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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.

Participating Recreation Centres will soon be opening their doors offering free health and wellbeing activities across the Eastern Metropolitan Area. Everyone is welcome! Some activities are more suited to particular groups. More information coming soon!

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Have fun, feel good, and sign up today. Together let’s take Sundays back!

Activities At Your Nearest Recreation Centres

Participating Recreation Centres will soon be opening their doors offering free health and wellbeing activities across the Eastern Metropolitan Area. Everyone is welcome! Some activities are more suited to particular groups. More information coming soon!

Neighbourhood Houses: Booking your spot

Registration will vary from house to house. See below how to register for sessions at each neighbourhood house.

FAQs

What is Sunday Sessions?

During February 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 February 2024 at the following participating neighbourhood houses;

  • Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning
  • Glen Park Community Centre
  • Koonung Cottage Community House
  • Mackie Rd Neighbourhood House
  • Pines Learning
  • Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
  • Bennettswood Neighbourhood House

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 activities held at participating neighbourhood houses. Activities include:

  • Sampler of exercise classes
  • Boot camp for all levels
  • Yoga/meditation
  • Meditation and sound workshops
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Cardio classes
  • Breath work sessions
  • Tai chi and strength exercises

Check out the interactive map on sundaysessions.org.au to find out what time activities are running near you.

How do I join an activity?

Booking your spot to an activity will vary from house to house. So once you’ve chosen your activity, please see the booking details on their website.

Once you’ve registered your spot, it’s as easy as showing up. Just arrive 5-10 mins before the start of the activity, mention the Sunday Sessions program and the activity you’ll be joining to the friendly staff or tutor.

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

Once the staff confirm your details, you’re free to join the activity.

It’s as simple as that!

How does participating in physical activity 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: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/healthyliving/alcohol

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: https://adf.org.au/reducing-risk/alcohol/

What if the activity I want to join is full?

On the unlikely event your chosen activity is at maximum capacity, please try booking for another Sunday instead. Even try another neighbourhood house. It’s a good idea to get in early to make sure you get a spot in the activity you’re interested in.

If you miss out, neighbourhood houses have other paid activities that you may like to explore.

Contact/Enquiry

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