Know before you go: wellness centres

Updates and notices

February 11, 2021

The Government of Alberta announced limited changes to their restrictions, effective February 8. Some indoor recreation facilities will re-open with restricted access to approved user groups beginning Tuesday, February 16. Learn more here:

OUTDOOR activities and VIRTUAL programs available:

Learn more.

Update

As per the provincial guidelines in place, the wellness centre at Millennium Place is open for restricted access only, for 1:1 training with a Strathcona County fitness trainer or an approved external trainer. To visit the wellness centre, sessions must be pre-booked and pre-paid by calling 780-416-3300.

For more information on booking with a Strathcona County fitness trainer, you can also email: fitnesstrainingservices@strathcona.ca

Guidelines

  • Stay home if you are sick, wash or sanitize your hands and follow all Alberta Health Services guidelines for physical distancing and gathering restrictions.
     
  • Arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your pre-booked activity time slot / any time during your time slot.
     
  • Leave at the end of your time slot to allow staff to disinfect and clean the area before the next time slot.
     
  • Guests must now wear their mask or face covering while in all common areas of the wellness centre and during low intensity activities. Guests are able to remove their mask or face covering while actively engaged in high intensity physical activity. The intensity level of an activity is determined at the discretion of each guest, based on their personal health and fitness level. If you choose to remove your mask during your high intensity exercise, you must put your mask back on after you finish your activity at that station. 
     
  • Come dressed to participate and leave excess items at home. Wallet lockers and washrooms are available. Changerooms and lockers are available in the wellness centres however, there are limited lockers available to comply with COVID-19 safety measures and showers will remain closed.
     
  • Bring a pre-filled, labelled water bottle. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are not available.
     
  • Where possible, equipment has been moved to ensure 3 meter distance (cardio) and a 2 meter distance (weights) can be maintained. Signs have been placed closing alternate machines where moving the equipment was not possible. 
     
  • Portable / personal fans will be turned off to prevent the spread of droplets and particulates. 
     
  • Free weights will be available.
     
  • Equipment made of porous materials such as rope or foam will not be available.
     
  • Non-stationary equipment such as balls, mats and resistance bands will not be available. Guests are permitted to bring any small portable equipment such as mats or bands that they require for their workout.
     
  • Small groups are permitted to form cohorts for the purpose of spotting. The size of the cohort is limited to 3. Staff will not spot guests.
     
  • Sanitizing wipes will continue to be available for guest to use in fitness centres. Guests are asked to wipe equipment before and after every use.

Updated mask guidelines in wellness centres

Questions?
780-467-2211
recreation@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, February 19, 2021
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