Positive Living July 2013


Class of the Month – TBW

New Look Gym at The Forum University

Come and check out the major refurbishment of the gym floor at The Forum University.

The $600,000 redevelopment includes an improved gym floor layout with new strength equipment including plate loaded machines, additional treadmills, cross trainers and upright bikes, and new functional training equipment including an eight station matrix system.

Consideration was given to increasing energy efficiency with the refurbishment. To help minimise our footprint we;

• installed energy efficient lighting that will provide a saving of 35% in energy consumption.
• installed a daylight sensor that will automatically cut out up to 45% of the gym lighting ustilising
  natural light during the day.

A complete change in the interior design of the gym has resulted in a sleek industrial look that is contemporary and visually stimulating.

NUsport CEO, Chris Hicks, said the latest refurbishment was part of The Forum’s commitment to providing University students, staff and alumni as well as the wider community with first class facilities.

“The Forum is one of the region’s largest health and fitness facilities and we pride ourselves on making sure our product is of the highest standard.”

“We work with members and our equipment suppliers to provide a facility that meets changing needs in line with industry trends. The refurbishment includes upgraded equipment and technology, designed to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of members and guests,”
Mr Hicks said.

The refurbishment was completed in just nine days between Saturday 6 July and Sunday 14 July. It includes the extension of the existing strength training zone to over 500 square metres, upgraded 51 piece cardio room with new 60” LED LCD televisions and a complete refit of the gymnasium flooring.

EUG Wrap Up

A team of 193 competitors and 16 non-playing officials represented the University at the Eastern University Games held in Wollongong from 7 – 11 July 2013. The UoN team comprised of 16 separate teams and 2 individual sports (tennis and surfing).

The UoN Team won;

• Gold medals in Men’s Hockey
• Silver medals in Men’s Football, Women’s Football, AFL 9’s, Men’s Tennis,
  Men’s Short-board Surfing
• Bronze medals in Men’s Touch, Ultimate, Mixed Netball and Women’s Hockey.

The UoN team placed equal 8th overall on total pennants won and final placing will be decided by count back on silvers.

Newcastle were equal runner’s up by only 2 points for the Spirit Trophy which was awarded to the home team UOW.

Sports Awards – Friday 6 September, Newcastle City Hall

One of Australia’s best known authors, journalists and sports commentators, Peter FitzSimons is guest speaker at the 2013 University of Newcastle Sport Awards.

Peter has written 18 books including biographies of sporting legends Nick Farr-Jones, John Eales, and Steve Waugh and has interviewed George Bush, Mother Theresa and Diego Maradona. Australia’s top selling non-fiction author in 2001 and 2004, and one of the most popular columnists of The Sydney Morning Herald, FitzSimons is married to Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson.

The Awards will be held at Newcastle City Hall on Friday 6 September and celebrate sporting success and academic life. Click here to book your tickets or contact Joeleene.Cheviot@theforum.org.au

Calling UON Rugby Club Supporters

2014 will mark the 60th season for the University Rugby Club.

The Club is looking to locate all former players, administrators, supporters and anyone else that has a past association with the Club.

If you are not already getting a newsletter from the Rugby Club, and want to make sure that you’re kept up date with all the news on the Club and plans for next season’s celebrations, sign up to their database at the following link http://eepurl.com/AXjZX

Congratulations Ray Prudence Lopez – July Member of the Month

What do you enjoy about training at The Forum?
We enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere, the two locations (close to work and home) and the variety of workout options, general fitness, group fitness and team sports.

Can you tell us a bit about the programs you participate in?
• Gym & Cardio
• Personal Training with Jason
• Classes, especially RPM on Sunday mornings with Shane
• Team Sport, mixed Basketball on a Wednesday night

What do you like about having an All Forum membership?
Great location, easy parking most days, and a pool to swim in for a different workout.

What is your favourite thing to do outside of The Forum?
Taking our 4 year old Labrador for long walks, and also indoor soccer.

CEO Sleepout Results

NUsport CEO Chris Hicks spent the night sleeping out in cold and wet conditions on Thursday 20 June to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society. Chris raised a total of $3500 that will contribute to the support of essential homeless services throughout the country. NUsport would like to thank everyone that supported Chris in this cause.