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Issue 10 June/July 2011

We want to hear from you. Do you have a story about your experience at STARplex that you would like published in The STARgazer. By submitting a story you will go into the monthly draw to win a $100 STARstore voucher. Stories can be sent to The STARgazer editors via contact details on STARplex Swim Club Carnival page two of this edition. All stories will be subject to approval by the STARgazer editors. 10th, 11th and 12th of June Blue Light Disco 17th June Comedy Corner 8th July Australian Junior Volleyball Championship 10th-16th July STARplex Swim School Holiday Program 11th-15th July The Rat Pack 15th July STARfun Holiday Program 21st and 22nd July Play School in concert 19th August City to Bay Fun Run or Walk 18th September

*See back page for details

Ann’s Back! Ann Powell, a dedicated and highly regarded member of STARplex was unfortunately involved in an accident on the 29th March 2011. She was following her usual day to day routine, riding home from attending her favourite STARplex Group Fitness class, RPM, when she was hit by a car. Ann completely broke her femur bone and had minor injuries to her knee. The first person on the scene was a fellow RPM attendant who rushed to see if Ann was OK. The first thing Ann asked her was to check if her STARplex tattoo on her leg was still OK. “It was the first thing that came to mind while laying there with my bike on top of me” Ann said. Ann has an amazingly positive attitude, not only after, but also whilst going through such a tough time. “It could have been much worse”, Ann says, I think I got out of it very (Story continued on page 2)

Ann Powell pictured right with friend Vicky

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Eating Out pg 3

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Staff Profile—Amelia Lange pg 3

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STARS in my Eyes pg 4

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STARplex Swim Club Compete at National Age Championships pg 4

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PE Teaching: a Great Job pg 5

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Living life with the enthusiasm of a four year old pg 5

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Zumba! Zumba! Pg 5

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Kokoda for Cancer Fundraiser pg 6

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Starlight Children’s Foundation pg 6

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Crossfit enthusiasts go all the way to Regionals

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After spending three months pounding the pavement, illness and injury had put the Run through the guys several weeks behind in their training routine and it Holy City was time to engage some When Kellermeister Wines professional help. duo Mark Pearce and Dave “Having decided to use the Rice decided to compete in run to raise funds for The the Jerusalem half marathon, Little Heroes Foundation, they knew it would be essen- there was plenty at stake, tial to put in the ‘hard yards’ and so we turned to and get the best support pos- STARplex for support,” Dave sible in order to get across said. “Coming on board as a the line. major sponsor, STARplex With little-to-no running experience the pair had just six months to prepare for the gruelling 21km trek around one of the world’s hilliest

gave us all the essential skills to prepare us for the half marathon.” As well as accessing the

gym, Mark and Dave spent several sessions with Paul Pearce in the gruelling Teks PT sessions. “These sessions were the ideal vehicle to fast track our fitness and get our training back on track.” Dave said, “Paul Pearce pushed us hard in these sessions, which incorporated a full body work out on the hydraulic resistance Teks machines.” “The Teks machines provide resistance in both directions, meaning there's no rest time in between reps, and Paul made sure there was no rest between stations. It didn't take long before we started (Story continued on page 4)


Editors Candice Butler, Dawn Mettyear, Jeff Guess & Kelly Lange All enquiries regarding feedback or potential articles to The STARplex Journal to be sent to Dawn Mettyear at mettyeda@starplex.com.au

gazer team. Just a little bit about my background and the journey I have taken so far in my education, sporting and work life.

As a child, I grew up in Queensland, but moved to South Australia in 1999. I attended St Brigid’s Primary School and moved on to Xavier College for my high STARplex school years. My favourite subject 18-20 Alexander Ave throughout my schooling years was Evanston Park SA 5116 Physical Education, and I have always Telephone (08) 8522 0622 had a strong interest in living and proFacsimile (08) 8522 0684 moting an active lifestyle and decided Web www.starplex.com.au quite early in life that I wanted my career path to support that interest. Welcome to the After completing year 12, I was acceptSTARgazer team! ed at The University of South Australia to complete a Bachelor of Sport and My name is Candice Recreation Management. Butler, the newest I also participated in quite an active lifemember to the STAR-

Hello Readers, STARplex has accepted an invitation from St Columba College at Andrews Farm to offer courts sports and fitness programs outside school hours in the College’s new sports stadium. Since the 2nd May 2011 Kevin Brooks from the STARplex Courts and Samantha Craig from the STARplex Fitness Centre have been coordinating activities and programs at the site.

style outside of school and university, playing netball, tennis and my passion, dancing. I started dancing as a 2 year old and have spent many years in the dance studio doing ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop and pointe. In 2006 I became a dance teacher for my dance school and thoroughly enjoyed teaching little ballerinas how to pointe their toes and how to plie. After completing my university degree, I happily joined the team at STARplex as a Lifestyle Consultant in November 2010. It’s great being able to put all the theory learnt at University to practice, as well as being a part of a wonderful, supportive, friendly community here at STARplex. Thank you all for the warm welcome! Candice Butler

players during the school holidays to commence the court sports program. During the school term netball, basketball and soccer junior and senior competitions together with STARplex “Badge” junior sports clinics will commence from 5.00pm each weekday as team and player registrations are lodged. This project is a new initiative for STARplex and we hope that its success will have benefits for the community living close to St Columba College and for the wider STARplex community. I believe this initiative will provide opportunities to improve regional sports development for netball, basketball and soccer and enable more people to experience a healthier life through our quality fitness programs. It will also provide additional career pathways for capable STARplex staff who take up the challenge of extending our service into a new frontier.

A survey to determine the St Columba community’s preferred group fitness activities was circulated to the 1400 students at the College on the 1st April 2011. The survey findings have resulted in a timetable of classes offered at times that suit parents and students. Classes include Zumba dance fitness, Pilates for posture improvement and STARfit Kids for 5 to 12 year Yours in Health and Fitness olds. The Adelaide Thunderbirds conducted a netball clinic for junior Dale Martin

Ann’s Back! (Story continued from page 1) lightly”. Ann certainly makes the most of every opportunity. While spending just over a week in the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Ann noticed the hand rail above her bed and thought she could put this to great use. She started doing bicep pull ups in her hospital bed to fight the boredom while in hospital. Ann said she has been very well looked after and wanted to mention her best friend Vicky, as she “came around every morning to have a coffee and a chat, and has been amazing support to me and pushed me along” says Ann. Andrew, Ann’s husband has also been there right by her side and

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made the coffees each morning. Ann also wanted to give a huge thank you to the whole STARplex community. From the STARplex Managers, to all the staff and members of STARplex, Ann said she feels she has had “so much care from the very start”. Ann also wanted to thank STARplex for the beautiful flowers and the special visit from Paul Pearce and Alli Thompson in hospital. Ann’s next goal is to attend the Masters Games in October, for cycling but says she “definitely wouldn’t jeopardise her health or safety”, but will see how she goes! Well done Ann, you’re an inspiration to many! Candice Butler


Eating Out Everybody enjoys eating out and spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately eating out including ‘fine dining’ is not what we would call a ‘healthy meal’. Food is very often associated with socialization and it is important that we learn some ‘tricks’ to allow us to not ruin all our good work when eating away from home. Below are 10 tips to help minimize the damage. Ten ‘Damage Control’ Tips 1. Include fruits and vegetables in your

menu choice. If choosing from a salad bar try to avoid salads with creamy dressings (coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad). 2. Choose lean meats and fish. Ask to have your meat or fish grilled with sauce on the side. 3. Skip the sugary soft drinks and alcohol. Choose water, diet soft drinks or a small glass of fresh juice. 4. Choose a smaller serving size. Choose an entrée serving, especially if you are likely to be tempted with a dessert. 5. Check out the restaurant website to see if they have any nutrition information. 6. Listen to your stomach, eat slowly and stop when you are full. Make the most of the social outing and conversation. 7. Share a dessert with a friend if you can’t resist. 8. Ask for healthy options like no butter on your vegetables, steamed or

roast potato instead of chips. Most places are happy to help. 9. Plan before you go and choose a restaurant you know that has healthy choices. 10. Why not walk to the restaurant or go window shopping afterwards?

volved in sport, a passion that grew over the years. In primary school she played netball, hockey and competed in cross country. She also managed to fit in the extra training to competitively swim competing in country championships, Shell Age and SAPSASA..

offered specialised personal training to the rural community. I also became involved in offering programs which assisted clients in their rehabilitation from injuries”, says Amelia.

To finish her schooling it was necessary for Amelia to leave the family home at 13 and move to Adelaide. She attended boarding school at Walford and joined Burnside Hockey Club and Burnside Swimming Club. In between training sessions and finding time for homework, Amelia excelled in her new school environment and in her final year of school became a House Captain and Swimming Captain.

Staff Profile - Amelia Lange

Amelia trained to become a Life Guard and Swimming Instructor and worked at the local swimming centre, lifeguarding and teaching children to swim. She also completed a degree in Human Movement at Uni SA and Certificate III and IV in Fitness.

We are fortunate to have Amelia Lange join our Wellness and Rehabilitation Centre. Amelia commenced her employment at STARplex as an Exercise Physiologist in February 2011 to assist “When I finished my Uni course, I reHeath Commane in the management of turned to Naracoorte and was attempta very sought after service. ing to find work in a field which wasn’t Amelia grew up on the family farm in recognised yet, this essentially meant Naracoorte and became actively in- that I needed to create my own business ‘Better Bodz’. This introduced and



Remember, if you only eat out once or twice a month then your healthy eating plan will cope if you indulge a little. Treating yourself and family to occasional take away or restaurant meals may even help you avoid cravings and the danger of binge eating. But if you eat out often (regular work lunches) then use the above tips to stay on track with your healthy eating plans. Social interaction is vital in maintaining a holistic approach to health and if we simply avoided all pub, cafe and restaurant meals adhere to our perfect diet we would live a pretty boring life. Heath Commane Exercise Physiologist/Dietician

At the 2011 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards recently, Amelia was presented with the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award by Dr Richard Mackinnon in recognition of her contribution to Rural Health. “This was for my efforts in setting up cardiovascular and respiratory programs in rural areas, obtaining the necessary funding and the presentation of my programs to various committee groups. This ultimately provided programs to people back in their own communities that is accessible for rural families, which means that recovery is a lot quicker”, says Amelia. “I love working at STARplex, having come from a business operation where I was the only exercise physiologist, I now enjoy that I’m working with peer support”, says Amelia. Amelia enjoys playing hockey and keeping physically active for triathlons. Currently Amelia is also planning her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Andrew. Dawn Mettyear 3


were ready to embark on their journey we put in with Paul beforehand really to the Holy Land and take part in their paid off.” Dave said. (Story continued from page 1) seeing great results, with huge improve- first ever half marathon Mark Pearce and Dave Rice ments in our overall physical and mental Dave said “We had a few days prior to fitness”, Dave said “Paul gave us the the event to walk the course and try motivation we needed to keep going and and take it all in. The first thing that put in place a training session that struck us was just how hilly the course ensured our bodies would cope with the was and how tough the run would be.” challenge we were about to throw at Event day came around and despite them.” the steep terrain the boys got across After completing three months of solid the line in a little over two hours. “It was training with Paul, and using the the most amazing way to see the city of STARplex facilities regularly, the guys Jerusalem - and of course all the work Mark Pearce and Dave Rice

Run through the Holy City

STARS in my Eyes

This morning the sun

A portion of my work as ‘Writer in Residence’ at Trinity College is to complete a collection of my own poems. The work is now finished and the manuscript was professionally edited during the last holidays and is ready for the printer. It will be launched along with the students’ anthology later in the year. I’ve given the collection of poems the title AUTUMN IN CANTABILE – The Gawler Poems and will be a collection of poems that focus on all aspects of the town and districts of Gawler. The intent is to capture in the unfolding of the year, South Australia’s oldest country town at a crucial and ‘turning’ moment in its history. Gawler is on the cusp of massive change. The metropolitan sprawl is quickly overtaking the town and district and its once status of a rural village some 50 kilometres from the city is being replaced by a very different and contemporary dynamic. This kind of project owes much to those nineteenth century writers who chronicled the passing of rural England into the technology and massive changes of the twentieth century. It is both a lament and a celebration of what cannot be held, contained or stopped. It is not to be seen as a testament nor a manifesto of critical opposition or hostile resistance. Nor will the writing take on the cloak of nostalgia or sentimentality. The project will be a monument to a moment in time. I’ve included here a single poem from the collection.

like soft yellow, warm delicious butter has covered everything. The air is fully laden with golden light and the cologne spray of star jasmine. The world is green deep ripe and sweet. I pluck the moment and bite the day to its core. Jeff Guess

STARplex Swim Club Compete at National Age any points. Championships In the lead up to National Age the group were swimming up The National Age Championships were held in April at the new Marion SA Aquatic and Leisure Facility. STARplex Swim Club had four National swimmers in James McKechnie, Makayala Ailmore, Joel Pearson and Emma Jensen. James, a year 10 Trinity College student, achieved a STARplex Swim Clubs first in winning Gold when he swam 2.23.87 for the 200m Breaststroke, a personal best time. James, Joel and Emma Beth all achieved personal best times in many of their swims while Makayla did well to swim at her entry times. Overall STARplex Swim Club finished the 2nd highest point scoring team in South Australia behind Norwood Swim Club and finished 46th out of 156 clubs that placed swimmers in finals with many clubs failing to score 4

to nine, two hour pool sessions weekly with start times at 6.00am including Saturdays as well as many evening sessions. Having to also fit in homework and for some, fitness centre sessions it is a credit to each of them on achieving such excellent results. The determination that James, Makayla, Joel and Emma have in setting and achieving their individual goals reflects their dedication to swimming. STARplex Swim Centre Management and Staff congratulate James, Makayla, Joel and Emma on their outstanding achievement and wish them all the best for their future swimming. Kelly Lange


it is through this active involvement in PE classes that fitness levels are easier to maintain. ‘Personal’ training and training ‘on the job’ are mutually beneficial. Above all, we have the ability and opportunity to shape the attitude of young people towards fitness and well being. I have a simple philosophy. When we look at PE in schools, the objective for the Junior and Middle Schools is to teach skills and attitudes. In the Senior PE Teaching: a Great Job School, it is about skills, attitudes and Being a PE teacher has to be one of the results. best jobs in education. When we come Getting back to my philosophy; what to work, our focus is on health and physshould we be aiming for in a PE proical performance. What else is more gram that offers such little time per relevant today? Our jobs revolve week? Skills and attitudes is the anaround health, fitness and skills. A good swer. PE teacher will have skills in most sports without the need to excel in any The aim of course, is to see these same one sport in particular. A good PE kids lining up on weekends to join teams teacher should be physically fit. When it or to simply have them pester mum or comes to fitness, it’s the perfect job. dad or big brother to go outside and play You need to be fit so you can demon- with them. If they are doing this at 6 strate skills and mix it with the kids and years of age, I guarantee they will still

be doing it at 10 or 12 and beyond. Unfortunately, modern society keeps putting up barriers. Too many kids are overweight and inactive and in some cases, diet is an issue. In many families it is hard to devote time to their children’s fitness and play. Longer working days, the lack of grassed and well lit parks and bike tracks, the 21st century home with their small or sometimes nonexistent back yards, stranger danger are just some of the barriers that children and their families face today. Trinity College and its establishment of STARplex is a leader in the field of health and wellness for kids. The number of programs available is incredible. Everyday there are hundreds, every week, thousands of kids learning to swim, to kick, to dribble, to throw goals, to jump, to vault. We are getting it right and so are the increasing numbers of families who are becoming involved. (Story continued on page 6)

Having the responsibility of caring for children certainly keeps life in perspective and is one of the hardest jobs I know. Exhausting as it may be it is also the most rewarding experience that life can thrust upon us. We can learn a lot from our children and I am reminded of this each and every day that I come to How wonderful work. For me children share the gift of enthusiasm, spontaneiwould it be to wake ty and a real passion for living life to the full. up each morning It might not be acceptable to turn up to work in your pyjamas, with the enthusiasm change your name to Buzz Lightyear for the day or throw yourof a four year old? self on the ground and have a tanti, but it is possible to have a As we grow up it great enthusiasm for living life. This is what I take away with me can sometimes seem that we are bogged down with dead- each time I play with the children in the STARplex Crèche and lines, responsibilities and world news. I am not saying that why I love my job. these are not important, but it can zap the fun out of our lives and we can mistake our life as resembling something Dawn Mettyear like ground hog day.

“Living life with the enthusiasm of a four year old”

Zumba! Zumba!

This would have to be the most amazing and exciting experience of my life. I come from a background of belly dancing and for the past year have been attending Zumba classes at STARplex, both Aqua, Gold and the original Zumba in the STARplex Fitness Centre.

wards starting my own Zumba journey. Zumba has an energy that is like nothing else. It makes me feel alive and has motivated me to make positive changes in my life. I am addicted to Zumba and if you have done a class you will know what I mean, if you haven’t yet you are missing out on all the fun. Come to Zumba, dance, shake and exercise the stress and kilos away. It’s like having a party while getting fitter and working towards your goals.

The instructors at STARplex are both talented and inspiring. Having been regularly attending these classes I decided that I too would like to become a Zumba Instructor. I completed my training in Kate Quinn January 2011 and am working hard to-

Kate Quinn ready to party

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children cancer free. “You either become a victim or a survivor”. During the time I was diagnosed with cancer I was half way through Lance Armstrong’s book “It’s not about the bike”. I started the book again from the beginning as it now took on a whole new perspective. I took so much of his survival motivation on board and I was lucky enough to meet him and have dinner with him two years ago. I am an advocate of proactive ‘survivorship” for those who suffer from the disease and this was my motivation to walk the Kokoda track with 17 other Gawler residents. Following is an account of our experience. On 13th April 2011, four STARplex members: Karen Fuller, Alf Justus, Sandra Marshall and Kirsten Whisson jetted to Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea to undertake the strenuous “ANZAC DAY Memorial Trek”, as part of their quest to Kokoda for Cancer Fundraiser raise $100,000 for the Cancer Council of South Australia. In 2002 I was diagnosed with Breast cancer. My two chil- Prior to this trek they had spent six months training and holddren were only three years and 10 months old. They were ing numerous fundraising activities. my motivation to fight the cancer as at that age they certainly were not ready to be without their mum. At the time I Papua New Guinea is a young nation, but has endured a was a fit, healthy athlete and fitness instructor, so this colourful and, at times, bloody history. The Kokoda Track made me aware that cancer can happen to anyone. After was used during the course of World War II by the Japanese six months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy I decided to as a means of launching a ground attack against the Australihelp raise awareness of early detection and help raise ans in Port Moresby. On this trek, they set out to explore the money to find a cure for this terrible disease and keep our (Story continued on page 7)

Starlight Children’s Foundation 2011 STARplex $8466.50 wonderful aiming for 2011.

raised a total of in 2010 for this cause - we are at least $10000 in

The Starlight Express room at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide is the first Starlight Express Room in SA and is a new design that is now setting a benchmark for other Starlight Express Rooms across Australia. These rooms are where Captain Starlight delivers a special brand of fun and entertainment, alongside the latest computer games, movies, crafts and activities. The Express rooms are an escape room that provide a medical free respite for children and their families.

From Starlight Day (6th May) until Sunday 15th May, STARplex turned yellow and purple to raise awareness of The money was raised from cash donations, merchandise Starlight and to raise much needed funds for this amazing purchases, colouring-in competitions, balloon purchases (balloons and helium kindly donated by Spotlight, Munno Pacharity. ra) and the purchase of Protea flowers for Mothers’ day Thanks to the support of our own staff, colleagues at Trini- (kindly donated by Tom Stone, Trinity College). ty College and our clients, we have managed to raise $3450 in these few short days - an amazing effort. This The City to Bay will be the next big STARplex/Starlight fundmoney will assist with the ongoing costs and services as- raising drive – please look out for more information! sociated with the new Starlight Express Room. Tash Phillips

PE Teaching: a Great Job

children.

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If a young child wants to join Ricky Simpson’s after school basketball sessions (not just because Ricky is really cool) but because that child had fun learning how to dribble a ball in Year 2 PE, then that is a huge win for us. If an 18 year old school leaver has the desire and confidence to join a community netball, volleyball or badminton team David Schell because of the skills gained in their Head of PE—Trinity College

PE teachers have to look at the big picture. In the short term, it is unlikely that more time will be given for PE. Therefore, in programs which can have some frustrating restrictions placed upon them, they must understand that what they say and do and how well they plan every lesson may be critical to the health and physical development of 6

middle school PE lessons, then that is a great result for everyone. When these things happen year after year in quality PE lessons, our school and community teams will always be full. Good habits formed at a young age will continue through to the teenage years and beyond as more and more kids find a way to keep active.


next year.

Thunderbirds visit STARplex Thunderbird players Jo Sutton, Kata Riachards, Natalie Vion Bertouch and Biance Giteau held a two hour netball clinic at STARplex during the school holidays. Seventy four budding young netballers took advantage of hearing, talking and working with their idols. Girls were signed in for the day and received a free netball.

Several of the young netballers took advantage of getting the Thunderbirds signing t/shirts, balls, drink bottles and posters. A sausage sizzle followed the autograph signing. The overall response from parents and children was that the coaching sessions were excellent and that the Thunderbird girls were very friendly, easy to talk to, and very willing and available for photos.

On arrival the Thunderbird players were introduced and then had a group photo with all the participants. The group of Judy Wittwer girls were then divided into age levels and were directed to a court with a Thunderbird player. Twenty minute sessions were held and then each group rotated until every netballer had a session with each of the Thunderbird girls. On conclusion the Thunderbirds girls were thanked for coming and autographs were available. In response the girls were very pleased with the standard of behaviour and organization of the clinic and hopefully will be able to come again

Kokoda for Cancer Fundraiser (Story continued from page 6) complete route of the campaign starting from Owen’s Corner (not far from the point where Australian troops first turned back the Japanese advance) perched high on the Sogeri Plateau and eventually working their way east to the village of Kokoda. By the time they arrived at Kokoda they had completed a crossing of the central spine of Papau New Guinea, paid homage at all the main battle sites and also gained an appreciation of the rugged beauty of the region that includes the impressive Owen Stanley Range. On top of this was the fascinating cultural experience of interacting with the indigenous people. There was the challenge and adventure created by rugged mountain terrain and fast

flowing rivers coupled with having a fantastic time interacting in a group of 18 trekkers and their affiliated local “porters”, working together for a common purpose and the individual satisfaction of mastering the physical difficulties of the track. “We had many laughs along the way and met some incredible people - fellow trekkers, other Aussie trekkers, but most significantly the local people who have ‘sooo’ little but gave us so much” says Sandra. “The Kokoda Track experience is well known to change people’s lives forever. To have had this opportunity and for such a good cause, all the brainchild of local man and Cancer Council Ambassador - Brent Matthews, was almost too good to be true”, says Sandra. Karen Fuller and Sandra Marshall

Crossfit enthusiasts go required to complete six workouts over three days. Clayton, all the way to Regionals! Wade and Deanna will team up with Lucy, Nathan and Karen Congratulations to Sam Cryer, Clayton Saviour, Wade Lack and Deanna Dimasi on successfully completing the six workout challenges to qualify for the Regionals in Sydney at the end of May.

from Crossfit Adelaide and compete as a team entry. They will also be required to complete six workouts over a three day period, which will be completed either individually or in pairs.

We wish you every success in your upcoming challenge and look forward to covering your progress in the next issue of STARgazer.

Sam will be competing as Dawn Mettyear an individual entry and will be

STARplex staff recognized for giving excellent customer service

Cindy Carmichael STARplex Crèche

Belinda Wallin STARplex Fitness Centre

Niven Barlow Hewitson Theatre

Lucy Nixon STARplex Reception

Denise Harker STARplex Stadium

Amanda Cruse STARstore

Congratulations to the above STARplex staff on delivering outstanding service to our customers!

Celeste Collinson STARplex Swim Centre

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Coming Events

The Rat Pack

All Bookings at STARplex Reception (08) 8522 0622 for further details please refer to our website

Date: Friday 15th July Time: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show Tickets: Dinner & Show: Adults $42, Concession $37. Show only: Adults $25, Concession $20.

www.starplex.com.au Annual STARplex Swim Club Carnival Date: Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June State wide event for swimmers to compete and achieve qualifying times for state and national short course championships.

STARfun Holiday Program 21st and 22nd July Ages 5—10 years 8.45am-4.00pm Cost: $90 for 2 days Swimming, Basketball, Bootcamp, Gymnastics, Soccer, STARfit Kids, Craft Activites, Lunch - all day entertainment & fun!

Blue Light Disco Date: Friday 17th June Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm (lock-in) Ages: 8-17yrs Tickets: $6 Purchase your tickets at STARplex Reception until 5pm, or at the door.

Play School in concert Date: Friday 19th August Time: 10.00am concert All Tickets: $15

City to Bay Fun Run or Walk STARplex—Starlight Team Sunday 18th September

Aqua Zumba First Birthday Monday 20th to Friday 24th June See Website for details

Comedy Corner Date: Friday 8th July Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show Tickets: $15 It’s back! Friday 8th July is sure to be a night full of giggles and frivolity—Craig Annis (from SAFM) is one of five comics you’ll see.

JUST MARRIED! On Friday 27th of May amongst family and friends Silke Blache, STARplex Crèche Assistant Manager and Graham Shaw were married in an intimate ceremony in Adelaide. STARplex Management and staff wish you both every happiness in your future lives together.

Australian Junior Volleyball Championship Date: Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th July See the best of the nation—and for free Tickets: Free for spectators

STARplex Swim School Holiday Program Date: Monday 11th to Friday 15th July Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm Babies – STARswim levels Free assessments if needed $55 for the 5 day block

Tuesdays 7.30pm Thursdays 9.15 am I would like to thank you so very much for a wonderful night last night. The way you organised the whole night is a great credit to you. I would also like to thank the staff. The reception staff, consultants, gym staff, trainers who took the class. They all put in 100% which made for a very enthusiastic build up to the Launch. This enthusiasm spilt over into last night, making for one of the best launches I have ever been to. Sh’Bam was fantastic can’t wait to do it again. Steph Lange


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