Closure for new flooring installation in Richmond's gyms and fitness studios

Friday 08 June 2018

The gyms, spin and group exercise studios at Richmond Recreation Centre will be closed later this month to allow for upgrade works to take place. The scheduled works are part of Council’s renewal and capital works budget and will involve the removal of old flooring and placement of new rubber tile flooring and carpet.

The works will be completed in two phases to minimise disruption to members and visitors: 

Wednesday 20 June to Friday 22 June

Gym 1 (main gym) closure

During this time Gym 2, the group exercise studio and the spin room will remain open. Gym 1 will reopen 7am Saturday 23 June. 

How will this impact me?

  • Small Group Training sessions will not run.
  • Additional Circuit classes will run daily at 7am and 8am in the Group Exercise Studio.
  • Gym 2 opening hours will be extended during the closure as follows:
Date Gym 2 opening hours 
Wednesday 20 June 2pm – 10pm 
Thursday 21 June 10am – 10pm
Friday 22 June 1pm – 9pm

Wednesday 27 June to Friday 29 June

Group exercise studio, gym 2 and spin room closure

Gym 1 will remain open during this time. These areas will reopen 7am Saturday 30 June.

How will this impact me?

  • Group Exercise and Spin classes will not run. Aquatic classes will run as normal.
  • Small Group Training sessions will be held in Gym 1.
  • Living Longer Living Stronger sessions will run as a modified program in Gym 1. 
  • Yarra Triathlon: The 6am Ergo class on Thursday 28 June will not run.
  • Striving for Maximum Strength and Cerebral Palsy classes will be held in gym 1.
  • Circuit classes: 6am and 7am sessions on Thursday 28 June will not run. All other sessions will be held in gym 1.

We apologise for any inconvenience these upgrade works may cause.

During the closures, we encourage you to use the facilities at Collingwood Leisure Centre and Fitzroy Swimming Pool. View the group exercise timetables for these centres. 

Got a question?

For further information regarding the closures please give us a call at Richmond Recreation Centre on 9205 5032 or email


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