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Blackwood Community Recreation Centre

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by David Francis (subscribe)
David Francis is a freelance writer based in Adelaide.
Published December 20th 2011
Can you think of an activity that involves fitness, relaxation or team sports? Chances are you will find it at the Blackwood Community Recreation Centre in Eden Hills.
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One of the rooms used for Pilates and yoga classes

Known locally as Blackwood Rec or simply The Rec the large indoor facility has a variety of classes and social activities to suit any age-group.
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Volleyball and netball games in the large arena

There are a number of specialist classes available, for example fitness regimes designed for diabetes sufferers or those with a high blood-sugar level.

Fun gym" parties can be catered for children as young as two. Older children can host a roller-skating party and there is a private room available for these events.

Basketball, netball, gymnastics, trampolining, badminton, boxercise, martial arts, volleyball, indoor soccer the list goes on. You can nominate a team to join a competition or develop a plan with a fitness instructor to do your own thing in the fully equipped gymnasium.
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The entrance / shop and cardio equipment in the gym

If in-line hockey takes your fancy, The Rec is home to the Blackwood Blaze, who compete locally and interstate.

For those wanting a quieter form of fitness, there are yoga and Pilates classes, and over-fifties can participate in a supervised strength training program.

There is a supervised play room for pre-schoolers so, if you have children, you can enjoy the facilities without worrying what the little ones are up to. The cost is $3 for the first child and $2 for each additional.
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A game of netball in progress

If the number of cars outside is an indication of popularity, The Rec is very popular indeed. However, timing is everything and if you arrive just as a class is finishing you can slip into a newly-vacated parking space without too much trouble.

The centre can be tricky to find the first time. You turn a sharp left, just after turning into Northcote Road and follow this into the car park area.

There is a choice of package combinations but, as a guide, classes are $12 for casual visits, a ten-visit pass is $100 and membership for twelve months unlimited access to gym equipment and classes is $390. You should check with the centre (phone: 8278 8833) to see what other pricing options are available.
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Why? Get fit, meet people and have fun
When: All year round, except public holidays
Where: 1 Northcote Road, Eden Hills, SA 5050
Cost: Casual visit $12, package 10 visits $100, unlimited access 12 months $390
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