• Health & Fitness


26th May 2020

Dear Members,


It is with a great deal of regret and sadness that our Board have determined that Sporties Health and Fitness will remain closed indefinitely.

While there is no doubt COVID19 has brought forward this difficult decision, ongoing changes and increasing costs have meant the service was always going to be very challenging to provide into the future.

Each year we subsidise the facilities operations to the tune of around $150,000. With continual increasing operating costs and the building nearing 30 years of age with several major renovations required, it has become unsustainable for Sporties as a community not for profit to continue to fund.

Prior to this decision, we have been investigating ways to continue to keep the facility open, so far none of these have progressed, however, we will continue to explore these opportunities or partnerships in the coming months.

We are very proud to have firstly been able to build and then provide a facility like Sporties Health and Fitness for our local community. It is very unique and there are not many places with a population the size of our community that have had access to indoor heated swimming facilities, the first-class gymnasium, court and group fitness areas. Since opening, the dedicated team have taught thousands of local children to swim and have been a part of life changing programs for so many people.

We would like to acknowledge the excellent efforts of the entire team headed up by Jo and Sandy. This decision in no way reflects on their performance, in fact quite the opposite. Their efforts and first-class service have allowed us to keep going as long as we have. We know that they have operated Sporties Health and Fitness at around half the cost that comparable sized facilities run at.

Our Admin team will be in touch in coming weeks with those members who have term memberships regarding refunds from the date of closure.

Finally, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank you for your valued membership and support. Many of our health and fitness members have been with us for most of the last 29 years, which only served to make this decision so much harder.

Kind Regards

Bobby Brooks CEO

Feeling and looking better is just one step away into Sporties Health and Fitness.

Our full service health and fitness centre is conveniently located 500m from Barooga Sports Club. With our modern fitness equipment and experienced trainers on your side, better wellbeing and physique can easily be yours. Visit Sporties Health and Fitness casually or become a member for regular visits. Either way, you will enjoy:

Fully-equipped & modern gym
Professional trainers on-hand for advice & assistance
Full, casual & corporate membership options
Focussed 6-week weight loss programme
25m pool & aqua-aerobics classes
Basketball & netball courts
Spa for that well-deserved rejuvenation after your workout

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 5am–9pm
Friday 5am–8pm
Saturday to Sunday 7am–2pm

Monday to Thursday 6am–8.30pm
Friday 6am–7.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 7am–1.30pm

Monday to Friday 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm

Public Holidays 8am – 12pm (No classes, no crèche)


Back again soon!

For more information or to enrol please contact our management team!


Sporties Health & Fitness will even mind your little ones while you work out. Our friendly crèche is open every weekday to keep your infant or pre-schooler content and happy. They will enjoy a great outdoor play area with a sandpit and variety of toys.
Creche opening hours are:

Monday to Friday, 9.15am 12.15pm

Cost per Child $4.50 / 20 session creche passes $60.00


Want to know whether a Sporties Health & Fitness Membership will be worthwhile for you, why not try a casual pass?

Full Access Adult Visit is just $15 per day
Adult Wet Area Visit is only $10 per day

Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Click here to view our timetable!

View our SHF Rates below.
Personal Training Prices/Packages:
45 minute individual PT $36

30 minute individual PT $28

5 x 45 minute individual PT $170*

10 x 45 minute individual PT $320*

10 x 30 minute individual PT $240*

*includes initial complentary assessment

Casual Group Fitness Class Admission
Adult $15.00

HCC/Tertiary $10 (on presentaton of Disability Pension, HCCCard or Tertiary student* card. (*between 18 & 21 years to be eligible)

Senior 60 plus/secondary student $8 (on presentation of relevant card)

Bulk Casual Group Fitness Class Admission
10 Casual Sessions: $120.00

20 Casual Sessions: $180.00

*Senior 60+/Concession 20 sessions: $138.00 from 1st August 2019 ($6.90 per class. *ID required)


Escape the cold with a swim at Sporties Health and Fitness 25m Indoor Heated Pool.

Our Indoor Aquatic Centre has something for everyone:

  • 25m Indoor Pool
  • Heated Spa
  • Austswim swimming lessons
  • Lap lanes
  • Aqua aerobics

$10.00 Adult Swim/Spa
$8.00 *Senior 60+/Secondary Student
$5.00 Child Swim under 14 years
FREE Children Under 2years
$22.00 Family Centre Pass (2 Adults/2 children under 14)

A real pride of the Murray River Region for locals and visitors alike drop in to our partner club, Cobram Barooga Golf Club and enjoy our big range of facilities, there’s something for everyone!

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