City of Calgary to offer low-intensity individual and group exercises at select facilities
In response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on March 1, 2021, and in alignment with Step 2 of the Province’s “Path Forward”, The City of Calgary will offer low-intensity individual and group exercise opportunities by appointment at the following facilities:
Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 4812 14 Ave. S.E.
Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 89 Canova Rd. S.W.
Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1919 29 St. S.W.
Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1520 Northmount Dr. N.W.
Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre - 6715 Centre St. N.W. (Reopening March 8)
The City is reopening a fifth facility (Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre) on March 8 to accommodate anticipated demand.
Individual low-intensity fitness appointments can be booked starting March 5 and begin March 9, 2021. Opportunities include weight room access, aquatic lane walking, and shallow and deep-water exercise.
Appointment-based low-intensity group fitness classes can be booked starting March 9 and begin the week of March 15, 2021. Appointments and information for individual or group fitness activities can be found at www.calgary.ca/liveandplay.
Face coverings are required inside City-operated recreation facilities and when using fitness equipment or engaging in low-intensity activities. Face coverings are not required while in the pool. The provincial health order requires a minimum physical distance of three metres (3m) be maintained by all users while engaging in physical activity.
“We’re happy to expand our fitness offerings in line with what is permitted under current provincial health orders,” said Jarret Hoebers, Regional Manager with Calgary Recreation. “Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols remain in place and we’ve re-opened Thornhill to add more opportunities to welcome Calgarians back to our facilities.”
In compliance with current health orders, select City-operated recreation facilities continue to be available for one-on-one sport training and low and high intensity aquatic bookings but not for games or league play. Training, practice and conditioning activities continue for youth (under 18 years) sport in groups up to a maximum of 10 individuals, including participants, coaches and trainers.
Public skating, lane swimming and high-intensity individual and group fitness activities are not permitted by public health orders at this time.
For more information on provincial restrictions, please visit www.alberta.ca/covid.