Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre2023-12-08T10:21:41-03:30

Our facility has separate cardio, weight and studio space that are all fully equipped with top of the line equipment, as well as a gymnasium and squash court. We offer a broad range of programs and services for all ages, striving to meet the needs of people with different levels of abilities, skills and interests. We ensure all of our facilities are maintained and supervised by qualified, professional staff who are committed to our YMCA values and to providing a high level of customer service. Access to our entire facility is included in membership with no additional costs, as well as open to the general public at a daily drop in rate.

Fitness Centre Highlights

Cardio Room

Our cardio room is packed with Precor and Life Fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes (both upright and recumbent), rowing machine and a stairmaster. Our Life Fitness circuit is also located in the cardio room consisting of 9 different user-friendly machines.

Weight Room

Our weight room comes with all the staples you’d want and expect, such as a squat rack, smith machine, and leg press, as well as many other pieces that will ensure you get a full body workout. We have cable machines as well as plate loaded, and we offer a full range of dumbbells, an area for floor work and a set of suspension straps, just to name a few.

Studio Space

Our studio space offers a little more privacy and room. This space has kettlebells, bars, weighted balls, benches, and some extra equipment such as an S-drive machine, upright bikes and rowing machine.

Change Rooms

We have separate male, female and family/gender inclusive change rooms equipped with showers, individual change stalls and day use lockers. You must bring your own lock and towel. Our male and female change rooms are also equipped with dry saunas. Our family/gender inclusive change room has a change table for infants, as well as a wheelchair accessible washroom.

Gymnasium

Our gymnasium is used for all of our fitness classes. Most classes are drop in, however some classes do require sign up as there is limited equipment available (such as group cycling). All required equipment is provided for classes and programs. Members are welcome to use the gymnasium when no organized programs or maintenance is scheduled. The general public can use the gymnasium during scheduled open gym times, as indicated on the fitness schedule.

Squash Court

Our squash court is available to book one day in advance, and we do have equipment available. Please contact Membership Services for court availability.

Lockers

Lockers are available to members and participants while they are using the facility. Please lock all valuables or if possible do not bring them into the Y. You may use lockers only while you are in the building.

All members are welcome to participate in a staff led orientation. If you are uncertain how to use a piece of equipment, or which exercises you should be doing, our trained staff are there to help!

Fitness Centre Etiquette

  • Indoor footwear required (no open toe/heel footwear, sandals or flip-flops)

  • 30 minute time limit on equipment in cardio room

  • Equipment must be cleaned after use (spray paper towel, not directly on equipment)

  • Return all dumbbells, plates and other equipment to their proper place after use

  • Take a break between sets and move aside to allow others to use equipment as it is a shared space

  • Do not drop heavy objects or bang plates

  •  All program areas close 15 minutes prior to the facility closing

Fitness Centre Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have lockers?2023-10-12T13:37:16-02:30

All of our change rooms have lockers, however they are NOT coin operated so you will need to bring your own lock. We suggest locking up any valuable items you bring into the building or leaving them in your car, as the YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Do you have showers?2023-10-12T13:36:57-02:30

We have separate male, female and family/gender inclusive change room that are equipped with showers. These are open space showers, however the male and female change also offer individual stalls with shower curtains for privacy.

How old do you have to be to go in the cardio room?2023-10-12T13:36:33-02:30

The cardio room is open to anyone ages 16 or older. In order for ages 13-15 to access our cardio room on their own, they must be active members and have completed our Teen Orientation training program. This is a one time course that will prepare youth to be in the facility unsupervised and follow the YMCA guidelines, such as expected etiquette and how to properly use equipment to avoid injury.  Ages 10 and older who are active members are able to use the cardio room, however they must have a parent/guardian stay in the cardio room with them (direct supervision).

How old do you have to be to go in the weight room?2023-10-12T13:35:58-02:30

The weight room is open to anyone ages 16 or older. In order for ages 13-15 to access our weight room on their own, they must be active members and have completed our Teen Orientation training program. This is a one time course that will prepare youth to be in the facility unsupervised and follow the YMCA guidelines, such as expected etiquette and how to properly use equipment to avoid injury.

When is the busiest time?2023-10-12T13:35:21-02:30

This varies from day to day and from season to season, but typically the busiest time of the day is from 4:30 – 7:30pm, when everyone is finishing work and school for the day. This is also the time of day when we offer programming in the pool and gymnasium, so traffic in and out of the building is increased as well.

Do you have personal trainers?2023-10-12T13:35:03-02:30

We do not currently have any certified personal trainers on staff. However our Cross Training Staff are qualified to not only walk you through how to use all of the equipment in our facility, but they are able to provide you with a workout program as well. They will meet with you to discuss your goals, current activity level, and any limitations you may have, and then provide you with a schedule that works best for you. They will provide you with tracking sheets showing you which exercises and how many repetitions to complete, and even take you through them to make sure you feel confident in what you are doing!

Can someone show me how to use the equipment?2023-10-12T13:34:47-02:30

Our cross training staff are able to demonstrate how to properly use all of the equipment in both our cardio and weight room. Our cardio equipment all come with an easy “Quick Start” option that allows you to work at your own pace with no programming required. The majority of our circuit equipment is located in our cardio room and is extremely user friendly for those who feel intimidated by the weight room but still wish to work on muscle growth.

Do you provide locks or have assigned lockers?2023-12-13T07:35:31-03:30

Facility users must bring their own locks as we do not provide them. Lockers are available to all participants while they are using the facility, and we encourage everyone to lock up all valuables. If possible do not bring valuables into the YMCA, as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Locks left overnight will be removed and the contents will be placed in the lost and found area.

Do you have a towel service?2023-12-13T07:37:27-03:30

Facility users must bring their own towels as we do not provide this service.

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