YMCA/MOVE Waves Program

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health and YMCA launched the new ‘Waves’ warm water exercise program at several venues around metropolitan Melbourne in April 2015. 

The ‘Waves’ program provides gentle warm water exercise classes offering a general workout for the whole body for people living with muscle, bone and joint conditions, as well as other chronic health conditions. Classes are conducted by qualified YMCA staff that have been trained by MOVE and the classes include a variety of exercises including aerobic, strength, range of movement and stretching. All classes are held in YMCA hydrotherapy pools where the water temperature is between 32 to 36°C.  

Classes run weekly in line with the Victorian Government school terms and the cost per class is $10.00. Alternatively YMCA centre-based memberships can also be purchased. Enrolments into the program need to be completed at the individual YMCA centre of your choice.

MOVE is very pleased to have established this partnership with YMCA, as it is an organisation which is highly respected in the community for the breadth and quality of the services it provides. Specifically, in relation to ‘Waves’, YMCA provides excellent infrastructure with the necessary quality and safety standards in place and MOVE will be closely involved in the program through quality assurance and training. 

This partnership between MOVE and YMCA will enable the provision of a high quality and sustainable water exercise program into the future, with the potential for expansion into other areas. 

For any enquiries or to join this program, please contact your preferred YMCA Centre as listed below.


Knox Leisureworks Tormore Road, Boronia 
Parking available

Class days and times

  • Monday: 11.00am  
  • Friday: 1.00pm 

Contact for enrolments

Reception on 9762 3133

Pool temperature, depth and access

34°C , 0.9 – 1.6m,ramp, stairs and ladder, hoist


Brunswick Baths, 14 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Parking: Metered parking across from the Brunswick Baths or free parking in nearby Safeway car park 

Class days and times

  • Thursday: 1.00pm

Contact for enrolments

Reception on 9381 1840

Pool temperature, depth and access

32°C, 0.9 – 1.5m, ramp access and stairs, hoist  

Cranbourne East

Casey RACE (Recreation and Aquatic Centre), 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East
Parking available 

Class days and times

  • Tuesday: 7.30pm

Contact for enrolments

Reception on 5990 8600

Pool temperature, depth and access

34-36°C, tapers to 1.4m, ramp, hoist


Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Grace Street, Hawthorn
Parking available 

Class days and times

  • Tuesday: 1.00 pm
  • Friday: 1.00 pm

Contact for enrolments

Reception on 8393 9500

Pool temperature, depth and access

34°C, 1.2-1.6m, ramp, stairs with rails, hoist

There are no classes near me

If you want to join a warm water class, but there are no classes near you, there are a few options:

  • contact your local pool or community health centre to find out if they offer suitable classes for your condition and ability
  • if you are interested in having one-on-one sessions with a physiotherapist in a hydrotherapy pool, contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association to find an aquatic physiotherapist. 

Further information

If you need further information, please contact MOVE on 03 8531 8000. 

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