The latest news from the RMIT Sports Centre.
Our members and high ball stadium spectators and officials love their coffee! So, we have traded in our long standing unit for a very popular new model and brand that delivers fabulous coffee even in the busiest of situations. The San Remo Amalfi Deluxe is the new model to San Remo’s traditional coffee machine range. A mix of technology, design and passion, Sanremo coffee machines are the product of an Italian family meeting the needs of coffee enthusiasts all over the world for over 50 years. Our new machine has all of the latest technology including high boiler capacity, built in volumetric pump, individual heat exchangers, copper piping and more. All of this technology comes together to produce what’s important, the best testing coffee lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates our centre users demand.
We have recently installed new resistance bands and storage racks in both the group fitness room and gym. Resistance (strength) bands are great for increased resistance, speed & power development and for stretching the upper or lower body muscles and joints. Great for assisted pull ups and attaching to bars and benches for specialised training, the strength (resistance) of the bands is determined by their individual colour and width with yellow being the easiest and blue being the hardest. Power bands allow your body to easily move into multiple resistance and stretching angles and allow motion to increase gradually or quickly. The bands are also portable allowing users to position themselves in any space or use any single piece of equipment in the gym or the upstairs functional training space.
Our Sports Centre Health Club is going from strength to strength with a recent expansion of our overall floor space and range of gym equipment. We have completed an extension into an adjoining room which has now added over 60 sqm to the overall workout area.
This has been in response to student, staff and member requests for an increase in advanced high performance and strength training equipment and we have now also added another 8 major pieces of advanced strength training pin-loaded, and plate loaded units, providing for even more varied programming and specialised training.
The range of new equipment includes Life Fitness & Calgym smith machines, dual adjustable pulley, 45 degree leg press, plate loaded bench press, chrome plated dumbbell rack and more.
RMIT University Redbacks have been dominating their respective divisions of the Big V basketball competition with teams in the Division Two Women’s and Division One Men’s.
To ensure our Sports Centre facilities are aligned with Big V competition standards, RMIT has invested in two new large digital scoreboards, LED upgrades to old boards, new competition standard basketball rings, nets, 6-man official scorers’ bench and high-end livestreaming infrastructure to reach our remote audience.
The RMIT Sports Centre also known by the team and fans as ‘The Web’ saw the Big V Men’s team in 2021 complete an undefeated season with a 17-0 ledger ensuring their rise in divisions and their place in the Big V record books. In season 2022, the Women’s team look destined for their first ever finals appearance where the Sports Centre will host games of the final series, in front of the masses.
Come down to the Centre and cheer on our team during the weekend’s and enjoy the loud and energetic gameday experience of the RMIT Redbacks.
RMIT has just installed 2 new high velocity Mercator wall fans in the group fitness studio to help keep participant’s cool during the warmer months and throughout high intensity fitness classes.
With our experienced group fitness instructor’s intent on ensuring members get a good workout when they attend class, it’s not unusual for participants to get their body temperature and a sweat up during the mid to latter stages of high energy classes like BodyStep and HIIT.
The RMIT Sports Centre’s new industrial strength wall fans are great for quickly distributing increased air flow and a strong cooling breeze around the room ensuring our instructors have an extra tool to activate when they feel its most critical. The modern, stylish wall fan design camouflages seamlessly into the group fitness studios décor and adds a contemporary and streamlined dynamic to the environment.
Members, students and staff can look forward to even more comfortable room workout conditions going forward as the RMIT Sports Centre aims to add more wellness and conditioning classes to the timetable later this year and going into 2023!
Group fitness classes are a great way to meet new friends, get in shape as a collective and have fun in the process. Visit the links on the RMIT Sports Centre website to view the group fitness timetable, class conditions and descriptions of the classes.
Good news has come early for all hockey enthusiasts with major repair works finalised on the synthetic hockey pitch situated outside the RMIT Sports Centre. The maintenance comes after a water retention area appeared after years of regular usage, deeming the surface unsafe for play. Our maintenance providers ‘Tough Turf’ lifted the synthetic turf and ensured the field was level with an updated crushed rock base. On top of the resurfacing and releveling, new nets have been added to the hockey goals with frequent users of the pitch saying, ‘it’s in the best condition they’ve ever seen’.
The updated synthetic hockey pitch comes at an important time as the RMIT Hockey Club preparew for their University Nationals campaign in Perth later this year, which requires regular weekly training, intraclub trials and specified athlete programs. The timeliness of the repairs comes as the RMIT Hockey Club look to ramp up their training schedule for UniSport Nationals and the Whittlesea Hockey Club condition themselves for community competitions.
The synthetic hockey pitches with the commencement of Semester Two are starting to see more action from academic classes using the space for training, teaching exercises and leisure activities which sees action turnover from day to night under the lights. For those who are interested in booking the facility space for an organised activity, please call the Sports Centre reception on 9925 7999 or email at email@example.com.
Phone: 9925 7999
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.