phys·i·cal lit·er·a·cy noun : Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.

At the Canada Games Centre, we strive to provide the best programs and services possible to improve physical literacy for all – from the very young to the young at heart.

Following the Sport for Life (S4L)’s guidelines for physical literacy, we continue to add and improve programming every season.

Added Programs to Winter 2020

Adaptive Strength

1-Day Workshop
January 8th, February 26th
Wednesday, 1:15pm-2:00pm
Members FREE, Non-Members $8 (plus tax)
Online registration code 430143

6 weeks | January 15th-February 19th
Wednesdays, 1:15pm-2:00pm
Members $48, Non-Members $60 (plus tax)
Online registration code 430143

6 weeks | March 4th-April 1st
Wednesdays, 1:15pm-2:00pm
Members $48, Non-Members $60 (plus tax)
Online registration code 430143

Adaptive Strength is open to all fitness levels, and uses the help of a straight-backed chair to facilitate a variety of resistance exercises including the use of body weight, free weights, and exercise bands. Individuals who use assistive devices (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches etc.) are welcome and encouraged to join this program. If you want to improve overall strength and fight against muscle loss that often accompanies mobility issues, then this is your fountain of youth.

Functional Pilates (all levels)

6weeks | January 11th-February 15th
Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am
Members $48, Non-Members $60 (plus tax)
Online registration code 430551

In this class, you’ll be led through a short yoga-inspired sequence to stretch, wake-up, and warm the body, followed by a fun mix of Pilates drills, cooldown, and stretching. It will be a variety of standing, seated, and lying postures using props and weights to challenge you as needed. You’ll be shown how to incorporate the use of Yoga Tune-Up therapy balls to release fascia adhesion’s, increase blood flow, and improve Pilates technique. Functional Pilates will help you build strength by pushing through that shaky feeling, focusing on fewer reps and deeper, more integrated muscle recruitment patterns. Come for the burn, stay for the laughter, and let the music take you to new lengths – literally!

Winter 2020 Program Guide


Online: November 19th, beginning at 8:00am
In-person: November 21st, beginning at 8:00am

Online: November 26th, beginning at 8:00am
In-person: December 3rd, beginning at 8:00am