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We could all do with less alcohol in our lives … #SundaySessions is here to help you push back against boozy weekends and start your week right.

So, every Sunday in August we’re offering free health and well-being activities at your local Recreation Centre that will be available to everyone.

Get involved in:

Bring friends and family along to have fun and feel good … Together let’s take Sundays back!

Find Your Nearest Centre

Look at the map below to find out what Sunday Sessions classes are running near you. Simply click on the recreation centre to view their schedule and register your spot.

Booking your place in a class will vary from centre to centre. So once you’ve chosen your class, please see the booking-in details on your recreation centre website.


What is Sunday Sessions?

During August we’re encouraging people to think about their relationship with alcohol. Sunday Sessions are here to help you push back against boozy weekends (whether it’s a big night out or just a few quiet ones) and make the most of Sunday.

So, we’re offering free exercise and wellbeing activities on Sunday mornings during August 2022 at the following participating centres;

  • Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre
  • Boroondara Sports Complex
  • Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre
  • Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Oakleigh Recreation Centre
  • Clayton Aquatics and Health Club (walking group only)
  • The Yarra Centre
  • Monbulk
  • Aquanation Ringwood
  • Aquahub Croydon
  • Knox Leisureworks 

Make the most of your Sunday.

Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to participate

What type of activities are on offer?

Access selected group fitness activities held before 12pm at participating centres. Activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Boxing
  • Body Pump
  • Aquatics
  • Cycling/Spin
  • Zumba
  • Tone
  • Body Combat and more

Check out the interactive map on to find out what time classes are running near you.

How do I join an activity?

Booking your spot to a class will vary from centre to centre. So once you’ve chosen your class, please see the booking details on your recreation centre website.

Once you’ve secured your spot, it’s as easy as showing up. Just arrive 5-10 mins before the start of the class, mention the Sunday Sessions program and the class you’ll be joining to our friendly reception team.

Example: “Hello, I’m here for the Sunday Sessions program. I’ve signed up to the 9am Yoga class”.

Once reception sign you in, you’re free to join the class.

It’s as simple as that!

How does going to the gym change my relationship with alcohol?

There is a strong relationship between physical activity and level of alcohol use, as regular physical activity can significantly help you to decrease alcohol consumption.

Studies have shown the more physically active you are, the less you tend to drink. The natural release of dopamine you get from exercise prevents turning to the unnatural dopamine release alcohol provides you with.

When you start to drink less alcohol, your body receives a big boost in energy and motivation. This makes it easier to complete task and participate in physical activity.

For more information on the relationship between drinking and exercise follow this link:

Why is this program only offered on a Sunday?

Participating in physical activity early on a Sunday morning provides a great opportunity to drink less on the Friday and Saturday nights before. Being active on a Sunday morning is also a great way to make the most of your weekend and start your week feeling fresh and active.

What are the benefits of drinking less alcohol?
There are many physical, mental and social benefits to drinking less alcohol. Drinking less improves mental health, better long-term physical health, and can help you to spend less money. For more information on the benefits of drinking less follow this link:
I’m already a paid member of a participating recreation centre, can I suspend my membership for August to participate in Sunday Sessions?

You are not permitted to suspend membership payments during August to attend Sunday Sessions. If you suspend your membership during August at your local recreation centre, you will not receive any midweek and Saturday benefits as well as gym access on Sunday. Sunday Sessions is a great opportunity to bring a friend along who has never been to the gym before to get involved in fun and free physical activities.

For more information about your membership – please speak to the staff at your recreation centre.

What if the class I want to join is full?

On the unlikely event your chosen class is at maximum capacity, the recreation centre may be able to provide you with access to use their other facilities. It’s a good idea to get in early to make sure you get a spot in the class you’re interested in. If the class is full, speak to the reception staff at the recreation centre about other chances to get active on Sunday Mornings.


If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or send us an email using the form below.
We will get back to you within 72hrs.

Partners and Agencies

Sunday Sessions aknowledges the funding support of VicHealth