Giddy Up & Get Your Early Bird Tickets for Melbourne Cup


September is already upon us and that means Bali’s biggest lawn party is merely weeks away! Those fortunate enough to secure tickets to last year’s Melbourne Cup party at Canggu Club already know it’s definitely one event on the calendar that can’t be missed! Not simply a day for racing enthusiasts, the 2015 Melbourne Cup Gala on Tuesday November 3rd is a celebration of fashion, food, five star entertainment and fun.

Seats for last year’s Melbourne Cup Champagne Marquee and Cocktail Party sold out well before the event and many missed out on a sensational day. To ensure there are fewer pouty faces and FOMO this year, tickets for this popular party are already on sale and they are moving fast. We all know the early bird catches the worm and in this case, they can bag a bargain too! Giddy up, get organised and purchase your possie now to watch the race that stops a nation and you can make the most of discounted ticket prices until September 18th.

Enjoy the magic of the Champagne Marquee with canapés, three course gourmet cuisine, free flow Nicolas Feuillatte French Champagne, Babich wines, Heineken and San Miguel Light for the fantastic early bird price of 1,700,000IDR for Canggu Club members or 1,800,000IDR for non members. Round up friends for a table of ten and you’ll find more is definitely merrier with a further discounted ticket price of just 1,500,000IDR per member or 1,600,000IDR for non members!

If Cocktails, canapés, beer and bubbles in the ‘outer’ are more your speed, early bird tickets are only 900,000IDR and 1,000,000IDR for members and non members respectively. Beat the heat with Babich wines, Bintang, San Miguel Light and sparkling Chandon along with tasty tidbits throughout the afternoon.

Whether you are enjoying the elegance of the marquee, mixing it up at the cocktail bar or checking out the form (on and off the track!) everyone can be assured of some first class fun. Gates open at 10am on the day with three hours of free flow from 11am. Multiple screens throughout the Canggu Club ensure punters can catch all of the race day action. There will be competitions across the day for best dressed and fashions on the field, not to mention awesome entertainment by internationally acclaimed artist and former Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens, supported by our own local rocker, Marina Sidik and her band, New Energy. Dance your way toward sunset and party through the evening with entertainment until 8pm.

In keeping with Canggu Club’s ongoing dedication to local charities and adding to the outstanding fundraising success of last year’s Melbourne Cup spectacular, all proceeds from auctions, sweepstakes and raffles on the day will go to supporting Solemen Indonesia. Their tireless efforts to help the disadvantaged in Bali making them more than worthy as a beneficiary.

Don’t delay and miss out on your chance to be a part of Bali’s blue ribbon racing calendar event. Secure your tickets today by emailing or for further information and online bookings go to To take advantage of The Canggu Club members early bird ticket prices, simply book at Canggu Club Reception and present your Gold or Platinum membership card for confirmation.

Melbourne Cup 2015 at Canggu Club – It’s time to get gussied up and glamorous!
Ph: +62 361 848 3939 / +62 82 897 193 939
Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Amp Up Weekend Action @ ‘After Dark’


For a some time now, I have been looking for a way to combine Friday night fun and keeping fit. What better solution than a night at Bounce Bali After Dark. It’s entertainment and exercise all in one. House lights are dimmed, the beat starts pumping so lets get the party started! Trampolining is even more fun than expected, especially when you can bounce along to your favourite songs!

Perfect for older teens and adults after some high octane fun, Bounce After Dark offers the solution for safe and supervised amusement on a Friday and Saturday night. Parents can rest assured that their young adults are enjoying themselves in a secure location and teens can enjoy a night out minus the misadventure! With sessions for the younger children such as Mini Mania and Bounce Mania done and dusted earlier in the evening, teens can bounce and boogie with their friends from 10pm until midnight every weekend.

Not just a trampoline session, After Dark allows funsters to jump, jive, bounce, dodge and wall walk to the beat with a live DJ, laser lights and the latest hits. Join in the Slam Ball and Dodge Ball competitions and challenge your friends to see who can make the highest wall drop. All After Darkers also receive a Rp100,000 voucher to Strike 10 Pin Bowling (terms & conditions apply see The sessions are fully supervised by trained staff.


Adrenalin junkies from fifteen years and upwards are invited to start the weekend with two hours of energetic fun for just Rp 100,000 per person. After Darkers also receive a Rp100,000 voucher for Strike 10 Pin Bowling, now that’s a cheap night out!

No need to go any further afield to find some food to refuel when the energy tanks start getting low. Strike Bar and Cafe is located just above the Bounce Centre and has a range of scrummy snacks to satisfy any ‘After Darker’s’ appetite! I challenge you to find a bigger pizza anywhere in Bali and the chicken wings are to die for. It’s open until Midnight on the weekends so everyone can bounce, bowl, drink and dine all in the one convenient location.

Guys and girls, grab your grip socks and get to the party this Friday and Saturday night for Bounce Bali After Dark |
Ph: +62 361 848 3939 / +62 82 897 193 939
Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Canggu Club Play Host to AJFC for 2nd Year Running

Throughout the world, football is something that seems to matter, a lot, to many people! You merely have to watch a match on TV, go to a game or simply stroll along the beach of a Sunday to witness the emotion, loyalty and excitement it evokes from those who live for the game.

Allianz understands this and as such, has been an avid supporter of football for many years, recognising the passion they see that comes from the sport. It was with this in mind (along with their Platinum Partnership with the Munich Football Club) when they created the Allianz Junior Football Camp in 2009 to develop ‘football youth engagement’.

After several successful years along with the massive growth in popularity of football among youth across Asia, Allianz commenced an Asian Football Camp in 2013 to provide an opportunity for more teens from ages 14 to 16 years to have the chance to participate. Now in its third year, Canggu Club recently hosted the Allianz Junior Football Camp for the second time from July 28th – 31st.

32 teens hailing from Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand were scouted and selected from thousands of hopefuls across Asia for the opportunity to participate in the three day camp led by Munich Football Club coach, Timon Pauls.
After a successful camp at Canggu Club in 2014, organisers were more than happy to return this year to take advantage of the facilities, quality training support staff and securely fenced and manicured Sports Field Canggu Club has to offer. It was the ideal location to host their three day intensive football clinic.

On the first day of their football adventure the talented teens, many of whom were experiencing their first overseas adventure, enjoyed some introductory exercises on the beach, getting to know their team members from various countries as well as a welcome dinner. Day two and three involved some intensive skills and game training at Canggu Club along with an opportunity to enjoy Bali’s diverse culture and stunning geography with a visit to local temples and the beach! On the final day, prizes were awarded to the winning team of the tournament from the day before as well as the exciting opportunity to be selected as a wild card winner for a place at the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Munich, held from August 13th – 18th.

A coveted spot in the Munich Camp afforded team members the opportunity to train with Munich Football Club, meet the soccer stars in person as well as a behind the scenes tour of the of the club and the Allianz Arena and of course, a six day trip to Germany!

Camps such as the one in Munich and the Asian Junior Football Camp held at Canggu Club serve not only to inspire and develop sporting talents but also provide a glimpse into the professional world of football. For information and details about how to apply for the Allianz Junior Football Camp for 2016, check the Allianz website as they post the selection process around April – May for the camp in Bali in July.


Sign Up Now for Term 1 Fun

It’s that time of year again when uniforms are dragged out of the cupboards and dusted off as we get organised for the new school year. Schedules are organised along with making decisions about sports and activities for the term ahead. It is also an ideal time to enrol the kids in the Junior Sports Academy’s (JSA) Term 1 program before places are quickly snapped up!

With so many different indoor and outdoor activities on offer, and in an effort to aid in the task of choosing the one best suited to your budding young sports stars, the JSA recently held their open day at Canggu Club on Saturday August 3rd.

The day commenced from 3pm with free entry to Canggu Club for the afternoon! Along with games, activities and prizes, it was the perfect opportunity for regular JSA devotees as well as newcomers to sign up for their favourite activities prior to the start of the season, in order to secure their places for Term 1.


Due to the continuous increase in popularity and interest in the program, available places for last term’s JSA activities filled quickly. Signing up at this year’s open day was a great way to ensure eight weeks of fun, fitness, sports and skill development with the Junior Sports Academy with participants benefiting from the expertise of highly experienced international coaches, professional athletes and even ex Olympians!

Saturday’s open day also afforded budding Junior Sports Academians and their families the opportunity to speak with coaches and staff on a one to one basis, enabling them to gain full insight into what this term’s program has to offer.  Canggu Club included a major draw card to sweeten the deal for prospective JSA members, with every enrolment on the day going into the draw to win a Starlight Movies VIP Package! The prize allowing the winner to enjoy star treatment for an evening with a Starlight Movie of their choice, VIP seating area for the winner and five of their friends along with ice cream, cool drinks and pop corn during the show! Clearly a popular incentive judging from the number of eager enrolees and you could barely wipe the smile from prize winner, Connor Smith’s face as he collected his prize!

As always, the Junior Sports Academy continues to offer programs across a variety of sports including Soccer, AFL, Tennis, Swimming, Dance, Gymnastics, Basketball and Trampolining. Coaches are experienced and fully accredited and each sport provides for skill development across all age groups and abilities.

So, what’s new for the JSA term ahead? For the first time, the Term 1 program now offers Auskick across two afternoons a week on Mondays and Thursdays. Non-member parents and guardians who wish to enjoy Canggu Club facilities whilst their children are participating in JSA activities can do so for a minimal entrance fee of just Rp120,000 and JSA members can now bring parents, guardians and siblings (up to 9 persons per accompanying JSA member) into the Canggu Club for only half of the normal day pass rate from 3pm Monday to Friday! A Play Performance & Presentation afternoon is also scheduled for October 1st for JSA students to showcase their newfound skills to family and friends in the comfortable grounds and surrounds of Canggu Club.

All in all, Term 1 is shaping up to be a stellar eight weeks of activities. Don’t miss the chance for your child to be a part of it – sign up now by contacting the Junior Sports Academy on:
+62 361 848 3939


CCS, BCF & Canggu Club – Cause We Care



In an effort to assist in providing some much needed fun and recreational activities for those less fortunate than themselves, 3 inspiring young Canggu Community School students, Dinah Mous, Jesse SjiewOen and An Nisa, initiated a tennis clinic at the Canggu Club on Thursday May 28 during the week long Canggu Classic Tennis Tournament. They invited 21 children aged 10 – 12 years from the Bali Children Foundation (BCF), one of Bali’s major yayasan (charity). Most of this foundation’s work is centred in the North and North West of the island, with all of the children coming from poor and disadvantaged families.

Upon their arrival to the Canggu Club, the excited children were introduced to the coaches (Paul McCabe and Komang) and the three students from CCS. They were given the opportunity to not only learn the basics of tennis but to foster bonds of friendship with some of the other children from different areas of North Bali.

After a productive tennis clinic, the children were treated to a complimentary Bounce Trampolining session: a chance for them to release some tensions in the form of fun and physical activity. Before their departure and return to the North of Bali, they enjoyed a traditional Indonesian buffet kindly prepared by the Indonesian chef at Canggu Club’s Strike Bowling Bar.

Founded in 2003 by local businesswoman Margaret Barry, BCF has over 1000 children on scholarships in the area from Singaraja in the East to Melaya in the West. Most of the children sponsored hail from the areas around Lovina and Banjar.

The BCF works from village to village. After selecting a village with numerous disadvantaged families, local Balinese staff members work with the village leadership (Kepala Desa and Kelians of each Banjar) to introduce these families to BCF and outline the opportunities the scholarships provide.

One of the major components of BCF’s success is their “after school” classes. Each child receives lessons in English language (with the emphasis on spoken English). The older children receive computer lessons in specially set up school rooms with fourteen computers. Teachers for these lessons are provided by BCF. These children also attend clubs which promote the art of Balinese singing and dancing, marital arts (silat), and are run by the older children.

For more than 12 years Bali Children Foundation have worked hard to achieve their aims, and their efforts have paid off. In the 2013-14 school year they had a zero dropout rate at elementary school, with many of these students continuing all the way through to year 12!

But the number of children who still need their help is huge with approximately 20,000 children who will leave school without reaching senior high. Sponsorships are available for Rp2 million a year for elementary school children to Rp4 million a year for a Senior High School student. You can email BCF on or phone their office in Banjar on +62 811 398 733.

Canggu Club plans to continue contact with BCF through their commitment to helping local community and their ‘Cause We Care’ campaign and sincerely looks forward to working with them again in the future.
To find out more about BCF their website is

Dance Like There’s Nobody Watching!


Memories of dance classes in my younger years were not necessarily fond. My taskmaster (and that’s putting it mildly) Ms Gilchrist would stand at the front of the studio, stamping her cane, ‘tut tutting’ at my elephant footed frolicking and not so politely enquiring as to whether I had eaten a football for lunch!! Not my favourite person.

Thankfully The Junior Sports Academy dance program bears no resemblance to my surprisingly brief ballet experiences and youthful and energetic instructor, Hanna Lehtovaara is luckily nothing like the grumpy Madame Gilchrist, promising far more entertainment, variety and fitness focused fun.

Three different classes are aimed at various age groups in order to foster peer group friendships and sustain achievable skill levels across the board, building confidence and self-esteem. The main focus across all age groups is to get kids moving and having a great time.

Dance and Move is for younger boys and girls, targeting ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. This is where the fun begins! Building confidence is the key as kids find enjoyment in learning some basic moves.Dance Fit &Fun for 6 – 8 years makes it easier for new as well as more experienced dancers to enjoy routines that are scaled to ability. Each class encompassing simple athletic dance moves and choreography.

Dance Fit Max for 9 year olds and over is so much fun it’s like a dance party every week! Students progress through dance moves and the latest in pre-choreographed routines set to top 40 hits, all the while building stamina, coordination and fitness.
Big kids who like to bust a move don’t miss out either as Hanna takes Zumba classes on Tuesdays at 10am. No experience necessary, just be prepared to move, laugh, sweat and enjoy!

As a fitness instructor, Hanna believes that teaching dance for kids is more about dancing to keep fit rather than structuring a course to focus solely on any one particular dance discipline or style. A variety of genres are touched on from classical to hip hop, allowing students to experience a broad spectrum of moves and routines, widening their appreciation of dance as a whole.
Classes are held in the exercise studios at the Canggu Club Fitness Centre. The JSA dance schedule for kids operates on Mondays and Wednesdays with classes commencing from 3pm for the juniors and are 45 minutes duration.

Her considerable experience teaching different types of dance, limitless energy and positive attitude makes Hanna a clear favourite among the children. She has reshaped the JSA dance program to make it more accessible, entertaining and engaging.
The new term for Junior Sports Academy tuition commences from the week beginning Monday August 10th. For further information about dance classes or to check out the schedule, please contact:
Phone: +62 361 848 3939 / +62 82 897 193 939

Twelve Week Training for the Bali Tri


If you have ever been keen to try your hand at a triathlon but never knew where or how to start your training, take a look at Canggu Club’s Bali Triathlon Training program for 2015.

Nothing like a Sunday fun run or leisurely afternoon ride, triathlons require dedicated preparation to ensure you perform competitively, achieve your personal best and most importantly finish the race free of injury.

Canggu Club’s twelve week program commences from July 27th and comprises five training sessions per week focusing on the three different elements of triathlons as well as the transition phase occurring between each leg of the race.

Training sessions will be carefully coordinated by three professional coaches, each an expert in their field as well as being experienced and qualified personal trainers.

Luisa Striani, former Olympian and Canggu Club’s head swim coach will focus on training in the pool, building stamina, strength, teaching breath control and improving times. Canggu Club Cycle class regulars would be familiar with Swen de Ruyter; pro basketball player, personal trainer and fitness aficionado who will coach the bicycle leg. Training for the run will be under the watchful eye of fabulous and fit Hanna Lehtovaara, a personal trainer, fitness class coach.

2015’s Bali Triathlon will take place on October 25th which means just over twelve weeks to get your body ship shape. Centred around the Jimbaran area, the race will begin just after sunrise with the swim sector in the tranquil waters of the bay, followed by the bike leg to Nusa Dua, concluding with the road run through to the finish line in the gardens of Bali’s Intercontinental Resort.

For those keen to challenge themselves there is the option of the Olympic distance classification comprising a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run or the Sprint category being a 500m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.

Whichever category you register for, it is imperative to prepare yourself the best way possible. Signing up for Canggu Club’s dedicated run, swim and cycle training program not only guarantees participants 5 sessions per week, but you will also receive a polar heart rate monitor (FT4), lactate test and full entrance to the October 25th Bali Tri.

The program is open to Canggu Club members and non members alike and payment plans are available. Contact for more detailed information about the program prices and inclusions.

Start today and benefit from professional advice as well as the added competitive edge that event focused group training has to offer. Ensure your body gets the best possible preparation for such a physically challenging and rewarding experience.
No need to be a veteran competitor, in fact no prior triathlon experience is necessary, just a will to reach your goal to cross that finish line. Sign up today and you’re on your way!
Ph: +62 361 848 3939 / +62 82 897 193 939
Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Hanna’s an Ambassador for Health & Fitness

hannaBright, blonde, bubbly and full of beans – if ever there was a walking advertisement for health and fitness, Canggu Club personal trainer, Hanna Lehtovaara is it! Hailing originally from Finland, she spent her childhood experiencing different countries and moved to Bali two years ago to continue her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and to assist others in doing the same.

Fitness for Hanna is an essential part of life and her love for exercise began from a very early age. “I think my first steps were more like running than walking as I was ready to go!”

Like all of the fitness instructors at Canggu Club, Hanna is professionally trained and certified to teach a wide variety of exercise classes. She commenced her training in 2010 at a gym in Finland, where they assisted her in securing her qualifications as a fitness instructor. Hanna is also a qualified instructor in Body Pump, Body Step, Zumba, Cycle, Kettlebell and TRX. I think I may have to have a little lie down just contemplating those!

No rest for Hanna though, her enthusiasm and enjoyment is palpable in every class she teaches. Just walk into a Body Pump class at Canggu Club on any given Wednesday morning (be early, they’re popular!) and you will see a bevy of fitness devotees, bars loaded with weights, ready to follow Hanna’s every move! Or try her Booty and Core class on Thursdays at 9am. Like a smiling assassin, she has the ability to get her subjects to sustain squats and sit ups, all with that dazzling smile, so that they hardly realise their muscles are burning………Until the next day! Thanks Hanna, I will have those abs of steel……. eventually!

In addition to the numerous classes she takes at Canggu Club, Hanna is also an instructor for the Junior Sports Academy as well as a Personal Trainer. She is motivated by her desire to help others find their love for fitness and the right way for them to remain active. As a personal trainer she is passionate about giving her clients the tools they need to find that balance for an active and happy lifestyle; learning about their likes and dislikes and creating a program that motivates them to work hard and have fun at the same time. “There are so many different forms of exercise, so it is important for you to find the one that you enjoy – the one that will keep you going!”

For a limited time, buy a 10 pack of one hour personal training sessions with Hanna at Canggu Club Fitness and you will receive one extra session free of charge. The first 10 customers to take advantage of this offer will also receive a complimentary Sports Massage from the luxurious Body Temple Spa at Canggu Club, to help take away those post training aches and pains (offer is subject to availability, so get in quick!).

“There is no better feeling than instructing others and making them feel great. I know I have done a good job when someone feels like they have worked out, yet still manages to have a smile on their face at the end.”

For more information about fitness classes at Canggu Club, please go to their website:
Or to contact Hanna about Personal Training contact her via email:
Phone: +62 361 848 3939 / +62 82 897 193 939