Tally Ho Fitness Group
"Keep fit, through personal training, running, jogging, walking, cycling, swimming, aerobics, boxercise, light weights and general exercise."

   2020   -   50 years of fun, friendship & fitness



We are a unique, non-commercial, community fitness group based in the City of Monash.

The Tally Ho Fitness Group was formed, in 1970 more than 50 years ago by men who had finished their active sporting endeavours, but who still wanted to keep fit.

The Group has about 100 active members.

Tally Ho has survived and thrived – with the simple formula of Fun, Friendship and Fitness
  • Fun: The program is continually varied and stimulating – without any pressure to compete – except with oneself.
  • Fitness : Comes from a wide range of activities without elaborate equipment – running, traditional keep fit exercises, light weights, boxercise, swimming – and safe games;  indoor soccer, hockey and netball
  • Friendship: All members are ‘mates’ and encourage one another

The main gain is not years on your life – but life in your years – and this group is very alive! 

Come along for three free visits and enjoy.   Contact Jim Lawrenson: 0412 100 476   

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Running on Oval 2018


 Boxing 2018


Planking 2018 


Those athletic guys you may have seen on Saturday mornings running, walking or bike riding around Monash and its environs may be members of the Tally Ho Fitness Group.

Our common cause is to maintain a level of fitness. Three Saturdays out of four in each month we meet at 7:00am at the Wesley College campus, 620 High St Rd, Glen Waverley to raise a sweat and breathe heavily. We participate in a wide variety of exercises. Running, jogging, walking, stretching, bending, light weights, cardio boxing, medicine ball routines, indoor hockey are amongst the many activities that we use to get and stay fit.

Following the conclusion of the training sessions, there is the opportunity to swim a few laps in the pool.

On the fourth Saturday of the month, we travel to an "away" location for a different fitness scenario. It may be to a local park, to the Dandenong’s, a spot along the Yarra or to a beach around Port Phillip Bay. No matter where it is, it’s always a huge amount of fun and it is good for all fitness levels.

Our objective is to provide a variety of levels of training intensity, so that all members can work to a level of intensity with which they are comfortable.  After our warm-up, we regularly break into three groups....."walkers", "joggers" and "runners".   You can join whatever group you please and enjoy a workout within your level of capability.    There is no embarrassment within our Group.

After the training is all over, many members retire to a local café for a coffee, a breakfast and a chat. These social opportunities have developed as a key part of the camaraderie that exists within the Tally Ho Fitness Group.


We all want to enjoy our lives.   We want to look after our partners, family and friends.   You can do this better and easier if we are fit.

Tally Ho Fitness Group provides you with an opportunity to improve your fitness.  

It is one & half hours of your time..........Saturday mornings 7:00 to 8:30 .am.

Why waste your time lying in bed when you can be out and about enjoying some fun, fitness and friendship.

We provide an opportunity.  It is up to each person to accept their challenge.

We do not prescribe a plan for individual fitness. We do not monitor your progress.

We provide an opportunity for you to voluntarily participate in a physical exercise.  

It is entirely your decision as to how easy or hard you make your workout.

We do strongly urge that you consult your doctor and seek medical approval before beginning any exercise/fitness program.

Bill K YMCA 2014

 Coffee at Karizma 2018

  More coffee at Karzima






The human body is a fragile thing, so we take care, to the best of our abilities to ensure that appropriate leadership and instruction is given to members.

It is important that members can make their choice as to the level of intensity and instruction they desire.   After our warm-ups, we normally divide the group into three segments, eg: running, jogging and light exercise/walking.

A number of Tally Ho Fitness Group members volunteer in teams of four to lead the exercise programs twice in each month. 

External instructors are used on a regular or guest basis to provide additional instruction.  These instructors may come to Wesley Games Hall or we may visit their premises.

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Wesley College, Glen Waverly Campus has an excellent 25m pool adjacent to their Games Hall.    

This pool is normally available for swimming laps between 8:30am and 9.00am after our morning workout.  

From time to time the opportunity may arise for our use of the full pool as part of our morning workout. 


 Boxing Sports Hall

 Our boxercise workouts are based on the training concepts boxers may use to keep fit.

Workouts can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve working in pairs hitting pads, shadow-boxing, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. The boxercise classes are aimed at men of all ages and fitness standards.

As no class involves the physical hitting of an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout.

 Light Weights

  Light Weights


 Runners shouldn't be nervous about light weight training, they should be serious about it. A runner with a stronger core, upper body, back and legs is a better one.

We use medicine balls and 3kg, 5kg and 7kg weights for short burst interval training.  

You choose the weights that suit you best and the number of repetitions with which you are most comfortable.



Cycling Werribee 2015


There are two mid week cycling groups within which members the Tally Ho Fitness Group may participate.   

The Tuesday ride provides a fantastic opportunity to get started.   The Thursday ride is better suited for those who wish to ride a little further and a little faster.

The Tuesday and Thursday mornings bike rides are not directly associated activities of Tally Ho Fitness Group Inc. 



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