• July 15th | Hot Tub Closed

    Sunday, July 15th | Unfortunately, we've had to close the Hot Tub until further notice due to issues with the pump. We hope to have it up and running again really soon! We'll post to our website when it reopens. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Field House Schedule Changes | July 26th-28th

    We're excited to be the host venue for the 2018 Eastern Elite Volleyball Tournament in the full Field House from 1pm on Thursday, July 26th to 5:30pm on Saturday, July 28th. The Track will be open during the tournament and fitness classes in the Field House on these dates have been moved to the Track Starting Blocks. For more information, please see our event listing. Good luck to all the teams!

  • Reminder: Summer Weekend Hours begin June 30th

    Starting Saturday, June 30th, 2018, we will be closing at 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays for the summer. This schedule change will be in effect from Saturday, June 30th through to Sunday, September 2nd. **Please note the change in time and order of the $3 swims on Sunday evenings for the summer: Male Only Swim — changing to 6pm-6:50pm and Female Only Time (Aquatics and Fitness Centre) — changing to 7pm-7:50pm.


Healthy Holidays

Enjoy the holidays guilt-free with these 4 easy tips

December 19, 2017

November first, the day the Halloween candy is marked down, and the Christmas chocolates arrive in stores. This is the first sign the holiday season is approaching. Thoughtful colleagues, customers and friends share their appreciation for you with home-made treats and store-bought goodies. It is a wonderful time of year which is celebrated and enjoyed by many. From parties with colleagues to family gatherings, the holiday season may create unnecessary anxiety for those trying to achieve and sustain weight-loss efforts.

Is it possible to get through the holidays without the weight gain? Of course! Please read my following tips for a healthy, and happy, holiday season.

Survey the scene: The more variety there is, the more we will eat.

  • Tip — At holiday gatherings where food is plentiful, first survey your options. Get a healthy start by filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits, then sample only those rich foods you really desire. The more rich foods you take, the smaller the portion should be. 

Add activity: Do not let the holiday season give you a reason to quit your activity routine.

  • Tip — Travelling? Throw a resistance band into your suitcase and bring your walking shoes. Find out what activity you will be able to do in the location you are visiting. Love the pool? Look for a punch card at the local facility. Visiting family? Be active with them. Contact an Exercise Specialist for some ideas on how to keep active over the holidays.

No thank-you is a perfectly acceptable answer. 

  • Tip — When others pressure you to have second helpings or eat more than you need to feel satisfied, let them know that you’ve had enough. If they persist, tell them that you will let them know if you change your mind. 

Treat yourself, within reason: The holiday season is a special time of year which should be enjoyed. 

  • Tip — Allow yourself to partake in guilt-free indulgences, in a reasonable portion that leaves you feeling satisfied, not stuffed.

Apply these tips this season and you will be on your way to a happy and healthy holiday.

Merry Fitness & Healthy Holidays!

Article written by Melissa Quirk, Exercise Specialist & Registered Dietitian. 

Melissa joined the CGC team in October 2017 as an Exercise Specialist and Registered Dietitian. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition with honours from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and a Nordic Pole Walking Instructor. She enjoys travelling, playing with dogs, exploring nature, and spending time with her family.

This January, get the boost you need to get motivated or the help to reach your goals faster with our New Year’s Personal Training Promo. Running January 1st-31st for members that are new to personal training. Watch our website for details. 

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