Introducing Jan - Instructor

 31 October 2017

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Meet Jan: Our November – February Cover Star!

Have you met Jan? You've probably seen her around Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre, she's been here since Day 1! Jan is our newest cover star for the November 17 - February 18 Group Fitness Timetable.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: I have been an Aqua Instructor for 20 years,  specialising in working with Older Adults and people with disabilities.

Q: How long have you been with Active Monash?

A: I’ve been at MARC since day 1... 16 years.

Q: What programs do you teach?

A: I began the first aqua class at MARC and built the program to 16 classes. I often fill in for other aqua instructors & land programs for older adults (recycled teenagers )

Q: Why did you become an instructor? 

A: After nursing, including midwifery, for 34 years, I needed a career change, one where I could still help people improve their quality of life, increase their fitness, stay active and fit to remain in own homes and if needing surgery/medical treatment, then their recovery would be quicker and easier, Group Fitness was a perfect fit!

Q: What do you LOVE about Group Fitness? 

A: Teaching people to exercise with correct technique and posture, and then having fun with new found friends who enjoy doing the same...That is really enjoying life!

Join Jan’s Classes:

Jan currently teaches the following classes at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre:


  • Thursday - 8:30 am


  • Monday - 9:30am
  • Tuesday - 8:30 am, 10:30 am
  • Friday - 9:30 am


  • Wednesday - 9:30 am
  • Thursday - 9:30 am


  • Tuesday - 6:15 pm

Water Therapy

  • Wednesday - 10:45 am

View the full Group Fitness Timetable here