Calgary to offer low-intensity exercises at city recreation centres

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Low-intensity exercises include weightlifting, low-intensity dance classes, yoga, barre and indoor climbing, as well as the low-intensity use of treadmills, ellipticals and related equipment, now allowed under Stage 2 of the province's relaunch plan. (Steven Senne/AP/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Low-intensity exercises include weightlifting, low-intensity dance classes, yoga, barre and indoor climbing, as well as the low-intensity use of treadmills, ellipticals and related equipment, now allowed under Stage 2 of the province's relaunch plan. (Steven Senne/AP/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Calgary will offer low-intensity individual and group exercise appointments at community recreation centres in response to reopening plans outlined by the province in recent days.

Under Step 2 of the province's relaunch plan announced earlier this week, gyms and fitness centres are allowed to reopen for "low-intensity" activities.

Calgary will offer the activities by appointment at the following locations:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre.

  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre.

  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

The Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre will reopen on March 8 to accommodate demand.

Low-intensity fitness appointments, which include weight room access, aquatic lane walking, and shallow and deep-water exercise, can be booked starting March 5 and will begin March 9.

Low-intensity group fitness classes can be booked starting March 9 and will begin the week of March 15.

The city says face coverings are still required inside municipal recreation facilities, except while in the pool. Masks are also required when using fitness equipment or while engaging in low-intensity activities.

City-owned recreation facilities are still available for one-on-one sport training and low- and high-intensity aquatic bookings.

Games and league play are still not allowed.