About Our Aquatics/Fitness Classes

Are you looking to cross-train or try something new? With more than 60 Drop-In Fitness classes a week included in your membership or day pass, there is something for everyone! These classes are designed for all fitness levels (unless otherwise noted). Zumba, Aquafit, interval training, Yoga, and more – pick your favourites from our Drop-in Fitness Schedule available online or at the Customer Service Desk (printed copies of the schedule are also available at the Customer Service Desk).

Group Fitness Classes

All drop-in classes are free to members or covered by your day pass fees. We encourage participants to arrive early for classes (especially yoga classes).

Spin, Tai Chi & Yoga Class Bookings

CGC Members can book these classes up to 3 days in advance as of 9am every day (online through MyRec or in-person at the Customer Service Desk). Non-members and 10 Punch Pass holders can book day-of at the Customer Service Desk. New to MyRec? See our How-To’s. Can’t make your class anymore? Please cancel your spot in MyRec.

Age Requirements

Youth ages 12 years of age or older may attend group fitness classes.

Class Cancellations

We try our best not to cancel classes; however if we need to, you will find the information on our website (in a red alert bar at the top of the screen and on the individual schedule pages), on Facebook, on Twitter, near the entrance doors, and on the notice boards within the Centre at least one hour in advance.


Aquatics/Fitness Class Descriptions

Aqua Dance

Liven up your workout week with Aqua Dance. We are bringing the party to the pool with this invigorating, high energy class! No experience necessary.

Aqua Yoga

All-levels yoga that’s easy on the body and good for the soul. This low-impact class will help you gain flexibility and balance, while using your own buoyancy as an advantage. Suitable for most non- swimmers, as this class is in a heated, shallow pool. Space is limited due to pool size/depth.

Cardio Combat

A rigorous, high intensity aerobic workout using knees, punches and kicks that can help burn fat fast, sharpen reflexes, and improve circulation, stamina, endurance and coordination.

Cardio Core Aquafit

High level aerobic workout in shallow water to challenge your cardiovascular system, build muscle tone and improve overall fitness.

Chairfit for Older Adults

This enjoyable class, set to music, will provide a full body workout using a sturdy chair both seated and standing. Hand weights, resistance bands & balls will be used. Walking on the track will also be included & Nordic Walking poles can be incorporated. The benefits of this class for older adults include better posture, balance, flexibility, fall prevention, muscle strength, increased cardio-pulmonary fitness, less stiffness in joints & elevated mood. All exercises can be modified to accommodate individual needs.

Dance Fusion

Dance-based fitness class includes a fusion of Zumba, Hip Hop, Urban Funk and Soul. Choreography that’s easy to follow will inspire you to express yourself and be authentic while having a blast in this energizing dance party!

Deep Aquafit

Aerobic deep water workout to challenge your cardiovascular system, tone muscles and improve fitness.

Fit for Life

Get energized and fit for life with a mix of cardiovascular, balance and muscle conditioning exercises, + stretches too! This is a full body conditioning class for the older adult or those with some limitations.

Gentle Aquafit

An ideal activity for relieving stiffness and arthritis pain using warm water exercise. This class will help improve posture, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, and joint movement leading to a healthier lifestyle.

HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) will get your heart pumping. Incorporate muscular strength, power, and cardio intervals in this high energy class. Multi-level instruction is given so everyone can have the workout best suited for them.

HIIT & Core

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Core incorporates muscular strength, power, and cardio intervals in this high energy class: now with a bonus core challenge to tone and define your abdominal muscles, improve posture, and strengthen your lower back and glutes. Multi-level instruction is given so everyone can have the workout best suited for them.

Pumped

A barbell workout designed to strengthen all of your major muscle groups in an inspiring and invigorating setting. This class gets back to basics using traditional moves to deliver great results.

Reboot

This class will offer a challenging high results workout without high impact! Safe for everyone to enjoy. We will hit all muscle groups and cardio with 20-25 minutes of HIIT using light weights, body weight and mini bands. The remainder of the class will be non-stop movement through all planes of motion with a focus on hip, lower back and shoulder mobility, functional movements, balance and especially the powerhouse—your core. Movements are inspired by barre, Pilates and yoga.

Saturday Strength

Get strong from the core out! Work the entire body using resistance from weights, bands, balls and body weight. Activate the core muscle group and turn on your glutes to ensure back support and a strong base to move from.

Shallow Aquafit

Challenge your cardiovascular system, tone muscles & improve overall fitness in a shallow water aerobic workout.

Shallow AquaHIIT

High Intensity Interval Training: Just add water! Aqua HIIT will give you a mix of muscular strength, power, and cardiovascular training by alternating periods of hard work and recovery. Multi-level instruction is given so everyone can have the workout best suited for them.

Spin*

Work up a sweat and have some fun! This class takes you through a spinning routine to get your legs moving and your heart pumping. Feel free to go at your own pace.

*CGC Members can book this class up to 3 days in advance as of 9am every day (online through MyRec or in-person at the Customer Service Desk). Non-members and 10 Punch Pass holders can book day-of at the Customer Service Desk. New to MyRec? See our How-To’s. Can’t make your class anymore? Please cancel your spot in MyRec.

Tai Chi Fusion*

Join Bil and Wai Kam as they guide you through gentle, low impact movements which can improve balance, coordination, and reduce stress. Class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

*CGC Members can book this class up to 3 days in advance as of 9am every day (online through MyRec or in-person at the Customer Service Desk). Non-members and 10 Punch Pass holders can book day-of at the Customer Service Desk. New to MyRec? See our How-To’s. Can’t make your class anymore? Please cancel your spot in MyRec.

Yoga*

Balance mind and body through a yoga practice that is accessible to beginners yet has challenging options for more seasoned yogis + yoginis. Stretch, breathe, and take what you need in order to leave this class feeling less stressed and more balanced.

*CGC Members can book this class up to 3 days in advance as of 9am every day (online through MyRec or in-person at the Customer Service Desk). Non-members and 10 Punch Pass holders can book day-of at the Customer Service Desk. New to MyRec? See our How-To’s. Can’t make your class anymore? Please cancel your spot in MyRec.

Youth Fitness

This cross-training fitness class (ages 8-12) will focus on exposing youth to a variety of movement skills, while learning the best technique to move safely as you build strength and endurance. This class will incorporate bodyweight and light resistance to build strong foundations for weight training and sports. Please note: Youth ages 8-11 need a parent / guardian to stick around the building while they are in class.

ZUMBA®

ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin, international and popular music/dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system! The routines feature an aerobic combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

ZUMBA® Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active, older participant as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.