Challenge your Fitness Levels at Albany Creek This October

Attention, fitness buffs! This month is for you. Albany Creek will play host to different health and fitness events this October. If you like putting your fitness level to the test, then grab your fitness mats. Here are the activities you should watch out for.

Wednesday, 4 October

Female Fitness for Beginners

Tickets: $25

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Venue: Ascent Health & Fitness

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Wednesdays are girl power days! Ladies, if you want to move your bodies but you don’t know how to start, you might find this class helpful. Every Wednesday, there is a Cardio and Strength Training session for beginners. This is a great opportunity to work out at your own fitness level and become more fit and more toned.


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Saturday, 7 October

8-Week Your Best Body Challenge

Tickets: $30

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Lemke Park

Photo credit: Anytime Fitness Albany Creek/Facebook

Anytime Fitness Albany Creek will be hosting the 8-Week Your Best Body Challenge. Every year, Anytime Fitness hosts this event to help the Albany Creek community make a positive difference to their health and fitness. The challenge starts on Saturday, the 7th of October, and will kick off every Saturday for eight weeks.

Anytime Fitness will pick three winners that will be selected based on the biggest transformation shown in their “before and after” photos.

All of the proceeds will go to the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation. The foundation is progressing research for the cure for the Sanfilippo Syndrome. It is a metabolism disorder that makes the body unable to break down long chains of sugar molecules.


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Sunday, 8 October

Spring into Fitness


  • $15 – Adult
  • $30 – Family Pass (Two Adult and 1 child over 12 years)
  • FREE – Children 12 years and under

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Albany Hills State School

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Intofitness proudly brings “Spring into Fitness” to the Albany Creek community. Spring into Fitness is a family-friendly event that features interactive health and fitness demonstrations. The whole family can indulge into group fitness session, yoga, meditation, and a Thermomix Cooking Class.

Every paying adult will receive a VIP Goodie Bag. Lucky Door prizes can also be won on the day. BYO picnic.


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Saturday, 14 October

Stretch & Relaxation Class


  • $20 – Early Bird (until Tuesday, 10 October)
  • $25 – Late Registration

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Albany Creek Uniting Church

Photo credit: Revival Pilates/Facebook

Revival Pilates invites the Albany Creek community to relax and stretch. This class is neither pure pilates nor pure yoga. In this hybrid class, participants will undergo several stretching sequences that will help calm the nervous system and lengthen tight muscles.

Book early due to limited spots. BYO mat, pillow, and towels.


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Unleash Your Superpowers with the Albany Creek and Windsor Girls Team at Miss Muddy

Attention, ladies! It’s time to unleash your super strength and your super speed. Anytime Fitness Albany Creek owner Jessica Peake and Personal Trainer Lorna Dent is inviting every girl in Albany Creek and Windsor to join their team as they challenge themselves at the Miss Muddy on Saturday, 9th of September.


What is Miss Muddy?

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Miss Muddy is a friendly and non-competitive 5-kilometre female fun run that is designed to suit all fitness level for participants aged 13 years and above. The obstacles have easy and hard options. As an “all for fun” race, you can even skip the obstacles without incurring any penalty if you feel you can’t do it or you just feel like not doing it. There will be inflatables, foams, colours, and, of course mud.

Miss Muddy is not just a ladies day-out, but it’s also a proud supporter of the Tour de Cure. It is a series of fundraising cycling events across Australia that raise funds for cancer studies. Although they are not linked with any cancer group, they already funded 266 cancer projects since 2007. They are dedicated in “building momentum” — to find the cure for cancer.


When & Where?

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There are several dates and locations for Miss Muddy. This weekend, 9th and 10th of September, it’s happening in Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton. The Sunday event is now sold out. Luckily, the Saturday slots where the Anytime Fitness Albany Creek Team is included, are still open for registration. However, slots are limited.



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The event’s online registration costs $90 per Miss Muddy participant. To be organised, the event has been divided into different waves or sessions, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in 30-minute intervals. Select the “Brisbane – 9th of September” event and choose a wave or time you would like to participate in.

You can either run with a team or on your own. If you want to join the Albany Creek and Windsor Girls team, select the 8:30 a.m. wave and their team name. Do visit their event page here.

There is an onsite registration on the day that will only be available for waves that are not full. The price of the registration will be $100. Remember to arrive an hour before your preferred wave commences.

Finalise your registration onsite at the Check-In Zone. Do not forget your IDs and the QR barcodes sent via email if registered online.



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Sirromet Winery has limited parking spaces. Come early, considering that Albany Creek is an hour ride to the site. There is a car parking fee of $10 per car. To save on space and charges, you can arrive with your team. Carpooling with your team is a great way to hang out.

Check out Miss Muddy website and Facebook page for updates.

Step Up and Run for Suicide Prevention @ Anytime Fitness Albany Creek

Anytime Fitness Albany Creek will keep the treadmills spinning for 24 hours on Friday, 28th of July. Step Up and Run: Anytime Fitness PPP4SPA is an initiative to raise awareness and donations to the Suicide Prevention Australia.


Step Up & Run

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Anytime Fitness has a goal to raise $500,000 for suicide prevention. To make this happen, everyone is invited to walk, jog, and run to keep the treadmills moving, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This is also a family-friendly event with activities that will keep the kids busy and entertained. There will be face painting and jumping castle for kids and free BBQs for everyone.

To participate, you can book your 15-minute treadmill slot for $15 here. Other Anytime Fitness clubs and members across Australia will also be participating in this treadmill challenge.


Suicide in Australia

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According to the latest numbers released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there were 3,027 people, mostly males, that lost their lives from intentional harm. It may be the 13th leading cause of death in Australia, but it is the leading cause of death among people at 15 – 44 years of age.

Queensland has the third highest suicide rate accounting to 15.7% of the total suicide rate in Australia. Just late last year, an Albany Creek teenager took his own life because of the constant bullying he received about his sexuality.

“I feel like these people who were bullying … are the cause of why he is not here any more. They pushed him to the edge,” the mother said.


Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA)

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SPA is the lead agency of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention that is working collaboratively to develop a helping community. SPA has a goal of halving the suicide rate in Australia in 10 years. Apart from the research they are conducting, they are running different projects.

The “Lived Experience Network (LEN)” is a program that aims to amplify the voices of people with lived experiences of suicide. SPA believes that the wisdom gained by these people should be used to inform suicide prevention.

Visit the SPA website on how to get involved.

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