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The University of Calgary Health & Recreation Centre, Fitness Centre offers many programs and services designed to encourage healthy participation in a variety of activities. The goal for the Fitness Centre is to provide an opportunity for participants to improve or maintain their health and vitality through a variety of activities and programs. Access to the Fitness Centre is included in both the All Access and Fitness Centre membership options.

The physical facility offers members 3750m of space with an excellent range of fitness equipment. Well trained, certified staff are available to assist the participant in becoming familiar with the facility. A circuit training system is also available providing a full workout in a short period of time. An orientation is required to use the super circuit. Following your orientation you'll be given a shoe tag indicating that you know how to use the equipment. The orientation costs $2, or for $20 you can receive a more extensive training session.

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Free gym orientations

FREE Gym Orientations

Never been to the Fitness Centre but want to see what it’s all about, or thinking about beginning an exercise program but don’t know where to start?

Come to our FREE gym orientation for students and we will help you get on track!  A highly qualified Personal Trainer will guide you through the gym and teach you how to use various machines, and demonstrate some common exercises. We will also give you guidelines on how to design a workout of your own.

For orientation dates, times and registration visit our registration page.

Fitness Centre Policies

  • Access to the Fitness Centre is with a membership card (U of C i.d.) or drop-in pass only.  
  • Knapsacks and gym bags are not permitted in the Fitness Centre (please lock up your belongings) 
  • Gym attire is required (runners, t-shirt, shorts/track pants, no sandals please.) 
  • No food or drink (except water) 
  • Fitness Centre minimum age requirement is 17 years (unless otherwise authorized) 
  • Please use collars on all free weight bars 
  • Please follow a 30 minute limit on cardio equipment during peak times 
  • Personal Training can only be provided through registered U of C Fitness Centre PFT Programs

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