Strathcona County re-opening low-intensity individual training and group fitness classes

March 5, 2021

Strathcona County re-opening low-intensity individual training and group fitness classes

Strathcona County is re-introducing individual training and group fitness programs for low intensity exercising only, beginning the week of March 8 in accordance with Step 2 of the Government of Alberta’s Path Forward plan. Low intensity is defined in the health order as any physical activity where the intensity of the activity does not result in significantly increased respiration (breathing) rates in a person.

Individual low-intensity indoor fitness

The re-opening date for individual low-intensity training in the wellness centres at Millennium Place, Glen Allan Recreation Complex and Ardrossan Recreation Complex is Monday, March 8. All guests must pre-book their wellness centre activity timeslot. Pre-bookings are now available as of Friday, March 5 for the week of March 8.

Group low-intensity indoor fitness

In-person, low-intensity group fitness programs will be available beginning Monday, March 8 and will include yoga, chair yoga, pilates, Barre Burn, Essentrics, Aging Backwards with Essentrics and Next Step Individual. Registration for in-person, single class and multi-week low intensity group fitness programs is available as of Friday, March 5.

One-on-one high-intensity indoor fitness

One-on-one fitness training with a certified fitness trainer in wellness centres will continue as per Step 1.

Virtual group fitness

Virtual group fitness programs of all intensities will continue to be offered.  

Safety guidelines for in-person activities

Staff will monitor activities and signs will outline guidelines around low intensity expectations. While at the facilities, guests can expect new provincial guidelines in place including:

  • Mandatory mask wearing at all times, including during individual fitness activities and group fitness classes (unless doing individual high intensity training with a certified fitness trainer).
  • Maintaining a new physical distance of three metres (10 feet) from all other individuals while in the wellness centre or group fitness programs.
  • NOTE: High-intensity activity can only be accommodated through one-on-one training with a certified fitness trainer in designated spaces.

At this time, Strathcona County’s aquatic centres remain closed for individual activity time slots and one-on-one training. The County is exploring ways to safely offer future aquatics opportunities.

Bookings and admission

To pre-book an activity time slot for the above listed activities, residents can visit or call 780-416-3300 (Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

A one-month pass or 10-visit timed activity package is available to purchase online or by phoning a recreation facility, starting March 5. Single classes for virtual group fitness are also included in the one-month pass. Note: this does not include in-person group fitness classes.  

All individuals must pre-register to participate in any facility activity, including individual training. Drop-in fitness is not permitted at this time.

For more information on what to expect before coming to one of Strathcona County’s recreation centres visit or call 780-416-3300.


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 Contact:  Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595