Brass is one of the local community’s longest running community groups. Originally Essendon City Band, they have been performing at local community events like the Christmas Carols in Queens Park for over 100 years. http://mooneevalleybrass.org/ The Moonee Valley Community Choir is made up of members of the local community. No experience necessary to join. https://www.facebook.com/mvcommunitychoir/ Essendon North Primary School is a coeducational [...]

This Girl Can

This Girl Can Finding a fun sport to try can feel intimidating, especially for many women who don’t feel like they’re ‘sporty’ or ‘talented’ enough to take up a new activity. Vic Health have put together a great selection of stories from Victorian women who have first-hand experience overcoming these challenges and have helpful advice for getting active. Visit This Girl Can - Victoria to learn more about how to embrace physical activity in a way that suits you. Looking for some inspiration to get active? Get Moving Whether it’s a walk in the park, a gym session or group fitness class, a jog / run, or getting a few friends together for a game of netball, there are so many ways to get active. Here are a just few ideas to help you get started. Women supporting women This Girl Can asked their ambassadors to share their top tips for being active – let them inspire you! I keep my sports bag packed and in my car, so I’m always ready to exercise. I go with a buddy, so I feel accountable – I even imagine them waiting for me alone, in the cold – I don’t want to let them down! I put my alarm clock on the other side of the room. Then when it goes off, I physically have to get up to turn it off. I also set three consecutive alarms so I don’t have an excuse! When I’m doing the child-drop off first thing in the morning, I wear my exercise gear. And I make a promise to myself to exercise before I go home. I like to remind myself not [...]

Group PT Feedback 2017

Group Personal Training / Boot Camp Feedback Results Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide us with valuable feedback on our Boot Camps and how we can improve our services to you all. Below is a breakdown of the results, the improvements we will be looking to make as well as the winners of our prize draws. I am a member of MV Health and Fitness because... Achieve a certain fitness goal Socialise, meet new people, train in a group enviornment Lose Weight, Tone Up, Get Stronger Maintain / Improve Fitness Level Rating our Boot Camp Sessions Scale of (1 - 10) rate our Boot Camp Sessions overall. 1 - Terrible 10 - Love It, Best Thing Ever. Rating (1-10) Average Score (8.93 out of 10) 8.93 Enjoy MOST about Group PT... Variety Positive Atmosphere Sessions are Always Different The Results I have gotten so far :) Support & Encouragement from Everyone Fun, Trusting Environment Being Pushed / Challenged Trainers are all personable and approachable The people in the groups. Love the MVFit Community Enjoy LEAST about Group PT... The Airdyne Bike Running lol Classes I like are offered at limited times That bloody bike! Dubious music selections The sled kills me Non-structured Sessions Can get repetitive at times 10,000 Rep Workouts. Race to do as many reps rather than timed exercises What type of sessions / workouts would you like more of? [...]

Ascot Vale – Food Truck Park

The Ascot Lot - Food Truck Park A local food and social hub has arrived in Ascot Vale. Launching on Friday October 26, The Ascot Lot is a new food truck park in the city's north-west with a rotating line-up of tasty choices to try each week. Poke Time, Two Fat Indians, Nuoc Mama’s and Dip’d Gourmet Donuts will be there on opening night. Each weekend they will feature live music with some local talent, along with nostalgic tunes and video projections. Hours Fridays: 5pm–10pm Saturdays: 12pm–10pm Sundays: 12pm–9pm The Ascot Lot | Opening Weekend - 27th, 28th, 29th Oct For the opening weekend of the local food truck park, it looks like there will be a great range of food trucks across the weekend. Poke Time Hawaiian/Japanese inspired cuisines, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Nuoc Mama's Nuoc Mama's Food Truck serves Vietnamese street food. Copa Grill Carcoal BBQ offering delicious traditional Brazilian food and healthy juices and smoothies. Just like Nonna's Italian street food with a Sicilian influence. Dip'd Dip'd offers Gourmet Mini Donuts The Art of Fried Chicken They aim to make the tastiest, juiciest and crunchy fried chicken ever imagined. Chef Calamari Calamari and refreshing natural homemade lemonade Two Fat Indians Dedicated to bringing you the best North Indian food in Melbourne Brazilian Bites Specialising in Authentic Brazilian Street Food. The main item is "Espetinho", meat skewers marinaded Brazilian style. Dum and Dumpling They prepare and deliver [...]

By |2017-10-21T22:18:09+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Local|0 Comments

Travancore gets a mention in The Age

Travancore and MV Health and Fitness get a mention in The Age It was good to see Travancore and MV Health and Fitness get a mention in an article in The Age today.It mentions the great range of fitness services available in our tiny suburb, and how we are nice and close to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail bike path which runs alongside the CityLink walls.In the latest census, it only list Travancore with a population of 2480, up from 1700 in 2011 and a tiny 839 in 2006. The article itself focuses on the property and housing in the area and if you have never been down the streets near our Personal Training studio, I do suggest going for a walk or run as some of the houses are beautiful. Read the article as well as MV Health and Fitness (personal training) mention MV Health and Fitness At our gym we have personal trainers, boot camp, private group training and corporate fitness programs. If live or work near North Melbourne, Flemington, Travancore, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Ascot Vale area come on in and get started today.Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is right on the edge of the small suburb of Travancore. We are located at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032.  Read The Age article as well as MV Health and Fitness (personal training) mention

Active8 2017 in Moonee Valley

Active8 in Moonee Valley for 2017 Get Fit, Get Active with Active8 Join in the fun with Active8, with eight weeks of free activities for everyone to enjoy.Active8 has been designed for people of all ages and abilities, so whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner wanting to get started, it's easy to find activities that suit you.From 1 October, 2017 until 26 November, 2017 there is a whole range of events and activities to get you active. What is Moonee Valley Active8Active8 is designed to give you a taste of the many health and fitness activities available in the Moonee Valley area.As part of Active8 you’ll be encouraged to increase your physical activity and become better aware of how to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle – and best of all, it’s free! Active8 caters for people of all ages and abilities Events are listed into five categories which will easily help you find events that are right for you.Kids - FOR CHILDREN AGED UP TO 12: For children aged up to 12. Parents are required to remain at the venue while their children enjoy the activity.Youth - FUN EVENTS FOR 13 TO 17 YEAR OLDS: Fun events for 13 to 17 year oldsGrown ups - ACTIVITIES AIMED AT 18+: These activities are typically aimed at 18 plus and are events that you would leave the little ones at home for.Everyone - FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Events that cater to the whole family from young to the young at heart.Masters - ACTIVITIES DESIGNED FOR OVER 55’s: Activities specifically designed with the over 55’s in mind. Download the 2017 Active8 Guide HERE Book a free trial session at MVFit We [...]

Moonee Valley Active8 2016

If you are a local to the Moonee Valley area and have yet to join up, there is still time to take part in the activities and fun. Active8 runs for eight weeks from 1 October, and you can still register here What is Moonee Valley Active8 Now in its third year, Active8 is designed to give you a taste of the many health and fitness activities available in the Moonee Valley area. When you join to be part of Active8 you will be encouraged to increase your physical activity and become better aware of how to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. There is no charge for taking part in any of the activities so the whole family can join in., There’s no limit to the number of people who can join, so more people will be able to get moving and benefit from this free program. Download the Active8 Guide HERE Moonee Valley Health and Fitness and the Local Community Here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness we're all about getting the local community get more active. This year although we are not directly involved in the activities that are on offer, we are still encouraging all our MVFitness members and their families to take part. Active8 are suggesting members join in with the outdoor fitness events that are currently set up throughout Moonee Valley, but here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness we also have the option of both indoor personal training as well as outdoor activities. If you would like to exercise out in a local park, it is a great way to get fit, but how can you ensure you have a qualified and reputable trainer? All [...]

By |2017-09-10T10:40:03+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Local|0 Comments

2016 Election Polling Booth near MVFit

We look forward to seeing all our members at our morning group personal training and boot camp session Saturday morning.  For all our members who are thinking of getting in their early morning workout and then going to vote, Google Australia have this year released a great little map that has all your Polling Places listed in the area. The interactive Federal Election map is unlike any other map Google currently offers via search. The map also contains information on what polling booths are accessible by wheelchair, directions on how to get to the booth and what time it opens and closes. Polling Booths near Moonee Valley Health and Fitness There are a number of polling booths near our gym with the closets only being 500m away. Mt Alexander College 169 Mount Alexander Rd, FLEMINGTON, VIC (only 500m away) Ascot Vale Primary School Bank St, ASCOT VALE, VIC Wingate Community Centre 13A Wingate Ave, ASCOT VALE, VIC A full list of the locations of this years polling booths near our studio: Electorate of Melbourne Electorate of Maribyrnong Electorate of Wills On the night of July 2, the map will also give real-time information on election results including which party is currently holding the majority of votes, what percentage of an electorate has voted as well as colour coded electorate outlines (based on who is currently holding majority) as soon as the counting is started when polls close. The information will be updated in real-time once confirmed by the Australian Electoral Commission.   With a polling booth only 500m away from the studio, there is no excuse to not get in your Saturday morning workout before going to vote :D :D [...]

Fire at Moonee Ponds Courthouse

Unfortunately this morning (Monday 27/06/16) there was a fire at the Moonee Ponds Courthouse. The Courthouse operates as the headquarters for the Essendon Historical Society museum and holds a collection of historical materials related to the local area of Moonee Valley. Details are still emerging, however, damage is significant with the collapse of the roof in the courtroom. However, we believe that some of the collection in other rooms may be intact and until further notice, the Museum will be closed. Here at MV Fit we would like to send our support and condolence to the the Essendon Historical Society and hope that there isn't too much damage from the blaze. More details can be read about the blaze on the abc news website - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-27/fire-blazes-at-historical-museum-in-moonee-ponds/7545782 About 50 firefighters helped fight the blaze at the old Moonee Ponds courthouse. Photo: Jesse Marlow

By |2017-04-11T21:04:54+00:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Local|0 Comments

Moonee Valley Festival 2016

Moonee Valley Festival at Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Come on down to the 2016 Moonee Valley Festival in Queen Park in February and enjoy the free entertainment that the Moonee Valley City Council has organised. When: Sunday 28th February 2016 Where: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Event Time: 10.00am-5.00pm The annual Moonee Valley Festival will be on again in Queens Park for a free day of summer fun on Sunday, 28 February. The whole community is invited to be part of the excitement with market stalls, roving performers, live music, dance and entertainment, workshops and activities, the business expo, delectable food, and carnival rides. Our Moonee Valley Health and Fitness team will be there in the Health and Wellbeing Area and can't wait to see you all! Watch a video of the Moonee Valley Festival What's on at the 2016 Moonee Valley Fesitval Food Stalls Live Music For the Kids Live Action Community Play Great Fun, Giveaways and Prizes A full list of all the stage times can be found at the bottom of this page. Food Stalls, Lots of Festive Treats and a Cooking Stage The festival will have great food with food stalls and festive treats galore. Join the Mayor and Councillors at the Champagne Breakfast, from 10am to 12 noon. Foodies will also love the cooking demonstrations featured at the Cooking Stage. The Cooking Stage This year on the cooking stage will be: 10am-11am - Awo’s Kitchen - A Taste of West Africa 11am-12 noon - Sliding Door Restaurant 12pm-1pm - Country Women’s Association 1pm-2pm - Bahari 2pm-3pm - Hunky Dory Moonee Ponds 3pm-4pm - 400 Gradi Essendon 4pm-5pm - Tiny Chef Live Entertainment with Music [...]