AshburtonPool and Recreation Centre
The Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre is owned by the City of Boroondara and is managed by the YMCA. The YMCA is the leader in Community and Recreation facility management.
The Centre offers a wide range of sports and fitness opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Memberships are available to suit all individual needs. By investing less than a couple of dollars a day, you can improve your overall health, fitness and happiness
Hours of Operation
Aquatic facilities close 15 minutes earlier than times indicated below
Monday to Friday 6.00am to 10.00pm
Weekends 8.00am to 8.00pm
Australia Day 8.00am to 8.00pm
Labor Day 8.00am to 8.00pm
Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Easter Sunday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Easter Monday 8.00am to 8.00pm
ANZAC Day 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Queens Birthday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Christmas Day Closed
About the YMCA
YMCA Victoria is a not-for-profit community development organisation, which builds strong people, families and communities.
We do this through programs and initiatives designed to provide health, fitness and personal development opportunities to all sections of the community.
We deliver programs and services to 300,000 people a week, often in partnership, in settings including camps, student accommodation, recreation and sporting facilities, schools, kindergartens, child care and juvenile detention facilities.
Visit our website to find out more.
Our work builds connections between people, encourages social inclusion, and promotes individual empowerment by improving people’s holistic health and wellbeing.
We are also part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which serves more than 45 million people in more than 120 countries.
Everyone is welcome at the YMCA, regardless of faiths, races, ages, abilities and income. We strive to ensure that no one is turned away for inability to pay.
Our mission, vision and values
The YMCAs of Victoria work together, from a base of Christian values, to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.
Our vision is to build strong people, strong families and strong communities
We look to our values to guide all that we do –
City of Boroondara
- Caring – compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and kindness.
- Honesty – integrity, trustworthiness, and fairness
- Respect – acceptance, empathy, self respect, tolerance
- Responsibility – commitment, courage and service.
The City of Boroondara is home to more than 160,000 people encompassing the areas of Ashburton, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, and parts of Glen Iris, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
The City of Boroondara has forged a strong relationship with the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre since its inception in 1993, striving to develop community health and fitness.
For more information on the range of community events and services provided by the City of Boroondara visit their website here.
What is massage?
Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing. It dates back as early as 3000BC. It is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to provide a therapeutic effect. Given correctly, it can be sedating or invigoration. Massage helps with different range of conditions such as muscle pain, tensions, fatigue, stress, tiredness, injuries and the like.
Massage Suite Operating Hours
Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm - 2:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-8:00pm
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30 Minutes Member - $43.00
30 Minutes Non-Member - $47.80
60 Minutes Member - $63.65
60 Minutes Non-Member - $70.70
Gift Vouchers are available for all massage services!
What does massage treatment at APARC involve?
Massage treatment at APARC may involve:
- Sports Massage
- Rehabilitation of Injury
- Tendon/Ligament alignment
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- And More!
Make an Appointment
- Filling in of client form (For new clients)
- Physical assessment depending on the kind of treatment a client came in for. It involves assessment and testing of someone’s range of movement and pain and discomfort levels.
- Application of pressure on a client’s body using the therapist’s hands, arms or elbows. It may involve effleurage (long strokes), kneading, deep strokes, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, etc.
- Application of other treatment massage tools such as Cupping.
- Stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Re-assessment at the end of treatment
To make an appointment or for further information please contact our Customer Service Staff on (03) 9885 0333